Pre-2015 Grant Awards

The Lerner Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations since 2010.Below is a list of grant recipients from 2010 to Fall 2014:

Fiscal Year/Cycle Organization Amount Funded Multi-Year 2 Multi-Year 3 Requested for
Fall 2014 A Company of Girls $12,000     after school girl’s theater programming
Fall 2014 Franco American Heritage Center $5,000     expansion of youth language and performing arts programming
Fall 2014 Friends of Midcoast Maine $35,000     Community Institute and general operating support
Fall 2014 Gedakina $15,000     program support for HERStory
Fall 2014 Maine Access Immigrant Network $25,000     Women’s Learning Circle
Fall 2014 Maine Boys to Men $8,500     Boys Outdoor Leadership Development program
Fall 2014 Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting $14,300     ongoing projects
Fall 2014 Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault $12,500     Maine-specific training materials for use in prevention work around sexual exploitation/sex trafficking
Fall 2014 Maine Initiatives $5,000     Ethnic community-based organization learning community project
Fall 2014 Mano en Mano $15,000     increase community learning opportunities in Milbridge
Fall 2014 Margaret Chase Smith Policy $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Maine NEW Leadership
Fall 2014 Out! As I Want to Be $15,000     expansion of Gay-Straight-Trans Alliance presence in Midcoast schools
Fall 2014 Pihcintu $15,000 $15,000   general operating support
Fall 2014 Safe Space Radio $14,000     radio series production and community outreach
Fall 2014 Somali Bantu Youth Association $35,000 $35,000 $35,000 general operating support
Fall 2014 United Way of the Tri-Valley Area $38,532     pilot Service Enterprise for Municipalities program
           
Spring 2014 Coastal Enterprises, Inc $25,000     New American Collaborative Initiative
Spring 2014 City of Rockland, ME $15,000     Engaging city officials and employees in developing a cultural plan for city
Spring 2014 Consensus Building Institute & Greater Portland/Greater Tomorrow $10,000     Seed funding for civic problem solving convenings
Spring 2014 Furniture Friends $36,084     Volunteer coordinator
Spring 2014 Institute for Civic Leadership $20,000     Next Steps to Action: Public Process at Work program
Spring 2014 New Beginnings $25,000     Family Acceptance Program
Spring 2014 Northeast Hearing and Speech Center $25,010     Cultural competency and ELL training for pre-school teachers and case managers
Spring 2014 Portland Trails $18,000     Community-based open space planning process for City of Portland
Spring 2014 Restorative Justice Project $60,000     Volunteer training and community outreach
Spring 2014 Women, Work and Community $40,000     Ambassador Leadership Program
           
Fall 2013 Aroostook Aspirations Initiative $30,000     seed money to develop organizational infrastructure
Fall 2013 Community Bicycle Center $10,000     support for youth engagement programs
Fall 2013 Cultivating Community $10,000     youth leadership development focused on response to local hunger issues
Fall 2013 Hardy Girls Healthy Women $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 general operating support
Fall 2013 Maine Humanities Council $13,418 $15,007   Muslim Journeys program
Fall 2013 Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission $30,000     communication liaison during TRC process
Fall 2013 Maine Women’s Fund $10,000     statewide asset map to identify opportunities and gaps in women’s economic security
Fall 2013 Rippleffect $15,000     ROLE Summer Leadership Summit
Fall 2013 Telling Room $25,000     in-school residency writing program in South Portland school district
Fall 2013 Trekkers $1,500     expand youth leadership training program
Fall 2013 UMaine School of Law $5,000     Justice for Women Lecture Series – program costs
           
Spring 2013 Auburn-Lewiston YMCA $25,000     day camp for refugee/immigrant youth
Spring 2013 Community Concepts Inc. $6,000     post-fire community forum in Lewiston
Spring 2013 Community Financial Literacy $10,000     financial literacy programs for immigrant/refugee community
Spring 2013 EqualityMaine Foundation $10,000     Safer Schools program
Spring 2013 Maine Women’s Policy Center $10,000     Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security
Spring 2013 Out! As I Want to Be $10,000     support programs for LGBT youth in midcoast schools
Spring 2013 Seeds of Independence $10,000     general operating support
Spring 2013 Somali Bantu Youth Association $30,000     Youth and Adult programs for Somali Bantu community
Spring 2013 Treehouse Institute $25,000     evaluation development and collaborative projects
           
Winter 2013 Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 operating funding through leadership change
Winter 2013 Bicycle Coalition of Maine $20,000 $15,000 $15,000 expand bicycle/ped advocate training program
Winter 2013 GrowSmart Maine $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 general operating support
Winter 2013 Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 general operating support
Winter 2013 Noble High School $19,660     funding student participation in national We the People competition
Winter 2013 York County Community Action Corporation $5,000     Pilot ACCEL program to provide client education on civic engagement and self-advocacy
           
Fall 2012 Center for Grieving Children $15,000     Multicultural peer support program
Fall 2012 Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine $13,000     continuing strategic planning
Fall 2012 League of Young Voters $20,000     General operating
Fall 2012 Portland Adult Education $43,000 $49,750 $49,750 streamlining intake for ELL/ business training classes
Fall 2012 Waldo Community Action Partners, Inc. $12,500 $7,500 $5,000 weatherization program for families headed by single mothers
           
Summer 2012 African Diaspora Institute $41,000     Online community newspaper
Summer 2012 Casco Bay High School $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 Junior Year Learning Expeditions
Summer 2012 Jobs for Maine’s Graduates $20,000     youth leadership development
Summer 2012 Maine Citizens for Clean Elections $25,000     outreach and engagement program
Summer 2012 Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence $81,000     Increasing Capacity
Summer 2012 Maine Farmland Trust $30,000     Community conversations
Summer 2012 Pihcintu $15,000 $15,000   General operating
Summer 2012 Portland Public Library $31,455 $16,720   Choose Civility program
Summer 2012 The Telling Room $35,000     Anthology Project
Summer 2012 Trekkers $1,250     From Hoods to Woods program
           
Spring 2012 Aroostook County Action Program $7,835     Fuel Assistance
Spring 2012 Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine $20,000     Renovation of Riverside clubhouse
Spring 2012 Community Concepts $11,415     Fuel Assistance
Spring 2012 EqualityMaine $30,000     Rural outreach
Spring 2012 Kennebec Valley Community Action Program $15,475     Fuel Assistance
Spring 2012 KIDS Consortium $10,000     Project Citizen
Spring 2012 Mano en Mano $20,000 $20,000   Program and outreach efforts
Spring 2012 Noble High School $20,024     National “We the People” competition
Spring 2012 Opportunity Alliance $6,220     Fuel Assistance
Spring 2012 Seeds of Independence $4,013     Continuing Mentor Program
Spring 2012 Somali Bantu Youth Association $30,000     ELL classes, citizenship classes, juvenile justice awareness building
Spring 2012 Tree Street Youth $45,000 $45,000   General operating
Spring 2012 Western Maine Community Action $2,940     Fuel Assistance
Spring 2012 York County CAP $6,115     Fuel Assistance
           
Winter 2012 Aroostook Mental health Services $5,000      Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Winter 2012 Community Wellness Coalition $31,000      Leadership training
Winter 2012 GrowSmart $5,000      Civil dialogue / GrowSmart Summit
Winter 2012 Maine State Museum $10,000      Malaga Island exhibit
Winter 2012 Seeds of Peace $37,347  $41,120 $39,534 Maine Seeds Program
Winter 2012 TEDxDirigo $20,000      General Operations
           
Fall 2011 Envision Maine $50,000     Call-to-action report on reinventing ME economy
Fall 2011 Hardy Girls Healthy Women $25,000     Expansion of Girl’s Coalitions Groups
Fall 2011 Statewide CAPs $46,000     Fuel assistance
Fall 2011 The League of Young Voters $15,000     Staff Position (civic engagement)
           
Summer 2011 Camden Conference $15,310     Creation and distribution of videos/education
Summer 2011 Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine $25,000     Transforming org into leading human rights agency/consultants
Summer 2011 Western Mountain Alliance $12,000     Civic engagement efforts
           
Spring 2011 Celebrating Human Creativity $50,000     Summer training Institute
Spring 2011 EqualityMaine $30,000     rural outreach/education
Spring 2011 Family Crisis Services $30,000     Mortgage
Spring 2011 Muskie School $205,000     Academic Chair
Spring 2011 Seeds of Independence $3,860     Teen mentoring program
           
2010 China Education Initiative $40,000     education
2010 Equality Maine $10,000     education
2010 Growsmart/Envision Maine $52,000     civic dialogue
2010 Konbit Sante $20,000     relief
2010 Mitchell Institute $27,000     Scholarship support

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