Grants Awarded in 2010

In the 2009-2010 grant cycle, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation awarded $7,705,650 to 117 organizations. $592,150 was allocated to organizations benefitting animal welfare; $4,702,500 was directed to organizations serving the environment; and $2,411,000 was directed toward human well being. 44% of grants awarded were unrestricted.


Animal Welfare

American Humane Association $10,000 operating support
Animal Welfare Society $135,000 operating support and spay/neuter clinic start up costs
Bangor Humane Society $10,650 to support spay/neuter efforts
Center for Wildlife $10,000 operating support
Center for Wildlife Health Research $5,000 to support spay/neuter efforts
Coastal Humane Society $86,500 for shelter capacity upgrades
Dedicated Animal Welfare Group $5,000 operating support
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society $48,000 to support spay/neuter efforts
Greyhound Friends $20,000 operating support
Houlton Humane Society $10,000 for veterinary expenses
Humane Society of the USA $20,000 to support work in Maine
Maine Greyhound Placement Services $5,000 operating support
Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals $50,000 operating support and new program start up
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $30,000 operating support
New Beginnings for Animals $10,000 operating support
Pacific Marine Mammal Center $12,000 operating support
SPCA of Hancock County $15,000 for cat population control efforts
Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine $75,000 for a shelter medicine program
United Animal Nations $15,000 to support the Emergency Animal Rescue Service



Appalachian Mountain Club $500,000 for the Maine Woods Initiative
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance $100,000 to support the Kennebec Highlands Project, Phase III
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. $112,500 for the Agricultural Enterprises Initiative
Coastal Mountains Land Trust $75,000 for the Bald and Ragged Mountains Campaign
Conservation Law Foundation $10,000 operating support
Cultivating Community $25,000 operating support
Forest Society of Maine $50,000 for conservation efforts in the Moosehead Lake region
Frenchman Bay Conservancy $30,000 for the Downeast/Acadia Research, Education & Conservation Initiative
Friends of Casco Bay $25,000 for the Citizen Stewards Water Quality Monitoring program
Friends of Midcoast Maine $15,000 operating support
Gulf of Maine Research Institute $75,000 operating support
Kennebunk Land Trust $15,000 operating support
Laudholm Trust $20,000 operating support
Maine Association of Conservation Commissions $5,000 operating support
Maine Association of Non Profits $5,000 to support the Maine Leadership Forum for a Sustainable Food System
Maine Audubon $50,000 operating support
Maine Coast Heritage Trust $1,000,000 for conservation efforts in the Bold Coast and Acadia regions
Maine Community Foundation $100,000 for the Environmental Funders Network collaborative funding effort
Maine Farmland Trust $25,000 operating support
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association $15,000 operating support
Maine Tree Foundation $10,000 operating support
National Audubon Society $10,000 for tern restoration on Outer Green Island
Natural Resources Council of Maine $10,000 operating support
Northeast Wilderness Trust $100,000 for the Piscataquis Preserve
Northern Forest Center $15,000 for work in Maine's North Woods
Penobscot River Restoration Trust $250,000 operating support
St. Mary's Health System $15,000 for the Nutrition Center of Maine
Student Conservation Association $30,000 operating support
The Nature Conservancy $1,000,000 for conservation efforts in the Moosehead Lake region
Trout Unlimited $100,000 to support brook trout conservation efforts
Trust for Public Land $300,000 for the Bayside Trail project, Phase II
University of Maine $85,000 to support the Sustainable Solutions Initiative
Western Foothills Land Trust $25,000 to support exploration of new tools for incentive-based conservation
Western Mountains Charitable Foundation $400,000 for trail and bridge construction
York Land Trust $100,000 for the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative


Human Well-Being

Aroostook Mental Health Services $10,000 for the Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Berea College $20,000 for scholarships
Biddeford Free Clinic $15,000 operating support
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine $20,000 in support of clubhouse programs
Boys to Men $10,000 operating support
Brick Store Museum $20,000 operating and project support
Camp Sunshine $25,000 for scholarships
Center for Preventing Hate $75,000 for capacity building
Charlotte White Center $50,000 to support in-home services for children and their families
Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County $5,000 for the Nurturing Program
Cobscook Community Learning Center $50,000 operating support
Downeast Health Services $75,000 for capacity building
Downtown Education Collaborative $50,000 operating support
Dress For Success Southern Maine $3,500 operating support
Equest $7,500 in support of the Veteran's Program
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation $5,000 in support of services in Maine
Good Shepherd Food Bank $25,000 to support the Maine Farm, Dairy and Seafood Initiative
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England $10,000 for rehabilitation support systems
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind $10,000 in support of America's VetDog's work in Maine
Habitat for Humanity, Greater Portland $10,000 operating support
Hand in Hand / Mano en Mano $5,000 operating support
Hardy Girls, Healthy Women $12,500 operating support
Home Health Visiting Nurses of S. Maine $10,000 operating support
Hospice of Southern Maine $30,000 operating support
Institute for Civic Leadership $10,000 operating support
Kennebunk Free Library $15,000 operating support
Kids First Center $5,000 operating support
Maine Center for Economic Policy $15,000 operating support
Maine Children's Alliance $10,000 operating support
Maine Historical Society $50,000 operating support and the Community Heritage Program
Maine Humanities Council $25,000 for the Literature and Medicine program
Maine Medical Center Research Institute $50,000 for the Vector Borne Disease Laboratory
Maine Philanthropy Center $7,500 operating support
Maine Preservation $20,000 to support the Field Services Program
Mainely Girls $30,000 in support of school-based programming
Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls $10,000 operating support
Outward Bound $10,000 for youth scholarships
Penobscot Community Health Center $15,000 to support the Regional Hearing Aid Bank program
Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children and Adults $10,000 operating support
Piney Woods School $10,000 operating support
Portland Museum of Art $30,000 operating support
Portland Ovations $40,000 operating support
Portland Symphony Orchestra $25,000 for strategic planning efforts
Preble Street $300,000 operating support and the Maine Hunger Initiative
Quoddy Tides Foundation $20,000 for the Bold Coast Quality of Place Initiative
Riding to the Top $5,000 operating support
Southern Maine Medical Center Visiting Nurses $10,000 for the At Home Clinic Care program
Stephens College $250,000 operating support
Strive U $50,000 for the acquisition of student apartment buildings
Sunrise Opportunities $50,000 for the Community Caring Collaborative
Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation $10,000 for Camp Susan Curtis
Sweetser $15,000 operating support
The Salvation Army, Northern New England Division $20,000 for youth programs in York County
Tufts University School of Medicine $50,000 for “Maine Track” student scholarships
University of New England $25,000 for scholarships
University of New England $500,000 to support of the College of Dental Medicine
University of the Cumberlands $10,000 for the Workship program
Volunteers of America, Northern New England $80,000 for development of veteran's housing
VSA Arts of Maine $10,000 for capacity building
Waban Projects, Inc. $10,000 operating support
Webber Hospital Association $25,000 for neonatal monitoring equipment
Youth Alternatives, Ingraham $30,000 operating support