Grants made by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation in 2017

 
In the 2016-2017 grant cycle, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation awarded $7,440,806 to 142 organizations in Healthy People Healthy Places, Animal Welfare, and Legacy program areas. In total, the Foundation considered 277 proposals requesting $24,621,499.
 
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 $1,132,741

AROOSTOOK COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM INC $90,000.00 ACAP Two-Gen Pilot Project
AUGUSTA FOOD BANK $35,000.00 Breaking new ground - toward food security
BLUE HILL PENINSULA COMMUNITY COMPASS $10,512.00 Increasing Our Capacity to Break the Cycle of Poverty
COMMUNITY CARING COLLABORATIVE $100,000.00 Community Caring Collaborative: Opportunity Partnerships
COMMUNITY CONCEPTS INCORPORATED $50,000.00 Internal Capacity Builder
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL LITERACY $50,000.00 Implementation following Financial Stability Study for New Mainers
COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE $50,000.00 Maine Cooperative Development: Networking and Expansion 2016 - 2017
CUMBERLAND COUNTY FOOD SECURITY COUNCIL $25,000.00 Cumberland County Food Security Council
DANIEL HANLEY CENTER FOR HEALTH LEADERSHIP $20,000.00 Improving health and healthcare systems by amplifying the consumer voice
DOWNEAST COMMUNITY PARTNERS $100,000.00 Providing High Quality Early Education for Family Futures Downeast
FOUR DIRECTIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION $35,000.00 Making Collateralized Lending Possible in Wabanaki Communities
FRIENDS OF AROOSTOOK $10,000.00 Growing for the Future
GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES MAINE $10,000.00 Gateway Community Services Maine: Foundations and Bridges
GREATER PORTLAND FAMILY PROMISE $20,000.00 Greater Portland Family Promise: Operations and Sustainability
HARDY GIRLS HEALTHY WOMEN, INC. $10,000.00 Engaging Girls in Social Action
IMMIGRANT RESOURCE CENTER OF MAINE $50,000.00 Vibrant Communities Initiative
KNOX COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION $20,000.00 Strengthening AFTERCARE including Mental Health Support
MAINE BOYS TO MEN $10,000.00 Maine Boys to Men: Continuing Program Expansion and Impact
MAINE CENTER FOR ECONOMIC POLICY $50,000.00 Promoting Prosperity through Policy Change
MAINE EQUAL JUSTICE PARTNERS INC $50,000.00 Reducing Child Poverty in Maine and Increasing Economic Opportunity
MAINE WOMEN'S POLICY CENTER $10,000.00 Empowering Women, Changing Systems
MUSKIE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE $62,229.00 Gateway to Opportunity Program Expansion
NEW MAINERS PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE $20,000.00 Supporting a Vibrant, Healthy Immigrant Community
THE OPPORTUNITY ALLIANCE $70,000.00 Lakes Region:  Partnerships for Progress (Year 2)
PREBLE STREET $100,000.00 Advocating for Systems Change
TRINITY JUBILEE CENTER INC $10,000.00 Refugee Integration Program: Employment Access for New Mainers
WABANAKI HEALTH AND WELLNESS INC $45,000.00 Wabanaki Health and Wellness
WAYSIDE FOOD PROGRAMS $20,000.00 Operating Support
     

Healthy People Healthy Places: Integration of Environment and Human Well-Being $4,902,365

ABBE MUSEUM $25,000 Decolonizing the Abbe Museum
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE $215,000 Peskotomuhkati Micuwakon: a Transitional Year
ANDROSCOGGIN LAND TRUST INC $18,056 Recruiting Stewards & Partners; Enhancing Capacity, Trails, Youth-Based Outdoor Experiences
AROOSTOOK BAND OF MICMACS $25,000 Micmac Farms: Growing Capacity and Healthy Food for the Community
ATLANTIC SALMON FEDERATION INC $75,000 Sheepscot River: Implementing a Community Vision
BAYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION $5,000 Bayside:  A Healthy, Livable Neighborhood
BELGRADE REGIONAL CONSERVATION ALLIANCE INC $50,000 Economics of Maine Lakes
BETHEL AREA NONPROFIT COLLABORATIVE $25,000 Connecting Communities for Learning
CATHANCE RIVER EDUCATION ALLIANCE INC $12,000 Connecting Our Whole Community with Nature
CATHOLIC CHARITIES MAINE $80,000 Climate Friendly Vegetable Staging & Processing Center
CENTER FOR AN ECOLOGY-BASED ECONOMY $10,000 Operating Support
CHEWONKI FOUNDATION INC $250,000 Whole Schools, Whole Communities
COASTAL ENTERPRISES, INC $150,000 Building Connections to Accelerate Growth in Maine's Food System
COBSCOOK COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER $90,000 A Request to Fund Transforming Rural Experience in Education
CONSERVATION FUND A NONPROFIT CORPORATION, THE $110,000 East Grand Watershed Initiative
CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION INC $35,000 Maine Legal Food Hub
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY $50,000 Integrated Urban/Suburban Healthy Food Production and Healthy Community Development
DAMARISCOTTA RIVER ASSOCIATION $200,000 Where the Land and River Meet
FAIR FOOD NETWORK $40,000 Fair Food Consulting Corps - Maine
FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE IN RURAL MAINE SCHOOLS (FARMS) $7,500 Increase Healthy Food Knowledge 
FRENCHMAN BAY CONSERVANCY $11,000 Ellsworth Community Conservation
FRIENDS OF CASCO BAY $25,000 Keeping Casco Bay Blue
FRIENDS OF CONGRESS SQUARE PARK $5,000 Community-led Placemaking in Congress Square Park
FRIENDS OF THE PRESUMPSCOT RIVER $50,000 Implementation of the Settlement Agreement on the Presumpscot
GEDAKINA INC $30,000 Pathways to Social and Environmental Justice for Maine's Indigenous Peoples
GROWSMART MAINE $20,000 Building Capacity and Connections in Maine Communities
HEALTHY ACADIA $40,000 Downeast Gleaning Initiative
HEALTHY NORTHERN KENNEBEC $140,000 Healthy Waterville: Food to the People, People to the Food
HOULTON BAND OF MALISEET INDIANS $23,459 Support for Multi-Partner International Watershed Restoration Planning
KATAHDIN AREA TRAILS $100,000 Trail Development and Rehabilitation in the Katahdin Region
KATAHDIN TOURISM PARTNERSHIP $150,000 Millinocket Heritage Park Project
KENNEBEC LAND TRUST $100,000 Building Maine's Local Wood Economy, Together with Conservation
KIEVE-WAVUS EDUCATION INC $27,500 Kieve-Wavus Leads: Expanding our Programming in Lincoln County
LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION $50,000 Maine Lake Tipping Point Strategy
LUBEC COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER $15,000 Operating Support
MAHOOSUC HEART & SOUL $10,000 Mahoosuc Heart & Soul
MAHOOSUC LAND TRUST INC $17,500 Valentine Farm Preserve
MAHOOSUC PATHWAYS INC $15,000 Bethel Village Trails program expansion
MAINE ADAPTIVE SPORTS & RECREATION $10,000 Western Maine Nordic Initiative
MAINE COAST FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION $30,000 Advancing Local Seafood and Fishing Community Needs
MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST $150,000 Places for People
MAINE CONGRESS OF LAKE ASSOCIATIONS $50,000 LakeSmart Hub Network to Support Resilient and Sustainable Communities
MAINE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE $35,000 Building a stronger Environmental Priorities Coalition
MAINE FARMLAND TRUST INC $50,000 Increasing Wholesale Production and Retail Customer Access to Local Foods
MAINE HARVEST CREDIT PROJECT $35,000 Phase 4:  Credit Union Chartering
MAINE HUTS & TRAILS $70,000 Operating Support
MAINE INITIATIVES $15,000 Democratizing Philanthropy: Nothing About Us, Without Us
MAINE NETWORK OF COMMUNITY FOOD COUNCILS $60,000 Supporting Maine's Growing Food Council Network:
MAINE ORGANIC FARMERS & GARDENERS ASSOCIATION $50,000 Continuing to improve access for underserved citizens while increasing production
MAINE PHILANTHROPY CENTER $10,000 Operating Support
MAINE SCHOOL GARDEN NETWORK $7,500 School Garden Coach Program 2017
MAINE SEA COAST MISSIONARY SOCIETY $40,000 Improving Food Security and Nutrition in Downeast Maine
MAINE TIMBER RESEARCH & MAINE TREE FOUNDATION $5,000 Long-Term Education About Forests (LEAF) Program
MAINE WOODS CONSORTIUM $40,000 Maine Woods Destination Training & Development Initiative
MANOMET CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCES $250,000 Downeast Fisheries Partnership: Building Sustainable Communities in Eastern Maine
MEDOMAK VALLEY LAND TRUST $10,000 Planning for Impact in Community Conservation: Exploring Organizational Change
NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE $30,000 Protecting the Nature of Maine
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL $50,000 PENOBSCOT RIVER MERCURY CLEANUP PROJECT
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY $150,000 Supporting the Future of Maine's Woods, Waters, and Communities
NEW LEARNING JOURNEY, INC $48,350 First Light Learning Journey, Phase one
NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL INC $25,000 Northern Forest Water Trails Network
NORTHERN FOREST CENTER INC $90,000 Thriving Communities and Healthy Forests in the Maine Woods
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC MARINE ALLIANCE INC $15,000 Building a movement towards healthy fisheries, communities, and seafood systems
NUTRITION CENTER OF MAINE $40,000 Building community, and equity, through food justice work in Lewiston-Auburn
OUR KATAHDIN $150,000 Capacity for community and economic development in the Katahdin Region
OXFORD COUNTY WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE $150,000 Expanding Collective Work to Improve Health in Oxford County
ALAN DAY COMMUNITY GARDEN  $7,500 Integrating Youth Education, Local Food Access, and Regenerative Agriculture
PINE TREE SOCIETY FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN & ADULTS INC $15,000 Connecting Maine children and adults with disabilities to nature
PRESUMPSCOT REGIONAL LAND TRUST INC $7,500 Rivers and Resilience: Greater Portland Water Quality Monitoring Project
TIDES INSTITUTE & MUSEUM OF ART $15,000 Place Over Time: Responding to Accelerating Transitions
RANGELEY LAKES HERITAGE TRUST INC $50,000 Community Recreational Trail Development and Improvement
SHEEPSCOT VALLEY CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION INC $200,000 Preserving a Community Forest for Outdoor Adventure and Learning
SLOW MONEY MAINE $30,000 Operating Support
SOMALI BANTU COMMUNITY LEWISTON OF MAINE $25,000 Somali Bantu Farming Program
SOUTHERN MAINE CONSERVATION COLLABORATIVE $10,000 Community Partners Initiative
SUNRISE COUNTY ECONOMIC COUNCIL $75,000 Securing Economic, Environmental and Social Outcomes in Downeast Maine
THE SUSTAINABILITY LAB $10,000 Maine Food System Innovation Challenge - Challenge Incubator
TEENS TO TRAILS $14,500 Teens To Trails-VISTA Partnership
TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND $75,000 Maine Appalachian Trail Partnership
TWIN VILLAGES FOODBANK FARM $150,000 Foodbank Farming in Lincoln County
WABANAKI CULTURAL PRESERVATION COALITION $40,000 Nibezun Project
WATERVILLE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST INC $110,000 Changing a Neighborhood to Change Lives
WINTERKIDS EDUCATION FOUNDATION $20,000 WinterKids: Active Kids, Active Schools, Active Communities!
WOMENS HEALTH RESOURCE LIBRARY $55,000 Milbridge Commons
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF AUBURN-LEWISTON $25,000 YMCA Outdoor Education & Learning Center
     

Animal Welfare: Capacity Building $576,700

ANIMAL REFUGE LEAGUE OF GREATER PORTLAND $90,000.00 Capacity to Care
ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC $70,000.00 Veterinary Clinic & Operating Support 
BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETY $100,000.00 Stregthening our Humans for Greater Impact to our Animals
CENTRAL AROOSTOOK HUMANE SOCIETY $7,500.00 Operating Support
CONWAY AREA HUMANE SOCIETY $70,000.00 Capital Campaign for Mobile Spay Neuter Vehicle
GREATER ANDROSCOGGIN HUMANE SOCIETY $40,000.00 Operating Support
HALFWAY HOME PET RESCUE INC $33,800.00 Vehicle for Delivery of Services
HARVEST HILLS ANIMAL SHELTER INC $15,000.00 Capacity Building & Operating Support
HUMANE SOCIETY WATERVILLE AREA $35,400.00 Development Program Capacity Building
KENNEBEC VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY $30,000.00 Operating Support 
MAINE STATE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS ROOM 13 $30,000.00 Operating Support
PAWS ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC $35,000.00 Valley Cat Haven Expansion
RESPONSIBLE PET CARE OF OXFORD HILLS, INC. $10,000.00 Operating Support
SPIRITS PLACE $10,000.00 Operating Support
     

Animal Welfare: Reducing the Population of Unwanted Cats $89,000

CENTER FOR WILDLIFE HEALTH RESEARCH $53,000.00 Covering the State's Need with Transport and MASH
HOULTON HUMANE SOCIETY $10,000.00 Reducing the domestic and feral cat population in Houlton area
PREVENT EUTHANASIA THROUGH STERILIZATION (P.E.T.S.) $10,000.00 Reducing the Owned and Feral Cat Population in west/central Maine
SOMERSET HUMANE SOCIETY $16,000.00 Waived Fee Cat Adoption Project
     

Legacy $740,000

CENTER FOR WILDLIFE INC $200,000.00 Investing in Wildlife Capital Campaign
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER PORTLAND INC $45,000.00 Carpenter Court Subdivision
KENNEBUNK LAND TRUST $45,000.00 Operating Support
MAINE AUDUBON $35,000.00 Adapting Maine Audubon to a Changing and More Diverse World
MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY $75,000.00 Mobilize Maine History: Leading Maine into the Future
MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS $90,000.00 Operating Support
PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER $45,000.00 Support for Animal Care and Habitat Maintenance
PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART $90,000.00 Free School Tours Program: 2017-2019
REDROVER $60,000.00 RedRover Responders Program
SUSAN L CURTIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION $30,000.00 Camp Susan Curtis
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND $25,000.00 Doctors for Maine's Future Scholarship Support