Maine Women's Fund Receives $25,000 for additional immediate Grantmaking

Maine Women's Fund Receives $25,000 for additional immediate Grantmaking

FALMOUTH/CAMDEN, Maine. June 2, 2016 —The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls, recently received a $25,000 grant from a private foundation to support three additional grants in 2016, for a total of $136,400 in grants to fifteen organizations. In March, the Fund had awarded $111,400 to twelve organizations that had submitted applications for the 2016 grant cycle.

Programs funded by the Maine Women’s Fund improve the quality of life for Maine women and girls through increased access to education and healthcare, developing financial literacy and leadership skills, influencing public policy, and advancing safety from harm. The three additional Maine Women’s Fund 2016 Economic Security Initiative grant recipients are:  

Crisis & Counseling Centers, Inc. - Financial Freedom: Empowering Women in Recovery – to provide financial literacy and education to women in recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset and Waldo counties.

New Ventures Maine - Mini-grants: Measuring Success, Sustaining Value - will research and document the value/impact of mini-grants by surveying past mini-grant applicants and awardees and design/implement a plan to fund mini-grants for three years, expand their reach and coordinate with Main Street communities.

Maine NEW Leadership - an intensive, six-day, nonpartisan public leadership institute offered free of charge to a diverse group of college women from across Maine that provides unique experiential training in many aspects of policy making, including public speaking, coalition building, networking, advocacy, and running for office.

The twelve previously announced grantee organizations are: A Company of Girls, Family Crisis Services, Four Directions Development Corporation, Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center, Maine Women's Policy Center, Islesboro Community Center, ROiL dba Maine Inside Out, Spurwink, Waldo County General Hospital, and Wayfinder Schools. Descriptions of all this year’s grant awards may be found here.

All of the 2016 grantees were recognized at the Fund’s annual Leadership Luncheon at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on May 18, 2016.

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About the Maine Women’s Fund

Since 1989, the Maine Women's Fund has been creating social change by investing in the power of women and the dreams of girls. The Fund has awarded grants totaling nearly $2M to 188 organizations and provides grantees with capacity-building technical support. The mission of the Maine Women’s Fund is to transform the lives of Maine women and girls through strategic grantmaking, community engagement and support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. The Fund’s vision is a just and caring society in which Maine women and girls thrive so communities prosper. The Fund is the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls.

Programs funded by the Maine Women’s Fund increase access to education and healthcare, develop financial literacy and leadership skills, influence public policy, and advance personal safety .

Learn more at www.mainewomensfund.org.

Posted 06.01.2016 under Press Releases