1% for Maine® Focuses on Supporting the Next Generation of Mainers, Maine’s Youth
helping to give them the greatest chance at creating a more wonderful world. Selling homes in the community affords us the privilege of giving back to the communities that we live and work in.
On a quarterly basis the Portside Foundation and participating Portside agents give 1% of top line revenue to local nonprofits supporting systemic Maine problems. These issues include: education, generational poverty + affordable housing, substance abuse, limited access to medical care, and food insecurity.
How it works: A dedicated group of Portside 1% for Maine® board members work in tandem with Maine Community Foundation to unanimously select grants that are in alignment with our quarterly initiatives.
When reviewing grants we are looking for nonprofits that align completely with our mission as 1% for Maine®. We are looking to ensure that the grants emphasize diversity and inclusivity and are providing a sustainable solution to one of the many challenges facing Maine’s youth. We are looking to support organizations and programs that can change our communities and help Maine's youth succeed now and in the future.