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Maine Women’s Fund hires two new staff members

Penobcot Bay Pilot, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PORTLAND — The Maine Women's Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women's and girl's economic security, announces the hiring of two staff members.

Kelly Fitzpatrick Martin joined the staff in 2014 as Operations Manager. A native of Houlton, Kelly attended Bates College...Read more

Posted 02.17.2015 under News and Resources

Maine Women's Fund Releases its 2013-2014 Report to the Community

We have another amazing year of successes to report for fiscal year 2013-2014 on behalf of the Fund, all of which were made possible with the generous support of corporate, foundation and individual philanthropists, like you.  

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Posted 11.24.2014 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund 2014-2015 Economic Security Initiative Grant Guidelines

FUNDING ELIGIBILITY The Maine Women’s Fund makes grants to programs that advance economic security for women (of all ages) and girls in Maine. Eligibility is limited to nonprofit organizations or groups that demonstrate tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3), are tax exempt 7871 federally recognized tribal organizations, or groups that submit an application through a fiscal sponsor.

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Posted 11.03.2014 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund Moves to Falmouth

FALMOUTH, Maine. September 12, 2014—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls, has moved its Southern Maine offices from downtown Portland to Falmouth. The new offices are located in The Lunt Professional Building, the former Lunt School. The two-story brick building has been redeveloped as medical and professional office space.

“This move is going to make...Read more

Posted 09.12.2014 under Press Releases

The Coming Wealth Transfer

From MPBN’s Maine Calling:

Much has been made about impact of the baby boom generation - on everything from the divorce rate to health care to politics to the workplace. Well, here’s another one:  the baby boom generation will have a huge impact on how money is redistributed in this country. As boomers retire - or die - an estimated 59-trillion dollars will be passed on to heirs and to charities - 29-billion in...Read more

Posted 09.06.2014 under News and Resources

Maine Women’s Policy Center releases “Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Their Families”

On August 26, 2014, the Maine Women’s Policy Center released a set of policy recommendations to strengthen women’s economic security. The recommendations would bring workplace policies into the 21st century,  meet working families’ basic needs, ensure that children get a strong educational foundation and adults have the tools they need to support themselves and make sure all Maine people have access to a full range of...Read more

Posted 08.28.2014 under News and Resources

Maine Women's Fund Receives $15,000 to Support Multimedia Communications

PORTLAND, Maine.—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls, received a $15,000 grant from the Quimby Family Foundation to support the creation of dynamic new communications material, including four filmed vignettes, documentary interviews and a new streamlined website. The Quimby Family Foundation was formed in 2004 by Roxanne Quimby.

The...Read more

Posted 08.24.2014 under Press Releases

Sex Trafficking...in Maine?

by Sarah Ruef-Lindquist

At the Maine State Bar Association Annual Summer Meeting in Rockport in June, there was an unusual program for members of the bar. The program title "Sex Trafficking? We're in Maine!" stood out starkly from other continuing legal education program covering topics such as "Business Valuation" and "Civility Between Lawyers."

District Court Judge Joyce Wheeler,...Read more

Posted 08.23.2014 under News and Resources

Maine Women’s Fund Announces 2014 Leadership Luncheon and Award Recipients

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 22, 2014—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, announces its fourth annual Leadership Luncheon and awards ceremony. The Leadership Luncheon brings together more than 600 prominent professional and community-minded people to network, discuss women’s leadership and invest in economic security for Maine’s women and girls. The event...Read more

Posted 04.22.2014 under Press Releases

The Maine Women’s Fund Awards $80,000 to 2013 Economic Security Inititative Grantees

The Maine Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $80,000 to organizations working to build the economic security of Maine women and girls. The 2013 grantees will be recognized at the Fund’s annual Leadership Luncheon on May 23, 2013 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland. Economic security is the Fund’s grantmaking priority. Thevision of the Fund is a just and caring society in which Maine women and girls thrive so communities prosper. The...Read more

Posted 04.13.2014 under News and Resources

Maine Women's Fund Awards $90,000 for Economic Security of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine. April 7, 2014—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, has awarded grants totaling $90,000 to organizations working to build economic security for Maine women and girls. The 2014 grantees will be recognized at the Maine Women’s Fund annual Leadership Luncheon on May 21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

In a noteworthy new...Read more

Posted 04.07.2014 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund CEO Appointed to Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

PORTLAND, Maine. January 30, 2014—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, is pleased to announce the appointment of its CEO, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, resident of Camden, to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

The Commission is a government-appointed group dedicated to improving opportunities for women and girls in Maine by advising the...Read more

Posted 01.30.2014 under Press Releases

2014 Grantee Training Workshops

The 2014-2015 Grantee Training Workshops will be announced in the fall.

Who can attend: Past and present MWF Grantees (staff and board)

Many thanks to Bangor Savings Bank, who provided video conferencing technology and meeting space for participants in Biddeford, Portland, Augusta and Bangor locations.

Friday, May 2, 2014 | Topic: Grant Writing

Friday, March 21, 2014 | Topic:...Read more

Posted 10.26.2013 under News and Resources

Maine Women’s Fund Awards $80,000 to Nonprofits Investing in the Economic Security of Women and Girls

Portland, Maine – The Maine Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $80,000 to organizations working to build the economic security of Maine women and girls. The 2013 grantees will be recognized at the Fund’s annual Leadership Luncheon on May 23, 2013 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland. Economic security is the Fund’s grantmaking priority. The vision of the Fund is a just and caring society in which Maine women and girls thrive so...Read more

Posted 03.29.2013 under Press Releases

Proposal Writing Advice

Below are a few more resources to assist you in fine-tuning your grant proposal:

Posted 01.01.2013 under News and Resources