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2017
$10,000

A Company of Girls, Portland, ME

Afterschool Arts Programming for Underserved Girls

Funding for an afterschool arts program, engaging girls ages 8-18 in Greater Portland in an arts curriculum (theater, visual and culinary) twice a week throughout the school year.
2017
$2,500

Acorn Productions, Portland, ME

Expansion of the Naked Shakespeare Series to Additional Venues

Funding to expand this monthly series, adding 1-2 shows in addition to the 2 regularly scheduled performances.
2017
$7,500

Alison Chase Performance, Brooksville, ME

Beyond the Proscenium Performance Series

Funding for an immersive dance theater production in Portland and Prospect Maine.
2017
$30,000

American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter Inc., Manchester, ME

Statewide Assessment and Training for Medical Practices Utilizing SBIRT

Funding to structure and implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) to screen all adolescents for risk of developing a substance use disorder.
2017
$54,800

American Red Cross of Maine, Portland, ME

Storing life: An Augusta Blood Center

Funding for two refrigerators and a freezer for the new blood processing center to be built in Augusta.
2017
$20,000

Anson, Madison & Starks Ambulance Service, Madison, ME

Power Stretcher Replacement

Funding to replace three 10 year old power stretchers.
2017
$35,000

Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle, ME

Digital Imaging Upgrades

Funding for new digital radiography equipment (Phase I of a 3 phase project to upgrade imaging services)
2017
$21,800

At a Bend in the Road, Hartford, ME

Roof Project

Funding to replace the roof, build a new deck, and put in new entrance roofs.
2017
$10,000

Axiom Education & Training Center, Machias, ME

Mobile Computer Lab for Supporting Out-of-School STEM in Washington County, ME

Funding to purchase 10 laptops and related software for a mobile lab supporting programming with 4th-12th graders.
2017
$18,900

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Inc, Tallahassee, FL

Teen Trendsetting Reading Mentors

Funding to implement 3 Teen Trendsetters programs in Southern Maine for the 17-18 school year, serving 90 1st and 2nd graders mentored by 45 middle and high school students.
2017
$3,412

Beals Historical Society, Beals, ME

Cold Storage Electrical Project

Funding to have electricity installed in the new Cold Storage Building.
2017
$20,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Big Readers Site-Based Mentoring Project

Funding for _Big Readers_ a new program proving reading support to Second graders in South Portland by matching them with employees of Dead River Company.
2017
$25,000

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Blue Hill, ME

Emergency Department Ultrasound

Funding to purchase a new ultrasound machine for the Emergency Department.
2017
$5,000

Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, ME

Artisan Days

Funding to expand Artisan Days, which engage visitors directly with modern artists from Maine.
2017
$10,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Academic Success Programs

Funding for educational afterschool and summer programs, including Power Hour, First Robotics, Brain Gain: Read!, Debate Team etc.
2017
$20,000

Bridgton Historical Society, Bridgton, ME

Temperance Barn Restoration

Funding to rebuild the supporting structure under the floor and the uphill wall of the Temperance Hall at Narramissic in South Bridgton.
2017
$5,800

Brownville Free Public Library, Brownville, ME

Downstairs Room Project

Funding for renovations to expand into a second room.
2017
$25,000

Camden Public Library, Camden, ME

Creating a 21st Century Building

Funding for the second floor reconfiguration to add a meeting room/business center including new furniture and audio/visual equipment. Part of a multi-year, $5,000,000 campaign.
2017
$10,000

Camden-Rockport Historical Society, Rockport, ME

Roof Repairs _ Historic Homestead and Museum Buildings

Funding for repairs to the 1780s Conway House roof and the roof of the Museum.
2017
$20,000

Cancer Community Center, South Portland, ME

Health & Wellness Program

Funding for nutritional education programming and increased opportunities for cancer patients to receive complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and meditation.
2017
$25,000

Cedars Nursing Care Center Inc., Portland, ME

Cardiopulmonary Program Enhancement

Funding to purchase a telemetry monitoring system, crash carts, and to train staff.
2017
$20,000

Central Maine Healthcare Corporation, Lewiston, ME

Diabetes Prevention Program

Funding to expand CMH DDP, an evidence-based lifestyle change program to help those at high risk prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
2017
$25,000

Challenger Learning Center of Maine, Bangor, ME

More STEM for Maine Students

Funding to provide Missions, Exploration Labs, and WeDo LEGO Robotics Engineering programs to schools who would not be able to afford to participate.
2017
$18,567

Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell, ME

Energy Sustainability Project Phase Two: Upgrading our HVAC and Electrical Systems.

Funding for a new boiler, LED lights, reconfiguration of air circulation, and replacement of the attic blower fan.
2017
$50,000

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Portland, ME

The Imagine Campaign

Funding for the design and construction of a new museum at Thompson_s Point.
2017
$25,000

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, ME

Cobscook Experiential Program for High School Students

Funding to expand to a 4-year option and implement a model of family support.
2017
$4,450

Cold Comfort Productions, Inc., Belfast, ME

Basic Theater Lighting

Funding for lighting for outdoor summer events in Wales Park, Belfast.
2017
$25,000

Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House, Portland, ME

The Committee to Restore The Abyssinian

Funding to complete the siding of the east and west exterior walls.
2017
$19,434

Community Dental, Falmouth, ME

FY 2017 Fourth Quarter Equipment Upgrades

Funding for a dental air compressor for the Biddeford Center and six hygiene systems for the Lewiston, Rumford and Farmington Centers.
2017
$15,000

Cornish Library Association d.b.a. Bonney Memorial Library, Cornish, ME

Expansion and Improvement of the Bonney Memorial Library

Funding to construct an addition and upgrade the energy efficiency of the current building.
2017
$4,980

Cottage Street Creative Exchange, Inc., Norway, ME

Cottage Street Dances

Funding for weekly dance classes and monthly dances for children, teens, and their families on Cottage Street in Norway, ME.
2017
$5,000

Cushing Public Library, Cushing, ME

Cushing Connects: The Library as the Fulcrum for Creative Thinking and Learning

Funding for Leaps of Imagination programming for school students at the Library, including program costs, new tables, chairs, and shelving.
2017
$25,000

Dirigo Outdoor Programs dba Outdoor Sport Institute, Caribou, ME

Empowering Maine Middle Schoolers through Outdoor Sport Education

Funding to provide teacher workshops, school-based youth mini-camps and equipment rentals.
2017
$100,000

Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME

Remarkable Begins With You _ A Modernization Project for EMMC

Funding for Phase 2 of EMMC_s capitol campaign, focused on modernizing cardiovascular and surgical services.
2017
$7,500

Elder Grey Meeting House - Cemetery Association, North Waterboro, ME

Elder Grey Meetinghouse Restoration Project

Funding for Phase I - to repair and restore interior stone piers, roof framing, and exterior trim.
2017
$3,000

Ellsworth Community Music Institute, Ellsworth, ME

ECMI_s Children_s Chorus

Funding for the 12-week Children_s Chorus program, bringing together 50 local children to work with professional conductors.
2017
$10,000

Everyman Repertory Theatre, Rockport, ME

2017-18 10th Season of Collaborative Professional Production

Funding for the 10th season which includes 5 fully-staged productions.
2017
$10,000

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero

Funding for an exhibit of Nevelson_s black and white sculptures in combination with Guerrero_s black and white photographs of the same period that connect her work with her home and studio.
2017
$5,000

Friends of Congress Square Park, Portland, ME

In the Square Arts Programming Series

Funding for artist fees and marketing for over 125 free public arts events from May to October 2017.
2017
$12,500

Friends of Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsonsfield, ME

Girls_ Portico Restoration and Heat Upgrade

Funding to refurbish the Doe Hall Girls_ side portico and replace the non-functioning heating system
2017
$18,000

Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram, ME

Handicapped Access for 8 Hancock Avenue

Funding for a new entrance that provides handicapped accessibility for the recently donated building adjacent to the Soldier Memorial Library.
2017
$25,000

Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, ME

Students in the Center

Funding for renovation and reconstruction of the current dining hall and student union.
2017
$10,000

Gardiner Library Association, Gardiner, ME

Library Exterior Renovations

Funding for the _metal project_ including replacement of an aging fire escape and rehabilitation of the garden_s iron fence. This is a piece of a broader $416,000 renovation project.
2017
$25,000

Gardiner Main Street, Gardiner, ME

Phase 1 Redevelopment _ Dingley Block

Funding for stabilization and predevelopment planning for rehabilitation of block of historic buildings circa 1850 in downtown Gardiner.
2017
$25,000

Gateway Milbridge, Milbridge, ME

Milbridge Theater Project

Funding for site preparation, water/septic/sewer, and excavation. Phase 4 of a 7 phase project to build a new theater.
2017
$5,000

Gedakina, Inc., Bangor, ME

Our Stories

Funding to strengthen reading and comprehension for Native American children in Maine.
2017
$12,000

Great Cranberry Historical Society, Cranberry Isles, ME

Improving Infrastructure to Preserve the Collection

Funding for a new roof, insulation and repairs to the lift.
2017
$20,000

Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc., Portland, ME

Enhancing the Visitor Experience at the Portland Observatory

Funding to assess current use, refresh current exhibits and incorporate new objects and educational panels.
2017
$35,000

Greenville Junction Depot Friends, Greenville, ME

Restoration of Canadian Pacific Railway Depot, Greenville Junction, Maine: Phase 3

Funding to support foundation stabilization, part of Phase 3 of a 4 Phase project.
2017
$10,000

Grime Studios, Portland, ME

Music Studio Development, Phase 2

Funding to create one large studio on the ground floor (Phase 2) that will create the foundation for the addition of 21 second floor studios (Phase 3).
2017
$24,500

Hancock County Auditorium Associates dba The Grand Theater, Ellsworth, ME

The Grand Roof Repair _ South Side

Funding to replace the leaking south roof and repair damage caused by the leaks.
2017
$50,000

Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations dba Woodlawn, Ellsworth, ME

Campaign for Woodlawn

Funding for a new building for programming, exhibition, education, and community gatherings.
2017
$15,000

Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough, ME

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House _ Patient Room & Facility Improvement Project

Funding for furnishings and improvements in patient rooms, public spaces, and throughout the facility.
2017
$15,000

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, Ellsworth, ME

Strategic Broadening of Outreach and Impact of HVHC Support Services

Funding for expanded services and education, training, and outreach efforts.
2017
$30,000

Hurricane Island Foundation, Rockland, ME

Capitol Support for the Center for Science & Leadership for Modifications to Meet Requirements of Fire Marshal

Funding to support modifications to existing infrastructure to meet fire safety requirements.
2017
$10,000

Institute for Humane Education, Surry, ME

Expansion of the Solutionary Program in Maine Middle and High Schools

Funding for year 3 of a 3 year pilot, supporting middle and high school students in examining underlying social, ethical, and environmental problems, developing solutions, assessing impact of their solutions, and presenting at a public summit.
2017
$19,231

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

Engaging Island and Coastal Studies Students in STEM Education through the Collaborative Aquaculture Project for Education

Support for the Collaborative Aquaculture Project for Education, which trains sixty-three K-12 island and coastal school teachers and 500 students in 30 Maine schools to implement aquaculture education programing in their classrooms and in coastal waters.
2017
$6,440

IXplore STEM, Yarmouth, ME

Bio-Technology Education and Resource Program

Funding for education and resources for high school teachers to implement 21st century genetics curricula.
2017
$10,000

Jackman Moose River Historical Society, Jackman, ME

Stabilization of Museum Building

Funding to replace the foundation of the Museum Building.
2017
$50,000

John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor, ME

Love the School! The Campaign for John Bapst

Funding for technology equipment and furnishings for the new technology center, part of a capitol campaign to upgrade the main building, expand the campus and increase the endowment.
2017
$25,000

Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, ME

Johnson Hall Stage Renovation

Funding to renovate the Hall_s main stage, part of a larger historic rehabilitation project to create a 400-seat theater.
2017
$15,000

Junior Achievement of Maine, Inc., Portland, ME

Piloting the Redevelopment of Junior Achievement Elementary Programs in Maine

Funding for three newly revised expeditionary and experiential JA curriculums at 46 pilot project classes for 869 elementary school students.
2017
$100,000

Let's Get Ready, Boston, MA

Let_s Get Ready Maine Statewide Expansion

Multi-year funding to enhance the College Access Program, expand the Transitions and Success work, increase staff presence in Maine and complete a research study.
2017
$25,000

Lincoln County Community Theater and Orchestra dba Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, ME

Renovating the Original Windows of the Historic Lincoln Theater

Funding to restore 14 exterior windows.
2017
$25,000

Lincoln County Historical Association, Inc., Wiscasset, ME

Exterior Remediation of the Museum and Old Jail

Funding for a remediation project that entails repointing all the granite block and all exterior brickwork of the jailer_s house.
2017
$50,000

LincolnHealth, Damariscotta, ME

Cornerstone Campaign

Funding for the construction of a 2
2017
$10,000

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Bangor, ME

Breaking the Cycle of Low Literacy through Family Education

Funding to further develop the family literacy program including 1:1 tutors for adults, books and educational materials for their children, and events for both parent and child.
2017
$40,000

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Kennebunkport, ME

Mothers Wing Renovation

Support to expand and update to the existing 200 year old building.
2017
$25,000

Lubec Landmarks, Inc., Lubec, ME

Lubec Landmark_s Brine Shed Museum Restoration

Funding to relocate and restore the Brine Shed.
2017
$10,000

Maine Academy of Modern Music, Portland, ME

The Kids Are Alright Music Education Expansion

Funding for 20 live performances for children aged 0-12 and their families.
2017
$12,000

Maine Center for Creativity, Portland, ME

Art All Around

Funding to support and develop an art instillation in Westbrook in 2017.
2017
$15,000

Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, ME

Founders Campaign

Funding to support major renovations of two campus buildings.
2017
$26,446

Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers, Waterville, ME

Full STEAM Ahead

Funding for classroom renovations, purchase of technology and creation of an outdoor learning space to introduce STEAM to children aged 3-5.
2017
$20,000

Maine Coast Waldorf School, Freeport, ME

Educational Support Center

Funding to construct an Educational Support Center on the Freeport Campus.
2017
$20,000

Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME

STEM Outreach

Funding for science outreach programming for grades 3-8.
2017
$1,820

Maine Granite Industry Historical Society and Museum, Mount Desert, ME

Shelving for Archival Storage Room

Funding to purchase shelves for archival storage of historical books and records.
2017
$25,000

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Augusta, ME

Experiential Math Project

Funding to develop inter-school project based STEM activities for 20 teachers at three rural schools.
2017
$20,395

Maine Robotics, Orono, ME

Maine Robotics Equipment Upgrade

Funding to replace old computer equipment and purchase more current technology.
2017
$100,000

Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME

Fore River II

Funding for the second Phase of the Fore River project including a new building and additional parking. The results of this phase will be the closure of the State Street Campus.
2017
$20,000

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Communities Aging in Place _ Advancing Better Living for Elders

Funding for nursing and occupational therapy for low income elders, which will be combined with home modification services.
2017
$5,000

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Brunswick, ME

May 2018 Performance Expenses for MSO Guest Soloist and World-Class Pianist Lise de la Salle

Funding for Lise de la Salle's performance fee for two performances in Topsham and Lewiston.
2017
$5,700

Nasson Center Redevelopment, Inc. d.b.a. Nasson Community Center, Springvale, ME

Little Theater Refurbishment Needs

Funding for equipment and repairs to restore the Little Theater
2017
$25,000

New England Electric Railway Historical Society dba Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, ME

Preserve, Protect & Present: Enclosure and Expansion of Fairview Carbarn

Funding for Phase 1 of a 4 Phase project to preserve, protect and present the collection of antique transit vehicles.
2017
$10,000

Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME

Reaching Out to the People of Maine

Funding to update presentation equipment for small venues, outdoor venues, and their Alamo Theater.
2017
$10,000

Norway Historical Society, Norway, ME

Second Floor Building Renovation

Funding for insulation, plaster repair, heating pump, and lighting fixtures on the second floor as well as shelving for basement and a handicap access ramp for the meeting room.
2017
$20,000

Norway Landmarks Preservation Society, Norway, ME

Readapting the Gingerbread House

Funding for Phase 2, including window restoration and repair and painting the external siding.
2017
$25,000

Norway Maine Opera House Corporation, Norway, ME

Special Project: Capacity Building and Strategic Planning

Funding to finalize the strategic plan and conduct a feasibility study for a capital campaign to complete Phase 4 - remaining structural and interior work.
2017
$8,000

Old Berwick Historical Society, South Berwick, ME

The Forgotten Frontier: A Teacher Workshop

Funding for a summer workshop for history teachers grades 6-12 that also includes a website of teacher-generated lesson plans and artifact kits for classroom use.
2017
$6,000

One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME

Install New Stage Lighting System

Funding to replace antiquated stage lighting with a new LED system.
2017
$5,000

Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME

Creative Stages Arts Learning

Funding for performing opportunities to students on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Island through three programs across four schools for students K-8.
2017
$3,200

Oratorio Chorale, Brunswick, ME

_Messiah_ Concert: Support for Professional Musicians

Funding for travel and performance fees for 4 noted soloists for the November 2017 performance.
2017
$5,000

Otisfield Historical Society, Otisfield, ME

Repair and Paint Exterior of the Old Town House, Otisfield

Funding to repair windows and front door, fabricate screens, replace foundation skirting, and paint exterior of the Old Town House.
2017
$20,000

Paris Public Library, South Paris, ME

Deering Memorial Community Center

Funding to renovate the newly acquired neighboring abandoned church to create a community center for the residents of Paris.
2017
$15,000

Pine Tree Society, Bath, ME

Mental Health Expansion to More Effectively Serve Maine Children with Disabilities

Funding to expand to provide mental health services specifically to children with disabilities and a co-morbid mental health disorder.
2017
$15,000

Porter Memorial Library, Machias, ME

Capital Improvements for ADA Compliance

Funding to make the library more accessible including parking and other exterior modifications and construction of an elevator wing.
2017
$10,000

Portland Chamber Music Festival , Portland, ME

Special Initiatives for PCMF_s 25th Anniversary Season

Funding for the commission and presentation of three major new works and increased community engagement.
2017
$15,000

Portland Opera Repertory Theatre dba Opera Maine, Portland, ME

Opera Maine_s 2017 Summer Opera Festival

Funding for two performances of Verdi_s La traviata (July 26-28, 2017) as well as enrichment programs for teens, the deaf and hard of hearing, and cultural organizations.
2017
$45,800

Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Portland Public Library Peaks Island Branch Renovation

Funding for shelving, seating, tables, and desks as part of the renovation of the Peaks Island Library.
2017
$15,000

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland, ME

PSO Website Redesign & Launch

Funding to design, implement, and launch a new website in 2018.
2017
$10,000

Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, NH

Summer Musical Flying and Costume Support

Funding for safety equipment and training for flying effects and period costumes for the production of Mary Poppins (June 23-August 20, 2017)