Grants made by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation in 2015

 
In the 2014-2015 grant cycle, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation awarded $10,618,777 to 144 organizations in Healthy People Healthy Places, Animal Welfare, and Legacy program areas. In total, the Foundation considered 274 proposals requesting $27,510,208.
 
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.

 

Healthy People Healthy Places- Improving Systems for Meeting Basic Human Needs

ALPHA ONE $40,000 Access to Quality Primary Care for Maine Citizens with Disabilities
COBSCOOK COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER $320,000 CCLC & Rural Turnaround for Children
COMMUNITY CARING COLLABORATIVE $250,000 Community Caring Collective Impact Expansion
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL LITERACY $65,350 Financial Stability Study for New Mainers
COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE $64,000 Maine Housing Cooperative Development and Training
CUMBERLAND COUNTY FOOD SECURITY COUNCIL $30,000 Building Food Security in Cumberland County
DANIEL HANLEY CENTER FOR HEALTH LEADERSHIP $100,000 Reducing Implicit Bias in Maine Healthcare Providers and Operational Support
FOUR DIRECTIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION $35,000 Creating Positive Change in Wabanaki Communities
FRIENDS OF AROOSTOOK $30,000 Summer Fresh Produce Program
HEALTHY ACADIA $30,000 The Gleaning Initiative in Washington County
KNOX COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION $30,000 Post Shelter Care Program
MAINE BOYS TO MEN $17,500 Boys to Men "Building True Strength"
MAINE CENTER FOR ECONOMIC POLICY $50,000 Fiscal Policy for Healthy People Healthy Places
MAINE EQUAL JUSTICE PARTNERS INC $45,000 Building a bridge to sustainable work and economic opportunity
MAINE MIGRANT HEALTH PROGRAM INC $75,000 Building a Dental Network for Maine's Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker Population
MAINE ORAL HEALTH FUNDERS $45,000 Improving Children's Oral Health in Maine
MAINE SEA COAST MISSIONARY SOCIETY $40,000 Addressing food insecurity through backpack/school pantry programs and community gardens
MAINE WOMEN'S POLICY CENTER $25,000 Organizing Women to Achieve Policies that Build Social Equity
PINE TREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE INC $310,000 Medical-Legal Partnership for Maine Veterans
PREBLE STREET $200,000 Maine Hunger Initiative
RAISE-OP HOUSING COOPERATIVE $50,000 Cooperative Housing Growth and Expansion
UNITED SOMALI WOMEN OF MAINE $62,636 Healthy People Healthy Places: Vibrant Communities Initiative
WABANAKI HEALTH AND WELLNESS INC $50,000 Building the capacity to better serve Wabanaki communities.
     

Healthy People Healthy Places- Integration of Environment and Human Well-being

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE $91,051 Passamaquoddy Food Sovereignty and Healing Project
ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS $121,000 Farm Energy Innovation Fund
ARTVAN $15,000 Get Green Rolling
ATLANTIC SALMON FEDERATION INC $90,000 Community-Driven Restoration on the Sabattus and Sheepscot Rivers
BELGRADE REGIONAL CONSERVATION ALLIANCE INC $50,000 Belgrade Lakes Watershed Water Quality Initiative
BETHEL AREA NONPROFIT COLLABORATIVE $15,000 Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative - Building Whole Communities
BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE $15,000 BikeMaine Community Engagement
BOOTHBAY REGION FOOD PANTRY $11,851 Boothbay Region Fresh Food Project and Food Pantry Capability Enhancement
BOOTHBAY REGION YMCA $75,000 BRYMCA Going Green for Better Health
BROADREACH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES $15,000 Youthlinks Grassroots Garden and Community Learning Center
BRUNSWICK-TOPSHAM LAND TRUST INC $35,000 Local Farms-Local Food
CATHOLIC CHARITIES MAINE $48,500 Farm for ME Expansion with Glean Team
CHEWONKI FOUNDATION INC $275,000 The ELLMS Collaborative Education Project
COASTAL ENTERPRISES, INC $200,000 Economic Justice in Maine's Food System: CEI's Community Development Approach
COBSCOOK BAY RESOURCE CENTER INC $25,000 Cobscook Kitchen & Marketplace Project
COMMUNITY BICYCLE CENTER $15,000 Community Bicycle Center Youth Development
THE CONSERVATION FUND $100,000 East Grand Watershed Iniatiative
CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION INC $25,000 Maine Legal Services Food Hub
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY $50,000 Cultivating Leadership through Garden Education, Sustainable Ag, and Food-Justice Advocacy
MAINE WINTER SPORTS CENTER $50,000 Maine Winter Sports Center Grant
DOWNEAST COASTAL CONSERVANCY $30,000 Connecting People with Preserves
DOWNEAST LAKES LAND TRUST $500,000 West Grand Lake Community Forest Project
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY CENTER $225,000 Plants to Products: Advancing Biobased Manufacturing in Maine
EXPERIENCE MARITIME MAINE $50,000 Experience Maritime Maine
FAIR FOOD NETWORK $50,000 Fair Food Consulting Corps - Maine
FOOD AND MEDICINE, JOBS WITH JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND $40,000 Local Food Initiatives for the Bangor Area
FOREST SOCIETY OF MAINE $135,000 Taking Action to Improve Community Health Using Conserved Forestland
FRIENDS OF CASCO BAY $25,000 Casco Bay Belongs to All of Us
FRIENDS OF THE PRESUMPSCOT RIVER $20,000 Building Capacity for Success
GEDAKINA INC $30,000 GEDAKINA (Our World - Our Way of Living)
GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD-BANK $300,000 Bangor Region Produce Storage Facility
GREAT WORKS REGIONAL LAND TRUST $100,000 New Forests for All
GROWSMART MAINE $40,000 GrowSmart Maine Outreach and Advocacy
GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE $450,000 Accelerating Aquaculture to Sustain Diverse and Resilient Coastal Communities
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES OF THE CAPITAL AREA $55,344 Integrating Maine's Robust Farm to Institution Movement
HEALTHY NORTHERN KENNEBEC $50,000 Integrated Community Planning for Healthy Living and Food Security
HEART OF BIDDEFORD $20,000 Ensuring Sustainable Development in Biddeford
KATAHDIN TOURISM PARTNERSHIP $48,928 Katahdin Tourism Partnership: Scenic Byway Infrastructure
KENNEBEC ESTUARY LAND TRUST $20,000 Capital to Coast(C2C): Engaging Stakeholders Around An Active Recreation Corridor
KENNEBEC LAND TRUST $57,617 Forestland Conservation: A Broad Perspective
KENNEBEC VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION $290,000 KVCC Family Laboratory and Nature Exploration Center
KITCHEN GARDENERS INTERNATIONAL $120,000 KGI Capacity Building 2015-2017
LUBEC COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER $15,000 LCOC Operating Support
MAHOOSUC PATHWAYS INC $10,000 Outdoor Recreation and Conservation: Integrated Planning in Mahoosuc Mountain Communities
MAINE ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS $40,000 Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Institute (SFSLI)
MAINE AUDUBON $35,000 Connecting People and Places through Wildlife (CPPW)
MAINE CLIMATE TABLE $40,000 Maine Climate Table
MAINE COAST FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION $15,000 Bringing Seafood into the Maine Food Strategy
MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST $275,000 Community Conservation
MAINE CONGRESS OF LAKE ASSOCIATIONS $30,000 LakeSmart Expansion
MAINE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE $15,000 Uniting Voices for Maine's Environment
MAINE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION $100,000 GrowSmart Maine and Maine Downtown Center Making Headway Collaboration
MAINE FARMLAND TRUST INC $40,000 Veggies For All Sustainability Plan and Farmer Contracting
MAINE FOOD STRATEGY $35,000 Maine Food Strategy Phase III
MAINE HARVEST CREDIT PROJECT $285,000 Maine Harvest Credit Project - Phase 2 and Start-up Capital
MAINE HUTS & TRAILS $75,000 Maine Huts & Trails Unrestricted Operating Funds
MAINE MEDICAL CENTER $25,000 Let's Go! Healthy Eating and Active Living Program
MAINE ORGANIC FARMERS & GARDENERS ASSOCIATION $60,000 Increasing Local Food for Low-income Mainers While Improving Farmers' Profitability
MAINE PHILANTHROPY CENTER $10,000 Operation Support 2015
MAINE RIVERS $75,000 China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative
MAINE TIMBER RESEARCH & MAINE TREE FOUNDATION $10,000 Long-Term Education About Forests & Special Funding for Data Documentation
MAINE VOLUNTEER LAKE MONITORING PROGRAM $20,000 Citizen-Lake-Science Building Resilient Communities and a Stronger Maine Economy
MAINE WOODS CONSORTIUM $100,000 Maine Woods Destination Development Initiative
MANO EN MANO \ HAND IN HAND $5,000 Increasing Access, Diversity, and Stewardship of Downeast Trails
MANOMET CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCES $250,000 Downeast Fisheries Partnership: Building Sustainable Communities in Eastern Maine
MEDOMAK VALLEY LAND TRUST $5,000 Operating Support - A Year of Discovery
NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE $40,000 Sustainable Maine
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL $100,000 Penobscot River Mercury Cleanup Project
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY $150,000 Connecting Nature and Communities through Ocean and Freshwater Conservation
NEW ENGLAND FORESTRY FOUNDATION INC $70,000 Green Carbon Pump
NEW VENTURES MAINE $35,000 Healthy Owners, Healthy Businesses
NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL INC $30,000 Building Capacity, Sharing Strength
NORTHERN FOREST CENTER INC $80,000 Economy For Healthy People and Places in the Maine Woods
NUTRITION CENTER OF MAINE $80,000 Teaching Garden and Community Gardens Expansion
PARTNERS FOR A HUNGER-FREE YORK COUNTY $130,000 Local Foods and Local Voices: Empowering Communities around Nutrition Security
PENOBSCOT RIVER RESTORATION TRUST $150,000 Completing Howland Fish Bypass: Reconnecting Nature and Community
PORTLAND OVATIONS $75,000 Advancing the Arts in our Community
PRESQUE ISLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. $75,000 Public Market Pavilion
TIDES INSTITUTE & MUSEUM OF ART $15,000 Dealing With Accelerating Transition of Place
REAL FOOD CHALLENGE $50,000 Maine Food for UMaine
THE RESILIENCE HUB $10,000 Expanded Operational Support for Hub Activities
RIDING TO THE TOP THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER $50,000 Therapeutic Riding Trails for People with Disabilities
RIPPLEFFECT, INC. $10,000 Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education
SEBASTICOOK REGIONAL LAND TRUST $50,000 Community Lands in Service
SHEEPSCOT VALLEY CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION INC $50,000 Building the Next Generation Land Trust
SLOW MONEY MAINE $25,000 Operating Support & Capacity Building
SOMALI BANTU COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF MAINE $5,000 Somali Bantu Farming Program
ST. MARY'S HEALTH SYSTEM $85,000 Maine Network of Community Food Councils
SUNRISE COUNTY ECONOMIC COUNCIL $70,000 Capacity Building for Local Foods and Natural Resources Work
TREE STREET YOUTH $25,000 P.R.I.D.E.=Proud Responsible Individuals + Defining Experiences
TREKKERS INC $50,000 Trekkers Expansion 2015-2016
TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND $35,000 Portland Parks Program
WHOLESOME WAVE FOUNDATION CHARITABLE VENTURES, INC. $45,000 Expanding Affordable Local Food Access: Statewide Network
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY $10,000 Constituency Building around the High Peaks and National Wildlife Refuge
THE WINDOWDRESSERS INC $100,000 WD Three-Year Operating Support
WINTERKIDS EDUCATION FOUNDATION $15,000 WinterKids: Get Outside, Get Active, Have Fun!
WOLFES NECK FARM FOUNDATION INC $225,000 Organic Dairy Research and Farmer Training Program
YORK-CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION OF HANDICAPPED PERSONS $15,000 Cultivation Works Program Expansion
     

Animal Welfare- Capacity Building

BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETY $100,000 The Power of Partnerships: Transforming Animal Welfare
GREATER ANDROSCOGGIN HUMANE SOCIETY $30,000 Operating Support
HUMANE SOCIETY WATERVILLE AREA $30,000 Capacity Building and Operation Support for Humane Society Waterville Area
MAINE FEDERATION OF HUMANE SOCIETIES INC $150,000 Building 21st Century Capacity to Strengthen Animal Welfare in Maine
MAINE STATE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS ROOM 13 $30,000 Capacity Building Support
P A W S ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER $75,000 "Forever Home" Capital Campaign
     

Animal Welfare- Reducing the Unwanted Cat Population

CLEO FUND $140,000 Two County Spay/Neuter Fix
HARVEST HILLS ANIMAL SHELTER INC $15,000 Reducing the unwanted cat population in western Maine
KENNEBEC VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY $15,000 A new generation of Animal Advocates: The coloring book project
MARIANS DREAM: PHILANTHROPY FOR ANIMAL ADVOCATES INC $20,000 Beat the Heat, Continued
PAWS ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC $5,000 Operational Costs For Valley Cat Haven's First Full Year
     

Legacy

CENTER FOR WILDLIFE INC $45,000 Fulfilling a Vision for Healthy Wildlife and Community
CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY $75,000 Operations Support for the Community Cat Student Training Program
GREYHOUND FRIENDS INC $10,000 Operating Support   
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YORK COUNTY $10,000 Fy2016 Operating Support
HOMEHEALTH VISITING NURSES OF SOUTHERN MAINE $90,000 Compassionate Care Program
KIDS FREE TO GROW $5,000 Community Outreach Activities
LAUDHOLM TRUST $75,000 Onward and Upward at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm
NEW BEGINNINGS FOR ANIMALS INC $30,000 Ongoing operating expenses
THE OPPORTUNITY ALLIANCE $40,000 Operating Support - Strategic Plan
SOUTHERN MAINE HEALTH CARE $75,000 Transition of Care Pharmacy Project
SWEETSER $60,000 Sweetser Operational Support
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND $25,000 Doctors for Maine's Future