Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund Hires New Communications and Marketing Director

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 15, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, announces the hiring of a new staff member.

Lauren Webster LaFrance joined the staff as Communications and Marketing Director in July 2015. A Maine native, she’s a long time resident of the greater Portland area but has also resided Down East, in Central Maine and...Read more

Posted 07.15.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Wayfinder Schools' Passages Program

The Fund had the opportunity to visit the Wayfinder Schools' Passages Program, meeting with faculty and students at their Camden Offices way back in April.  It was a great visit with lots of sharing and learning with little ones creating their own adventures and educational opportunities as we talked!

Wayfinder Schools was established...Read more

Posted 05.15.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women’s Fund Awards $98,000 to Nonprofits Investing in the Economic Security of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 3, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, has awarded grants totaling $98,000 to organizations working to build the economic security of Maine women and girls. The 2015 grantees will be recognized at the Fund’s annual Leadership Luncheon on May 19, 2015 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. This includes grants from donor-...Read more

Posted 04.22.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

On March 16, members of the Maine Women's Fund staff and board of directors visited grantee Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) at the organization's headquarters in Augusta.

The Maine Women's Fund's grant specifically funds staffing for the Attorney General's Work Group, and the staff time needed to increase the resources available to trafficking victims and providers in Maine - including establishing a victim's support...Read more

Posted 04.17.2015 under Press Releases

The Maine Women’s Fund Announces 2015 Leadership Luncheon and Award Recipients

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 8, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girls’ economic security, announces its fifth annual Leadership Luncheon and awards ceremony. The Leadership Luncheon brings together more than 700 prominent professional and community-minded people to network, discuss women’s leadership and invest in economic security for Maine’...Read more

Posted 04.09.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Family Crisis Services

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Posted 03.15.2015 under Press Releases

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.  

READ THE REPORT

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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.

TYPES OF FUNDING...Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Maine Women's Fund Releases its 2011-2012 Report to the Community

The 2011-2012 year was an exciting one at the Maine Women’s Fund. Much energy was directed toward a transition in leadership, and now the board and staff are focused on the future. We have renewed energy and enthusiasm for ensuring that Maine women and girls have the support they need to fulfill their human potential, for as long as that support is needed.

During the past year, the Fund supported nearly 20 organizations with $80,000 in...Read more

Posted 10.08.2012 under Press Releases