In the last 30 years the Maine Women’s Fund has granted over 450 awards totaling more than $2.4 million to 200 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 7% 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!