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Date Published: February 23, 2021

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust was formed in 1939 in New Hampshire. It currently awards grants that support health and welfare organizations, particularly those serving individuals with special needs, including the blind, deaf, learning disabled, the elderly, and children. Organizations funded include (but are not limited to) children’s hospitals, youth/family services, children’s homes, summer camps and enrichment programs, hospice care, and progr…

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Philanthropy is a prominent aspect of our Community Investment efforts, and the most prominent centerpiece of our giving is the continuing work and contributions of The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997 to help fulfill our commitment to improving community life in Maine. Today, the Bank has chosen to improve the impact and coordination of its giving by channeling all major charitable contributions from t…

Baystate Charitable Foundation - ME, VT, NH, MA, RI

The mission of the Baystate Charitable Foundation, established in 1999, is to raise money through various events to support local New England area charities. Two of the major charities that Baystate Financial supports are the DCF Kids Fund and Friends of the Children–Boston.

Beim Foundation - MN, MT, WA, CT, ME

The Beim Foundation supports grants in the areas of arts, education, environment, human services, and small capital giving for art organizations and sustainable building design. The Foundation supports programs in Minnesota, as well as a limited number of projects in the counties of Park and Gallatin in Montana; the city of Seattle, Washington; the county of Fairfield, Connecticut; and the county of Cumberland, Maine.

Bernard Osher Foundation

The Foundation’s interest areas and priorities are: • Scholarships for Higher Education (Osher Scholars and Fellows Program), • Scholarships for University Reentry Students aged 25 to 50 (Osher Reentry Scholarship Program), • Programs addressing the educational needs of seasoned adults at institutions of higher education (Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes), • Selected integrative medicine programs, • Arts and educational…

Betterment Fund

Although the traditional recipients of Mr. Bingham’s benefactions continue to be of special interest to the Fund and scholarship support continues to be a significant activity, the Betterment Fund has come to view the areas of education and health more broadly, and will consider requests from qualified institutions and organizations whose activities promote education or health improvement and which have the potential to have a significant positive imp…

Bingham Program

The Bingham program funds projects in three areas: (1) health professions development, (2) community health programs, and (3) public health policy development. Current foundation initiatives are Health Professions Development, Public Health Policy Development. There are two types of Bingham Program grants available: Discretionary grants are made throughout the year and awards are up to $5,000. There are no deadlines but grantees should call first to dis…

C.F. Adams Charitable Trust

The C.F. Adams Charitable Trust mission is to encourage Downeast Maine communities to work together to preserve their local cultural heritage, improve their quality of life, adapt to a changing environment, and achieve a sustainable economy; to promote innovative broad–based efforts to engage families in meeting the mental health needs of children in Massachusetts and to emphasize the extraordinary therapeutic benefits of the arts.

Davis Family Foundations

The Davis Conservation Foundation provides grants to charitable organizations primarily in northern New England in support of the wise utilization, protection and advancement of our environment. The Davis Family Foundation provides grants primarily to Maine–based educational, medical and cultural/arts charitable organizations in support of a wide variety of worthwhile projects. The Davis Educational Foundation seeks to strengthen the undergraduate pr…

Fish Family Foundation of Maine

The Fish Family Foundation of Maine is a faith based charitable organization incorporated in Bangor, Maine. Our mission is to provide resources for many initiatives including, but not limited to, missions, education, scholarships, ministries, medical research, and employment creation.

Frances Hollis Brain Foundation

Proposals addressing basic human need are given priority. Interest areas are: Human Services, Health, Education. The Trustees prefer that an applicant organization demonstrate a broad base of financial support for a proposed project from its own community and constituency prior to asking for Foundation support.

Gibney Family Foundation - AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, MA, ME, NH, NY, OR, VT, UT,...

The Gibney Family Foundation provides grants to non–profit organizations, within the scope of our influence, which can demonstrate an outstanding ability to empower those who are challenged, particularly the Blind, in their quest to live happier more productive lives. Even though the Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals at this time, we are interested in discovering, working with, and supporting the most effective non–profit o…

Gladys Brooks Foundation

The Gladys Brooks Foundation purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and supporting non–profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics. Generally the Board will only entertain grant applications from Applicants located in the states of: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,…


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Hannaford Charitable Foundation - NH, ME, MA, NY, VT

The Hannaford Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 as part of a charitable giving program to provide financial support to non–profit organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which Hannaford operates. We consider requests from worthy charities in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont that fall into four general categories. Health and welfare, Educational institutions. Civic and cultural organizations Other…

Horizon Foundation - ME, MA. NJ, CT

The Horizon Foundation will support programs and organizations that aspire to create and maintain sustainable and livable communities by: Protecting and conserving land and water resources, Educating children and adults about being good stewards of the environment, Promoting vibrant, child–oriented arts, Teaching respect for and preservation of historic assets, Enabling children and adults to lead their communities in thoughtful, creative, and health…

Janes Trust

Jane’s Trust will make grants in the states of Florida, with a preference for southwest and central Florida; Massachusetts, with a preference for greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts; and in the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Preference will be given to organizations located in those states for projects which will primarily provide benefits within those states. Fields of interest include: Arts & Culture, Educ…

Jessie B. Cox Trust - New England

The Jessie B. Cox Trust is dedicated to improving the environment and the quality of life for people living in New England. To achieve its goals, the Trust pursues initiatives in three key fields of interest: education, environment, and health. For education, there is a special interest in promoting early learning and quality out–of–school time. Within the field of environment, the Trust focuses on preservation of fresh and marine waters throug…

KeyBank Foundation

The KeyBank Foundation, through its civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self–sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates. Funding Priorities: Financial Education Workforce Development, Diversity. Types of Support: Grants – Supporting programs fostering economic self–sufficiency at many types of nonprofit organizations; Sponsorships – Partnering with nonprofit orga…

L.L. Bean

L.L.Bean was founded on a commitment to ensuring quality outdoor experiences for people who love the outdoors. To honor our heritage and encourage good stewardship, we’ve chosen Conservation and Outdoor Recreation as the primary focus of our corporate charitable giving program. Within a much more limited geographic area, we also support Education, Health and Human Services and Culture and the Arts.

L.L.Bean Charitable Giving Program

L.L.Bean supports Conservation and Recreation, Education, Health and Human Services and Culture and the Arts. L.L.Bean does not have a formal application form. Proposals from qualifying organizations are accepted throughout the year. If your organization would like to apply for a grant, please send a brief proposal of no more than five pages.

Libra Foundation

The Libra Foundation is a responsive, dynamic and well–endowed private philanthropic foundation which has approximately $300 million in assets. Since its creation by Elizabeth Noyce in 1989, the Foundation has made significant contributions to worthy causes throughout the State of Maine. Embracing the sense of proportion and fairness defined by its name, Libra, the Foundation maintains a balance and diversity of giving throughout Maine and across all…

Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation was established in 1973. The Foundation’s 3 primary focus areas reflect Mr. Balfour’s strong affinity for the employees of the Balfour Company; his commitment to the city of Attleboro, Massachusetts; and his lifelong interest in education. Areas of funding interest are Education; Health; Human Services.

Maine Arts Commission

The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; shall expand the state’s cultural resources; and shall encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.

Maine Community Foundation

Maine Community Foundation grants cover the full range of nonprofit undertakings, with a special focus in the areas of education, the environment, arts and humanities, and social and community services.

Maine Initiatives

Maine Initiatives, a fund for change, cultivates social, economic, and environmental justice through grants and other support to grassroots organizations in Maine communities.

Maine Women's Fund

The MWF is strategically focused on the four priority areas: Eliminating violence against women and girls. Fostering self–esteem and self–determination for girls and women. Promoting economic security for every woman in Maine. Providing access to quality health information and health care services.

Margaret E.Burnham Charitable Trust

The Trust, in responding to the needs of the Maine communities it serves, is dedicated to funding five (5) significant program areas of interest within the following general annual distribution and allocation percentages: Community/Social Services 30%; Medical 20%; Educational 20%; Arts/Culture 20%; Environment 10%.

NLT Foundation

The NLT Foundation supports projects that promote the arts and protect the environment in Boston, Cincinnati, and Mid–Coast Maine. The Foundation’s grantmaking falls into two major categories, Competitive Grants and Discretionary Grants. These guidelines are concerned primarily with the Competitive Grants and are designed to assist organizations seeking such grants. The NLT Foundation makes grants that benefit citizens of Boston, Cincinnati and…

Olivia's Organics Charitable Foundation - New England, NY, NJ, PA

The Olivia’s Organics Charitable Foundation was established in early 2006 as a way to invest in the lives of children. The Foundation seeks to give direct–service grants to organizations that work with children by providing services that have an immediate and tangible impact on their well–being. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grants, but instead chooses organizations with which it would like to partner for each quarter of the f…

Orchard Foundation - MA, NH, ME, NY, VT, CT, RI

The Orchard Foundation is a private charitable foundation, founded in 1990, that makes grants to non–profit organizations concerned with the environment and children, youth and families in New York and New England. The Foundation will also consider Family Literacy projects – however the foundation is primarily interested in funding projects specifically aimed at children. Geographical Limitations: The foundation funds in Massachusetts, Maine, N…

Peoples Bank United Community Foundation - CT, ME, MA, NH, VT, NY

In 2007, People’s United Bank established the People’s United Community Foundation as the philanthropic arm of the bank. The People’s United Community Foundation targets its philanthropic efforts in the following areas: affordable housing, community development, and youth development. Geographical focus areas Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and in Westchester County, New York.

Quimby Family Foundation

The Quimby Family Foundation was formed in 2004 by Roxanne Quimby a businesswoman, environmentalist, and philanthropist. The mission of our family foundation is to advance wilderness values and to increase access to the arts throughout Maine.

Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation - MA, RI, VT, NH, ME

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is a small private foundation started in 1999 and dedicated to the support of projects in education and the arts. The Foundation has two areas of interest that often coincide. Education: The Foundation will consider proposals for projects in any aspect of education –– elementary through adult. The Arts: The Foundation will consider proposals for projects in any area of the arts. Of special interest are tho…

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation strives to ensure that all people have the opportunity to develop their potential and provide healthy, productive futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. The Foundation concentrates its efforts in southern Maine. Today, the Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations that: provide access to educational opportunities, promote culture and the arts, contribute to civic improvement and community well b…

Sandy River Charitable Foundation - Maine, National & International Focus

The Sandy River Charitable Foundation endeavors to engender the physical and social well being and encourage the human spirit of our neighbors throughout the world. International: community and regional projects that address the causes of predicament and set forth a process leading to a sustainable self sufficient condition. Within Maine: social, economic, arts, cultural, education, and community recreation programs. National (US): Regional projects fallin…

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation is a private non–profit organization that promotes strengthening and supporting communities and draws upon the values and spirituality of the founders. The Foundation has a special interest in organizations and people who have less recourse to usual channels of resources, focusing on community–based initiatives, especially in the State of Maine.