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1% for Maine® Quarter Three Grant Recipients

It is with great excitement that we connect to give you an update on our third quarter grant money allocation! For Q3 we committed to devoting our money to organizations fighting to reduce systemic Maine problems of education, generational poverty + affordable housing, substance abuse, limited access to medical care, and food insecurity. With $50,000 raised in Q3, our 1% for Maine® committee was able to support 7 organizations across Maine with grants.

1% for Maine� Q3 Grant Locker ProjectThe first grant we chose to support was one submitted by the Locker Project Here are the quick details: 

Organization Mission: The Locker Project helps ensure food security for children by providing class-time snacks and healthy foods they can take home for the times they are most likely to experience hunger- in the evening, over weekends, and during school breaks. We take a whole-family approach to child hunger with programs that strive to be a low barrier, stigma-free, and environmentally responsible.
Grant Mission: School-based programs that provide children and families at risk of hunger with reliable access to healthy fresh food and staples.
Grant Money Allocated: $7,500
Learn more about the organization on their website.




1% for Maine� Q3 Grant The Summer CampThe second grant we chose to support was one submitted by the Summer Camp Here are the quick details: 

Organization Mission: The Summer Camp is a nonprofit, residential summer camp for inner-city and rural girls, ages 7-18, from low-income and foster homes. We provide a safe, fun, supportive environment in which campers explore new, challenging and educational experiences, learn from positive role models, and have the opportunity to build skills for life year after year. Donor support provides full camperships for each girl every summer.
Grant Mission: To help girls from low-income and foster homes throughout Westbrook, Portland, and South Portland to develop a sense of confidence and social belonging through recreational activities 
Grant Money Allocated: $5,000
Learn more about the organization here on their website.

1% for Maine� Q3 Grant Farms for Food EquityThe Third grant we chose to support was one submitted by the Farms for Food Equity Here are the quick details:
 
Organization Mission:  Farms for Food Equity focuses on ending hunger in Maine while creating greater profitability and stability for Maine farms and fisheries.
Grant Mission: Supporting local farms by purchasing no-salable food and donating fresh produce to local food pantries to feed families and local youth healthy food.
Grant Money Allocated: $7,500
Learn more about the organization on their website.







1% for Maine� Q3 Grant WabanakiThe fourth grant we chose to support was one submitted by the Wabanaki Film Project Here are the quick details: 

Organization Mission:  We support the self-determination of Wabanki people through education, truth-telling, restorative justice and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine Communities. We design our structures and processes to be responsive to Wabanaki communities and beneficial to Wabanaki people.
Grant Mission: Help toward the creation of films educating students on Wabanaki Land. Addressing systemic issues through broader and more inclusive education.
Grant Money Allocated: $7,500
Learn more about the organization on their website.




 

 

1% for Maine� Q3 Grant SARSThe fifth grant we chose to support was one submitted by the SARS Here are the quick details: 

Organization Mission:  Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual harassment, sexual abuse, or sexual assault, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy.
Grant Mission: To hire an additional forensic interviewer to respond to the high rates of child sexual abuse in Cumberland and York Counties.
Grant Money Allocated: $10,000
Learn more about the organization on their website.






The sixth grant we chose to support was one submitted by the Learning Works Here are the quick details: 

1% for Maine� Q3 Grant Learning WorksOrganization Mission:  LearningWorks reimagines learning through innovative programs that help children, adults, and families realize their potential and build thriving communities.
Grant Mission: To provide an alternative high school program for teens facing substance use disorders who have dropped out of high school.
Grant Money Allocated: $7,500
Learn more about the organization on their website.






 






1% for Maine� Q3 Grant Maine Boys to MenThe seventh grant we chose to support was one submitted by the Maine Boys to Men Here are the quick details:
 
Organization Mission:  Our mission is to end all forms of male violence and self-harm and to advance gender equity by supporting the development of self-aware, empathetic boys and men.
Grant Mission: To serve 60 youth participants affected by substance use with the Reducing Sexism and Violence Program.
Grant Money Allocated: $5,000
Learn more about the organization on their website.

 

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