In the past 30+ years the Maine Women’s Fund has made over 500 bold investments totaling more than $2.7 million to 235 organizations investing in the power of women and girls across the state.
Women are disproportionally affected by systemic social problems including, but not limited to, poverty and violence.
Reports by the Maine Women's Lobby Education Fund and the Maine Center for Economic Policy and the National Women's Law Center point out some of these challenges as well as the need for long-term systemic change.
Despite these barriers, only 1.6% of all philanthropic dollars are allocated to address needs specific to women and girls. This is not enough to truly address the complex challenges we continue to face. Fortunately, women around the world are mobilizing to address this gap. As women control more than 60% of our nation’s wealth, the Maine Women's Fund, through our connecting as well as our grantmaking, has the opportunity to further economic stability, make long-term social change, and strengthen Maine communities. Join us!
We are heartbroken to share the passing of our Board Member, Chair of our Grants Committee, and friend, Candace C. Walworth, M.D.
For the last seven years we have been the beneficiary of Candace's talents and time. She passionately led our work to reach our mission-driven goals and has left us a powerful legacy that will continue to transform the lives of women and girls for generations to come. You can read about her impactful life here.