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THE BETTERMENT FUND

2009 Grantmaking Summary

January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009

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Total Number of Grants 100
Total Number of Capital Grants 13
Total Number of Program Grants 87
Total Grant Payments Made $1,815,840
Total Capital Grants $485,000
Total Program Grants $1,330,840
Average Program Grant Payment $15,297
Range of Program Grant Payments $1,340 – $50,000

 

DESCRIPTION OF GRANTS

 

I. CIVIC AND COMMUNITY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $375,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (fiscal agent)
Maine Woods Tourism Investment Program
$50,000
Bethel Historical Society
Operating Support
$10,000
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
CEI Investment Notes Project
$25,000
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Operating Support
$15,000
Community Concepts, Inc.
Elder Rides Program
$10,000
Franco-American Heritage Center
Operating Support
$10,000
Good Shepherd Food Bank
Matching Challenge Grant for Operating Support
$25,000
H.O.M.E., Inc.
Operating Support
$25,000
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Operating Support
$15,000
Legal Services for the Elderly
Elder Access to Justice Program in Washington and Aroostook Counties
$25,000
Maine Historical Society
Maine Community Heritage Project/Maine Memory Network
$25,000
Maine Humanities Council
Let’s Talk About It Project for Libraries
$25,000
Outsource Works
Operating Support
$10,000
Penquis Community Action Program, Inc.
Penquis Journey House
$20,000
Spaulding Memorial Library
Capital Improvement Project
$10,000
The Trust for Public Land
Maine CommunityScape Initiative
$15,000
Turner Public Library
Computer Upgrade
$10,000
Vose Library
New Library Building Project
$15,000
Western Maine Community Action, Inc.
Keeping Seniors Home (Energy Conservation and Home Accident Risk Reduction)
$15,000
Western Mountains Alliance
Maine Community Foundation Endowment Match
$5,000
Western Mountains Charitable Foundation (fiscal agent)
Operating Support for Maine Huts and Trails
$15,000

 

 

II. CREATIVE ECONOMY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $35,000
Maine Center for Creativity
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Fiberarts
2009 Tour Map
$15,000
Schoodic Arts for All
Operating Support
$10,000

 

 

III. EDUCATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $562,340
Colby College
Colby Museum Outreach to Maine Schools
$10,000
Franklin County Community College Network
Operating Support
$10,000
Franklin County Community College Network
Tourism Education Project
$6,000
Gould Academy
Capital Campaign 2008-2012
$250,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Lab Venture! Science Literacy for Maine Students
$15,000
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Student Craft Institute – Endowment
$40,000
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Student Craft Institute (Operating Support)
$10,000
Heartwood College of Art
Maine Scholastic Art Award Program Support
$10,000
Kennebec Valley Community College
First Year Success for Adult Learners
$15,000
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland
Operating Support
$5,000
Mahoosuc Arts Council
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Alliance for Arts Education
Pathways and Partnerships for Creative Learning
$10,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
Maine School Kids Count
$25,000
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center of the University of Maine
Maine NEW Leadership Program for Women
$10,000
Mitchell Institute
(Operating Support)
$20,000
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Maine Public Schools Accreditation
$1,340
Opportunity Maine
Operating Support
$15,000
The Public Theatre
Educational Programming
$10,000
Southern Maine Writing Project of the University of Southern Maine
Maine Scholastic Writing Awards
$5,000
Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation
Arts Education Center
$10,000
Thomas College
Bingham Scholars Endowment
$50,000
University of Maine at Farmington
Maine Content Literacy Project
$25,000

 

 

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL / CONSERVATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $466,500
Androscoggin River Alliance
Operating Support
$15,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Mahoosuc Initiative
$15,000
Appalachian Mountain Club
Mahoosuc Initiative
$25,000
Appalachian Trail Conference
Mahoosuc Initiative
$5,000
Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center
Oxford County Youth Conservation Camp
$10,000
The Center for Northern Woodlands, Inc.
Succession Strategy
$15,000
Conservation Fund
Mahoosuc Initiative
$25,000
Conservation Law Foundation
Clean Water Maine Initiative
$10,000
Equity Trust
Operating Support for Maine Farmland Program
$15,000
Forest Guild
Setting Green Biomass Harvesting Standards
$19,000
Forest Society of Maine
Mahoosuc Initiative
$12,500
Friends of Midcoast Maine
Smart Growth Education Program
$10,000
Lakes Environmental Association
Lake Region Milfoil Project
$10,000
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Mahoosuc Initiative
$30,000
Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Community Foundation
Environmental Funders Network Pooled Funding Initiative
$40,000
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine’s Wild Brook Trout Waters Project
$5,000
Maine Natural Areas Program
Ecological Assessment of Western Mountains
$10,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Environmental Funders Network
$2,500
North East State Foresters Association (for multi-organizational collaborative program)
Keeping Maine Forests as Forests
$15,000
Northern Forest Alliance, by Appalachian Mountain Club, as fiscal agent
Mahoosuc Initiative
$40,000
Northern Forest Center
Promoting Community Forest Ownership in Maine
$20,000
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine
Operating Support
$15,000
Tri-County Community Action Program
Mahoosuc Initiative
$7,500
Trout Unlimited
Western Mountains Riparian Land Protection
$10,000
The Trust for Public Land
Mahoosuc Initiative
$30,000
Western Foothills Land Trust
Roberts Farm Preserve Trails Project
$15,000
The Wilderness Society
Mahoosuc Initiative
$30,000

 

 

V. HEALTH – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $321,000
Bingham Program of Tufts New England Medical Center
Oral Health Funders Staffing
$10,000
Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence
Hospitals Anti-Bias Project
$10,000
Community Caring Collaborative, by Sunrise Opportunities, as fiscal agent
Health Worker Curriculum Development
$25,000
Community Dental
Biddeford Dental Health Center
$20,000
Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation
Toll-free Helpline
$10,000
Eastern Maine HomeCare (a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare System)
Telemedicine Equipment
$15,000
Healthreach Community Health Centers
Electronic Medical Record Initiative
$15,000
Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition
Disability Access
$5,000
Literacy Volunteers of Midcoast Maine
Healthy Living through Literacy
$15,000
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Medical Center
MMC/TUSM Medical School Program, Scholarship for Bingham Scholar
$25,000
Maine Medical Center
Nurses as Teachers
$25,000
Maine Personal Assistance Services Association (“PASA”)
Recruitment & Retention of Caregivers
$10,000
Medical Care Development, Inc.
Maine Eating Disorders Treatment System
$10,000
Medical Care Development, Inc.
Support for School-Based Health Centers
$15,000
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.
Kids Legal Medical Partnership
$10,000
Preble Street
Logan Place Oral Health Services
$5,000
Rosscare Nursing Homes, Inc. (a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare System)
Geriatric Nurse Education
$10,000
Tides Center for Environmental Health Strategy Center
Operating Support
$15,000
University of Maine
Maine Youth Fitness Project
$26,000
University of New England
Recruiting Dentists for Maine’s Future
$25,000
Washington County Community College
Satellite Registered Nursing Program Equipment
$10,000

 

 

VI. PHILANTHROPY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $56,000
Institute for Civic Leadership
Bethel Nonprofit Collaborative Initiative
$24,000
Maine Association of Nonprofits
Nonprofit Leadership Institutes
$15,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Operating Support, including additional dues payment as Sustaining Member
$7,000
Maineshare
Operating Support
$10,000