Because education is the single most important investment a community can make.
We believe that access to educational opportunities is the key to a successful life. Our grantmaking spans the entire continuum of pre-K through college and adulthood, as we focus on providing opportunities for underserved populations in the areas of youth development, leadership, and enrichment. We collaborate with other funders, advocates, and experts in efforts that address school readiness and attendance, grade-level proficiency, high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and completion. We participate in or support several collaborative initiatives including: Portland ConnectED, The Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Count ME In, Maine Early Childhood Funders Group, Summer Learning Initiative, Right from the Start, and the Maine Resilience Building Network.
- Intercultural Community Center, Westbrook; $20,000 to support the Power School after-school program.
- Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Augusta; $25,000 to maintain and strengthen partnerships in Cumberland and York counties.
- Multilingual and Multicultural Center of PPS, Portland; $10,000 to support Parent University.
- United Way of York County, Kennebunk; $10,000 to support the Healthy Pre-school project.