Grants Awarded in 2011

 
In the 2010-2011 grant cycle, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation awarded $8,014,560 to 115 organizations. $564,000 was allocated to organizations benefitting animal welfare; $5,332,410 was directed to organizations serving the environment; and $2,118,150 was directed toward those serving human well-being.
 
Please note that grants awarded do not necessarily reflect fit for future funding. If you are seeking funding from the Foundation carefully review our Grant Programs and General Considerations to help determine if your work aligns with the Foundation’s current areas of interest.

 

Animal Welfare

 

  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland: $10,000 to Reduce Pet Over Population in Cumberland County
  • Animal Welfare Society Inc: $60,000 Unrestricted
  • Bangor Humane Society: $20,000 for Compassionate Care for Companion Animals
  • Center for Wildlife Inc: $10,000 to Ensure a Healthy Future for Maine's Wildlife
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University: $75,000 for the Shelter Medicine Program
  • Dedicated Animal Welfare Group of Laguna Niguel & Mission: $5,000 for Critical Medical & Surgical Care
  • The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges: $200,000 to Establish an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology
  • Friends of Feral Felines: $10,000 for a Feral Cat Expansion Project and Training
  • Humane Society of the United States: $45,000 for Education and Other Work in Maine
  • Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals: $25,000 for General Operations Support & Support a Stall Promotion
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: $30,000 Unrestricted
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center: $14,000 for the Animal Rehabilitation Program
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock: $20,000 for Spay/Neuter Efforts
  • United Animal Nations: $15,000 for Emergency Animal Rescue Services
  • University of New England: $25,000 for the Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Research Program

 

Environment

 

  • Androscoggin Land Trust Inc: $25,000 for Capacity Building
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation Inc: $75,000 for the ASF Tributary Project
  • Bangor Land Trust: $28,670 for the Bangor Community Trails Project
  • Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Inc: $55,000 to Enhance Farmland Protection and Local Food Production
  • Chewonki Foundation Inc: $125,000 for the ELLMS Financial Aid Fund
  • Cobscook Bay Resource Center Inc: $66,000 for the Head of the Breakwater Building Project
  • Conservation Law Foundation Inc: $10,000 for Maine Operations
  • Downeast Coastal Conservancy: $25,000 for Capacity Building
  • Downeast Lakes Land Trust: $1,000,000 for the West Grand Lake Community Forest Tract 2 Easement
  • Downeast Salmon Federation: $10,000 for Organic Blueberry Transition Outreach
  • Eat Local Foods Coalition: $10,000 for the Maine Food Map Phase II
  • Forest Society of Maine: $50,000 to Launch a Land Trust Presence in the Moosehead Region
  • Friends of Casco Bay: $25,000 to Improve and Protect the Environmental Health of Casco Bay
  • Friends of Midcoast Maine: $15,000 to Engage Communities Through Smart Growth Education and Public Participation Processes
  • Growsmart Maine: $20,000 for Charting Maine's Future Revisited
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute: $75,000 Unrestricted
  • Kennebec Land Trust: $15,000 for Capacity Building
  • Kennebunk Land Trust: $15,000 Unrestricted
  • Laudholm Trust: $20,000 Unrestricted
  • Mahoosuc Initiative: $35,000 to Promote Nature Based Tourism, Economic Development, and Conservation
  • Main Street Skowhegan: $92,740 for Teaching Maine Communities to Bake and Cook Local Foods Economically
  • Maine Association of Conservation Commissions: $5,000 Unrestricted
  • Maine Association of Nonprofits: $20,000 for a Nonprofit Viability Program for 10 Maine Land Trusts
  • Maine Audubon: $50,000 Unrestricted
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust: $500,000 for Cobscook Bay Conservation Work
  • Maine Community Foundation: $100,000 for the Environmental Funders Network Quality of Place Initiative
  • Maine Farmland Trust: $250,000 to Secure a Future for Farming in Maine
  • Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association: $50,000 to Strengthen Maine's Organic Farm Sector
  • Maine Timber Research & Maine Tree Foundation: $10,000 for the Long-Term Education About Forests Program
  • Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative: $35,000 for Planning for Development and Natural Resources Conservation
  • Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences: $45,000 to Help Maine’s Dairy Farmers Achieve Greater Sustainability
  • Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center: $5,000 for the Maine Policy Review Special Issue on Maine's Food Systems
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine: $10,000 Unrestricted
  • The Nature Conservancy: $475,000 for Permit Banking & Expanding the Base for Conservation
  • Penobscot East Resource Center, Inc.: $50,000 for Sentinel Fishery Groundfish Collaborative Research
  • Penobscot River Restoration Trust: $500,000 for the Water Intake and Removal of the Great Works Dam
  • Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation: $500,000 for the Pleasant Bay Wildlife Management Area
  • Portland Trails: $15,000 for Service Learning: Teaching Young People to Care for the Land
  • Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association: $20,000 to Support Collaboration
  • Somerset Economic Development Corporation: $250,000 for the Skowhegan Food Hub Economic Development Fund
  • Student Conservation Association: $30,000 for SCA Youth Conservation Service
  • Trout Unlimited: $50,000 for Maine Brook Trout Conservation
  • Trust for Public Land: $350,000 for the High Peaks Conservation Initiative
  • Western Mountains Alliance: $10,000 for getfresh.net
  • Western Mountains Charitable Foundation: $100,000 Operating Grant for Maine Huts and Trails
  • Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures, Inc.: $80,000 for Sustaining Nutrition Incentives for Maine's Vulnerable Families
  • Woodie Wheaton Land Trust: $30,000 for the East Grand Watershed Initiative

 

Human Well-Being

 

  • Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc.: $10,000 for the Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp Program
  • Berea College: $20,000 for the Full Tuition Scholarship Program
  • Biddeford Free Clinic: $15,000 Unrestricted
  • Brick Store Museum: $20,000 for Capacity Building
  • Broadreach Family & Community Services: $10,000 for Youth and Animal Programs
  • Catholic Charities Maine: $25,000 for the Houlton Food Distribution Center
  • Charlotte White Center: $25,000 for the Lifejackets and Angels Community Service Programs
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County: $5,000 for Mandated Reporter Training
  • Cobscook Community Learning Center: $250,000 for Operating Support and the Heartwood Lodge Campaign
  • Community Caring Collaborative: $65,000 for Creating Strategies and Supports to Replicate Model and Programs
  • Community Financial Literacy: $5,000 for Financial Literacy Education
  • Cultivating Community: $30,650 to Support Growing Access, Growing Communities
  • Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership: $100,000 for a Physicians Executive Leadership Institute
  • Elder Abuse Institute of Maine: $15,000 Unrestricted
  • Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation Inc: $5,000 for Services for Current and Prospective Clients in Maine
  • Good Shepherd Food-Bank: $50,000 for the Maine Farm, Dairy and Seafood Initiative
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England: $10,000 for Neurorehab Clinics
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Inc: $10,000 for Youth and Education Programs
  • Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Inc.: $12,500 Operating and Capacity Building Support
  • Herring Gut Learning Center: $15,000 for the Aquaponics Program
  • HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine: $20,000 Unrestricted
  • Hospice of Southern Maine: $30,000 Unrestricted
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project: $25,000 Unrestricted
  • Institute for Civic Leadership: $10,000 Unrestricted
  • Jobs for Maines Graduates Inc: $10,000 Unrestricted
  • Kennebunk Free Library Association: $15,000 Unrestricted
  • Kids First Center: $5,000 Unrestricted
  • Maine Alliance for Arts Education: $15,000 for Networks Work! Collaborations for Enriched Educational Services
  • Maine Boys to Men: $15,000 Unrestricted
  • Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community: $25,000 to Support Creating Your Future in a Changing Economy
  • Maine Historical Society: $25,000 Unrestricted
  • Maine Humanities Council: $10,000 for Difficult Conversations: Death, Dying & Trauma Through Theater
  • Maine Medical Center: $30,000 for Initiatives to Control Vector Borne Diseases in Maine
  • Mano en Mano Hand in Hand: $5,000 Unrestricted
  • NAMI-Maine: $30,000 for the Initiative to Integrate Mental Health in Communities
  • Nutrition Center of Maine: $35,000 Unrestricted
  • Opportunity Farm for Boys & Girls: $50,000 to Support the Transition to New Programs at the Farm
  • Outward Bound Inc: $10,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program
  • Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children & Adults: $200,000 Pine Tree Camp Challenge Grant
  • Portland Museum of Art: $30,000 for Free School Tours at the Portland Museum of Art
  • Portland Ovations: $40,000 for Ovations Offstage Making the Performing Arts Meaningful, Accessible, Inclusive
  • Preble Street: $300,000 for the Maine Hunger Initiative
  • Tides Institute & Museum of Art: $30,000 Unrestricted
  • Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center: $5,000 Unrestricted
  • SMMC Visiting Nurses: $10,000 Unrestricted
  • Stephens College: $150,000 Unrestricted
  • Susan L Curtis Charitable Foundation: $10,000 for Camp Susan Curtis
  • Terra Moto Inc: $25,000 for Portlandworks
  • Tufts University School of Medicine: $200,000 for Maine Track Scholarship Support
  • University of the Cumberlands: $10,000 for the Workship Program
  • Waban Projects: $10,000 Unrestricted
  • Southern Maine Medical: $25,000 for Telemetry Monitoring for Cardiac Inpatient Care
  • Winterkids Education Foundation: $10,000 for the Winterkids Challenge