Grants made by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation in 2016

 
In the 2015-2016 grant cycle, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation awarded $7,257,122 to 119 organizations in Healthy People Healthy Places, Animal Welfare, and Legacy program areas. In total, the Foundation considered 245 proposals requesting $24,621,934.
 
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 $1,010,829

 

CHILD AND FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES, INC. $150,000.00 Providing High Quality Early Education for Family Futures Downeast
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL LITERACY $47,829.00 Initial Implementation Following Financial Stability Study for New Mainers
COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE $75,000.00 Maine Cooperative Development and Expansion 2016
CUMBERLAND COUNTY FOOD SECURITY COUNCIL $30,000.00 Cumberland County Food Security Council 2016
FRIENDS OF AROOSTOOK $30,000.00 Building Capacity, Growing for the Future
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND $150,000.00 Job Connection Maine
IMMIGRANT LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT $15,000.00 ILAP's Systemic Advocacy Project
IMMIGRANT RESOURCE CENTER OF MAINE $60,000.00 Healthy People Healthy Places: Vibrant Communities Initiative
KENNEBEC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH $25,000.00 Motivational Interviewing Training Program
MAINE CHILDRENS ALLIANCE $10,000.00 Operating Support
MAINE IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS COALITION $10,000.00 Operating Support
MID COAST HUNGER PREVENTION PROGRAM INC $50,000.00 Mobile Food Pantry Program
NEW MAINERS PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE $20,000.00 Operating Support
THE OPPORTUNITY ALLIANCE $93,000.00 Lakes Region: Partnerships for Progress
PREBLE STREET $150,000.00 Human Service Systems Change
TRINITY JUBILEE CENTER INC $10,000.00 Refugee Integration Program: Employment Access for New Mainers
THE VISIBLE COMMUNITY $5,000.00 Operating Support
WABANAKI PUBLIC HEALTH $60,000.00 Planning and Implementation of a Youth Substance Abuse Assessment
WAYSIDE FOOD PROGRAMS $20,000.00 Operating Support
     

Healthy People Healthy Places: Integration of Environment and Human Well-Being $5,128,555

 

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE $95,000.00 Peskotomuhkati Micuwakon
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB $25,000.00 The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
ATLANTIC SALMON FEDERATION INC $63,000.00 Sheepscot River Revitalization
AUGUSTA TRAILS $18,250.00 Augusta Outdoor Coalition Community Outreach
BELFAST CREATIVE COALITION $10,000.00 Cultivate Wild Routes: arts and culture off the beaten path.
BETHEL AREA NONPROFIT COLLABORATIVE $25,000.00 Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative: Building a Culture of Listening
BIGELOW LABORATORY FOR OCEAN SCIENCES $125,000.00 Center for Venture Research on Seafood Security
BOWDOINHAM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE-BCDI $25,000.00 Bowdoinham in Transition:Expanding Farmland, Revitalizing the Village
CATHANCE RIVER EDUCATION ALLIANCE INC $5,000.00 Developing Indicators of Program Impact
CATHOLIC CHARITIES MAINE $26,500.00 Refrigerated Trailer - Veggies Year Round
CENTER FOR AN ECOLOGY-BASED ECONOMY $10,000.00 Operating Support
CHEWONKI FOUNDATION INC $275,000.00 ELLMS: Whole Schools, Whole Communities
COASTAL MOUNTAINS LAND TRUST $150,000.00 Round the Mountain Collaboration
COMMUNITY BICYCLE CENTER $15,000.00 Operating Support
CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION INC $30,000.00 The Legal Services Food Hub: Maine
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY $50,000.00 Increasing Land-Access, Community-Integration, Empowerment, and Support for More Disadvantaged Food-Growers
DOWNEAST LAKES LAND TRUST $500,000.00 West Grand Lake Community Forest: Final Push
FAIR FOOD NETWORK $40,000.00 Fair Food Consulting Corps - Maine
FRIENDS OF CASCO BAY $25,000.00 Operating Support
GARDINER MAIN STREET $50,000.00 Cobbossee Corridor Trail Trestle Project
GEDAKINA INC $30,000.00 Operating Support
GREATER PORTLAND SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL $10,000.00 Clean Energy Action - Greater Portland and Maine
HEALTHY ACADIA $35,000.00 The Downeast Gleaning Initiative
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES OF THE CAPITAL AREA $134,982.00 Integrating Maine's Robust Farm to Institution Movement
HIGH PEAKS ALLIANCE $37,500.00 The High Peaks Challenge
THE IRIS NETWORK  $15,000.00 Gardening Outside - On Our Turf (GO-OUT)
ISLAND INSTITUTE $195,000.00 Community Energy: Education, Action, and Leadership
KATAHDIN AREA TRAILS $105,600.00 Trail Development and rehabilitation in the Katahdin Region
KATAHDIN TOURISM PARTNERSHIP $25,000.00 Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway Gateways
KENNEBEC ESTUARY LAND TRUST $20,000.00 Capital to Coast Trail System: Growing Friends and Trails
KENNEBEC LAND TRUST $55,383.00 Forestland Conservation: A Broad Perspective - Year II
LUBEC COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER $15,000.00 Operating Support
MAHOOSUC LAND TRUST INC $20,000.00 Next Steps Project
MAHOOSUC PATHWAYS INC $10,000.00 Oxford County Conservation Corps and Mahoosuc Community Trails
MAINE ADAPTIVE SPORTS & RECREATION $10,000.00 Adaptive Cycling
MAINE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION $36,000.00 Restoration of American Chestnut into Maine Forests
MAINE CLIMATE TABLE $30,000.00 Collaborative Approach to Move Maine Toward an Adaptive Low-Carbon Economy
MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST  $50,000.00 Building Capacity for Community Conservation
MAINE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE $17,500.00 Operating Support
MAINE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION $30,000.00 Operating Support
MAINE FARM AND SEA COOPERATIVE $35,000.00 Implementing Healthy Food for HealthCare
MAINE FARMLAND TRUST INC $50,000.00 Scaling Up Farm Viability
MAINE FOOD STRATEGY $26,250.00 Building Maine's Food Network: Strengthening Relationships and Collaborative Efforts
MAINE HUTS & TRAILS $75,000.00 Operating Support
MAINE ISLAND TRAIL ASSOCIATION  $15,572.00 Youth Education on the Maine Island Trail: A Planning Project
MAINE ORGANIC FARMERS & GARDENERS ASSOCIATION $50,000.00 Maine Food: Improving access for underserved citizens while increasing production
MAINE PHILANTHROPY CENTER $10,000.00 Operating Support
MAINE RIVERS $175,000.00 China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative
MAINE SCHOOL GARDEN NETWORK $14,500.00 School Garden Coach Pilot
MAINE SEA COAST MISSIONARY SOCIETY $40,000.00 Addressing food insecurity through backpack/school pantry programs and community gardens
MAINE TIMBER RESEARCH & MAINE TREE FOUNDATION $10,000.00 Operating Support
MAINE VOLUNTEER LAKE MONITORING PROGRAM $17,500.00 Facilitating Watershed Stewardship to Benefit Lake Health and Community Well-Being
MAINEGENERAL HEALTH  $106,220.00 Integrated Community Planning for Healthy Living and Food Security
MANOMET CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCES $400,000.00 Downeast Fisheries Partnership: Building Sustainable Communities in Eastern Maine
MIDCOAST CONSERVANCY $85,000.00 Midcoast Conservancy Mobile All Season Outdoor Recreation
MOOSEHEAD LAKE REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP $175,000.00 Moosehead Lake Branding Initiative and Economic Development Program
NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE $30,000.00 Sustainable Maine
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL $50,000.00 PENOBSCOT RIVER MERCURY CLEANUP PROJECT
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY  $250,000.00 Katahdin Region Collaboration
NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL INC $50,000.00 Operating Support
OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE INC  $150,000.00 Community Forest Fund
QUEBEC-LABRADOR FOUNDATION, INC. $36,150.00 Maine Trail Finder: Promoting Outdoor Recreation for Health and Wellness
THE RESILIENCE HUB $13,000.00 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Permablitz Program
RIDING TO THE TOP THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER $32,648.00 Environmental Learning--An Experiential Learning Program for Youth with Disabilities
RIPPLEFFECT, INC. $17,000.00 Cow Island Environmental Leadership Program (CELP)
SCHOODIC INSTITUTE AT ACADIA NATIONAL PARK $35,000.00 Schoodic Marine Center - Community Engagement, Planning, and Design
SKILLS, INC. $125,000.00 Employment and Technology Access for People with Intellectual Disabilities
SOMALI BANTU COMMUNITY LEWISTON OF MAINE $25,000.00 Farming Program
SUNRISE COUNTY ECONOMIC COUNCIL $50,000.00 Building Affordable Warmth Strategies in Five Rural Maine Communities
TOXICS ACTION CENTER INC $5,000.00 Casco Bay Healthy Lawns
TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND $25,000.00 Operating Support
WASHINGTON COUNTY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS $65,000.00 Bold Coast Region Tourism and Economic Development
WHOLESOME WAVE FOUNDATION CHARITABLE VENTURES, INC. $45,000.00 Maine Local Food Access Network: Nutrition Incentive Implementation
WINTERKIDS EDUCATION FOUNDATION $20,000.00 Operating Support
WOLFES NECK FARM FOUNDATION INC $375,000.00 Transforming WNF - Building a stronger, more just food system
     

Animal Welfare: Capacity Building $413,738

 

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC $300,000.00 Capital Support for Construction of Community Veterinary Clinic
GREATER ANDROSCOGGIN HUMANE SOCIETY $35,000.00 Operating Support
KENNEBEC VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY $7,350.00 Facility upgrades to decrease feline stress & create healthier cats
MAINE STATE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS ROOM 13 $30,000.00 Operating Support
P A W S - PROTECTION OF ANIMALS WANDERING THE STREETS $41,388.00 PAWS Professional Service Transition
     

Animal Welfare: Reducing the Unwanted Cat Population $64,000 

 

ARK ANIMAL SHELTER, THE $10,000.00 Stitch-in-Time
CENTER FOR WILDLIFE HEALTH RESEARCH $24,000.00 Fast-Tracking Community Cat Reduction through Trap, Neuter, Rehabilitation/Rehome/Exchange
FRIENDS OF FERAL FELINES $10,000.00 Operating Support
MARIANS DREAM: PHILANTHROPY FOR ANIMAL ADVOCATES INC $20,000.00 Continued reduction in cat population in Aroostook and Piscataquis Counties
     

Legacy $640,000

 

AROOSTOOK MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC. $30,000.00 Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp 
BEREA COLLEGE $75,000.00 Tuition Promise Scholarship Program
DEDICATED ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP OF LAGUNA NIGUEL & MISSION VIEJO INC $15,000.00 Operating Support
FIDELCO GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION INC $15,000.00 Guide Dog Partnership Program for Current and Prospective Maine Clients
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YORK COUNTY $30,000.00 Operating Support
HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN MAINE $90,000.00 Operating Support
KENNEBUNK FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION $45,000.00 Operating Support
KIDS FREE TO GROW $15,000.00 Community Outreach Activities
MAINE AUDUBON $35,000.00 Operating Support
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY INC $30,000.00 Restoration and Protection of Terns at Outer Green Island, Maine
PINE TREE SOCIETY FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN & ADULTS INC $10,000.00 Pine Tree Camp
PORTLAND MAINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA $75,000.00 Enriching Lives and Creating Community through Music
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION INC $90,000.00 SCA Working For and In Maine
SUSAN L CURTIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION $10,000.00 Camp Susan Curtis
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND $25,000.00 Operating Support
WABAN PROJECTS INC $50,000.00 Autism Therapy Wing