Nonprofit organizations that help lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and desires in Maine could also be eligible for funding by means of the Maine Neighborhood Basis’s Fairness Fund.
The fund helps strengthen LGBTQ+ organizations and helps initiatives that work towards inclusive, various, prejudice-free communities for the LGBTQ+ inhabitants and all individuals in Maine.
In 2021, the fund awarded seven grants totaling $48,940. A further three grants totaling $21,000 had been comprised of donor-advised funds at MaineCF.
The fund’s priorities embody supporting organizations or initiatives that improve entry to well being care or cut back well being disparities; cut back race-based disparities or obstacles to alternatives; cut back violence and/or harassment; and promote respect and understanding.
The deadline for grant functions is Sept. 15.
Final 12 months’s grantees included Church of Secure Injection, to offer sources to LGBTQIA+ group members who lack monetary safety; Mabel Wadsworth Ladies’s Well being Heart, to offer well being care, together with gender-affirming hormone remedy, for LGBTQ+ individuals and join sufferers to extra providers; and Outright Lewiston Auburn, to proceed ongoing help of LGBTQ+ youth, households, and colleges in western Maine
View all previous grantees at www.mainecf.org/recentgrants. For extra details about the grant program and to use, go to www.mainecf.org. Contact Director of Grantmaking Laura Lee with questions at [email protected] or 207-412-0838.
The Maine Neighborhood Basis brings individuals and sources collectively to construct a greater Maine. MaineCF has places of work in Ellsworth and Portland with extra workers positioned throughout the state. To be taught extra in regards to the basis, go to www.mainecf.org.