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THE BETTERMENT FUND

2010 Grantmaking Summary

January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

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Total Number of Grants 91
Total Number of Capital Grants 6
Total Number of Program Grants 85
Total Grant Payments Made $1,706,065
Total Capital Grants $305,600
Total Program Grants $1,400,465
Average Program Grant Payment $16,476
Range of Program Grant Payments $2,500 – $75,000

 

DESCRIPTION OF GRANTS

 

I. CIVIC AND COMMUNITY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $280,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Maine Woods Tourism Investment Program
$50,000
Bethel Historical Society
Operating Support
$10,000
Coastal Enterprises
CEI Investment Notes
$15,000
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Operating Support
$10,000
Community Concepts, Inc.
Elder Rides
$10,000
Community Concepts, Inc., for Western Maine Economic Development Council
Operating Support
$15,000
Hand in Hand/Mano en Mano
Operating Support
$10,000
Heart of Maine Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc.
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Community Foundation
Maine Nonprofit Sector; Western Maine Viability Clinic
$5,000
Maine Historical Society
Maine Community Heritage Project
$25,000
Maine Humanities Council
Let’s Talk about It Project
$20,000
Maine Preservation
Field Services Representative
$25,000
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Maine Local Food System
$20,000
The Trust for Public Land
Maine CommunityScape Initiative
$15,000
University of Maine Law School Foundation
Protection Against Violence Law Clinic
$10,000
Washington Hancock Community Agency
2010 Maine Farmers’ Market Convention
$15,000
Western Mountains Charitable Foundation
Maine Huts and Trails Solar Panels
$5,000
YMCA Camp of Maine
Capital Improvements to Residential Camp
$10,000

 

 

II. CREATIVE ECONOMY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $65,000
Maine Crafts Association
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Fiberarts
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Traditional Native Basketry Demonstrations and Workshops
$10,000
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Operating Support
$15,000
Schoodic Arts for All
Operating Support
$10,000

 

 

III. EDUCATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING $510,965
Bates College
The Thousand Words Project
$20,000
Colby College
Colby Museum Outreach to Maine Schools
$10,000
Good Will Home Association
L.C. Bates Museum School Programs
$10,000
Gould Academy
Capital Campaign 2008-2012
$250,000
Greater Franklin Development Council, for Franklin County Community College Network
Operating Support
$10,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Lab Venture! Science Literacy for Maine Students
$15,000
Heartwood College of Art
Maine Scholastic Art Award Program Support
$10,000
Jobs for Maine’s Graduates
Student Financial Literacy Program
$25,000
Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation
First Year Success for Adult Learners
$10,000
Kids Consortium
Service Learning Curriculum Development
$20,000
L.A. Public Theatre, Inc.
Educational Programming
$10,000
Literacy Volunteers of Maine
Literacy Mapping Initiative
$18,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
 Maine School Kids Count
$20,000
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Public Schools Accreditation
$7,965
Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute
Partnering to Improve Maine’s Educational Future
$15,000
Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation
Arts Education Center
$10,000
University of  Southern Maine Foundation, Southern Maine Writing Project
 Maine Scholastic Writing Awards
$5,000
University of Maine at Farmington
 Maine Content Literacy Project
$20,000
University of Maine System, Inc., for Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
Career Advancement for Rural Women
$25,000

 

 

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL / CONSERVATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $452,500
Androscoggin River Alliance
Operating Support
$15,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Mahoosuc Initiative
$17,500
Appalachian Mountain Club
Mahoosuc Initiative
$25,000
Appalachian Mountain Club, for the Northern Forest Alliance
Mahoosuc Initiative
$30,000
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Mahoosuc Initiative
$6,000
Conservation Fund
Mahoosuc Initiative
$25,000
Forest Society of Maine
Mahoosuc Initiative
$15,000
Friends of Midcoast Maine
Smart Growth Education Program
$10,000
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Mahoosuc Initiative
$31,500
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Trail Maintenance
$10,000
Maine Audubon Society
Beginning With Habitat
$20,000
Maine Community Foundation
Maine Quality of Place Fund
$40,000
Maine Farmland Trust
Operating Support
$25,000
Maine Natural Areas Program
Ecological Assessment of Western Mountains
$10,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Environmental Funders Network
$2,500
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program
Western Mountains Lake Monitoring Initiative
$10,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Operating Support
$10,000
North East State Foresters Association
Keeping Maine’s Forests
$10,000
Northeast Wilderness Trust
Acquisition of the Piscataquis Preserve
$10,000
Northern Forest Center
Integrating Western Maine Economic Development & Conservation
$15,000
Northern Forest Center
Promoting Community Forest Ownership in Maine
$20,000
Small Woodland Owners of Maine
Operating Support
$15,000
Tri-County CAP
Mahoosuc Initiative
$10,000
The Trust for Public Land
Mahoosuc Initiative
$30,000
University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Bryant Pond
Oxford County Youth Conservation Camp
$10,000
The Wilderness Society
Mahoosuc Initiative
$30,000

 

 

V. HEALTH – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING $375,600
Aroostook County Action Program
Portable Dental Equipment for Children’s Oral Health
$5,600
Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence
Healing Hospitals Anti-Bias Project
$10,000
City of Waterville
Quarry Road: Four Seasons Physical Activity
$25,000
Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership
Operating Support
$15,000
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Geriatric Nurse Education
$10,000
The Foundation for Maine Community Colleges
Rural Initiative for Health Careers
$75,000
Literacy Volunteers of Midcoast Maine
Healthy Living through Literacy
$10,000
Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc.
School Oral Health Project
$20,000
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Medical Center
MMC/TUSM Medical School Program
$50,000
Medical Care Development, Inc.
Support for School-Based Health Centers
$10,000
Preble Street
Florence House Oral Health Services
$5,000
Quality Counts
Evaluation of Primary Care Practice Model
$30,000
Sunrise Opportunities (as fiscal agent for) Community Caring Collaborative
Operating Support
$15,000
Tides Center for Environmental Health Strategy Center
Operating Support
$10,000
Tri-County Mental Health Services
Accessible Psychiatric Care through Telemedicine
$15,000
Tufts New England Medical Center, for the Bingham Program
Midlevel Oral Health Practitioner Facilitation
$10,000
Tufts New England Medical Center, for the Bingham Program
Oral Health Staffing
$10,000
Tufts New England Medical Center, for Nursing Leaders of Maine
Robert Wood Johnson Matching Grant
$25,000
Washington County Children’s Program
WCCP Oral Health Program
$15,000

 

 

VI. PHILANTHROPY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING $22,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Warm Clothing Drives
$5,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Operating Support
$7,000
Maineshare
Marketing
$10,000