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2018
$5,000

1932 Criterion Theatre, Bar Harbor, ME

Film for All

Funding to purchase four closed captioning devices, two audio description devices, train staff, and install compatible systems.

2018
$50,000

317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth, ME

Come Together Capital Campaign

Funding for exterior painting, carpentry, window restoration, and installation of a solar array, part of an early phase of the capitol campaign to double the building’s footprint.

2018
$10,000

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

Decolonizing the Abbe Museum

Funding for Wabanaki consultants and content development for programs, curriculum, and exhibits.

2018
$15,000

Aroostook Agency on Aging, Presque Isle, ME

Aroostook Aging and Disability Resource Center

Funding for a new resource center space that will include two group meeting rooms, a community/team room, two individual consult rooms, and a technology-rich reception area.
2018
$40,000

Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. , Caribou, ME

AMHC Roof Replacement

Funding for a roof replacement at the treatment facility in Calais.

2018
$10,000

Baldwin Historical Society, Inc., East Baldwin, ME

Chadbourne Homestead Renovation

Funding for the third phase of renovation including installation of the document vault and heat pumps.

2018
$7,500

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Bangor, ME

Bernstein's Candide and the American Sound

Funding for a performance and related educational activities of Leonard Bernstein's Candide on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

2018
$25,000

Bates College, Lewiston , ME

STEAM Power

Funding for a STEAM focused web-based educational resource for K-12 teachers and students.

2018
$10,000

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Inc., Brunswick, ME

Expanding Access to and Preserving a Legacy of Music Education and Performance

Funding to continue to provide live online viewing for programs and concerts and to edit videos for archival access.

2018
$50,000

Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, ME

Cleaves Hall Renovation

Funding to completely renovate Cleaves Hall, a dormitory for 40 students.

2018
$7,000

Brownfield Public Library, Brownfield, ME

The Brownfield Public Library

Funding to replace the current roof.

2018
$3,000

Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens, Brunswick, ME

Flight Simulator Upgrade

Funding for hardware and software to upgrade the failing flight simulator.

2018
$10,000

Buck Memorial Library, Bucksport, ME

Exterior Restoration of North Chimney and Portion of North Wall

Funding for the last phase to complete exterior restoration of the building that began in 1993.

2018
$20,000

Canton Historical Society, Canton, ME

Canton Historical Society Paint Project

Funding to paint to exterior of the society’s new building.

2018
$11,715

Castine Historical Society, Inc., Castine, ME

Abbott School Painting and Restoration Project

Funding to paint the cupola, window trim, and façade.

2018
$8,000

Catherine Morrill Day Nursery, Portland, ME

Sprinkler Head Replacement Project

Funding to replace 211 outdated sprinkler heads.

2018
$25,000

Center Theatre, Inc., Dover Foxcroft, ME

The Center Theatre's Second Screen

Funding to build a second movie screen in an adjacent retail space.

2018
$10,000

Central Aroostook Historical Society, Mars Hill, ME

Roof Replacement Central Aroostook Historical Society Headquarters

Funding to replace ¾ of the roof.

2018
$100,000

Challenger Learning Center of Maine, Bangor, ME

The Expedition Mars Learning Experience

Funding for a 2-year hardware and software upgrade, which includes bringing a new mission to Mars.

2018
$10,000

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House Inc., Chesterville, ME

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House Bell Tower Restoration

Funding to restore and reinforce the bell tower of the 167-year old Meeting House.

2018
$9,300

Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, ME

Develop a multi-pronged marketing plan to coincide with the organization

Funding to create a marketing strategy including focus groups and developing new branding materials.

2018
$10,000

Citizens for Squirrel Point, Arrowsic, ME

Restoration and safeguarding of public access to Squirrel Point Light facility.

Funding to finish restoring the boathouse, including a new floor, siding, windows and doors, and painting.

2018
$12,000

Coastal Kids Preschool, Damariscotta, ME

NAEYC- Certified Toddler Classroom #2

Funding for re-construction, furniture, toys, curriculum, and equipment for an additional classroom.

2018
$50,000

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc., Boothbay, ME

Cultivating Joy: Strengthening CMBG

Funding for parking, infrastructure, and new buildings and gardens.

2018
$15,000

Colonial Theatre, Inc., Augusta, ME

Masonry Repairs to Front Elevation

Funding to replace brick on the front elevation.

2018
$25,000

Community Bicycle Center, Biddeford, ME

Roof replacement: Ensuring Facility Integrity for Community-Based Educational Partnerships

Funding to replace the roof of their building in Biddeford.

2018
$12,000

Community Health and Counseling Services, Bangor, ME

Primary Care Practice Start-Up

Funding for the purchase of equipment and supplies needed for a new primary care practice.

2018
$10,000

Creative Portland Corporation, Portland, ME

Re-Past: Remembering Malaga

Funding for a collaborative performance as a memorial to the people of Malaga Island who were evicted from their homes in 1912.

2018
$15,000

Curran Homestead, Inc., Orrington, ME

Empowering New Generation: Three Spaces for Experiential Learning

Funding for renovations to Peter Field’s House, the North Castine Post Office, and Timber Frame Workshop.

2018
$10,000

Daniel Hanley Center For Health Leadership, Portland, ME

Improving Health by Mitigating Detrimental Impacts of Social Determinants of Health in Maine

Funding for a statewide forum highlighting Social Determinants of Health, follow-up work-group facilitation and a reconvening meeting.

2018
$15,000

Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, Deer Isle, ME

Renovation of Sellers House Vault

Funding to renovate interior and exterior walls.

2018
$20,000

Deertrees Foundation Ltd., Harrison, ME

Theatre Safety

Funding to replace temporary public bathrooms installed 30 years ago.

2018
$35,000

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME

Let's Find Out How to Protect Marine Species in the Natural Habitat

Funding for marine science days for schools, workshops for teachers, summer day camps for youth, and 4-day summer marine science training for teachers.

2018
$15,000

Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, ME

First Impressions Last: A Frontal Facelift for the Eastport Arts Center

Funding to refurbish the front windows and entrance as the launch to Phase 3 of ongoing renovations.

2018
$18,200

Eddington-Clifton Civic Center , Eddington, ME

Exterior Repairs

Funding to restore two exterior walls and four brick chimneys at Comins Hall.

2018
$15,000

Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial Association, Peaks Island, ME

8th Maine Roof

Funding for the removal and replacement of the roof of Memorial Hall on Peaks Island.

2018
$15,000

Fort Kent Historical Society, Fort Kent, ME

Paul D. Thibodeau Visitors Center Renovation

Funding to renovate the Bangor and Aroostook railway freight shed including siding, paint, and adding end sections, deck and access ramp.
2018
$35,000

Frances Perkins Center, Newcastle, ME

Frances Perkins Homestead Campaign: Seeking the Public Good

Funding to purchase the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark, including the 1837 Brick House and barns on 57 acres.

2018
$25,000

Franklin Historical Society, Franklin, ME

East Franklin Schoolhouse Renovation

Funding for Phases IV and V including new sub-floor, windows, doors, insulation, clapboards, and paint.

2018
$25,000

Friends of Fort Knox, Bucksport, ME

Two-Step Alley Roof Maintenance and Repair

Funding to repair drainage issues impacting arched brickwork.

2018
$28,000

Friends of Liberty Hall, Machiasport, ME

Repair and Restoration of West Facade, Liberty Hall

Funding for Phase 3 to arrest water damage and deterioration on the exterior back wall.

2018
$4,500

Friends of Seguin Island Light Station, Bath, ME

Fog Signal House roof

Funding for a helicopter to fly materials to fix the fog signal house roof to the island.

2018
$10,000

Friends of the St. Lawrence Church, Portland, ME

Exterior Maintenance: Painting and Gutter Repair/Replacement

Funding for exterior painting, repair of fallen gutters, and masonry repair behind the front door.

2018
$3,226

Friends of the Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME

Broadcast Satellite System Replacement

Funding for a new satellite system for HD broadcasts.

2018
$10,000

Friends of the Swan's Island Lighthouse, Swan's Island, ME

Historical Restoration of Burnt Coat Harbor (Swan’s Island) Lighthouse Tower

Funding for part of Phase 2 including restoration of the venting ball, window replacement, and repairs to the tower base.

2018
$15,000

Fryeburg Rescue Association, Fryeburg, ME

Zoll X Series

Funding to replace one of three cardiac monitors.

2018
$15,000

Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston, ME

Technology and Amenities Upgrades

Funding to upgrade the banquet hall and conference space with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.

2018
$11,550

Good Will-Hinckley Home Association, Hinckley, ME

Exploring Earth and Sky: Better Understanding The World We Live In

Funding for 5 weekly programs in 54 classrooms, 10 family programs, astronomy activity boxes, and a weeklong camp for 25 children.

2018
$25,000

Greater Portland Health, Portland, ME

Telehealth Services for Portland's Public Housing Sites

Funding for equipment and software to establish a telehealth program at Portland Housing Authority’s new 58 Boyd Street apartment complex.

2018
$24,000

Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford, ME

Guilford Memorial Library Building Renovation/ Restoration Project

Funding to repair outdoor steps and replace original windows.

2018
$90,000

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

Unlocking Teachers

Funding to expand the Regional Teacher Communities (RTC) program from 4 locations to 7, provide leadership development, and engage the community to help RTCs become independent of GMRI’s funding and logistical support.

2018
$20,000

Hampden Historical Society, Hampden, ME

“Our History Lives Here” Capital Campaign

Funding to replace the archival wing of the Martin Kinsley House Museum, phase 1 of 3.

2018
$2,300

Harald Saeverud String Quartet Program - Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra , Eastport, ME

Maine Composer Premier

Funding for two commissioned pieces to be played at the June 2018 Concert Series.

2018
$50,000

Hebron Academy, Hebron, ME

Outfitting the Kaneb Center for Science and Engineering

Funding for furniture, equipment, and supplies for the newly constructed Kaneb Center.

2018
$16,214

Hiram Historical Society, Hiram, ME

Great Ossipee Museum

Funding to replace the 30 year old stair lift.

2018
$13,150

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells, ME

Meetinghouse Interior Painting & Restore Project

Funding for plaster repairs and painting inside the Meetinghouse.

2018
$5,000

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME

Glass Door for the Dorothy Alfond Hall

Funding for the installation of a glass door on the Dorothy Alfond exhibit hall at the Michael Klahr Center.

2018
$10,000

Island Readers and Writers: An Initiative for Maine Children, Mount Desert, ME

Getting the Right Start

Funding for a pilot story-based early literacy program working with Pre-K-2nd graders in three Washington County schools.

2018
$25,000

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Inc., Augusta, ME

Southern Maine JMG Middle School Program

Funding for supports to at-risk youth grades 6-8 in five schools in Cumberland and York Counties.

2018
$35,150

Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education, Alna, ME

Expansion to Accommodate Nature-based Pre-school Workshops and Teacher Training

Funding to build a new barn and lean-to and expand parking.

2018
$20,000

Kennebec Behavioral Health, Waterville, ME

Topsham Clubhouse

Funding to develop Maine’s fifth Clubhouse, a vocational rehabilitation program.

2018
$35,000

Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition, Waterville, ME

Preserving Safety Net Dental Services for Central Maine

Funding to purchase and renovate a new location for the center.

2018
$28,000

Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry, Augusta, ME

Emergency Replacement of X-Ray Machine and Request for Additional Items

Funding for emergency replacement of the Pan X-Ray machine, complementary X-Ray sensors, furniture, computers, and software.

2018
$6,350

Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc., Nobleboro, ME

Kieve-Wavus Programming at King Middle School: Support for Educator-in-Residence

Funding for an Educator-in-Residence to work with 7th and 8th graders at King Middle School during the months of January, February, and March 2019.

2018
$5,000

Kneisel Hall , Blue Hill, ME

New Studios

Funding to outfit four new practice studios with furnishings, sound proofing, and air conditioners.

2018
$22,000

Knox County Health Clinic, Rockland, ME

Improving Dental Care for Low Income Families

Funding to purchase two digital x-ray sensors and clinical supplies to expand the dental program from 24 to 28 hours per week.

2018
$20,000

Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre, Lewiston, ME

2018 Great Falls Performing Arts Center Renovations

Funding for installation of a catwalk, new lighting, new concession area, and interior and exterior renovations.

2018
$2,500

Literacy Volunteers of America - Waterville Area, Waterville, ME

Expanding our Family Literacy program

Funding to increase a part-time employee's fall/winter hours to liaise with students, tutors, and families and to purchase necessary teaching supplies.

2018
$2,125

Long Lake Public Library, St. Agatha, ME

Computers for Our Library

Funding to purchase four new computers.

2018
$6,000

Lord's Hill Meeting House, Inc., Effingham, ME

Painting Steeple

Funding to paint the 1798 historic structure's steeple.

2018
$10,000

Maine Alliance for Arts Education, Augusta, ME

Piloting Schoolwide Teacher-Based Arts Integration in Eastport K-8

Funding to provide professional development to teachers to integrate the arts into non-arts classrooms at Eastport Elementary School.

2018
$30,000

Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME

Innovative Technology to Enhance Healthcare Student Education

Funding to purchase an Anatomage Digital Dissection table.

2018
$15,000

Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc., Winthrop, ME

School Oral Health Program

Funding to provide dental services to low-income children ages 4-18 in 30 Central and Western Maine schools.

2018
$15,000

Maine Family Planning, Augusta, ME

The Reproductive Empowerment Project

Funding to improve access to reproductive health care for opioid dependent and other high-risk women.

2018
$15,000

Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Bradley, ME

Safety and Access Improvements

Funding to build a boardwalk, upgrade two outhouses, and repair hovel roof.

2018
$10,000

Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

Maine’s Wabanaki: A Bicentennial Exhibition and Education Initiative

Funding to create an exhibition and educational curriculum that explores Wabanaki history in Maine.

2018
$25,000

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Restoration of the Historic 1906 Schooner Mary E.

Funding to restore the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner.

2018
$100,000

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Augusta, ME

Experiential STEM

Funding to build teams of teachers and student leaders in 10 rural schools to co-design experiential STEM units, including creating a “Designing Experiential STEM” guide, professional support, and a student summit.

2018
$200,000

Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

THE NEXT 150: The Campaign for Maine Medical Center

Funding to add 128 single, private rooms, 19 universal procedure rooms, a larger helipad, and increased parking.

2018
$25,000

Maine Preservation, Yarmouth, ME

Strathglass Park Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program

Funding to renovate a duplex as part of the Strathglass Park Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program in Rumford.

2018
$12,000

Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Portland, ME

Expanding Organizational & Technical Capacity

Funding to upgrade software and hardware, overhaul the website, and help extend staffing capacity expansion through 2019.

2018
$5,000

Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, Portland, ME

2019 Maine Made Tour

Funding for students, ages 12-18, to accompany The Ghost of Paul Revere on stage on a 9-day tour from Maine to Virginia.

2018
$24,800

MaineHealth Care at Home, Saco, ME

Connected Care Clinics: Nurse-led Health Clinics with Telehealth for Long Island and Chebeague Island

Funding for telehealth kiosk equipment, educational materials, and initial project outreach.

2018
$4,000

Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage, Union, ME

Hodge School Floor Repair

Funding to replace floor joists, grade soil, and add crushed stone.

2018
$15,000

Mayo Street Arts, Portland, ME

Renovation of Theater Exit to Courtyard and Outdoor Classroom Space

Funding for new stairs, outdoor flooring, repair of fencing, shade canopy, and hardscaping features.

2018
$5,000

Midcoast Music Academy, Rockland, ME

Humming and Drumming: Music for Little Learners

Funding for a free group music class for 3 to 5 year-olds and their caretakers.

2018
$10,000

Milestone Foundation, Inc., Portland, ME

Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team

Funding to expand the hours of the HOME Team in Portland and add psychiatric health screening and treatment through a collaboration with Mercy Portland Internal Medicine.

2018
$25,000

Millinocket Memorial Library, Millinocket, ME

Millinocket Memorial Library Centennial Renovation: A Future Library Project

Funding for to renovate the 9,000-square foot library.

2018
$10,000

Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association, Monhegan, ME

Ice Harvesting Exhibit Space

Funding for a 12’x12’ addition for an ice harvesting display.

2018
$20,000

Moosehead Marine Museum, Inc., Greenville, ME

Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake

Funding for the post-production for a documentary film about sunken steamboats in Moosehead Lake.

2018
$50,000

Morrison Center, Scarborough, ME

Renovation of Residential Home for Children with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Funding to renovate a four bedroom home on at Opportunity Farm to provide residential and educational services for up to 6 children.

2018
$50,000

My Place Teen Center, Westbrook, ME

Kitchen Renovation

Funding to build a commercial kitchen as part of renovations to the former St. Andre's Church in Biddeford for a second location to open July 2020.

2018
$2,500

New Surry Repertory Theatre and Acting School, Inc., Blue Hill, ME

47th Season

Funding for 5 full-scale productions and 4 staged readings in 2018-2019.

2018
$5,000

Newport Cultural Center and Public Library, Newport, ME

The Newport Cultural/Arts Expansion Project

Funding for an outdoor music series, adult art classes, and outdoor stage platform.

2018
$50,000

North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, ME

Learning Commons

Funding for the renovation of the current library into a state-of-the-art Learning Commons.

2018
$30,000

Northern Light Inland Hospital, Waterville, ME

RehabWorks Equipment Upgrades

Funding to replace aging equipment across four RehabWorks outpatient therapy clinics.

2018
$7,000

Northern Lighthouse, Inc., Presque Isle, ME

Technology and Human Services

Funding to purchase 40 tablets for direct service staff.

2018
$10,000

Oasis Free Clinics, Brunswick, ME

Free Care Navigation Pilot

Funding to pilot the addition of an 8 hour per week Navigator who will assist patients in applying for MaineCare and free care at Mid Coast Hospital.

2018
$50,000

Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute, Portland, ME

Program growth for the Institute's

Funding to underwrite program costs for 50 “Olympia’s Leaders”.

2018
$12,576

Palermo Community Library, Palermo, ME

Environmental Controls: The Single Most Important Factor in Ensuring a Long Life for Library Collections

Funding to install an air conditioning system and a supplemental, energy-efficient heating system.

2018
$20,000

Pejepscot Historical Society , Brunswick, ME

Exterior Restoration of Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum: Phase I

Funding for exterior restoration of The Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum including painting and repair and replacement of siding, wood trim, and columns.

2018
$100,000

Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockland, ME

New Patient Health Center

Funding for a new 40,000 square foot patient health center which will support a patient-centered medical home healthcare model, housing primary, pediatric and behavioral health care teams.

2018
$50,000

Penobscot Community Health Center, Bangor, ME

Bringing the Future to the Past: Utilizing Telemedicine to Maximize Limited Resources in the Care of Maine

Funding to purchase and install telemedicine equipment in 3 skilled nursing or long term care facilities.

2018
$23,376

Penquis Community Action Program, Inc., Bangor, ME

Penquis Conscious Discipline

Funding to provide two full-day trainings, a parent session, and multiple follow-up classroom-based coaching sessions focused on managing intensely challenging behavior.

2018
$15,000

Points North Institute, Camden, ME

Recovery in Maine: free screening and community discussion series confronting the opioid epidemic

Funding for free public screenings of documentary films followed by facilitated panel discussions about the opioid crisis.

2018
$20,000

Poland Spring Preservation Society, Poland Spring, ME

Repairs: All Souls Chapel and the Maine State Building

Funding to repair the second floor porch and stairs of All Souls Building and overhead cement work on the Maine State Building.

2018
$11,500

Portland Ballet Company, Portland, ME

Safe Ballet Flooring

Funding to replace fifteen-year-old Marley in one smaller studio and the portable flooring that travels with the company.

2018
$16,000

Portland Community Squash, Portland, ME

Portland Community Squash: Supporting the Expansion of Rally Portland

Funding to expand Rally Portland, PCS's college pathway program, from 12 students to 20 students in 2019.

2018
$10,000

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969

Funding for an exhibition in 2019 exploring Maine’s Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

2018
$20,000

Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME

LED Lighting Upgrade

Funding to replace Mainstage Theater lights with LED fixtures.

2018
$10,000

Richville Library, Standish, ME

Exterior Capital Improvement Project

Funding to install vinyl siding and resurface the parking lot.

2018
$5,000

Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, ME

2018 Summer Education and Curatorial/Collections Internship Program

Funding for stipends and housing for an education intern and a curatorial and collections intern.

2018
$43,306

Rural Aspirations Project, Bar Harbor, ME

Maine Forest Collaborative

Funding for the collaborative design and year-one implementation of the Maine Forest Collaborative (MFC), focused on students working with forest economies.

2018
$75,000

Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME

A first Class SIM Learning Environment for Nursing Majors to the New Center for Nursing Innovation

Funding for renovations to provide a 21st Century learning and training environment for Nursing majors.

2018
$3,000

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Harrison, ME

From Age to Age

Funding for seven community outreach concerts.

2018
$10,000

Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, ME

Community Voices

Funding for three programs for children and teens including creating podcasts, theater productions, and a teen magazine.

2018
$10,000

Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center, Skowhegan, ME

Restore 8 Historic Museum Windows, Replace Framing and Restore Sash of 6 Basement Windows, and Restore 2 Basement Window Screens.

Funding to restore or replace 16 windows.

2018
$5,000

Snowlion Repertory Company, Portland, ME

Theater Production of the New Musical "Mesmerized"

Funding for 8 performances of the musical “Mesmerized” in May 2019.

2018
$35,000

Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough, ME

“Agewell” Evidence-Based Prevention Program

Funding for 5 programs for older adults to reduce risks of falls and manage chronic pain and conditions.

2018
$20,000

Spirit Series, Inc., Yarmouth, ME

SPIRIT SERIES-Maine 2019 SPIRITWORKS Teacher Certification Initiative

Funding to expand the 60-hour Teacher Certification professional development program, training 15 educators at partner schools statewide.

2018
$25,000

Spurwink Services, Portland, ME

Spurwink Project Access: Utilizing Remote Access EHR to Improve Behavioral Health Care

Funding to purchase 40 Electronic Health Record-enabled 2-in-1 laptops for clinicians and care managers in Outpatient Counseling programs including Behavioral Health Homes and Functional Family Therapy.

2018
$1,500

Stockton Springs Community Library, Stockton Springs, ME

Book Shelves for "Mary's Room" (the children's room)

Funding to replace bin type shelves with 3 foot high book shelves.

2018
$8,500

Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society, Sullivan, ME

Urann Historic Home Project

Funding for the final structural work on the home including repairing window sills and water damage on the walls.

2018
$15,000

Sunrise Opportunities, Machias, ME

Washington County Dental Outreach Clinic

Funding for a week long, no-cost, dental clinic in Machias in collaboration with New York University.

2018
$15,000

Sweetser, Saco, ME

Interactive White Board Project and Software

Funding for 5 interactive white boards for educational classrooms.

2018
$20,000

The Apprenticeshop, Rockland, ME

Shop Building Renovation for Structural Protection & Energy Efficiency

Funding for Phase 1 to renovate the north and south sides of the building including replacing and upgrading windows, doors, insulation, and siding.

2018
$10,000

The McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, ME

Transformative Gardens

Funding to complete the final designs for garden projects and adding a perimeter fence.

2018
$40,000

The Opportunity Alliance, South Portland, ME

Project SERve

Funding to offer mental health and other support to Head Start families.

2018
$15,000

The Watershed Community School, Camden, ME

New Schoolhouse Initiative

Funding for renovations to the new building to create a STEAM Innovation Center.

2018
$35,000

Thornton Academy, Saco, ME

Athletic Complex Capital Campaign

Funding to renovate the existing Linnell Gymnasium and add a 40,000 square foot field house.

2018
$5,000

Topsham Public Library, Topsham, ME

Furniture Upgrade

Funding for public and staff furniture, including standing desks, chairs, and sofas.

2018
$15,000

Town of Columbia Falls, Columbia Falls, ME

Union Hall Restoration and Revitalization Project

Funding for room darkening window treatments, outdoor signage and exterior painting.

2018
$25,000

Town of Rockport, Rockport, ME

Rockport Town Library Building Campaign

Funding to build a new library.

2018
$29,700

Trekkers, Thomaston, ME

Trekkers High School Support Program

Funding to integrate a comprehensive mentoring program into Oceanside High School in Rockland to support up to 160 at-risk students.

2018
$8,000

Turner Public Library, Turner, ME

Teen Project

Funding to renovate a room in the library for teens including furnishings, painting, computers, a TV, and books.

2018
$38,495

University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME

UMF Sweatt-Winter Early Care and Education Center Improvement Plan

Funding to update the outdoor space, provide new classroom materials, add professional development opportunities, and begin the visioning process for a new center.

2018
$50,000

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Innovation in Clinical Experiences in Recruiting and Training Future Medical Laboratory Technicians

Funding to create a Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) training center.

2018
$6,500

University of Maine System - Chancellor's Office, Bangor, ME

Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring Our Teaching Practice

Funding for a one-day workshop for librarians providing instruction on delivery of information literacy to undergraduate students.

2018
$10,000

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Maine LEAP Year 3 Match & Postsecondary Student Voice Strategy

Funding for the Youth and Community Engagement team at the Muskie School

2018
$10,000

Vassalboro Historical Society, North Vassalboro, ME

Catching Up With Collections Stewardship at the Vassalboro Historical Society

Funding to digitalize catalogue and properly store historical items.

2018
$20,000

Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, ME

Raise the Roof! A Campaign to Bring Back the Waldo Theatre

Funding for Phase 1, including external and internal repairs.

2018
$3,400

Washington Library Association, Washington, ME

Gibbs Library Air Conditioning

Funding to purchase and install air conditioning in the Bryant Community Room.

2018
$50,000

Waterville Regional Arts and Community Center, Waterville, ME

Waterville Downtown Arts Center

Funding to build the Waterville Downtown Arts Center, in partnership with Colby College.

2018
$10,000

Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Sustainable Ocean Studies (SOS)

Funding for financial aid for High School students to attend this 24 day program in the Gulf of Maine.

2018
$16,000

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, ME

Upgrade of Digital Panoramic Radiographic Equipment

Funding for a new panoramic x-ray for the Dental Center

2018
$4,800

Western Maine Play Museum, Wilton, ME

Play Museum Courtyard Project

Funding for painted steel fencing.

2018
$50,000

Youth and Family Outreach, Portland, ME

YFO Campaign to Expand Early Childhood Education & Promote Bayside Family Stability -- Phase One

Funding to purchase 337 Cumberland Avenue, the only property that abuts the current YFO facility.

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 ½ story health center on the Miles Campus to accommodate a Patient-Centered Medical Home, a new model of care.

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)
2017
$14,400

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Rural Immersion at Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine

Funding for living expenses for 12 students participating in the rural immersion program.
2017
$25,000

Rangeley Friends of the Performing Arts, Rangeley, ME

Lakeside Theater Capital Improvements Project

Funding to waterproof and finish the basement, part of a broad improvement project.
2017
$10,000

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Rangeley, ME

Restoration and Exhibit Projects for Rangeley Heritage Museum

Funding for building repairs, updated interior and exterior exhibits and new signage.
2017
$15,000

Rangeley Region Health Center, Inc., Rangeley, ME

Capitol Request for ASCENT Rangeley Lakes Rehab

Funding for two pieces of PT equipment, a mechanical traction/inversion table and an Upper Body Ergometer.
2017
$12,000

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME

Performance Hall Renovation

Funding to remove two columns in the middle of the performance space, replace flooring and purchase more appropriate and longer lasting materials for the dance program.
2017
$8,000

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Damariscotta, ME

Bach and Xenakis, Outside and in the Round

Funding for two performances as part of the Salt Bay Chamberfest_s 23rd Season in August 2017.
2017
$5,000

Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, ME

Technology Upgrades for Improved Performance

Funding to purchase two new computers, additional software and technology upgrades.
2017
$10,000

Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, ME

Schoolhouse Furnace replacement Project

Funding to install a new furnace in the main theater, including upgrades to the electrical system and improvement of ceiling fans.
2017
$4,500

Seal Bay Festival, Vinalhaven, ME

Seal Bay Festival 2017 Concert Season _Seeing Sound_

General support for the annual festival, July 13-21, 2017.
2017
$3,500

Shalom House, Portland, ME

Shalom House Art Program

Funding for classes offered four times a week year round at a permanent art studio at the Portland headquarters.
2017
$20,000

South China Public Library, South China, ME

Relocation and Expansion

Funding to relocate the library building to a newly purchased property, add a modular classroom and add new construction for bathrooms and additional space.
2017
$10,450

Spaulding Memorial Library, Sebago, ME

Library Building Improvements

Funding to replace the four columns at the front entry and upgrade the basement bulkhead.
2017
$15,000

Spruce Head Community Hall & Historical Association, Spruce Head, ME

Spruce Head Community Hall Preservation Project

Funding to complete renovation project _ Phases 3-6.
2017
$50,000

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, ME

Environment matters _ A Facility Improvement Project

Funding for the renovation and expansion of the child and adolescent behavioral and mental health facilities. (Phase 1 of a 3 phase, $12 million project)
2017
$30,000

Stonington Public Library, Stonington, ME

All Aboard

Funding to replace the furnace, take down the chimney, create a ADA compliant bathroom and build a new floor (phases 1 and 2 of a 3 phased project).
2017
$10,000

Strawbery Banke Museum, Inc., Portsmouth, NH

2018 Curatorial Exhibit: _Vice_

Funding to support the design and installation of the new _Vice_ exhibit scheduled for the 2018 season.
2017
$8,200

The Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

Multi-Generational Learning Opportunities at the Museum.

Funding for website redesign, educational programming, creation of a Digital Field Trip Program and building renovations.
2017
$20,000

The Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb, ME

Forty Days in the Woods at School

Funding for a pilot program for children to conduct ecological, arboreal and animal studies, creating resources for other Maine teachers to create outdoor science classrooms of their own.
2017
$20,000

The Maine Girls' Academy, Portland, ME

Reinventing The Maine Girls_ Academy

Funding to expand outreach to a broader demographic and build infrastructure in advancement and admissions activities.
2017
$3,000

The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation, Portland, ME

Internship Program

Funding for an undergraduate student intern.
2017
$3,804

The New School, Kennebunk, ME

Upgrading Technology in the Classroom

Funding for four new projectors and four new classroom laptops.
2017
$15,000

The Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation, Inc., Hancock, ME

Expanding and Improving Students Residence and Practice Facilities

Funding to renovate the recently donated Tamarack Place facility and upgrade bathrooms in the Monteux Cabins.
2017
$25,000

The Range Light Keepers, Arrowsic, ME

Kennebec River Range Lights Restoration

Funding toward the restoration of the front tower, phase 2 of a 4 phase project.
2017
$12,000

The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation, Portland, ME

CSC SpARCs Special Camps

Funding for two-week SpARCs bridge camp for disadvantaged Maine youth in grades 7, 8, and 9.
2017
$10,000

The Telling Room, Portland, ME

The Telling Room_s 2017-2018 Anthology Project: COLOR

Funding for the annual themed writing and art project which includes after-school programs, in-school residencies, programs for English language learners, and a published anthology.
2017
$15,000

Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston, ME

Conservation and Restoration of Knox Farmhouse _ A National Historic Landmark

Funding to mitigate the extensive moisture problem at the Farmhouse Museum.
2017
$8,635

Town of Corinna, Corinna, ME

Museum Display and Security Upgrades

Funding for digital tablet podiums and a video security system.
2017
$20,000

Town of Tremont, Bernard, ME

Bass Harbor Memorial Library Expansion Project

Funding for a 770 sq. foot addition and alterations and energy upgrade to the existing structure.
2017
$35,000

Tree Street Youth, Lewiston, ME

Little Kids Rock Too _ Phase 2 of the Campaign for Growth

Funding to renovate the Pre-K classroom, build 4 new classrooms for grades 1-5, expand exits, relocate play space, and integrate fa
2017
$10,000

Tri-County Literacy, Bath, ME

Read with Me Family Literacy Program

Funding for family literacy sessions at all Midcoast Maine Community Action Head Start Centers.
2017
$75,000

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

The Digital Sciences Academy at UNE

Funding for Phase 1 of renovations to the Digital Sciences Academy_s new home at 1075 Forest Avenue in Portland.
2017
$75,000

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Maine Roads to Quality

Funding to increase the number of childcare programs in Maine working towards national accreditation.
2017
$25,000

Victoria Mansion, Portland, ME

Reception Room Conservation

Funding to conserve original 1855-1860 painted finished on the walls and ceilings of the Reception Room.
2017
$20,000

VNA Home Health Hospice, South Portland, ME

Smart Classrooms: Supporting the Pathways to Clinical Excellence Education Expansion

Funding for equipment for the Smart Classroom initiative, bringing distance learning to clinical providers to create a standard of practice and allow clinicians to share knowledge.
2017
$5,000

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME

Support for 2018 Youth & Family Outreach Program at Waterfall Arts

Funding for after-school and summer arts programs, school fieldtrips for students and professional development for teachers, community art events, and deepening partnerships with other youth serving organizations.
2017
$20,000

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

Facilities for Program Expansion: Phase II _ Studio Design and Construction

Funding for the final design and construction of a new studio. Phase 2 of a 4 Phase, $10 million project.
2017
$15,000

Waterville Public Library, Waterville, ME

Technology Enhancements

Funding for 43 new computers and a new video security system.
2017
$5,490

Watts Hall Community Players, Thomaston, ME

Lighting Project for Watts Hall Auditorium

Funding to update the stage lighting system in the 100-year-old Watts Hall.
2017
$10,000

Wayfinder Schools, New Gloucester, ME

Opportunity Farm

General funding for the Passages and Residential programs based at Opportunity Farm, focused on academic and life skills for high school aged at-risk youth and teen parents.
2017
$25,000

Wells Public Library Foundation, Wells, ME

Wells Public Library Growing Again

Funding for a 3,350 foot addition and renovation of existing space.
2017
$30,000

West Gouldsboro Village Improvement Association, Gouldsboro, ME

West Gouldsboro Village Church and Village Library _ Restoration/Preservation

Funding to replace the foundation on the village Church (Phase 1 of a 3 phase project)
2017
$10,000

Western Maine Art Group, Norway, ME

Renovations to the Matolcsy Art Center

Funding to replace exterior staircase with a fire escape, remove exterior door, replace window, install an attic floor, and create a racking system to store art.
2017
$5,000

Wintergreen Arts Center, Presque Isle, ME

Wintergreen Arts and Education Programs

Funding to expand arts programming to include off-site programs for at-risk youth and senior citizens and to continue to broaden preschool, afterschool, and summer programs for all ages.
2017
$30,000

Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, Freeport, ME

Planning and Designing the Smith Center for Education, and the Kitchen and Children_s Farm Discovery Gardens, and Trail System

Funding for final planning and design phase of project. Part of an $8.8million capital campaign.
2017
$20,000

Woman's Literary Union of Androscoggin County, Auburn, ME

2017 Foss Mansion Renovation

Funding for electrical work, attic insulation, interior and exterior painting, stone retaining wall repairs, window rehabilitation, and carpet replacement.
2017
$25,000

Wood Island Life Saving Station Association, Kittery Point, ME

Wood Island Life Savings Station Rehabilitation, Phase Two

Funding to install new windows, doors and exterior shingles to renovate this formerly derelict lifesaving station.
2016
$25,000

317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth, ME

Historic Preservation Renovations for 317 Main

To undertake historic preservation renovations for the Captain S.C. Blanchard House, home of 317 Main programs and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016
$10,000

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

Re-Booting Museum Learning at the Abbe Museum

Support to produce new dialogue-based, Native-led educational, festival and community programming and launch an online collections portal to align with a new strategic plan.
2016
$10,000

Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille, ME

Acadian Narrative Exhibit

To complete renovations of the new exhibition building by finishing interior and exterior work on the ceilings, walls and floors and purchasing solar panels.
2016
$10,000

Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill, ME

New Music Library Building Construction

Funding to complete construction of the new music library building on its new campus.
2016
$7,500

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Bangor, ME

2017 Young People's Concert

Support for the 2017 Young People's Concert for Maine students grades 3-8, including accompanying educational materials for students and teachers.
2016
$5,000

Belfast Creative Coalition, Belfast, ME

Professional Development Seminar Series

Funding for a series of four seminars addressing marketing skills and business strategies for creative entrepreneurs and artists.
2016
$15,200

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterville, Waterville , ME

After School Program Expansion

Funding to provide an increasing number of at-risk youth grades 1-8 with year-round afterschool programming in remedial and alternative education.
2016
$17,300

Castine Early Learning Center dba Community Childhood Learning Place, Castine, ME

Repurposing the 1895 Standpipe: Windows

To underwrite new windows for a project which will renovate the 1895 historic standpipe in Castine, ME into an early childhood learning center.
2016
$35,000

Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

Property Purchase and Construction of Sleeping Cabins

Support for the construction of four new sleeping cabins to accomodate artists and students while the barn is renovated to meet fire code.
2016
$5,000

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

ArtLab Education Program

Support to expand ArtLab into a year-round program at the new downtown Rockland location.
2016
$10,000

Center Theatre, Inc., Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Grants to Green Project

Support to complete a series of energy improvements to the Theatre including insulating and air sealing, installing heat pumps, and electrical work.
2016
$30,000

Central Maine Area Agency on Aging d/b/a Spectrum Generations, Augusta, ME

Community-Based Healthcare Risk Interventions and Services

Funding for the CHRIS program, which will deliver integrated, community-based medical intervention to 80 adults ages 50 and older with three or more chronic health conditions in rural Maine.
2016
$20,000

Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Greenville, ME

Cardiac Monitoring System for Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Support to purchase a new cardiac monitoring system for the hospital's post-anesthesia care unit.
2016
$5,000

Choral Art Society, Portland, ME

Light Shines Eternal

To underwrite a concert performing Donald McCullough's "Holocaust Cantata" and James Whitburns' "Luminosity."
2016
$30,100

College for ME-Androscoggin, Lewiston, ME

Pathways to College Level Learning Grades 8-12

Support to develop a website and common application for a program promoting college-level learning opportunities for middle and high school students in Androscoggin County.
2016
$50,000

Colonial Theatre, Inc., Augusta, ME

Community Campaign to Restore the Colonial Theatre

Support to restore and expand the historic Colonial Theatre in Augusta, ME, into a multi-purpose cultural venue for the arts.
2016
$16,800

Community Health and Counseling Services, Bangor, ME

Improving Telehealth Services for Home Health Patients

Support to lease 10 internet-based telehealth units to provide remote services to home care patients with chronic medical conditions in rural Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington counties.
2016
$5,000

Cumberland Historical Society, Cumberland, ME

Cumberland Brass Band Drum Restoration

Support to restore and reassemble the circa 1880 historic bass drum which once belonged to the Cumberland Brass Band.
2016
$20,000

Curran Homestead, Inc., Orrington, ME

Raising Barns: Building Spaces for Traditional Arts and Hands On Learning Experiences

Funding to move and renovate an onsite structure into a classroom space, construct two barns for workshops and programming, and partially fund a full-time, permanent Museum Director position.
2016
$15,000

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, ME

Audio Visual Upgrade of the Morrell Meeting Room

Funding to upgrade the audio/visual equipment in the Library's Morrell Meeting Room, which is heavily used by the community for exhibits, lectures, musical performances, film showings and workshops.
2016
$5,000

Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME

2016 Community Music and Art Festival: the DAM JAM

Support to produce the 2016 DAM JAM, an annual music and arts festival featuring live music, public art projects and a craft fair showcasing local artisans.
2016
$2,327

Dorcas Library Association, Prospect Harbor, ME

Purchase of E-Readers and Digital Content

Support to purchase 10 Kindle e-readers and digital content to support its juvenile and adult literacy programs.
2016
$30,000

Down East Community Hospital, Machias, ME

Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation

Support to renovate the hospital's 50 year-old Emergency Department to provide a more modern and efficient environment for patients and staff.
2016
$20,680

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME

Let's Find Out How to Protect Marine Species

To pilot the Coastal Marine Science Academy, a program providing professional development in STEM to K-12 teachers in Washington County who will then implement a student-designed marine species research project in the classroom.
2016
$35,000

Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, ME

Second Phase Capital Improvements: Building for Sustainability

Support to replace or repair the second-story windows to improve energy efficiency.
2016
$35,000

Ecology Education, Inc. d.b.a. The Ecology School, Saco, ME

Comprehensive Planning for The Ecology School at River Bend Farm

Support for Phase II master planning of a four-phase campaign to create a sustainable residential environmental learning center at River Bend Farm in Saco, ME.
2016
$100,000

Educare Central Maine, Waterville, ME

Elevate Maine Somerset Partnership

To pilot a rural, coordinated birth-to-kindergarten-entry quality early care and education model for children, parents and providers in Somerset County, ME, including comprehensive evaluation of outcomes.
2016
$50,000

Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth, ME

The Next Chapter Expansion Project

Funding to add 8,020 square feet of public, collection and work space, modernize technological infrastructure, and improve energy efficiency of the library.
2016
$15,000

Family Hope, Scarborough, ME

Building Awareness and Capacity of the Family Support Navigator Program

Support to expand awareness of the family navigator program through print and radio advertising, and to hire a part-time Program Manager to accomodate increased client load.
2016
$10,000

Frannie Peabody Center, Portland, ME

Integrated Access to Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Support for integrated medical case management services for people in Maine living with HIV/AIDS.
2016
$25,000

Freeport Historical Society, Freeport, ME

Harrington House Window Repair

Support to replace and/or restore the exterior windows of the 1830 Harrington House in Freeport, ME, which serves as the Society's headquarters.
2016
$13,737

Frenchman's Bay Library, Sullivan, ME

Library Renovation

Support to install new windows, shelving and lighting, insulate exterior walls and replace the rusted exterior book drop box.
2016
$6,300

Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred, ME

Shaker Museum Painting & Speakers Forum

To repaint the exterior of the 1800s Museum building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and support the third annual summer speakers series in 2017.
2016
$20,000

Friends of Evergreen, Portland, ME

Evergreen Cemetary Landscape Restoration Project

Support to develop a landscape restoration plan to replace trees within Evergreen Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in order to restore its historic horticultural design.
2016
$25,000

Friends of Lincoln Park, Portland, ME

Restoration of 1871 Lincoln Park Fountain

Support for the first phase of Lincoln Park's rehabilitation: complete restoration of the 1871 fountain, part of Portland's public art collection.
2016
$15,000

Friends of Seguin Island Light Station, Bath, ME

Bricks and Mortar Project

Support to repoint the bricks on the Main House, which was built in 1857 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016
$15,000

Friends of Starling Hall, Kents Hill, ME

Starling Hall Renovations: Phase I

Support to relocate the building, install a new foundation, and install new electric and HVAC systems for the 1879 Starling Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016
$3,800

Friends of the DaPonte String Quartet, Damariscotta, ME

"Music Lives" Tour

To underwrite educational materials and travel costs for a 6-day, 500-mile tour to perfom classical music in Milbridge, Surry and Eastport, Maine.
2016
$25,000

Friends of the St. Lawrence Church, Portland, ME

Handicap Accessibility

Support to replace the defunct handicap-lift to ensure barrier-free access for patrons.
2016
$3,224

Fryeburg Historical Society, Fryeburg, ME

Heating System for Research Library

Support to purchase and install two Rinnai heaters in the research library to enable year-round use.
2016
$24,000

Gorham-Falmouth Alliance for Robotics, Gorham, ME

Robotics Playing Field

Funding to purchase a playing field perimeter for use as a practice space by robotics teams throughout Southern Maine.
2016
$30,000

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

Establishing a Journal for Student Science Writing in Maine

Funding to pilot a statewide, online publication dedicated to middle-school student science writing.
2016
$6,000

Harrison Historical Society, Harrison, ME

1810 Harrison Historical Society Farmhouse Roof

Support to replace damaged roofing on the 1810 Farmhouse building.
2016
$5,303

Hear ME Now!, Portland, ME

Early Storytelling

Support to teach parents and caregivers techniques for reading and creating a language rich environment for children with hearing loss.
2016
$25,000

Hebron Academy, Hebron, ME

Innovative Furniture for Education - Phase II

Funding to complete their purchase of new academic furniture.
2016
$15,000

Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde, ME

Middle Level Sustainable Seaweed Program

Support to provide experiential, STEM-based seaweed aquaculture programming to 210 middle school students in midcoast Maine.
2016
$25,000

Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell, ME

Window Restoration Project

Support for the final phase of capital improvements to the historic 1880 Library: repairing and restoring 23 Gothic stained glass windows, 10 basement casement windows and installing accompanying tempered glass storm panels.
2016
$15,000

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Camden, ME

Newry Staff House Project

Support for the construction of an environmentally friendly staff house for meeting space, planning space, shared meal times and respite.
2016
$50,000

Inland Hospital, Waterville, ME

Center for Women's Health at Inland Hospital

Support to purchase an ultrasound machine for the imaging suite of the new Center for Women's Health.
2016
$10,000

Island Commons Resource Center, Chebeague Island, ME

Island Commons Van Purchase

Funding to purchase a wheelchair accessible van.
2016
$35,000

Islands Community Medical Services, Inc., Vinalhaven, ME

Social Determinants of Health in the Medical Home Initiative

Support to align health center processes with the new 2014 Patient-Centered Medical Home standards, improve the tech interface with HealthInfoNet, and train health center staff on social determinants of health.
2016
$5,000

Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, ME

Connecting Community through Art and Place

Support to partner with LEAPS of IMAGINATION in delivering two 4-week art and literacy programs for school children during the school day and additional arts programming connecting children, teachers, artists and the community.
2016
$25,000

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Inc., Augusta, ME

JMG Middle School Program

Funding for a program providing supports to at-risk youth grades 6-8 in five southern Maine schools to prepare them for success in high school.
2016
$1,000

Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc., Blue Hill, ME

Jonathan Fisher's 1816: A Year Without a Summer

Funding to underwrite outreach materials for a 2-day symposium on Jonathan Fisher and his observations of the extreme climate event of 1816.
2016
$16,670

Jonesport Historical Society, Jonesport, ME

Basement Waterproofing

Support to waterproof the basement for future stabilization of the historic Sawyer building.
2016
$1,999

Kennebec Historical Society, Augusta, ME

Water Softener

Funding to purchase a water softener to mitigate the effects of hard water on the Society's environmental control unit, which is used to preserve the historic collection.
2016
$6,350

Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc., Nobleboro, ME

Educator-in-Residence: Whitefield School

Support to place an Educator-in-Residence at the Whitefield School to extend leadership and development programming to students and teachers for 10 weeks over the 2017 winter season.
2016
$5,000

L/A Arts, Lewiston, ME

Restoring L/A Arts' Downtown Community Performance Space

To underwrite renovation and new equipment for the Downstage community performance space which sustained fire damage in 2015.
2016
$10,000

LearningWorks, Portland, ME

Afterschool STEM-based Summer Program

Funding for an additional 20 at-risk elementary students to participate in a STEM-based summer learning program which reduces summer slide.
2016
$11,500

Lexington Highland Historical Society, Oakland, ME

Recognizing Early Settlers and the Farming and Lumbering Industries

To construct a barn, blacksmith shop and additional exhibit room adjoining the History House which will display historic artifacts of the farming and lumbering industries.
2016
$29,685

Lisbon Emergency Inc., Lisbon, ME

Cardiac Care

Support to purchase the LIFEPAK 15 cardiac monitor to ensure patient safety and quality medical response.
2016
$25,000

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, ME

Breast Clinic 3D Imaging Technology

Support to purchase 3D digital radiography equipment to increase effectiveness of mammograms and breast screening.
2016
$46,000

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Instructional Technology Improvements

Funding to equip seven classrooms with new instructional technology and pilot interactive whiteboards in the classroom.
2016
$5,000

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, ME

Advancing Fiber Art: Collaborative Exhibitions with Museums, Galleries and Libraries

Support to produce collaborative exhibitions exploring fiber art within the historical context of textile mills in Maine.
2016
$5,000

Maine Jewish Film Festival, Portland, ME

Bringing the Maine Jewish Film Festival to Lewiston

To build upon the newly established film programming offered in Lewiston, and hire part-time staff to conduct targeted marketing and outreach.
2016
$30,000

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

Bowdoin Renovation Project

Support for renovations to the schooner Bowdoin, the flagship of the Academy's training fleet and a key maritime classroom.
2016
$25,000

Maine Media Workshops & College, Rockport, ME

Customer Relationship Management Project

Support to upgrade the school's student database to Salesforce in order to meet NEASC accreditation standards.
2016
$11,725

Maine Mountain Children's House, Kingfield, ME

Creation of an Outdoor Classroom

To underwrite building supplies, labor and educational materials for creation of an outdoor classroom and experiential learning environment for children ages two through sixth grade.
2016
$25,000

Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation, Lewiston, ME

Maine Public Classical

Support to purchase additional FM radio frequencies and expand broadcasting of arts and culture programming across the state.
2016
$10,000

Maine State Ballet, Falmouth, ME

Upgrading Lights in Maine State Ballet's Lopez Theater

Support to purchase energy efficient stage lighting for the Lopez Theater.
2016
$11,400

Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME

Women's Suffrage in Maine

Support to conduct an historical survey and create educational materials as part of a larger project recognizing the upcoming 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Maine.
2016
$15,000

Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, ME

Full Scale Children's Theatre Production of Aladdin

Funding to support a full-scale production of Aladdin by the intern company, and determine future viability of enhanced children's theatre on a permanent basis.
2016
$0

Maine Technology Museum, Hinckley, ME

Maine Technology Museum Capital Campaign

Support to renovate and preserve the 1906 Carnegie Library on the Good Will-Hinckley campus into Maine's first interactive STEM technology museum.
2016
$25,000

MaineHealth Care at Home, Saco, ME

Advancing Pediatric Palliative Care

Funding to extend home-based counseling and telehealth services to more terminally-ill children in need of palliative care.
2016
$10,885

McArthur Public Library , Biddeford, ME

2nd Floor HVAC Controls/Zone Replacement

Support to replace the library's poorly operating HVAC system with a lower-maintenance and more cost and energy efficient system.
2016
$25,000

Morrison Center, Scarborough, ME

Community Integration Vehicles

Support to purchase four additional handicap accessible vehicles to provide increased community inclusion opportunities.
2016
$49,854

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Expansion of the Education Center

Support to renovate and expand the administrative offices of the science education programs and increase hands-on biomedical research training opportunities for Maine students.
2016
$50,000

Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor, ME

Emergency Generator Replacement Project

Support to replace the emergency generator system, including construction of a new utility building to house the system.
2016
$25,000

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maine (NAMI), Augusta, ME

Inspiring Minds Peer Education Program

Funding to provide volunteer training in a peer-to-peer, skills-based mental health curriculum to benefit adults living with mental health challenges in Maine.
2016
$24,888

Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute, Portland, ME

Statewide Expansion

To develop and implement a private online community for the girls' leadership program as it expands statewide, and to underwrite facilitator training and background checks for advisors.
2016
$20,000

Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

Teen Space Relocation and Redesign

Support to relocate and upgrade the young adult space and adjacent reference room to meet increased demand by teen patrons.
2016
$20,000

Pejepscot Historical Society , Brunswick, ME

Structural Sustainability for the Historic Park Row Properties

Funding for energy efficiency upgrades, moisture mitigation and exterior facade improvements to the historic Skolfield-Whittier Historic House Museum and Pejepscot Historical Society Museum and Research Center.
2016
$25,000

Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation, Rockland, ME

Educating a Community to Talk About End-of-Life Care

Funding for step one of creating a regional palliative care program for the midcoast region: training healthcare providers and community members in the foundations and principles of palliative care.
2016
$15,000

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport , ME

The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries

Support to create a multi-media exhibit tracking the evolution of the fishing industry since the end of World War II.
2016
$10,000

Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor, ME

Improving the Efficiency and Comfort of the Bangor Opera House

Funding to purchase energy-efficient LED cyclorama lighting equipment for the Bangor Opera House.
2016
$15,000

Phippsburg Historical Society, Phippsburg, ME

Murphy House Fisherman's Museum

Support to relocate the John Murphy House from Sebasco, ME to the Phippsburg Historical Society campus where it will become an interpretative exhibit of local fishing history.
2016
$25,000

Pihcintu, Windham, ME

Expansion Project

Support to add 10 members to the chorus of refugee/immigrant and at-risk middle and high school girls from Southern Maine.
2016
$30,000

Pines Health Services, Caribou, ME

Oral Health Expansion

Support to purchase moveable dental equipment for two planned operatories located at the Women's and Children's Health Center in Caribou, ME.
2016
$7,200

Portland Ballet Company, Portland, ME

Swan Lake Act II and Mixed Repertoire

To underwrite production costs of a combined spring performance of Swan Lake Act II and two shorter, more contemporary ballets at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.
2016
$15,000

Portland Ovations, Portland, ME

Seeking Resonance

Support for a multidisciplinary programmatic series celebrating creative expression rooted in and inspired by religious traditions and spiritual practices.
2016
$25,000

Quoddy Tides Foundation, Eastport, ME

Creative Capital: Responding to Accelerating Transitions Along the Eastern Coast of Maine

Funding for interior renovations of the 1819 North Church building, and to stabilize the historic 1828 Seaman's Church and bring it up to fire code.
2016
$20,000

Rippleffect, Inc., Portland, ME

Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education

Support to expand the current program to a fourth middle school, to add a high school ROLE program, and to provide a summer summit experience.
2016
$25,000

Robotics Institute of Maine, Portland, ME

Robotics Team Support and Competition Sponsorship

To underwrite materials, registration fees, tools and event sponsorship for competitive robotics teams in Maine.
2016
$40,000

Rockland Historical Society, Rockland, ME

Rehabilitation of Birthplace of Edna St. Vincent Millay Phase I

Funding to replace the electrical system and restore the exterior as phase one of a three-phase campaign to rehabilitate the birthplace of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
2016
$9,000

Sacopee Valley Health Center, Porter, ME

Using Intraoral Cameras for Improved Oral Health

Funding to purchase two intraoral cameras, four monitors and docking stations to improve patient compliance and oral health outcomes in underserved populations.
2016
$24,626

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME

Community-Based Science for Underserved Students

To pilot a program engaging at-risk high school students from Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, ME, in authentic scientific work with researchers at the Schoodic Institute.
2016
$3,000

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Harrison, ME

Healing through Music

Support to expand the Pathways to Chamber Music program to include a new series of outreach concerts at local hospitals and children's concerts at two local libraries.
2016
$20,000

Seeds of Independence, Brunswick, ME

Grit Leadership Program

Funding for an afterschool mentoring program which provides 60 at-risk middle school students with daily academic, social, and emotional supports.
2016
$20,000

Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, ME

Purchase of 170 Main Street

Support to increase library space, services and programming through the purchase of an adjacent building which was once the original location of the library.
2016
$25,000

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

Red Studio Restoration Project

Support to renovate and stabilize three iconic campus structures which were converted from farm sheds to artist studios in 1946.
2016
$7,000

SMART Child and Family Services, Windham, ME

Electronic Health Records Integration

Funding to implement Claimtrak, an electronic health records (EHR) system designed for behavioral health providers.
2016
$25,000

Snow Pond Arts Academy, Sidney, ME

Start-Up Snow Pond Arts Academy

Start-up support for a new charter school for the arts including: building the website and social media presence, marketing and communication pieces and additional staffing in the development department.
2016
$20,000

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, MA

Hamilton House Planning Project

Support for a planning project to improve site drainage and resolve structural issues within the barn at Hamilton House, a National Historic Landmark in South Berwick, Maine.
2016
$50,000

Southern Harbor Eldercare Services, North Haven, ME

Southern Harbor House Adult Family Care Home

Support to construct and furnish a Level IV, 6-bed adult family care home on North Haven island.
2016
$15,000

Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough, ME

Adult Day Center Art and Music Therapy Program

Support to develop an art and music therapy program for 175 residents with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias at the Sam L. Cohen and Stewart Adult Day Centers.
2016
$25,000

SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

Capital Improvements Project

Support for capital improvements to the newly purchased building, including electrical upgrades and fixture replacement, improvements to the exterior facade, and public space and acoustic treatments.
2016
$10,000

Special Children's Friends, Ellsworth, ME

New Building Project

Funding to build additional classrooms, a gross motor therapy room, a private meeting space and handicapped bathrooms to serve more children in need of early intervention services.
2016
$25,000

Spring Point Ledge Light Trust, South Portland, ME

Reestablishing Weathertightness, Repairing Water Damage, and Replicating the Original Windows of the Spring Point Ledge Light

Support for extensive interior and exterior repairs to the lighthouse, including repair of a water leak and the resulting water damage, and producing historically accurate replica windows.
2016
$25,000

St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, ME

3D Mammography

Support to purchase state-of-the-art 3D mammography technology for the Regional Breast Care Center which serves female patients in northern and eastern Maine.
2016
$2,000

Stockton Springs Community Library, Stockton Springs, ME

Mobile Bookshelves

To purchase mobile wooden bookshelves to allow flexible use of library space for community programming, and to sand and paint the floor.
2016
$16,865

Tate House Museum, Portland, ME

Drainage, Climate and Site Improvements at Tate House Museum

Support to re-glaze and repaint 21 historic windows as part of the larger ongoing moisture mitigation project at the Tate House Museum.
2016
$5,000

The Dance Hall, Kittery, ME

Django by the Sea Gypsy Jazz Festival

Support for the second annual, 3-day Django by the Sea Gypsy Jazz Festival, featuring perfomances by five nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists and free jam sessions open to the public.
2016
$15,000

The Good Will-Hinckley Home Association, Hinckley, ME

College Step-Up Program

Funding for a program providing housing, academic coaching and life skills education to homeless youth or youth who have aged out of foster care while they pursue higher education.
2016
$11,000

The Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, ME

Replacing Metal Roofing on the Carriage House

Support to install new metal roofing on the Carriage House building.
2016
$10,000

The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation, Portland, ME

Camp Susan Curtis Pilot Mentoring Program

Support to create a year-round formal mentoring program for 10-15 at-risk middle school youth using shared recreational interests to promote youth engagement and academic achievement.
2016
$25,000

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore , ME

Raise the Barn: Rebuild the Magic!

Funding to finish the first floor, build and install doors and windows, and build the ramps of the new barn.
2016
$25,000

Theater At Monmouth, Monmouth, ME

Renovation of Toad Hall: Phase II

Support for Phase II renovations at Toad Hall: upgrades to the Carriage House building and construction of an external egress stair tower.
2016
$20,000

Timelines Community, Inc., Thorndike, ME

The Farwell Project

Support to renovate the second floors of the historic Farwell's Store and Mill in Thorndike, ME into six artisan studio spaces for year-round use.
2016
$10,000

Topsham Public Library, Topsham, ME

Collection Renewal Project

Support to revitalize the non-fiction collection and expand offerings to include Blu-ray/DVD, streaming media and other software.
2016
$25,000

Town of Eastbrook, Eastbrook, ME

Eastbrook Town House Building Restoration

Support to stabilize the historic Eastbrook Town House building with a new foundation, sub-flooring repairs, and roofing replacement.
2016
$12,000

Town of Thomaston, Thomaston, ME

Thomaston Green Park Bandstand

Support to construct a bandstand in the Thomaston Green Park for public concerts, community events, outdoor movies and art performances.
2016
$28,400

Trekkers, Thomaston, ME

Middle School Support Project

Funding to provide expeditionary learning programming to 80 middle school students in Knox County, and to use Harvard/McLean's PEAR assessment to track program results.
2016
$7,409

Unity College, Unity, ME

Wet Lab Coral Tank Enhancement Project

Support to purchase two Go-Pro cameras and accessories, educational materials and diversified coral fragments to expand Coral Wet Lab research opportunities for students.
2016
$5,141

University of Maine, Orono, ME

RSVP "Let's Read, Let's Grow"

Funding to expand the UMaine Center on Aging's intergenerational early childhood literacy program from 7 to 11 participating sites throughout Maine.
2016
$25,000

Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance Service, Bingham, ME

Equipment Replacement Program

Support to purchase two cardiac monitor/defibrillators and upgraded cell phone technology for emergency responders operating in remote areas.
2016
$26,442

Virginia Project, Inc., Bath, ME

Deck Support System Materials

Funding to purchase white oak timbers, 52 hackmatack tree knees and hardware to construct the deck support system for Maine's First Ship.
2016
$20,000

Washington Hancock Community Agency, Ellsworth, ME

Nurse Bridging Program

Two-year support for a program providing nursing care and other critical supports at or before birth to babies born prematurely or with other medical challenges in Washington County.
2016
$8,000

Waterman's Community Center, North Haven, ME

Conference Room Renovation

Support for the renovation of a second floor conference room to improve safety and meet Maine State Fire Code.
2016
$6,852

Women in Harmony, Portland, ME

Using Music to Build Community Among Those Affected By Cancer

Funding to underwrite a women's choral concert and discussion to build support and community among those affected by cancer.
2016
$15,000

Woodfords Family Services, Portland, ME

Early Childhood Services Program Relocation and Expansion

Support to relocate the preschool for autistic children from Oakland to Waterville, which will double its capacity and allow delivery of enhanced, early clinical interventions for children.
2016
$10,000

York County Shelter Program, Alfred, ME

Medical Psychiatric Services for Homeless Adults

Support to provide psychiatric services to shelter residents including diagnostic evaluations, clinical treatment, medications, and links to further medical treatment.
2015
$10,000

A Company of Girls, Portland, ME

Afterschool Arts Programming for Underserved Girls

Support for their year-long afterschool arts and mentoring program for girls ages 7-18 in Greater Portland.
2015
$2,000

Acorn Productions, Portland, ME

Maine Playwrights Festival at Mechanics Hall

Support to purchase sound baffling equipment for the Maine Playwrights Festival.
2015
$50,000

American Red Cross of Maine - Southern Maine Chapter, Portland, ME

New Bloodmobile Purchase

Support for the purchase, outfitting and operation of a new Bloodmobile.
2015
$44,500

Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle, ME

County Dialysis Center Renovation

Support to update equipment with the purchase of dialysis chairs and a hemodialysis machine.
2015
$10,000

ArtVan, Bath, ME

ArtVan Bath

Support to provide art therapy programs for low-income youth.
2015
$20,000

At a Bend in the Road, Hartford, ME

Program Building

Support to purchase a modular classroom to provide specialized therapy to children who have suffered severe trauma and abuse.
2015
$20,000

Atlantic Challenge Foundation d.b.a. The Apprenticeshop, Rockland, ME

Shop Building Renovation and Energy Update

Support to renovate the shop building and create space for offices and public programs.
2015
$7,420

Bangor Ballet, Bangor, ME

Sleeping Beauty

Support to produce a full-length performance of Sleeping Beauty.
2015
$10,000

Bates College, Lewiston , ME

Museum of Art: Points of View Exhibit

Support for an exhibition of contemporary photography featuring interrelationships between the human and natural worlds.
2015
$10,000

Bath Freight Shed Alliance, Inc., Arrowsic, ME

Historic Bath Freight Shed Restoration

Funding to purchase three new double doors and one single door for the Freight Shed, a 19th century building on the Kennebec waterfront in Bath, Maine. 1/25/16 Condition met, payment released. LMS
2015
$5,000

Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School, Rockport, ME

Trustee Challenge

Support for a matching gift challenge to provide music education scholarships and to underwrite the free public music programs.
2015
$7,500

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME

BLOOM Educator's Program

Support for 10 high school teachers to participate in the four-day science immersion program which includes a curricular tool kit to improve ocean science education in their classrooms.
2015
$33,000

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Blue Hill, ME

Clinical Education Simulated Patient Mannequin Purchase .

Support to purchase a full-size adult mannequin for their clinical staff training program.
2015
$10,000

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Art Museum: Earth Matters Exhibition

Support for an African art exhibit demonstrating how relationships with the land have defined the country, including work from the 19th and 20th century.
2015
$7,000

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Inc., Brunswick, ME

Technology and Equipment Upgrades

Support to purchase new recording, ticketing and performance equipment.
2015
$30,000

Breakwater School d.b.a. Breakwater Learning, Portland, ME

Maine State Learning Program

Support to develop skill content for a statewide learning program that recognizes accomplishments beyond the classroom with a digital badging portfolio.
2015
$16,900

Bridgton Public Library, Bridgton, ME

Weatherization of the Library

Support to renovate and insulate the windows of the 1913 library building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2015
$10,000

Broadreach Family & Community Services, Belfast, ME

Fostering Reading Readiness through Place-Based Nature Education

To train 10 preschool teachers in delivery of a therapeutic, nature-based learning curriculum specifically designed for preschool children at risk of reading failure.
2015
$550

Brownfield Public Library, Brownfield, ME

E-Books For Brownfield Public Library

Support for sign-up and annual fees to join the Maine InfoNet Download Library and provide e-books to patrons.
2015
$5,000

Camden International Film Festival, Camden, ME

Points North Engagement Summit: Sustainable Solutions

Support for the 2015 film festival themed on environmental issues, which includes a daylong summit, statewide screening tours and special events.
2015
$10,000

Cancer Community Center, South Portland, ME

Wellness and Healthy Living Education Program

Support for their wellness programs, which include movement, nutrition and mental wellbeing classes.
2015
$10,000

Caribou Public Library Foundation, Caribou, ME

Archive Enhancement

Funding to purchase a ScanPro2000 and historical figure standees.
2015
$9,500

Caterpillar Hill Initiative, Sedgwick, ME

Caterpillar Hill Amphitheater

Support to purchase sound system equipment for their newly constructed outdoor amphitheater.
2015
$10,000

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME

Woodworking Equipment

Support to incorporate digital fabrication into the school's curriculum by acquiring a ShopBot CNC milling machine.
2015
$10,000

Challenger Learning Center of Maine, Bangor, ME

More STEM for Maine Students

Support to underwrite the cost of bringing the STEM space program to schools throughout Maine.
2015
$10,300

Chase Emerson Memorial Library, Deer Isle, ME

Library Climate Control

Support to improve library climate control through exterior wall repair, repair or replacement of damaged windows, and installation of a heat pump (6/2/16: REALLOCATED to vapor barrier and insulation work, window repair and reshingling. RB approved. KD).
2015
$3,299

Cherryfield Free Public Library, Cherryfield, ME

It's All About E-Readers

Support to purchase e-books and e-readers for their patrons.
2015
$15,000

Cherryfield-Narraguagus Historical Society, Cherryfield, ME

Cherryfield Train Station Restoration

Support to restore the 1898 train station for use as an information center and museum.
2015
$40,000

Cheverus High School, Portland, ME

Digital Communication and Learner-Centered Initiative

Support to provide each student with an iPad and shift to student-centered education using upgraded digital technology.
2015
$35,000

Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, ME

Collaborative Education Program RETURNED FUNDS - $30,000

A pilot project that will organize community partners to create integrated experiential programming for the K-12 Wiscasset school system.
2015
$10,000

Child and Family Opportunities, Inc., Ellsworth, ME

High Scope Literacy Resource Material

To purchase High Scope literacy materials for 21 early childhood education classrooms in Washington and Hancock counties.
2015
$20,000

Citizens for Squirrel Point, Arrowsic, ME

Restoration of Squirrel Point Light

Support to stabilize and restore Squirrel Point Light, one of four navigational aids along the Kennebec River's 11-mile stretch from the Atlantic to Bath, Maine.
2015
$20,000

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, ME

Cobscook Community High School Program Expansion

Support to hire faculty and develop curriculum to add a third year of programs to the alternative high school.
2015
$6,654

Community Bicycle Center, Biddeford, ME

Kids Bike Factory

Support for the youth job-skills program which teaches how to build a business through the hands-on process of reconditioning bikes for the community.
2015
$34,669

Community Dental, Falmouth, ME

Increasing Oral Health Access for Adults with Complex Special Needs

Support to establish a fully-equipped surgical suite in the new dental health center to provide specialty care for adult patients with complex needs.
2015
$10,000

Eastport Public Library Association, Eastport, ME

Peavey Memorial Library Electronic Card Catalogue

Support to transition the library catalogue to digital format.
2015
$7,000

Engine Inc., Biddeford, ME

Compass Project's Design/Build Initiative

Funding for training, equipment, and software for the Compass Project program, which will provide Design/Build classes for youth at Thornton Academy.
2015
$10,000

Everyman Repertory Theatre, Rockport, ME

Collaborative Theater

Support to underwrite the production costs to create three collaborative theater performances.
2015
$20,000

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

Art in Collaboration with Donald Saff

Support to create an exhibition of the 1960s artist and printmaker, Donald Saff.
2015
$8,000

Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, Gray, ME

Adult and Children's Theater & SINGERS Expansion Project

Support for an adult theater production, a community choral group, and increased theater activities in their summer camp and afterschool programs.
2015
$15,000

Figures of Speech Theatre, Freeport, ME

The Little Match Girl Passion

Support for equipment to create a musical theater rendition of The Little Match Girl Passion using puppetry, actors, and projected film.
2015
$10,000

Frances Perkins Center, Newcastle, ME

Perkins Family Homestead

Support for a feasibility study to purchase the 1837 Perkins Homestead.
2015
$5,000

Friends of Congress Square Park, Portland, ME

In the Square Festival

Support to coordinate over 70 free public art events and activities in Portland's Congress Square Park from May through October.
2015
$11,301

Friends of Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsonsfield, ME

Restoring Doe Hall

Support for the next phase of restoring Doe Hall, a national historic landmark, through work on the right front portico.
2015
$10,000

Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME

Jacob Cousins Memorial Renovation

Funding to renovate the design and landscape of the Jacob Cousins Memorial which commemorates the first Jewish soldier to perish in World War I.
2015
$15,000

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, Inc., Portland, ME

Educational Outreach and Awareness Expansion

Funding for audio, video, and web technology upgrades to expand the organization's educational and outreach efforts.
2015
$15,000

Friends of the Marsh River Theater, Brooks, ME

Vinyl Siding for the Marsh River Theater

Support to purchase and install vinyl siding as a permanent solution to maintaining the theater's exterior.
2015
$5,000

Good Theater, Inc., Scarborough, ME

Regional Theater Premiere of "Act One"

Support to produce the regional theater premiere of "Act One," the most ambitious play presented in the theater's history.
2015
$22,824

Greater Portland Health, Portland, ME

Improving Health Care Efficiency

Support to install wide area network internet technology to connect each of its four clinical sites.
2015
$10,000

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Fab Academy Training for Students and Teachers

Support to train high school teachers and students in digital fabrication techniques through MIT's distance graduate program.
2015
$12,500

Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library, Steuben, ME

Facilities and Grounds Restoration and Improvement

Support for facility improvements, including painting and new signage.
2015
$20,000

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells, ME

Windows Repair and Replacement: Phase II

Funding to complete restoration of the Meeting House windows.
2015
$7,691

History House Association d.b.a. Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center, Skowhegan, ME

Preserving Two Unique Historic Collections

Support to digitize 300 newspaper editions and preserve an antique civil war uniform and accessories.
2015
$10,000

Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough, ME

Closing the Gap: Increasing Hospice Education and Access in Southern Maine

Support to analyze and interpret patient data, and develop a business plan to increase access to hospice care for underserved patients in Southern Maine.
2015
$10,000

Houlton Regional Health Services Foundation dba Health Services Foundation, Houlton, ME

Phase I: Capital Equipment Needs for Houlton Regional Hospital

Support to purchase a coagulation analyzer for Houlton Regional Hospital.
2015
$15,000

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

Seaweed Aquaculture Curriculum Plan

Support to develop an aquaculture curriculum for Maine island and coastal elementary, middle and high school students (STEM).
2015
$15,000

Island Readers and Writers: An Initiative for Maine Children, Mount Desert, ME

Building Educational Partnerships that Deepen Understanding

A pilot project working with middle-school teachers in two Washington County schools to develop literary curriculum aligned with Common Core.
2015
$50,000

Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

New England Leukemia and Lymphoma Translational Network Pilot

Support to collect tumor samples and create patient-derived mouse models to test new chemotherapies.
2015
$15,000

Junior Achievement of Maine, Inc., Portland, ME

Financial and Career Skills for Middle School Children

Support to deliver work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training to students at Scarborough Middle School.
2015
$75,000

Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry, Augusta, ME

Relocation and Expansion of the Dental Clinic

Support for Phase One: to renovate and move the clinic into a new and larger building.
2015
$3,000

LARK Society for Chamber Music, Portland, ME

Chamber Music Course

Support for three chamber music performances chronologically illustrating cultural eras from Baroque to contemporary.
2015
$20,000

Let's Get Ready, Boston, MA

Maine Project

Support for the college preparatory program for low-income and first-generation high school students in Southern Maine.
2015
$35,000

LifeFlight Foundation, Camden, ME

LifeFlight: Saving More Lives

Support for medical equipment to transform the new aircrafts into flying hospitals.
2015
$10,000

Lincoln County Children's Services dba Coastal Kids Preschool, Damariscotta, ME

NAEYC Certified Toddler Classroom

Support to purchase the equipment and furniture necessary for accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
2015
$15,000

Lincoln County Historical Association, Inc., Wiscasset, ME

Interpretive Educational Initiative

Support to create primary school educational programs about rural life in Maine between 1760-1860.
2015
$25,000

LincolnHealth, Damariscotta, ME

Lincoln County Community Paramedicine Project

Funding to support the second and third year of a collaborative community paramedicine pilot in Lincoln County.
2015
$4,548

Literacy Volunteers of America - Waterville Area, Waterville, ME

Family Literacy Program

Support to develop and implement a family literacy tutor training program. 10/21/15: REALLOCATION of $1,700 from professional development to radio advertising and office coordinator hours. KD
2015
$10,000

Lovell Historical Society, Lovell, ME

Repair of the Kimball-Stanford House Ell

Funding to paint the exterior of the 1839 historic Kimball-Stanford House.
2015
$15,000

Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center, Bangor, ME

Prenatal Care for Low Income Women

Support to purchase an ultrasound machine, provide staff training, and conduct outreach.
2015
$10,000

Mad Horse Theatre Company, South Portland, ME

30th Season Marketing Campaign

Support to mark the theatre's 30th season with a marketing campaign to broaden their audience.
2015
$5,000

Mahoosuc Arts Council, Bethel, ME

Synchronicity: A Western Maine Partnership

A collaborative effort to bring the piano and percussion duo Synchronicity to Maine for concerts and school activities in Franklin and Oxford Counties.
2015
$10,000

Mahoosuc Kids Association, Bethel, ME

Science, Engineering, Technology and the Arts Afterschool Programs

Support for the year-round afterschool and summer education programs benefitting middle and high school aged youth in the Bethel area.
2015
$20,000

Maine 4-H Foundation, Orono, ME

Science and Literacy: FoodCorps

Support to expand the 4th-9th grade pilot agricultural science program to 4-H Learning Centers and their regional school systems.
2015
$5,000

Maine Coast Waldorf School, Freeport, ME

Remedial Reading Support

Support to train 1st-3rd grade teachers to recognize and address student reading deficiencies.
2015
$14,500

Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME

STEM Programming

Program development and scholarship support for their STEM-based afterschool, summer and vacation programs.
2015
$15,000

Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Bradley, ME

Renovation and Revitalization Project

Funding to make repairs and improvements to the saw mill museum structure.
2015
$35,000

Maine Highlands Senior Center, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Maine Highlands Senior Center

Funding to renovate the historic 1882 Central Hall building into an Adult Day Service Center.
2015
$25,000

Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

Industrial Creation: Maine's Legacy of Craft

Support to create an exhibit of 19th-century hand-painted banners, each representing a trade or craft commissioned by the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association.
2015
$9,800

Maine Humanities Council, Portland, ME

Coming Home: Humanities Programming for Maine Veterans

Support to offer the book and performance discussion series to Veterans throughout Maine.
2015
$25,000

Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, ME

Master Plan

Support to develop an architectural master plan to guide future renovations.
2015
$11,000

Maine Jazz Camp, Brooklyn, NY

Maine Cultural Outreach Project

Support to offer scholarships to immigrant and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students in Maine.
2015
$25,000

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

The 50 Forward Campaign: Lobstering & The Maine Coast Exhibit

Support to design and install a permanent exhibit about the Maine lobstering industry.
2015
$10,000

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Augusta, ME

Virtual Coaching for Afterschool STEM

Support to implement a two-month professional development program for teachers of afterschool STEM programs.
2015
$15,000

Maine Preservation, Yarmouth, ME

Protect and Sell Program

Support for a program which identifies, markets and sells historically significant properties to new owners who agree to preserve and rehabilitate them.
2015
$20,000

Maine Robotics, Orono, ME

Equipment Infrastructure Upgrade

Support to purchase laptops for the computer science and engineering robotics programs.
2015
$5,000

Maine Youth Alliance dba the Game Loft, Belfast, ME

Coming of Age in America

Support to expand the for-credit American history program for high school students in Waldo County.
2015
$12,000

Mayo Street Arts, Portland, ME

Performance Series for Community and Youth

Support to underwrite the cost of performances which reflect the diversity in their neighborhood and audiences.
2015
$26,000

Mid-Coast Health Net dba Knox County Health Clinic, Rockland, ME

Dental Care for Neighbors in Need

Support to purchase dental equipment for the oral health expansion project, a partnership effort with PenBay and Waldo General Hospitals.
2015
$5,000

Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick, ME

Summer Theater Productions for Students

Support to expand the summer performances by adding a 4th musical and up to 30 additional students.
2015
$15,000

Millinocket Historical Society, Millinocket, ME

Phase II: Second Floor Renovation of the Millinocket Historical Society

Support to begin rehabilitating the second floor of the building.
2015
$5,000

New England Hemophilia Association, Dedham, MA

Hemophilia Family Camp

Support to lower the cost of the summer hemophilia camp for children with bleeding disorders and their families.
2015
$25,000

North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, ME

North Yarmouth Academy Innovation Lab

Funding for equipment, technology and professional development to establish an Innovation Lab for grades 1-12 which will integrate STEM and the arts into the curriculum.
2015
$19,432

Northeast Hearing and Speech Center, Inc., Portland, ME

Five Books - Five Strategies

Support to provide 12 preschool teachers with professional development, coaching, and resource books to teach language and phonology in the classroom.
2015
$15,500

Oasis Health Network, Inc. dba Oasis Free Clinics, Brunswick, ME

Comprehensive Organizational Assessment

Support to conduct an organizational and strategic planning assessment in preparation for an expansion of services.
2015
$5,000

Old Berwick Historical Society, South Berwick, ME

Rally Round the Flagpole Campaign

Support to replace the flagpole, repair signs, and host a lecture series.
2015
$10,000

Old York Historical Society, York, ME

The Bulman Bed Hangings Project

Support to preserve a rare set of 18th century American embroidered bed hangings and create a permanent installation for them in the museum's gallery.
2015
$10,000

Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME

STEM to STEAM: A Community Arts Pathway for School Improvement

Support for the artist residency program to provide K-12 teachers with professional development in STEM learning through the arts.
2015
$2,500

Oratorio Chorale, Brunswick, ME

Prodigies Concert

Funding for the instrumentalists of the Maine Chamber Ensemble.
2015
$15,000

Otisfield Historical Society, Otisfield, ME

Old Town House Renovations

Support to renovate the 1905 Old Town House's new addition with electrical, plumbing, well and septic systems (listed on the National Register of Historic Places).
2015
$22,000

Oxford County Mental Health Services, Rumford, ME

Promoting Care Integration through Electronic Health Record Implementation

Support to implement Electronic Health Records (EHR) to provide real-time access for mobile crisis workers and other community-based service providers.
2015
$13,670

Palermo Community Library, Palermo, ME

Parking Lot and Driveway Paving

Support to pave the Library's driveway and parking lot.
2015
$5,500

Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, Eastport, ME

Maine Composers: World Premiere of Three New Works

Support to invite three Maine composers to submit new works which will be premiered during the Spring Concert Series.
2015
$25,000

Peregrine Corporation dba STRIVE, South Portland, ME

Increasing Assistive Technology to Tweens and Teens with Developmental Disabilities

Support to purchase assistive technology devices, including iPads and Apple TV's, as part of their renovation capital campaign.
2015
$5,315

Poland Historical Society, Poland, ME

Museum Addition Lighting

Support to purchase and install new lighting for the museum interior.
2015
$10,000

Poland Spring Academy, Poland, ME

Linguistic Elements Assimilation Program

Support to increase staff and expand the K-5th grade speech and language program.
2015
$10,000

Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland, ME

Community Outreach Support

Support to provide music instruction to youth ages 8-18 at the Mayo Street Arts Center.
2015
$28,000

Portland Lyric Theater, South Portland, ME

HVAC Update

Support to install an air-conditioning system for the theater space.
2015
$50,000

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Your Museum, Reimagined: PMA Collection Reinstallation

Support to reinstall the collection, revitalize the galleries, and develop an online and digital catalogue.
2015
$15,000

Portland Opera Repertory Theatre dba Opera Maine, Portland, ME

PORTopera's Summer Opera Festival

Support for the 2015 summer opera festival, which includes one opera concert and an expanded young artist program.
2015
$35,000

Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Support to present a month-long schedule of collaborative programming, events and exhibits centered on William Shakespeare's First Folio.
2015
$30,000

Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME

Portland Stage Education Programming

Support for education programming which serves over 9,500 K-12 public school students in the Greater Portland area.
2015
$6,980

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland, ME

Steinway Piano Repair

Support to repair the Steinway piano, which is co-owned with Portland Ovations.
2015
$5,000

Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, NH

Supporting Public Art and Youth in Theatre

Support to purchase children's constumes for the Festival's musical performances.
2015
$20,000

Rangeley Friends of the Performing Arts, Rangeley, ME

Theater Projection Room Renovation

Funding to renovate the projection room into a multi-purpose space with up-to-date light, sound and projection equipment.
2015
$10,000

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Rangeley, ME

Rangeley Boat Monument

Support to build a monument of the historic 19th century Rangeley Boat.
2015
$35,000

Readfield Union Meeting House Company, Readfield, ME

Restoration of Floor Substructure

Funding to resolve moisture issues and rebuild the floor substructure of the Readfield Union Meeting House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
2015
$10,000

Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, ME

New Exhibits and Programs

Support to update the exhibit, create an in-school traveling history curriculum, and continue the internship program.
2015
$7,500

Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, ME

The Restoration: A New Play Commission and World Premiere

Support for the commissioning, development and production of The Restoration, a new play written for the Saco River Theater.
2015
$15,074

Sacopee Rescue Unit, Inc., Kezar Falls, ME

Hydraulic Lift Ambulance Gurney

Support to purchase a hydraulic lift stretcher to transfer patients in and out of the ambulance.
2015
$5,000

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Damariscotta, ME

Music Education Programs

Support for their 2015 music education programs held during the summer festival.
2015
$20,000

Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, ME

Upgraded Lighting Project

Funding to upgrade to a digital lighting system with cyclorama, which would allow more precise lighting control and the use of special effects.
2015
$25,000

Seacoast Waldorf School, Eliot, ME

Middle School Expansion

Support for renovations to their existing building and construction of a new building to accommodate a middle school curriculum.
2015
$5,000

Seaglass Performing Arts, Kennebunk, ME

An Evening of Reflection and Meditation

Support to underwrite a concert at the Merrill Auditorium featuring the music of Ola Gjeilo and the photography of Peter Ralston.
2015
$4,000

Seal Bay Festival, Vinalhaven, ME

Seeing Sounds: Annual Festival

Support for their annual chamber music festival.
2015
$7,000

Seven Eagles Media Production, Bradley, ME

Performance Arts Workshops

Support for a statewide initative to bring native culture to audiences through performance arts.
2015
$10,000

Shalom House, Portland, ME

Art Therapy Program

Support to provide therapeutic art programs to adults with mental illness.
2015
$3,000

Southwest Harbor Public Library, Southwest Harbor, ME

Summer Story Camp at the Library

Support for their k-4th grade summer literacy camps.
2015
$10,000

Spirit Series, Inc., Yarmouth, ME

Spirit Series Southern Maine Initiative

Support to provide drama-based literacy curriculum for grades 4-8 in five Southern Maine schools.
2015
$10,000

Spruce Head Community Hall & Historical Association, Spruce Head, ME

Community Hall Preservation Project

Support to construct a new foundation and raise the building onto the piers.
2015
$15,000

Spurwink Services, Portland, ME

Sensory Room Project

Funding to pilot sensory rooms at six school locations with the goal of reducing behavioral escalations and improving learning outcomes.
2015
$10,000

Strawbery Banke Museum, Inc., Portsmouth, NH

Maritime Portsmouth: A New Permanent Exhibit

Support for the design and installation of a permanent exhibit on the maritime history of Portsmouth during the 18th and 19th centuries.
2015
$11,000

Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society, Sullivan, ME

Urann Historic Home Exterior Restoration

Support to renovate the exterior of the 1800s building with new clapboards, windows, and painting.
2015
$17,500

Sunrise Opportunities, Machias, ME

Dental Outreach Clinic

Support for the week-long oral health clinic conducted in partnership with New York University College of Dentristy in Machias.
2015
$3,535

The Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

Boosting Community Engagement at the Museum

Support to double the number of patrons by digitizing the visitation system and educational outreach material, and developing special programs.
2015
$25,000

The Iris Network, Portland, ME

Vocational Rehabilitation Training Center

Start-up support for furnishings and the first year of programming at the new rehabilitation center for the blind and visually impaired.
2015
$20,000

The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design, Arundel, ME

Teaching Critical Education Technology

Support to purchase Computer Numeric Control equipment to teach students how to use computer-based machining in the boat building industry.
2015
$20,000

The Maine Girls' Academy, Portland, ME

Forging our Future Capacity Building Campaign

Strategic planning support to enhance academic leadership, student enrollment and facility improvements.
2015
$10,000

The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

Community Outreach Programs

Support for artist fees and production costs associated with their community outreach programs.
2015
$25,000

The Opportunity Alliance, South Portland, ME

Early Learning Mentor Initiative

To continue the teacher coaching program that improves the quality of teaching and provides a system of professional development for Head Start teachers.
2015
$20,000

The Penobscot School, Rockland, ME

Enhancing Language Learning through Culinary Activity

Support to renovate the kitchen and provide language learning through culinary activities.
2015
$10,000

The Public Theatre, Lewiston, ME

Act One: Young Audiences Program

Support to underwrite the cost of bringing live theater to youth through in-school matinees and subsidized tickets.
2015
$20,000

The Telling Room, Portland, ME

Anthology Project: TIME

Support for the 2015-2016 Anthology, a themed writing and art project engaging approximately 1,500 students throughout the year.
2015
$25,000

Town of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, ME

Library Renovation and Expansion

Support to perform energy efficiency and accessibility renovations, and to expand the existing space by 1,100 sq. feet to accomodate educational, arts and cultural programming for youth.
2015
$10,000

Town of Swan's Island, Swan's Island, ME

Restoration of the Oddfellow's Hall

Support to restore the floors in the great hall, vestibule and stairwell of the 1909 Oddfellow's Hall.
2015
$25,000

Town of Windham, Windham, ME

Windham Public Library Circulation Reconfiguration

Support for library renovations to increase space functionality, staff efficiencies, and capacity for cultural and thematic programming.
2015
$25,000

Tree Street Youth, Lewiston, ME

Campaign For Growth

Support for a capital campaign to double their space, including a large multi-purpose room, new rooms for middle and high school programs, an improved college and career center and a secure main entrance and lobby.
2015
$15,000

Trustees of Bloomfield Academy dba Skowhegan Free Public Library, Skowhegan, ME

Flooring for New Basement Rooms

Support to install new flooring, a component of the basement renovation project to construct two bathrooms, a staff kitchenette, geneaology room, meeting room and computer area.
2015
$9,403

United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, Bangor, ME

Nurturing the Parents of Special Needs Children to Prevent Abuse and Neglect

Funding for initial salaries, curriculum development and implementation of a program which will work with the parents of 28 special needs children in the Bangor area to prevent child abuse and neglect.
2015
$6,200

United Society of Shakers, New Gloucester, ME

Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration

Funding for event-related expenses, performance fees, and artist stipends to host the 8th annual Native American Summer Market.
2015
$30,000

Victoria Mansion, Portland, ME

Reception Room Restoration - Planning Phase

Support to develop engineering documents to guide workers through all subsequent phases of the historic restoration project.
2015
$13,750

Vienna Union Hall Association, Vienna, ME

Vienna Union Hall Restoration

Support to repair and paint the exterior siding, trim, doors and metal roof of the 1888 Vienna Union Hall.
2015
$8,850

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME

Engage: Programming and Exhibition Activities for Youth and Families

Support for the Youth & Family Outreach Arts program.
2015
$14,600

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

Facilities for Program Expansion: Phase 1

Support for a survey, master site plan and engineering assessment to determine expanded classroom and community space locations.
2015
$15,000

Wayfinder Schools, New Gloucester, ME

Passages and Residential Programs

General support for the alternative high school programs for at-risk youth and teen parents.
2015
$15,000

Weld Free Public Library, Weld, ME

Library Revitalization Project

Support to restore the 1930's library building back to the architect's original intent and update with energy efficiencies.
2015
$19,150

Wells Branch Community League, Wells, ME

Exterior Restoration and Weatherization

Support to restore the windows, reshingle the roof, and repaint the 150-year-old meeting house.
2015
$50,000

Western Maine Play Museum, Wilton, ME

Creating a Safe and Efficient Children's Museum

Support to renovate a donated building into a children's museum through exterior improvements and modernized heating and cooling systems.
2015
$25,000

Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association, Whitneyville, ME

New Library

Support to purchase, renovate and furnish a building to create a larger space and better location for the library.
2015
$10,000

Wintergreen Arts Center, Presque Isle, ME

Wintergreen Arts and Education Programs

Support to continue their afterschool and summer arts programs for students in grades 1-12.
2014
$10,000

317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth, ME

Strengthening Communities through Access to Music Education

Funding to expand the financial aid fund and outreach programs for music lessons.
2014
$15,000

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

Coming Home Project

Funding for a year-long exhibit of Wabanaki items borrowed from other Northeastern museums.
2014
$100,000

Aroostook Hospice Foundation dba Aroostook House of Comfort, Presque Isle, ME

Building Fund for the Aroostook House of Comfort

Funding to build a six-bed residential facility to provide palliative and hospice care.
2014
$50,000

Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille, ME

Galerie Lille-sur-St-Jean

Funding to insulate and finish the interior of the new exhibition building.
2014
$25,000

Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill, ME

Community Arts Center

Funding to renovate a building, connect to the town sewer, install bathroom facilities, and create 75 parking spaces for the new community arts center.
2014
$7,500

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Bangor, ME

Know Your Orchestra! Voucher Program

Support for the ticket voucher program which provides free tickets to orchestra concerts for K-12 students.(1/7/16: REALLOCATED $323.43 of excess funds to the current season's voucher program. KD)
2014
$30,000

Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME

Wellness Center

Funding to renovate and repurpose the historic Oakes House and the Jewett Barn into an on-campus Wellness Center.
2014
$20,000

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Renovation and Expansion Project

Support for the capital campaign to expand the 1840's library building by 20% and renovate existing space.
2014
$14,650

Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME

Aroostook Eating Disorder Initiative

Funding to host a three-day eating disorder training program for health professionals in northern Maine in the fall of 2014.
2014
$20,000

Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

Artist Residence Renovation Project

Support for interior renovations including flooring, heating, paint and lighting upgrades.
2014
$10,000

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

Leaps of Imagination Art Education

Support to bring mentor artists into four local elementary school classrooms twice a week for one month to provide art programs and professional development.
2014
$10,000

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House Inc., Chesterville, ME

Chesterville Connections

Funding for a wheelchair ramp, bathroom facility, heating system, and floor vapor barrier for the 1851 meeting house.
2014
$10,000

Children's Dyslexia Center of Portland, Portland, ME

Remediate Dyslexia in Children

Funding to train tutors for children with dyslexia in the structured, multisensory Orton-Gillingham method.
2014
$15,000

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

Partners in Play

Support to partner with Youth and Family Outreach to develop and provide year-long literacy programs to the three preschool classrooms.
2014
$4,885

Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, ME

Triple Threat Performance Arts Camp

Funding to develop a one-week pilot arts camp for theater, dance, and music (triple threat) during Spring Break for 30 children ages 10-13.
2014
$50,000

Circus Conservatory of America, Portland, ME

Launch of Circus Atlantic on Thompson Point

Funding to offer recreational youth circus programs at the former industrial site Thompson Point and develop a permanent home for the Conservatory.
2014
$500

Cornish Veterans Monument Organization, Cornish, ME

Cornish Veterans Monument

Funding to purchase and install a flag and pole at the Cornish Veterans Memorial Park.
2014
$5,000

Cottage Street Creative Exchange, Inc., Norway, ME

Maine Dance Project

Support to offer free afterschool dance classes at the school and at the studio, and to create a dance festival in Oxford Hills and Portland.
2014
$15,000

Crisis and Counseling Centers, Inc., Augusta, ME

Electronic Health Records Without Walls

Funding to purchase laptops, mobile printers, and signature pads to reduce paperwork and provide remote access to patient records.
2014
$1,000

Dead River Area Historical Society, Stratton, ME

Replace World War II Memorial

Support to replace the paint-worn World War II commemorative plaque with bronze.
2014
$10,652

Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, Deer Isle, ME

Preserving the Past to Enrich the Future

Support to expand the archives vault and add a climate control system.
2014
$5,700

Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME

Arts Center Renovation

Funding to refurbish the 1883 art building formerly known as the Oddfellows Hall.
2014
$8,400

Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, Bar Harbor, ME

Downeast Scenic Railroad Education Program

Support for the experiential education program where children learn the history of locomotives and the development of the region while riding in a vintage train.
2014
$8,000

Dyer Library Association dba Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco, ME

Saco Museum Movable Wall Replacement

Funding to replace 11 movable museum walls used to subdivide the museum gallery.
2014
$100,000

Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME

Remarkable Begins With You

A capital campaign to construct a new building for cardiovascular and neonatal intensive care services, and to remodel an existing building into a delivery suite.
2014
$8,548

Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, ME

Sound Equipment for Musical Presentations

Funding to purchase audio equipment for performances such as microphones, speakers, amplifier, mixer, cables and stands.
2014
$25,000

Educate Maine, Portland, ME

Education Indicators Report and Public Engagement Campaign

Support to develop and disseminate the 2015 Education Indicators Report and launch a related public engagement campaign to encourage investment in early childhood initiatives.
2014
$7,800

Effingham Preservation Society, Effingham, NH

Roof Repair: Historic Preservation

Funding to replace the roof on their 1816 historic building.
2014
$5,000

Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland, ME

William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"

Support to hire a managing director, add live sound, and cover general expenses to perform live Shakespeare at Deering Oaks Park in Portland, Maine.
2014
$10,000

Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station, Yarmouth, ME

Courtyard Sculpture Garden and Workplace

Funding to complete the courtyard sculpture garden area and to offer free art workshops to the public.
2014
$15,000

Foundation for Blood Research, Scarborough, ME

Visual Screening Test for Arsenic

Funding to develop kits to test arsenic in drinking water at World Health Organization cut-off levels which are less than Maine levels.
2014
$75,000

Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges, South Portland, ME

Developmental Mathematics Laboratory

Support to construct a math lab in York County Community College's new academic building to assist students in need of remedial math courses.
2014
$20,000

Franco-American Heritage Center (FAHC), Lewiston, ME

Fire and Safety Code Requirements

Funding to purchase and install a fire suppression system in the Performance Hall.
2014
$10,000

Franklin Historical Society, Franklin, ME

East Franklin Schoolhouse Stabilization Project

Funding to replace the foundation and roof on the 1860's schoolhouse building.
2014
$5,000

Freeport Community Players, Freeport, ME

Freeport FebFest of Arts & Culture

Support for advertising expenses to develop and market an arts and culture festival in Freeport, Maine.
2014
$5,500

Freeport Historical Society, Freeport, ME

Pettengill Farm Wharf and Brickyard Archaeological and Educational Survey

Funding to survey Pettengill Farm to identify the locations of the wharf, brickyard, and kiln with participating high school students and community members.
2014
$9,700

Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred, ME

Renovations at Alfred Shaker Museum

Funding to renovate the second floor into a reading room and office, replace storm windows and add ultraviolet window protection.
2014
$20,000

Friends of Fort Knox, Bucksport, ME

Century and a Half Masonry Project - Phase Three

Funding for masonry repointing on the exterior granite blocks.
2014
$12,775

Friends of Little River Lighthouse, East Machias, ME

Light Tower and Keeper's House Painting Campaign

Funding to paint the Little River Light Station's tower and keeper's house.
2014
$10,800

Friends of Swan Island, Richmond, ME

Gardiner-Dumaresq House Painting

Funding to remove lead paint on the 1763 Gardiner Dumaresq House and adjacent Boathouse and repaint the exterior.
2014
$20,000

Friends of the Swan's Island Lighthouse, Swan's Island, ME

Restoration of the Lighthouse Tower

Funding to restore the interior of the lighthouse tower.
2014
$10,000

Friends of the Zorach Fountain, Bath, ME

Friends of the Zorach Fountain

Funding for pond and landscape restoration to protect and enhance the Spirit of the Sea fountain sculpture.
2014
$25,000

Gardiner Library Association, Gardiner, ME

Community Archives Room Renovation

Funding to complete the lower level renovation which includes moisture mitigation, HVAC extension, and new light fixtures and furniture.
2014
$10,000

Gedakina, Inc., Bangor, ME

Our Stories - Enhancing Children's Reading, Imagination and Creativity

Funding for year two of the three-year reading initative for Native American children ages birth to eighth grade.
2014
$10,000

Grime Studios, Portland, ME

Grime Studios Musician Rehearsal Space

Support to construct thirty musician rehearsal studios in the newly leased warehouse.
2014
$0

Hampden Historical Society, Hampden, ME

Preserving Cultural Heritage 12/9/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding to purchase and install a new heating system in the archival wing.
2014
$14,000

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

Grand Online Presence

Funding to upgrade the existing website with ticketing software to allow patrons to choose seats as they purchase tickets online.
2014
$27,281

Health Access Network, Lincoln, ME

Dental Equipment

Funding to purchase panoramic, digital x-ray equipment to improve dental care in rural Maine.
2014
$50,000

HealthInfoNet, Portland, ME

Developing a Statewide Strategy for Shared Care Planning

Support to convene stakeholders to create a strategy for implementing a shared electronic care plan for all Mainers.
2014
$10,000

Heartwood College of Art, Biddeford, ME

Art to Heal at Heartwood College of Art

Funding to partner with Southern Maine Health Care to offer a studio art program for cancer survivors and caregivers.
2014
$10,000

Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde, ME

School of Roots

Funding for the experiential aquaponic science and business-based STEM program for at-risk middle school students.
2014
$25,000

Inland Hospital, Waterville, ME

Centralized Fetal Monitoring System

Funding to purchase a monitoring system to enable doctors and nurses to monitor a baby's vital statistics remotely.
2014
$15,000

Island Commons Resource Center, Chebeague Island, ME

Kitchen Renovation

Funding to replace the kitchen floor, cabinets, and appliances, and add a pantry.
2014
$29,878

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Inc., Augusta, ME

Applied Learning in Cumberland County

Support to develop career-based applied learning lessons for middle school students in Southern Maine as part of a statewide Dept. of Education career preparation initiative.
2014
$9,424

John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford, ME

Weatherization Project

Funding to insulate the exterior basement walls and attic, and replace weatherstripping on doors and windows.
2014
$11,745

LearningWorks, Portland, ME

Youth Building Alternatives Technology Initiative

Support to purchase 20 Microsoft Tablets and software to assist students in obtaining valuable computer literacy skills.
2014
$0

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland, ME

Repositioning for 21st Century Mechanics

Funding to hire a consultant to guide the long range strategic planning process and recreate the Association.
2014
$15,000

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, ME

Obstetric Department Renovations and Upgrades

Funding to renovate the nurses' station and nursery and purchase an infant warmer, chairs, and beds to accommodate an increase in deliveries caused by the closure of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital's OB department.
2014
$35,000

Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME

Radiologic Technology Equipment Upgrade

Funding to purchase new radiology equipment as the current equipment is outdated and no longer functioning properly.
2014
$25,000

Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc., Winthrop, ME

School Oral Health Program

Support to provide comprehensive oral health services to 700 children pre-K through grade 12 in Central and Western Maine.
2014
$10,000

Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services, Lewiston, ME

A Child Enrichment Program for Immigrant and Refugee Children

Funding to provide a full year of culturally appropriate enrichment programming for immigrant and refugee children grades K-5.
2014
$75,000

Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Honor My Wishes: A Systems Approach to Palliative Care

Funding to assist patients with end-of-life care planning through patient educational materials, POLST facilitator training, and updates to the electronic medical record system to document wishes.
2014
$75,000

Maine Quality Counts, Manchester, ME

Transitioning Maine Community Care Teams to Sustainability

A multi-year request to transition Community Care Teams to a sustainable multi-payer system.
2014
$5,000

Maine State Ballet, Falmouth, ME

Renovations to the Maine State Ballet Theater

Support to install a new dance floor and to clean and protect the existing soundboard.
2014
$5,000

Maine Youth Leadership, Portland, ME

Annual Seminar

Funding to host a four-day leadership seminar at the University of Southern Maine for select tenth-grade students throughout Maine.
2014
$43,050

MaineHealth Care at Home, Saco, ME

Chronic Care Telehealth Project

Funding for equipment to expand telehealth services for patients with chronic illnesses.
2014
$15,000

Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle, ME

Turner Memorial Library Enhancement Project

Funding to install a self checkout system, expand the youth book collection, and purchase three Macbook Pro computers.
2014
$15,000

Meridian Stories, Freeport, ME

Maine Youth: Stories Inside, Outside and On the Stage

Funding to challenge middle and high school students to produce a curricular-driven digital story. Winning videos will be professionally edited to create a short film that captures the state of Maine youth today.
2014
$25,000

Morrison Center, Scarborough, ME

Building Security Project

Support to improve safety with photo ID badges, automated glass doors, surveillance equipment, and a security system plan.
2014
$10,000

Museum L-A, Lewiston, ME

Power of Music

Funding for an interactive exhibit on the making of music in Lewiston-Auburn in the 1950s to 1970s.
2014
$35,000

My Place Teen Center, Westbrook, ME

Youth Leadership Academy

Support for the two-year internship program for high school students designed to keep them in school and increase their graduation rates.
2014
$50,000

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

Preserve and Protect Campaign

Funding to improve buildings on the museum campus to protect and display the collection of vintage vehicles and artifacts.
2014
$6,000

North Haven Library, Inc., North Haven, ME

Insulation of Library Building

Funding to blow cellulose into the walls and crawlspace where there currently is no insulation.
2014
$10,000

Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME

Telling the Story of Maine

Support to partner with the Maine State Library and participate in the Digital Public Library of America to make historical analog videos available to the public in digital format.
2014
$7,100

One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME

Songs of Change Project

Funding to produce five concerts that represent music first played and recorded during the defining social movements that shaped America.
2014
$10,000

Pejepscot Historical Society , Brunswick, ME

Strong, Sealed, Secure: Chamberlain Museum

Support to repair and seal the foundation, chimney, and roof of the Chamberlain Museum.
2014
$7,500

Peninsula Pan, Inc., Blue Hill, ME

PanNE Steel Band Festival

Support for the annual steel drum festival in Blue Hill, Maine where bands of all ages and from throughout New England gather to perform pan music.
2014
$10,000

Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor, ME

Bangor Opera House Masonry and Stage Lighting

Funding to purchase a third spotlight and repair sections of the building's rear brick wall.
2014
$25,000

Penobscot Valley Hospital, Lincoln, ME

Obstetrical Care Improvements in Rural Maine

Funding to purchase new obstetrical equipment to provide additional pre and postnatal care services.
2014
$10,000

Penquis Community Action Program, Inc., Bangor, ME

Electronic Medication Barcode Technology

Funding to implement barcode technology for electronic medication administration records in three assisted living facilities in Bangor, Millinocket and Camden.
2014
$15,000

Poland Spring Preservation Society, Poland, ME

Enhancing Access to a National Historic Site

Funding for equipment to develop an audio historic presentation for walking tours and a visual presentation for guests with limited mobility.
2014
$2,500

Portland Chamber Music Festival , Portland, ME

SPACE Partnership for Contemporary Chamber Music

Support for two chamber music concerts in 2014 at the SPACE Gallery in Portland Maine.
2014
$25,000

Presque Isle Historical Society, Presque Isle, ME

Maysville Museum Project - Phase 2

Support to renovate the Maysville Grange building to become a seasonal museum dedicated to the Aroostook War.
2014
$45,000

Quoddy Tides Foundation, Eastport, ME

Transforming the Eastern Coast of Maine

Support to complete the renovation of their 1887 art center, to create artist residency housing and a publication on the architectural and landscape history of Eastport, Maine.
2014
$0

Robbie Foundation, Scarborough, ME

Assistive Technology Project at STRIVE 12/12/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding to provide iPads with assistive technology to students with disabilities ages 11 to young adult participating in the STRIVE program of South Portland. 7/15/15: $15,000 returned, chair notified. KD
2014
$25,000

Robotics Institute of Maine, Portland, ME

High School Team Support and Competitions

Funding for registration fees, materials, and sponsorships for Maine high school robotics teams to compete.
2014
$10,000

Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, Steuben, ME

Sculpture Symposium

Support for the biennial sculpture symposium in which seven artists will publicly create stone sculptures over six weeks.
2014
$3,500

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Harrison, ME

Pathway to Chamber Music 2014

Funding to offer a series of chamber music concerts and community events.
2014
$20,000

Simpson Memorial Library, Carmel, ME

Proud of Our Past - Building Our Future

Funding for the capital campaign to build an addition to the library and renovate the original structure to include a bathroom and running water.
2014
$20,000

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, MA

Preservation of Castle Tucker

Funding for the first phase of a multi-year restoration effort of the Castle Tucker mansion which includes paint, masonry, roof replacement, and window treatment.
2014
$100,000

Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough, ME

Creating a Better Day

Support to create two Adult Day Centers for people with dementia, a new purpose-built center in Biddeford and a renovated building in Falmouth.
2014
$18,721

Southern Maine Health Care, Biddeford, ME

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Funding to purchase fitness equipment to expand the cardiopulmunary rehabilitation program.
2014
$10,000

Stanley Museum, Inc., Kingfield, ME

Building Revitalization

Funding to paint the exterior of the 1903 Stanley Museum.
2014
$15,000

Stockton Springs Community Library, Stockton Springs, ME

Insulate the Library

Funding to insulate the library's basement, walls, and attic.
2014
$12,000

Stonington Public Library, Stonington, ME

Long-term Energy Conservation

Funding to insulate the exterior walls, attic and crawl space to reduce air infiltration and fuel costs.
2014
$38,000

Tate House Museum, Portland, ME

Sealing the Building Envelope

Funding for drainage around the 1755 Tate House as part of the moisture reduction renovation project.
2014
$5,200

The Good Will-Hinckley Home Association, Hinckley, ME

L.C. Bates Museum: Looking at our World and Beyond

Funding to create a six-week series of STEM programs for fourth grade classrooms, present family astronomy fieldtrips, and hold a weeklong astronomy day camp.
2014
$15,000

The McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, ME

Master Plan for the Expanded McLaughlin Garden & Homestead Campus

Support to develop a master plan for the newly acquired 1.6-acre Curtis House; an 1840's homestead.
2014
$10,000

The Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation, Inc., Hancock, ME

Renovating Campus Facilities and Preparing for the Future

Funding to renovate, repair, and upgrade the school's concert hall and housing, and site planning for a new multipurpose facility.
2014
$25,000

Theater At Monmouth, Monmouth, ME

Renovation of Toad Hall

Funding to renovate the Victorian Toad Hall for artist housing and production shops to increase use of the buildings during the theater's off-season.
2014
$7,000

Town of Andover, Andover, ME

Andover Public Library Electrical Renovation

Funding to replace old lighting and electrical fixtures to meet current safety codes.
2014
$10,000

Town of Columbia Falls, Columbia Falls, ME

Union Hall Restoration Project - Interior and Utilities .

Funding for building renovations which include interior finish work, septic system installation, and water supply connections.
2014
$25,000

Town of Whiting, Whiting, ME

Restoration of the Union Meeting House

Funding to replace the window sills and clapboards and to install a vapor barrier to the exterior of the building (3/14/16: REALLOCATION of $5,000 to additional exterior work on the meeting house. Extension granted through August 2016. RB approved. KD)
2014
$25,000

Trekkers, Thomaston, ME

Trekkers' Expansion Project

Funding for year four of a six-year expansion of the expeditionary learning programs.
2014
$7,500

Tri-County Literacy, Bath, ME

Read With Me Family Literacy Program

General operating support to provide educational sessions and materials to low-income parents of children enrolled in Head Start to foster early literacy development at home.
2014
$3,322

Turner Public Library, Turner, ME

Early Literacy iPad Initiative

Funding to purchase iPads downloaded with early literacy apps for loan to pre-K and Kindergarten-aged children.
2014
$10,000

Union Historical Society, Union, ME

Robbins House Moisture Abatement

Funding to reduce basement water and moisture levels by installing equipment and renovating the building.
2014
$25,000

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Maine Data Literacy Project

Funding to partner with six middle and high school science teachers to test new teaching materials and classroom assessment of students' ability to make sense of data and graphs.
2014
$75,000

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Restoring a Sense of Place for Students

Funding to renovate the 180 year-old Alumni Hall into a space for student events, a study lounge, and office space suites.
2014
$20,000

Upton Historical Society, Upton, ME

Winter House Museum , project was cancelled. Grant award canceled with Board notification. KD)

Funding to acquire author Louise Dickinson Rich's Maine home, the Winter House, and preserve it as a public museum.9/22/16: Condition not met (insufficient funding), project was cancelled. Grant award canceled with Board notification. KD
2014
$8,500

Vinalhaven Eldercare Services, Inc., Vinalhaven, ME

Electronic Medical Records Infrastructure

Funding to transition to an electronic medical records system for the eldercare facility.
2014
$9,618

Waterford Library Association, Waterford, ME

Growing Our Patron Base

Support for building improvements to create a specialized Children's Reading Room, update the septic system, and install bookcases.
2014
$10,000

Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME

Capacity Building Project/Energy Efficiency Upgrades

A multi-year request for capacity building to analyze the database for opportunities to increase attendance and to convert lighting fixtures to LED.
2014
$16,000

Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Sustainable Ocean Studies Program

Support for the 24-day residential summer marine science program for 14 high school from students Maine and elsewhere.
2014
$0

Wells Public Library Foundation, Wells, ME

Growing Again RETURNED - $25,000 12/12/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding to renovate the existing library and build an attached two-story addition.
2014
$950

West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association, Inc., Lubec, ME

Technology Upgrade 12/12/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding for a new computer, printer, digital cash register, and related hard and software. 04/08/14 REALLOCATION: partial award of $950 reallocated to the fingerprint door locks and fire-rated safe, remainder returned. RM
2013
$20,000

19th Century Willowbrook Village, Newfield, ME

Increasing Living History Education

Funding to restore artifacts and create STEM workshops and exhibits on 19th and 20th century rural Maine technology.
2013
$20,000

Acadia Hospital Corporation, Bangor, ME

Cognitive Behavioral Pain Treatment Project

Funding to purchase tele-video technology to deliver group treatment for chronic pain and reduce the issue of transportation.
2013
$9,889

Access Health dba Leavitt's Mill Free Health Center, Bar Mills, ME

Health Screening Panel Pilot Program

First-year funding to establish free in-house lab screening panel tests for patients.
2013
$3,000

Acorn Productions, Portland, ME

Afterschool Improv Program

Funding to partner with My Place Teen Center to develop an afterschool improv acting program for at-risk teens.
2013
$20,000

Amistad, Inc., Portland, ME

The Peer Coaching Initiative

General support to offer counseling to individuals with mental illness and reduce the number of emergency room visits.
2013
$5,380

Bangor Ballet, Bangor, ME

Alice in Wonderland

Support for set, costume and choreographer expenses for the performance of Alice in Wonderland.
2013
$25,000

Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME

Campaign to Renew the Library

Funding to replace the roof and to redesign the existing library space.
2013
$15,000

Beals Historical Society, Beals, ME

Phase III Cold-Storage Area

Funding to build a cold-storage pavilion to house and display two old and unique lobster-fishing boats.
2013
$15,000

Belfast Free Library, Belfast, ME

Teen Room Renovation

Funding to redesign and renovate the teen space.
2013
$10,000

Bethel Historical Society, Bethel, ME

Mary E. Valentine Collections Wing

Support to construct a 1,600 square foot addition to provide storage space.
2013
$10,000

Biddeford Free Clinic, Biddeford, ME

Pharmacy

Funding to purchase prescription medication for area residents living in poverty and general support for the program.
2013
$15,000

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Inc., Brunswick, ME

50th Anniversary and Director Transition

Support to hire a new artistic director and plan and produce a 50th year anniversary celebration of concerts and events.
2013
$5,000

Bridgton Historical Society, Bridgton, ME

Archival Cataloguing Backlog

Funding to catalogue the paper-based archival collections.
2013
$15,000

Brooks Historical Society, Brooks, ME

Timber-Framed Barn for Historical Society

Funding to construct a timber-framed barn for the historical society to house larger artifacts.
2013
$20,000

Brooksville Free Public Library, Brooksville, ME

Expand Library

Funding to expand the library by 933 square feet, a 60% increase that includes reading, computer, and office space.
2013
$25,000

Cancer Hospitality House of Maine, Bangor, ME

Sarah's House

Funding to purchase and renovate a building to serve as a hospitality house for cancer patients of Eastern Maine Medical Center.
2013
$15,000

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME

Woodturning Studio Addition

Funding to build a 1,420 ft addition for a woodturning studio.
2013
$10,000

Challenger Learning Center of Maine, Bangor, ME

Missions for Maine

Funding to offer full scholarships to 128 classrooms that are currently unable to participate.
2013
$3,450

Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell, ME

Increased Community Outreach through the Web

Support to upgrade and redesign their website. On 07/12/13 the grant was reallocated to stabilize and insulate the old foundation.
2013
$20,000

Cherryfield Academy Trustees, Cherryfield, ME

Cherryfield Academy Restoration

Funding for restoration projects on the 150-year-old academy building which is listed on the Historic National Register.
2013
$7,000

City of Portland, Portland, ME

Children's Oral Health Care

Funding for a new oral health program that will partner with MMC and the Family Shelter to provide onsite dental clinics for children.
2013
$10,000

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, ME

Cobscook Community Experiential High School Program

Continued support for The Community Year (TCY), a two-year, 16-credit, alternative high school program for at-risk students in Washington County. TCY is applying for private school status and will become the Cobscook Community High School.
2013
$20,000

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

Enlargement and Improvement of Library

Funding to renovate the library and build an addition.
2013
$0

Counseling Services, Inc., Saco, ME

Peer Support: An Alternative to Mental Health Crisis Services 12/9/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding to develop a peer-to-peer support drop-in center as an alternative to mental health patients going to the emergency department.
2013
$10,000

Creative Portland Corporation, Portland, ME

Investments in First Friday Art Walk

Funding to expand and promote Portland's First Friday Art Walk.
2013
$2,000

Cultural Resources, Inc., Rockport, ME

New Lives/New England

Funding for a series of public performances by refugee artists exploring the role of traditional art in acculturation.
2013
$0

Dead River Area Historical Society, Stratton, ME

Building Restoration Project 12/9/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding to replace sills, clapboards, and sheathing on the museum building.
2013
$17,000

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME

"Let's Find Out What Is Out There" Educational Program

Funding for the educational director to continue the teacher and student marine science educational programs.
2013
$16,000

Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, ME

Statewide STEM Initiative in Astronomy

Funding for training and equipment to develop a STEM Astronomy program for high school students.
2013
$25,000

Eastern Maine HomeCare, Caribou, ME

Improving Home Care and Hospice through Telemedicine

Funding to purchase telemonitoring equipment for home care and hospice patients in Aroostook County.
2013
$10,000

Ecology Education, Inc. d.b.a. The Ecology School, Saco, ME

Science & Ecology: Live & Unplugged!

General funding for the multi-year environmental ecology education program for kindergarten through eighth grade.
2013
$100,000

Educare Central Maine, Waterville, ME

Maine Shared Services Alliance

To improve quality of child care by developing shared services for early childhood education providers using a web-based platform and regional advisories.
2013
$10,000

Everyman Repertory Theatre, Rockport, ME

Midcoast Arts Collaboration

General support to present a series of collaborative performances and exhibitions with several arts groups.
2013
$15,000

Family Hope, Scarborough, ME

Family Navigator Pilot Program

Funding for this new organization to develop a pilot program to assist family members of people living with mental illness.
2013
$10,000

Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, Gray, ME

Fiddlehead Community Theater

Support to start and run a community theater program of diverse ages, the Fiddlehead Community Players group.
2013
$50,000

Friends of Lithgow Library, Inc., Augusta, ME

Capital Campaign to Renovate Library

Funding to renovate and expand the library.
2013
$15,000

Friends of Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsonsfield, ME

Painting of Doe Hall

Funding to paint the exterior of the historic 1832 Doe Hall dormitory.
2013
$9,500

Friends of Seguin Island Light Station, Bath, ME

Historical Restoration

Funding to repair the fascia boards and soffits of the main building and for museum plaques and artifact updates.
2013
$15,000

Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME

Fort Allen Park Rehabilitation Project: Conserving Historic Ordnance

Funding to conserve and restore the Fort Allen cannons and reproduce siege rifle field carriages.
2013
$10,000

Friends of the Marsh River Theater, Brooks, ME

Roofing Renovation for the Theater

Funding to remove and replace the roof shingles on the main building of the theater.
2013
$15,000

Friends of the St. Lawrence Church, Portland, ME

St. Lawrence Arts Cupola Restoration

Funding to restore the cupola and prevent further deterioration and water damage.
2013
$7,900

Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, ME

Pequawket Valley Alternative School

Funding to allow students at Pequawket Valley Alternative School to participate in a humanitarian trip.
2013
$20,000

Greater Portland Health, Portland, ME

Utilizing Health IT to Improve Health Outcomes

Funding to hire a specialist and establish an in-house Health IT program.
2013
$25,000

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

PowerHouse: Middle-School STEM

Funding for a STEM project that will connect middle-school students to their smart meters and reduce electricity consumption.
2013
$7,500

Hear ME Now!, Portland, ME

Tele-Intervention Access Project

Support for a cellular internet equipment loan program to bring the tele-intervention service to children with hearing loss who do not have internet access.
2013
$20,000

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells, ME

Windows Repair and Replacement

Funding to restore the windows to their original historic appearance.
2013
$15,000

History House Association d.b.a. Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center, Skowhegan, ME

Recondition Historic Windows

Funding to replace the historic windows.
2013
$15,000

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

WeatherBlur - STEM Education Initiative

Funding to for equipment, supplies, staff time, and website upgrades for this online STEM education program.
2013
$10,000

Jackman Moose River Historical Society, Jackman, ME

Putting the Finishing Touches on Our Museum

Funding to fix the rusty fire escape, paint dormer window, repair cracked asphalt, and pave an area to build a trapper's cabin replica.
2013
$30,000

Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Project - Pre-Pilot Phase

Funding for the pre-pilot phase to perform drug tests on five triple-negative breast cancer tumors in stock; the next phase will work directly with patients; the eventual goal is to develop a collaborative of healthcare providers, patients, and researchers called the Maine Cancer Initiative.
2013
$4,578

Kennebec Behavioral Health, Waterville, ME

Homeless Youth Neglect-Prevention Program

Funding for providers to work with children, ages birth to 5, at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter to mitigate the negative psychological responses to homelessness.
2013
$11,516

Kezar Falls Circulating Library, Parsonsfield, ME

Internet Cafe Project

Funding to renovate a room within the library to serve as the internet center.
2013
$5,000

L/A Arts, Lewiston, ME

Transforming Arts Learning

Salary expenses to develop arts curricula in all their major literacy connected programs, measure learning and determine academic importance.
2013
$25,000

Let's Get Ready, Boston, MA

Maine Let's Get Ready Project

General operating support to expand their college readiness mentoring programs to 8 new schools in Maine.
2013
$25,000

Lincoln County Historical Association, Inc., Wiscasset, ME

Preservation and Restoration Projects

Continued restoration-to repaint the Pownalborough Courthouse, reroof the Old Jail, and reshingle the Chapman Hall House.
2013
$20,000

Lincolnville Community Library, Lincolnville, ME

Lincolnville Community Library Project

Funding to renovate the schoolhouse and construct a small addition.
2013
$5,000

Long Island Historical Society, Long Island, ME

Little Chebeague Island Archaeological Survey 12/9/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding to locate the structure of the Joshua Jenks site, analyze the artifacts and create a presentation and exhibit.
2013
$5,000

Lubec Landmarks, Inc., Lubec, ME

Feasibility Study for Relocation and Rehabilitation of Brining Shed

Support for consulting fees for a feasibility study on the preservation of the McCurdy Herring Brining Shed listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2013
$8,000

Mahoosuc Arts Council, Bethel, ME

Bonifantes Boys' Choir of the Czech Republic

Funding for a Czech Republic boys' choir to tour and perform in Western Maine.
2013
$10,000

Maine Academy of Modern Music, Portland, ME

Music Programming for At-Risk Youth

Funding to partner with One Longfellow Square to provide youth music programs.
2013
$15,000

Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Hinckley, ME

Building Capacity to Improve Academic Outcomes

Funding to hire a consultant to develop the Expeditionary Learning Program and to subscribe to a national assessment program.
2013
$10,000

Maine Adult Education Association, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Updating the Maine Adult Education Portal

Funding to improve the web portal and add mobile-friendly features.
2013
$25,000

Maine Family Planning, Augusta, ME

Increasing Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Funding to establish telemedicine capabilities at six of its remote health centers.
2013
$10,000

Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Bradley, ME

Building Renovation Project

Funding to make repairs and improvements to several buildings and structures on museum property.
2013
$15,000

Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the Making of Portland Exhibit

Support for exhibit expenses to show Longfellow family history alongside the development of Portland over 200 years.
2013
$7,320

Maine Humanities Council, Portland, ME

New Books, New Readers

Funding to purchase books and scholar/facilitator stipends for the adult education program.
2013
$5,000

Maine Jazz Camp, Brooklyn, NY

Faculty Expenses

Funding for camp faculty salary and expenses.
2013
$15,000

Maine Media Workshops & College, Rockport, ME

Infrastructure Upgrade Project

Support to upgrade their internet technology.
2013
$20,000

Maine Preservation, Yarmouth, ME

Community Revitalization Services

General operating support to offer their expertise to communities preserving historic buildings.
2013
$45,000

Maine School of Science and Mathematics Foundation, Limestone, ME

Hydroponics Greenhouse

Funding to build a hydroponics greenhouse for student research.
2013
$5,000

MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME

Sexual Assault Collaborative

Funding to purchase equipment to create four sexual assault forensic examination kits.
2013
$5,000

Mayo Street Arts, Portland, ME

International Music Series

Support to develop a new series of international music and dance performances.
2013
$5,000

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Brunswick, ME

Guest Artist and Conductor

Funding for guest artists and conductor to participate in four performances and other activities.
2013
$10,000

Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Mount Desert, ME

Repair and Renovation of Sound School House and Selectmen's Building

Funding to paint, repair, and renovate two historic buildings in Mount Desert.
2013
$10,000

Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor, ME

Mount Desert Island Hospital-Penn Medicine Collaborative

Funding for a residency exchange between MDIH and Penn Med so residents and staff can experience rural/urban medical environments and share research.
2013
$8,831

Naples Public Library, Naples, ME

Gathering Room Modernization

Funding to upgrade the furniture and technology in the gathering room of the library.
2013
$7,500

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

Preschool and Little Theatre Project

Support for the theater to expand programs to preschool and senior citizens so they may participate in performances.
2013
$4,500

New England Hemophilia Association, Dedham, MA

Hemophilia Family Camp

General operating support for Family Camp.
2013
$75,000

New England Music Camp Association d/b/a Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Sidney, ME

Snow Pond Center for the Arts: Phase I

To expand the camp and build a year-round arts education center.
2013
$10,000

North Atlantic Arts Alliance, Cornish, ME

The Roots & Sprouts Music Education Project

Development support for the annual festival and local school system youth music education programs.
2013
$75,000

North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, ME

Lower School: Varney Project

Funding to renovate a building on campus and merge with Meadowbrook Montessori School to create a Lower School for pre-K through 4th grades.
2013
$5,993

Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor, ME

Preservation of Architectural Documents

Funding for the material expenses to preserve an architectural drawing collection (1890-1920).
2013
$20,000

Norway Landmarks Preservation Society, Norway, ME

Rehabilitating the Gingerbread House

Funding for Phase II, to replace the roof, preserve the windows, and restore siding.
2013
$7,000

Old Berwick Historical Society, South Berwick, ME

Old Fields Archaeology Project

Funding for artifact conservation and to write reports for the 17th century archaeological dig in South Berwick.
2013
$2,500

Oratorio Chorale, Brunswick, ME

Fall 2013 Concert: "Musical Fireworks"

Funding for the 2013 ensemble concert of 16th to 21st century music.
2013
$5,000

Orr's Island Library, Orr's Island, ME

Final Renovation Phase

Funding to make the bathroom handicap accessible and complete the interior and exterior finish work.
2013
$20,000

Otisfield Historical Society, Otisfield, ME

Old Town House

Funding for phase one - to stabilize the building, install a concrete foundation, and construct a rear addition with lower level access and an ADA compliant bathroom.
2013
$2,500

Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, Eastport, ME

A Composers' Competition

Support to create a competition for Maine composers of classical music and to perform the winning piece in downeast Maine.
2013
$10,000

Penobscot Community Health Center, Bangor, ME

Digital Orthodontic Scanning

Funding to purchase a desktop digital scanner to convert physical models to 3-D images.
2013
$20,000

Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME

Penobscot Place Name Map: Preservation of Penobscot Traditional Knowledge

Support to produce and disseminate their traditional geographic place name map.
2013
$10,000

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport , ME

For Those in Peril: An Exhibit

Funding to create an exhibit about people who have been lost at sea and how this danger has shaped coastal Maine communities.
2013
$15,000

Pihcintu, Windham, ME

Pihcintu Multinational Chorus

General support for the multinational chorus for immigrant children.
2013
$20,000

Portland Ballet Company, Portland, ME

Portland Ballet Studio Theater

Support to create a 72 seat studio theater to be used by the ballet company and other performance companies.
2013
$5,000

Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland, ME

Community Enhancement Project

Support to provide chamber, choir, and band ensembles to 50 low-income students ages 8-18 over a 10 week semester.
2013
$10,000

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Art in Process

Support to develop a student art program inspired by weather and Winslow Homer; includes a field trip to Homer's studio and a student exhibit at the Museum.
2013
$10,000

Portland Opera Repertory Theatre dba Opera Maine, Portland, ME

Summer Opera Festival and FILMfest

General support for the 2013 production of Puccini's La Boheme and a juried young artist film festival to market the performance.
2013
$50,000

Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Shared Collections Management Center

Funding to purchase and renovate a facility into the Shared Collections Management Center in collaboration with the Maine Historical Society.
2013
$9,175

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland, ME

Merrill Auditorium Music Library Improvements

Funding to purchase bookshelves and a photocopier.
2013
$5,000

Rangeley Friends of the Performing Arts, Rangeley, ME

Learning Life Skills Through Music

Funding for music instruction, instrument rental and tuition assistance.
2013
$30,000

Rumford Hospital, Rumford, ME

Safe Patient Handling

Funding to purchase 4 ceiling lifts and other bariatric equipment.
2013
$10,000

Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, ME

Marketing Expansion

Funding for a marketing campaign to raise awareness of the theatre.
2013
$15,000

Sacopee Valley Health Center, Porter, ME

Accurate Vision Screening for All

Funding to purchase an auto-refractor for vision testing.
2013
$20,000

Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME

Paths to Success: Assistance to At-Risk Students

Funding for a 3-yr pilot college prep program for a total of 36 low-income, first-generation, academically-challenged students.
2013
$15,000

Salt Pond Community Broadcasting dba WERU-FM, East Orland, ME

WERU-FM 25th Anniversary Project

Funding to produce special programs and a documentary for the yearlong 25th anniversary celebration.
2013
$12,960

Sandcastle Preschool Program Foundation Inc dba L/A Hearing Center, Lewiston, ME

L/A Hearing Center Early Detection of Hearing Loss 12/12/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

Funding for Auditory Brainstem Response diagnostic testing equipment and software.
2013
$3,500

Sangerville Historical Society, Sangerville, ME

Interior Addition Project

Funding to finish the interior of the handicap access addition to the museum.
2013
$5,000

Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, ME

Upgrading Technology to Build Organizational Capacity

Funding to upgrade the computers, phone system and internet access, and to create a website shopping cart.
2013
$3,000

Seal Bay Festival, Vinalhaven, ME

June 2013 Seal Bay Festival

General support for the annual festival.
2013
$10,000

Shaw Public Library Association, Greenville, ME

Shaw Library In-Fill

Funding to build a passageway to connect the two library buildings.
2013
$25,000

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

Red Farm Preservation and Historic Assessment

Funding to conduct a historic assessment of the Red Farm property, upgrade the interior and grounds.
2013
$15,000

Spurwink Services, Portland, ME

Compass Project Boatbuilding Program

Support to expand programs and develop a year-long boatbuilding project for at-risk youth in Biddeford.
2013
$10,000

Strawbery Banke Museum, Inc., Portsmouth, NH

Finding Home: Immigration to Portsmouth

Funding to create an exhibit of the experiences and lifestyles of people immigrating to Portsmouth, NH in the 1600 to 1900's.
2013
$12,000

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, ME

American Folk Festival Peking Opera Performance

Funding to bring a chinese opera performance to the American Folk Festival.
2013
$5,000

The Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb, ME

Middle School Maine Model United Nations

A multi-year funding request for seventh and eighth grade students to attend the Maine Model United Nations Conference at USM and development of the preparatory curriculum.
2013
$15,000

The General Henry Knox Museum, Thomaston, ME

Montpelier Clerestory Restoration Project

Funding to repair the clerestory roof line railings.
2013
$13,757

The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation, Portland, ME

Art Conservation Equipment

Funding to purchase a Leica M80 Stereomicroscope to allow conservators to work on both easels and flat surfaces.
2013
$5,000

The Museum of African Culture, Portland, ME

Interactive Cultural Enrichment Program

Funding to offer the educational African culture programs in rural and urban communities throughout Maine.
2013
$15,000

The Public Theatre, Lewiston, ME

Lighting Grid Renovation Project

Funding to renovate and reconfigure the lighting grid.
2013
$10,000

The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation, Portland, ME

Camp Susan Curtis Online

Funding to create an online camp-structured social networking system to keep campers connected year round.
2013
$10,000

The Telling Room, Portland, ME

Anthology Project: WILD

Funding for the 2013/14 annual yearlong writing project for ages 6-18 in Portland, Maine.
2013
$25,000

Thornton Academy, Saco, ME

21st Century Curriculum-to-Career Initiative

Funding to renovate a lecture hall into a hands-on STEM-based engineering classroom.
2013
$5,590

Town of Richmond, Richmond, ME

Isaac F. Umberhine Library: Young Adult Room Furnishings

Funding to furnish the Library's young adult room.
2013
$6,500

Town of Wayne, Wayne, ME

Town House Preservation Project - Final Phase

Funding for the final renovation phase - to repair and paint interior plaster.
2013
$20,000

Town of Winthrop, Winthrop, ME

Library's Expanding Our Boundaries Campaign

Funding to build an addition to expand the library.
2013
$10,000

Tree Street Youth, Lewiston, ME

StreetLeader Program

Support for the StreetLeader Program, a year round job training program for at-risk and low-income youth.
2013
$10,000

Trustees of Bloomfield Academy dba Skowhegan Free Public Library, Skowhegan, ME

Installation of HVAC System

Funding to install a HVAC System in the library for heat, air conditioning, and humidity control.
2013
$20,000

United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, Bangor, ME

Washington County Children's Program - Oral Health Outreach

General operating support for the children's school-based dental program.
2013
$2,000

Virginia Project, Inc., Bath, ME

The Virginia Project

Funding to purchase white oak timbers to cure for one year in order to build the remaining 26 frames of the ship.
2013
$10,000

VNA Home Health Hospice, South Portland, ME

Pathway to Excellence

Funding to increase their nationally certified specialists by providing educational program support to the nurse and physical therapist staff.
2013
$10,000

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

Artist Housing for Four Seasons

Funding to weatherize 4 cabins for year-round artist residencies.
2013
$5,000

Western Maine Art Group, Norway, ME

Matolcsy Arts Center Restoration Project

Funding for phase 2 renovation of the 1866 building - to remove the south wall, add a new wall, and paint.
2013
$5,000

York Art Association, York, ME

Ceiling Repair and Electrical Upgrade

Funding to install new ceiling tile, track lighting and replace the roiginal electrical panel.
2013
$5,820

Youth and Family Outreach, Portland, ME

Public Pre-K Classroom

Support for teacher salary and classroom expenses for year two of the new public pre-K classroom for 4 yr olds in Portland.
2013
$15,000

Youth Entrepreneurship Adventures, Portland, ME

Build-A-Biz Maine: Youth Education Program

General operating support to pilot the Build-A-Biz youth entrepreneur challenge and scholarship award program.
2012
$12,301

317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth, ME

Music Education Outreach Programs

Support to extend three pilot community partnered music programs through the 2012-2013 school year.
2012
$10,000

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

Wabanaki Guides Exhibit

Funding to design and create an exhibit on the historic and current importance of Wabanaki wilderness guiding in Maine.
2012
$9,000

ArtVan, Bath, ME

Neighborhood Project (Merrymeeting Arts Center is fiscal sponsor)

Operating support for ArtVan's on-site mobile arts therapy programs for low and moderate income children.
2012
$7,500

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Bangor, ME

Youth Concert

Support for the Symphony's youth concerts.
2012
$15,000

Bates College, Lewiston , ME

Museum of Art: Starstruck Exhibit

An exhibit of rare and extraordinary images of the night sky.
2012
$20,000

Baxter Academies of Maine, Portland, ME

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science

Startup funding for the non-profit that will operate the public charter school, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science.
2012
$10,000

Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School, Rockport, ME

Early Childhood Music Education Program

Funding for materials, marketing and salary to research and develop a Suzuki instruction program.
2012
$10,000

Belfast Creative Coalition, Belfast, ME

Arts and Culture Marketing Strategy (Waterfall Arts is fiscal sponsor)

Funding for 12 months of multimedia advertisements to promote arts and culture in Belfast.
2012
$15,000

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Blue Hill, ME

Support for Mammography Services (equipment)

Funding to purchase computer equipment and upgrade software to streamline patient data entry and automate letters.
2012
$25,000

Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, ME

Hamlin Study Center Renovation (capital campaign)

Funding to renovate the Hamlin Center and improve classroom technology.
2012
$4,394

Bridgton Art Guild, Bridgton, ME

New Lighting System (equipment)

To install new lighting in the Guild's gallery.
2012
$29,032

Bridgton Hospital, Bridgton, ME

Safe Patient Handling (equipment)

Funding to purchase 4 ceiling mounted patient handling lifts.
2012
$10,000

Cancer Community Center, South Portland, ME

Cancer Patient and Caregiver Support Programs

Funding for their support programs.
2012
$35,000

Carrabassett Valley Academy, Carrabassett Valley, ME

New Campus Campaign, Phase II

Support for phase II of the New Campus Campaign to build an academic center and mixed-use facility.
2012
$15,000

Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME

Celiac Disease Awareness Project (City of Caribou is fiscal sponsor)

Start up funding to begin an awareness campaign regarding Celiac Disease and cut down on the rate of misdiagnosis and non-diagnosis.
2012
$10,000

Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

Marketing Visibility

Consultant, website and video expenses to expand marketing to attract more students from throughout the world.
2012
$5,000

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

ArtLab Community Education Program

To expand the number of community members who participate in the ArtLab program.
2012
$15,000

Center Theatre, Inc., Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Digital Theater Conversion (equipment)

Funding to purchase and install a digital projector, sound system, and software.
2012
$30,000

Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME

Safe Patient Handling (equipment)

To purchase and install 5 patient ceiling lifts.
2012
$9,900

Chase Emerson Memorial Library, Deer Isle, ME

Library Updating and Renovation

Funding to replace computers and software, window renovation, and extension of the front porch for off-hour wi-fi users.
2012
$10,000

Children's Dyslexia Center of Portland, Portland, ME

Remediate Dyslexia in Children

General operating support to provide scholarships for two students diagnosed with dyslexia.
2012
$22,080

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

Project: Integration

Staff, consultant, and actor expenses to create three scripted performances and integrate the theatre into the museum.
2012
$8,000

Choral Art Society, Portland, ME

Choral and Ballet Production of "The Armed Man"

Support for a collaborative production with Portland Ballet Company.
2012
$20,000

Community Dental, Falmouth, ME

"Western Maine Smiles" Oral Health Care

Funding to partner with Forsyth Institute to implement a school-based oral health care project that includes treatment, education, and outreach.
2012
$2,800

Deer Isle Artists Association, Deer Isle , ME

Artists Teach Middle School Students

Funding for an afterschool art program for middle school students.
2012
$15,619

Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, Deer Isle, ME

Restroom Facilities: Historic, Yet Modern

Funding for the construction of a handicapped accessible bathroom within the Archives Building expansion project.
2012
$5,000

Deertrees Foundation Ltd., Harrison, ME

Installation of Audio/Visual Technology

A projector and screen that will replace the playbill and highlight sponsors.
2012
$5,000

Down East Singers, Rockport, ME

Memorial Day Concert (performance)

Funding for their 2013 Memorial Day Concert at the Camden Opera House.
2012
$10,000

Downeast Health Services, Inc., Ellsworth, ME

Equipment Upgrades (reallocated to the Sustainability Project 03/20/13)

Funding to purchase a telephone and voicemail system, air conditioning unit, and two shredders. (Reallocated to the Sustainability Project - support for consultant fees to determine the sustainability and consider merger options)
2012
$8,000

Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, Bar Harbor, ME

Downeast Scenic Railroad (educational program)

Funding for the education program which includes subsidized student tickets, a dvd for teachers, and the education coordinator's salary.
2012
$20,000

Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Bangor, ME

Mobilize Eastern Maine Education Institute

General support for the Mobilize Eastern Maine Education Institute, a program to align education leaders with business job trends.
2012
$35,000

Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME

Children's Cancer and Treatment Center (capital campaign)

A campaign to relocate the pediatric cancer center to the third floor of the CancerCare of Maine building.
2012
$25,000

Educate Maine, Portland, ME

Annual Indicators and Online Local Report Tool

Support to design, build, print and market the online local report card and Education Indicators annual report.
2012
$15,000

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

From Mt. Lebanon to the World: The Shakers (exhibit)

Salary support to develop a catalogue and conduct preliminary research for the Shaker exhibit.
2012
$15,000

Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station, Yarmouth, ME

Phase II Renovations: Stairs (Town of Yarmouth is fiscal sponsor)

Funding to construct a new, code-compliant, indoor staircase.
2012
$10,000

Frances Perkins Center, Newcastle, ME

National Landmark Designation

Funding to research and prepare documentation to have the Brick House Historic District designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
2012
$10,000

Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred, ME

Alfred Shaker Museum Video

Funding to produce a video on Shakerism and Alfred's Shaker Community and to obtain previously filmed interviews from the studio.
2012
$10,000

Friends of Fort Knox, Bucksport, ME

Century and a Half Project-Phase Three (restoration)

Support for the continued masonry restoration effort, mainly mortar repointing and stabilization of the massive exterior granite blocks.
2012
$12,500

Friends of Swan Island, Richmond, ME

Tubbs-Reed House Stabilization and Outreach

Support to repair the masonry and floor system at the Tubbs-Reed House, open it to the public, and install signs.
2012
$10,000

Friends of the Belgrade Public Library, Belgrade, ME

Renovation Project

Support to construct an addition onto the newly purchased library building.
2012
$12,000

Friends of the Free Baptist Church of Great Pond, Ellsworth, ME

Foundation Project (restoration)

Funding to raise the foundation, install drainage, and reset the foundation stones of the historic 1890's church.
2012
$12,500

Friends of the Swan's Island Lighthouse, Swan's Island, ME

Restoration of Lighthouse Tower

To commission a structural engineering plan as the first step to renovate the lighthouse tower.
2012
$15,000

Friends of the Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME

Refurbish Technology Processing and Conservation Area

Funding to refurbish he downstairs area due to water infiltration and mold.
2012
$11,670

Fryeburg Historical Society, Fryeburg, ME

Historic Restoration Project

Funding for Phase 1-the exterior painting of their historic 1815 house in partnership with Maine Preservation.
2012
$5,000

Gedakina, Inc., Bangor, ME

Our Stories-Nd'8tlokaw8ganawal

Funding to promote literacy by providing books to native american children by Native American authors in schools pre-k to grade 5.
2012
$15,000

Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston, ME

Performance Lighting Project

To replace the house lighting in the Performance Hall.
2012
$5,000

Good Theater, Inc., Scarborough, ME

East Coast Premiere of DEATH BY DESIGN

Program expenses for the production of the play, Death by Design, and to host the author.
2012
$15,000

Great Harbor Maritime Museum, Northeast Harbor, ME

Facade Restoration Project

To replace rotting trim, old windows, and the memorial clock.
2012
$15,000

Guilford Historical Society, Guilford, ME

Building Renovations

Funding to renovate the historical society building.
2012
$15,000

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

Renovation-Historic Preservation

Support to renovate the rear wall and roof to stop leaking.
2012
$6,000

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

Woodlawn School Program Project

Support for a weeklong teacher's seminar to develop the Woodlawn's curriculum-based social studies program and initiate its pilot in the classroom.
2012
$10,000

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Student Craft Institute and Open Door Programs

Operating support for the student craft institute and open door programs for Maine students.
2012
$25,000

Health Access Network, Lincoln, ME

Installation of Digital Dental Radiology (equipment)

To purchase digital radiography equipment for the dental practice.
2012
$5,000

Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde, ME

First Work Experience

Support for salary and supplies for a work experience program for teens ages 13-15.
2012
$7,500

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME

Lighting System for the Alfond Exhibition Hall

Funding to purchase a portable theatrical lighting and curtain system.
2012
$30,000

Houlton Community Arts Center Council, Houlton, ME

Houlton Community Arts Center (building)

Phase II of the Center's construction this phase create's new rehearsal and storage space.
2012
$37,000

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Establishing an Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services

Funding to create the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services that will provide a suite of student services, from academic advising to health counseling.
2012
$25,000

Inland Hospital, Waterville, ME

Focusing on Your Future (building renovation)

Funding to renovate the Hospital's medical-surgical unit to create 22 private rooms.
2012
$10,000

Island Readers and Writers: An Initiative for Maine Children, Mount Desert, ME

Literary Links to Science

Funding for two K-3 programs that use picture books and hands-on experiences to inspire interest in STEM subjects.
2012
$20,000

Islands Community Medical Services, Inc., Vinalhaven, ME

Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (technology)

Support to upgrade electronic health records; implement NextMD, a patient portal; and connect to HealthInfoNet, a health information exchange.
2012
$50,000

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Inc., Augusta, ME

Pathway Specialist: Student-Centered Learning Initiative

Start up support for the Pathway Specialist Initiative, a career counseling pilot program for highschool students.
2012
$5,000

John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor, ME

Museum in the Halls

To create a special museum that highlights the accomplishments of John Bapst alumni.
2012
$10,000

Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, ME

Renovation Pre-Development Phase and Window Replacement

Support for fundraising component of the pre-development phase, first floor window restoration, and the business plan update.
2012
$15,000

Jonesport Historical Society, Jonesport, ME

Window Replacement

Funding to replace all window panes.
2012
$20,000

Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation, Fairfield, ME

Childcare Scholarship Project

Childcare scholarships for the children of 20 KVCC students to attend Educare.
2012
$10,650

KidCare America Lincoln, Lincoln, ME

Leaders are Readers

To develop a literacy intervention program within its after-school model.
2012
$12,000

KIDS Consortium, Inc., Auburn, ME

Integrating Service-Learning and STEM Education

Support to organize 4 middle-school teacher teams in the design of STEM-based service learning projects, provide professional development workshop and teacher mini-grants.
2012
$7,500

Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc., Nobleboro, ME

Community Participation Pilot Project

An expansion of the Leadership School to implement follow-up workshops with teachers, parents and students in the sending community.
2012
$5,000

LaDawn Quarter Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, W. Kennebunk, ME

Ride for Children Outreach Project

Funding to provide two 8-week therapeutic riding programs to 22 children with disabilities.
2012
$10,000

LearningWorks, Portland, ME

A Matter of Trust: Mentoring Program

Salary expenses for the Youth Building Alternatives mentoring coordinator.
2012
$20,000

Lincoln Academy , Newcastle, ME

Applied Technology and Engineering Center (capital campaign)

A capital campaign to build a new applied technology and engineering center.
2012
$2,000

Lincoln Arts Festival, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Maine Pro Musica (performance)

Funding to pay for the artists that will perform for th Maine Pro Musica in Boothbay July 2012.
2012
$4,000

Long Lake Public Library, St. Agatha, ME

Technology Project

Funding to upgrade library technology; windows XP to 7, increase RAM, and purchase a new computer and printer.
2012
$5,000

Lord's Hill Meeting House, Inc., Effingham, NH

Painting of Original Meeting Room

Funding to paint the 1798 historic structure, the Meeting House.
2012
$15,000

Mad Horse Theatre Company, South Portland, ME

Hutchins School Heating and Security Renovation

Funding to convert to natural gas, renovate the chimney and bathroom, replace doors and locks, and add a keypad system.
2012
$10,000

Maine Archives and Museums, Cumberland Center, ME

Maine Cultural Institution Outreach Project

Support to identify and list all Maine collection organizations and provide workshops to address their specific needs.
2012
$25,000

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, ME

Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care Expansion (building)

An expansion of the Mary Dow Cancer Treatment Center.
2012
$25,000

Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME

Creation of a Simulation Laboratory (renovation)

Funding to replace the existing computer lab with a nursing simulation lab which will include a one-way mirror and video recording system.
2012
$10,000

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Old Town, ME

Weavers Teaching Weavers Workshops

Funding to hold 3 weaving workshops to each the ancient basswood weaving techniques of the Wabanaki Tribes.
2012
$25,000

Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, ME

New Heating System

Funding to purchase a new natural gas heating system.
2012
$4,850

Maine Jewish Film Festival, Portland, ME

Women Filmakers Forum

Funding for the Festival's Women Filmakers Forum and to host and honor one visiting filmmaker.
2012
$200,000

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

Construction of the ABS Center for Engineering and Applied Research

Capital campaign funding to build a new ABS Center for Engineering and Applied Research.
2012
$15,000

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Technology Upgrade

To upgrade all the museum's hardware and software to accommodate database capabilities.
2012
$0

Maine Reads, Portland, ME

Maine Festival of the Book (05/03/13 RETURNED: Full grant amount OF $10,000-RM) 12/9/16 Grant amended to remove unscheduled balance. LS

General support for the seventh annual Maine Festival of the Book.
2012
$15,000

Maine State Archives, Augusta, ME

Maine at Gettysburg (production)

A special multi-media project to celebrate Maine's role in the Battle of Gettysburg on the 150th anniversary of the battle.
2012
$30,000

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, ME

Library Renovation Capital Campaign (building/renovation)

A capital campaign to renovate and refurbish the third floor and provide building code and safety improvements.
2012
$25,000

Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME

Mechanical Ventilator Purchase

Funding to purchase a mechanical ventilator.
2012
$25,000

Millinocket Historical Society, Millinocket, ME

Museum Project (building renovations)

Funding for phase 1, to renovate the first floor of the new building that will house the historical society's museum.
2012
$25,000

Morrison Center, Scarborough, ME

Accessibility Upgrades and Improvement Project

Funding for accessibility upgrades such as window tinting, an overhead lift, sound absorbtion panels, and a new vehicle.
2012
$20,000

My Place Teen Center, Westbrook, ME

Youth Leadership Academy

General support and internship stipends for 8 at risk high school students participating in the Youth Leadership Academy.
2012
$20,000

Northeast Hearing and Speech Center, Inc., Portland, ME

Learning Language & Loving It

Funding to provide Hanen Certification to three Speech-Language Pathologists, who will then provide workshops to early childhood educators.
2012
$25,000

Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, ME

Outpatient Sleep Lab Service (equipment)

Funding to purchase the equipment needed to reinstate the sleep lab.
2012
$15,000

Norway Memorial Library, Norway, ME

Lead Paint Removal and Repainting

Funding to remove lead paint and repaint the exterior trim.
2012
$10,000

Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

Capacity Building Plan

Funding to hire a consultant to create a strategic capacity-building plan to become a nationally recognized art museum.
2012
$6,000

Old York Historical Society, York, ME

Remick Gallery Exhibition Upgrade (renovation)

Funding to construct platforms, glass gallery doors, and to install a security alarm.
2012
$15,000

Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME

Maine State Tour: Burt Dow, Deep Water Man (production)

Funding to support the touring production of "Burt Dow, Deep Water Man".
2012
$17,952

Pejepscot Historical Society , Brunswick, ME

Our Crowning Glory (building)

A project to repair the crown and cupola of the Skolfield-Whittier House.
2012
$10,000

Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor, ME

Capacity Building and Strategic Planning

Funding for consulting services to develop a strategic plan and build organizational sustainability.
2012
$9,900

Pequawket Kids Charitable Association, Fryeburg, ME

Education Enrichment Programs

Funding for after school and summer enrichment programs to supplement the cut in their 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.
2012
$20,050

Pittsfield Historical Society, Pittsfield, ME

Preservation of 1880's Pittsfield Railroad Station, Phase I

Funding for phase I of the 1880's train station preservation - roof replacement, masonry, and pointing.
2012
$15,000

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Portland, ME

Fair Care Program

General support for the Fair Care Program, to offer health care on a sliding fee scale.
2012
$5,000

Points North Institute, Camden, ME

Small Towns, Big Films

Support for the creation of a state-wide, year round, travelling documentary film series.
2012
$20,000

Porter Memorial Library, Machias, ME

South Elevation Chimney Repair

Funding to repair the chimney to stop water leakage.
2012
$15,000

Portland Ovations, Portland, ME

Rite of Spring, Classical Music Series

General support for classical events and outreach for their centennial year in celebration.
2012
$5,000

Portland Performing Arts Festival, Portland, ME

Portland Performing Arts Festival (Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance is fiscal sponsor)

General operating support for the festival.
2012
$30,000

Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME

Front Facade Window Renovation (capital campaign)

Request for a lead gift in the capital campaign for the stabilization, replacement, and renovation of the large front windows.
2012
$10,000

Rangeley Region Health Center, Inc., Rangeley, ME

The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

General support for physicals/immunizations and fitness programs to fight obesity in children.
2012
$10,500

Raymond-Casco Historical Society, Raymond, ME

Electrifying Two Barns

To add electricity to two barns to allow the Society to use the additional space as exhibits.
2012
$20,000

Richville Library, Standish, ME

Rediscover Reading in Richville (building renovations)

Funding for the construction of a handicapped bathroom and kitchen, plumbing and electricity.
2012
$15,751

Riley School, Rockport, ME

Science Facility Capital Campaign (3/26/14 REALLOCATED: to renovating the existing greenhouse and creating an outdoor classroom 10/1/15: Built a new hoop greenhouse instead due to budget constraints - KD 7/18/16 $9,249 RETURNED FUNDS. LS) 12/9/16

Funding for the capital campaign to build a science facility.
2012
$14,410

Rippleffect, Inc., Portland, ME

Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Expeditions (ROLE)

Staff funding for the Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Expeditions program at Lincoln Middle School.
2012
$25,000

Robbie Foundation, Scarborough, ME

Assistive Technology Pilot Program (equipment)

Funding to purchase iPads containing software that will help 65 children with developmental disabilities communicate.
2012
$5,000

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Damariscotta, ME

Music Education Programs

Support for the summer music education programs.
2012
$35,000

Sebasticook Valley Health, Pittsfield, ME

Do the Right Thing-Modernization Project (building/renovation)

A capital campaign to renovate semi-private patient rooms to private rooms increasing privacy and number of patients served.
2012
$5,000

Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, ME

Children's Room Updating (equipment)

To purchase a network-connected computer and new flooring for the Children's Room.
2012
$6,000

Southwest Harbor Public Library, Southwest Harbor, ME

Summer Story Camp/Literacy on the Move

Funding for the summer camp and after school storytelling program.
2012
$10,000

SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

Web Redesign and Digital Archive Creation

Support to upgrade the website and add a digital archive.
2012
$20,000

Spring Harbor Community Services, Rockland, ME

Knox County Mental Health Peer Support Initiative

To expand the peer support program which is a collaboration among Mid-Coast mental health providers.
2012
$15,000

Spring Point Ledge Light Trust, South Portland, ME

Keep the Light On! (01/14/14 project reallocation)

Funding to re-band the lower casings with steel. (Reallocated $7,300 to paint the tower, deck and latters in May 2013; remaining funds will go toward the re-banding project.)
2012
$4,850

St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, ME

Helping Change Behaviors of Diabetes Patients (program development)

Program support for a nine-month diabetes self management course.
2012
$1,500

Stockton Springs Community Library, Stockton Springs, ME

New I-Mac

Funding to purchase a new I-Mac and software.
2012
$25,400

Sweetser, Saco, ME

Sweetser Clubhouse (equipment)

Funding to purchase furniture, computers, and supplies for the new Clubhouse, a gathering place for adults with mental illness, substance abuse, or trauma.
2012
$10,000

The ARC, Vinalhaven, ME

Vinalhaven Public Education

Support to hire an educator to manage the place-based education program for 30 middle school students.
2012
$5,000

The Good Will-Hinckley Home Association, Hinckley, ME

L.C. Bates Museum: Young Naturalists Program

Support to expand the museum-to-school naturalist program for 31 2nd grade classrooms.
2012
$10,000

The Little Dolphin School Foundation, Westbrook, ME

Early Literacy through the Arts

Support for early literacy programs for ages 2-5.
2012
$10,000

The McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, ME

Phase II Restoration Project

Support for phase II restoration and emergency structural needs of the historic 1841 barn and house.
2012
$40,000

The Opportunity Alliance, South Portland, ME

Early Learning Mentor Initiative (early childhood)

Funding for a teacher coaching program that will improve the quality of teaching and create a system of professional development.
2012
$20,000

Theater At Monmouth, Monmouth, ME

Production Equipment Upgrade

Funding to purchase new lighting and sound equipment.
2012
$20,000

Topsham Public Library, Topsham, ME

Library Development Project

Support to hire a part-time development director to create a database and development plan.
2012
$15,000

Town of Clinton, Clinton, ME

Brown Memorial Library Repair and Renovations-Phase II

Funding for phase II renovation to include repairs to external windows, roof, and doors and interior plaster.
2012
$20,000

Town of Columbia Falls, Columbia Falls, ME

Union Hall Restoration Project

Funding to have the front steps rebuilt and conduit installed to prepare for sewer and water updates.
2012
$5,000

Town of Cumberland, Cumberland Center, ME

Prince Memorial Library: Grace E. Hutchinson Negative Collection Project

Funding to identify, organize, and digitize photo negatives taken by Portland newspaper correspondent, Grace E. Hutchinson.
2012
$20,000

Town of Swan's Island, Swan's Island, ME

Restoration of the Oddfellow's Hall

A capital campaign to rebuild and restore the backstage area.
2012
$15,000

Trekkers, Thomaston, ME

Trekkers Capacity Building/Expansion

Support for the 40 additional students added in the first 2 years of a six year expansion of this expeditionary learning and youth mentoring program.
2012
$15,000

Tri-County Mental Health Services, Lewiston, ME

Child-Parent Psychotherapy Training

An intervention to treat children, birth through 5, who have experienced at least one traumatic event.
2012
$5,000

United Society of Shakers, New Gloucester, ME

Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration

Funding for program expenses, performance fees, and artist stipends to host the 5th annual Native American Summer Market.
2012
$15,000

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Child Study Center Teacher Training Program

A multi-year request to support the parent and teacher workshops on early childhood education and development for three years.
2012
$25,000

University of Maine School of Law Foundation, Portland, ME

Refugee and Human Rights Clinic

To create a refugee and human rights unit within the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.
2012
$5,000

Victoria Mansion, Portland, ME

Victoria's Wonderama (exhibit)

An exhibit of Steampunk Art that fuses Victorian style and technology with contemporary art.
2012
$4,000

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME

Earth Week Residency

Funding for a 5-day residency program for 30-40 highschool students to design a vertical garden for Earth Day.
2012
$3,150

Waterford Library Association, Waterford, ME

Library Building Renovations

To repair standing seams on the copper roofing and insulate window seats.
2012
$15,000

Wayfinder Schools, New Gloucester, ME

Opportunity Farm Campus (program expansion) (The Community Schools at Opportunity Farm)

General support to expand the Residential Program for at-risk youth and the Passages Program for teen parents.
2012
$12,000

Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Sustainable Ocean Studies Program

Financial aid for the summer ocean studies program.
2012
$20,000

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH

Access to Oral Healthcare

General support for the Oral Healthcare program serving low-income, un- and under-insured residents of New Hampshire seacoast and Maine.
2012
$10,000

Wintergreen Arts Center, Presque Isle, ME

Arts Across the Ages (program development)

Funding to start an after-school and summer arts program for children grades 1-12 for 2012 and 2013.
2012
$10,000

York County Community Action Corporation, Sanford, ME

Chronic Pain Management Initiative

General operating support for the chronic pain management initiative.