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THE BETTERMENT FUND

2012 Grantmaking Summary

January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

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Number of grants 106
Capital grants 10
Program grants 96
Total grant Payments made $1,653,500
Total capital grants $280,000
Total program grants $1,373,500
Average program grant payment $14,307.29
Range of program grant payments $2,000-$45,000

 

DESCRIPTION OF GRANTS

 

I. CIVIC AND COMMUNITY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $402,000
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Big Bike Ride around Maine
$15,000
Community Concepts, Inc., for Western Maine Economic Development Council
Operating Support
$30,000
Good Shepherd Food Bank
Mainers Feeding Mainers
$25,000
GrowSmart Maine
Operating Support
$20,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland
Capacity Building & Statewide Impact
$25,000
Heart of Maine Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc.
Operating Support
$10,000
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Operating Support
$15,000
Jobs with Justice Education Fund, for Food AND Medicine
Local Food Access
$15,000
Maine Center for Economic Policy
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Development Foundation
Main Street Program
$2,000
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Historical Society
Richard D’Abate Honorarium
$10,000
Maine Housing and Building Materials Exchange
Building Material Supply Fund
$10,000
Maine Preservation
Field Services Representative
$10,000
MaineStream Finance
Healthy Food Microenterprise
$25,000
More Than Wheels
Maine Program
$25,000
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Maine Trail Towns Operating Support
$20,000
Preble Street
Lighthouse Campaign
$20,000
Preble Street
Maine Hunger Initiative
$15,000
Quebec Labrador Foundation
Center for Community GIS
$10,000
Rumford Group Homes
Volunteer Program
$5,000
Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine
Literacy and Citizenship Classes
$10,000
Somerset Economic Development Corporation
Skowhegan Food Hub Economic Development Fund
$15,000
Town of Canaan, Maine, for Canaan Public Library
Building Canaan’s New Public Library
$10,000
University of Maine, Oxford County Cooperative Extension
Maine Harvest for Hunger
$5,000
Upper Valley Economic Council, for Katahdin Tourism Partnership
Scenic Byway
$5,000
Western Mountains Alliance
Western Maine Local Food Systems and Tourism Development
$10,000
Western Mountains Charitable Foundation
Maine Huts & Trails
$15,000

 

 

II. CREATIVE ECONOMY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $47,000
Maine Crafts Association
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Traditional Native Basketry Demonstrations and Workshops
$5,000
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Operating Support
$12,000
Quoddy Tides Foundation
StudioWorks
$15,000

 

 

III. EDUCATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $323,000
Bates College
The Thousand Words Project
$15,000
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Professional Development for Maine Teachers
$15,000
Good Will Home Association
L.C. Bates Museum School Programs
$10,000
Good Will Home Association
Maine Academy of Natural Sciences
$10,000
Gould Academy
Dan Kunkle Honorarium
$25,000
Jackson Laboratory
Maine State Science Fair
$10,000
L/A Arts
Arts in Education
$30,000
Mahoosuc Kids Association
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Alliance for Arts Education
Strategic Positioning Project
$8,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
Early Childhood Initiative
$25,000
Maine Development Foundation
Early Childhood Economic Study
$5,000
Maine Development Foundation
Employers’ Initiative
$15,000
Penobscot Marine Museum
Public Access to Historic Images Library
$10,000
State of Maine, for Maine Arts Commission
Ticket To Ride
$15,000
United Way of Greater Portland
Early Childhood Funders Group
$7,500
University of Southern Maine Foundation, Southern Maine Writing Project
Maine Scholastic Writing Awards
$7,500
University of Maine System, Inc., for Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
Career Advancement for Rural Women
$20,000
University of Maine System, Inc., Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
Maine NEW Leadership Institute
$10,000
University of Southern Maine, for College for ME-Androscoggin
Operating Support
$25,000
Western Maine Education Collaborative
Customized Learning for Western Maine
$45,000

 

 

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL / CONSERVATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $419,000
Androscoggin High Peaks Collaborative
Androscoggin River Watershed Council $11,500
Appalachian Mountain Club $21,500
Appalachian Trail Conservancy $5,000
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce $5,000
The Conservation Fund $11,500
High Peaks Alliance $9,000
Mahoosuc Land Trust $15,000
Mahoosuc Pathways $20,000
Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust $16,500
Northern Forest Center $20,000
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust $15,500
Shelburne Trails Club $2,500
Tri County CAP $6,500
Trust for Public Land $20,000
The Wilderness Society $24,000
Androscoggin Land Trust
Androscoggin Greenway Community Forest
$25,000
Androscoggin River Watershed Council, for Mahoosuc Pathways
Operating Support
$15,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, for Maine Pellet Fuels Association
Operating Support
$10,000
Conservation Law Foundation
Operating Support
$10,000
Downeast Coastal Conservancy
The Two Rivers Campaign
$20,000
The Forest Guild
Sustainable Biomass Harvesting Standards Development
$20,000
Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.
Horns Pond Trail Improvement
$10,000
Maine Audubon Society
Beginning With Habitat
$15,000
Maine Community Foundation
Land Use Regulation Commission Recreational Lodging Facilities Rule Review
$2,500
Maine Farmland Trust
Operating Support
$25,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Environmental Funders Network
$3,000
Maine Tree Foundation
Operating Support
$10,000
Trust for Public Land
White Mountains to Moosehead Lake Initiative
$25,000
University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Bryant Pond
Oxford County Youth Conservation Camp
$10,000
Viles Arboretum
Public Access and Use
$15,000

 

 

V. HEALTH – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $388,500
Community Dental
Franklin County Oral Health Clinic
$20,000
Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Consumer Assistance Programming
$20,000
Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership
Health Leaders for Maine’s Future
$15,000
Downeast Health Services
Oral Health for Children
$25,000
Environmental Health Strategy Center
Operating Support
$15,000
The Foundation for Maine Community Colleges
Rural Initiative for Health Careers
$37,500
HealthReach Community Health Centers
Pharmacy Collaborative
$25,000
Lifeflight Foundation
Training Emergency Medical Providers in Caring for Children
$10,000
Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc.
School Oral Health Project
$10,000
Maine Medical Center
MMC/TUSM Medical School Program, Scholarships for Bingham Scholars
$50,000
Maine Public Health Association
Operating Support
$25,000
Maine Rural Partners
Rural Innovation Network
$10,000
Medical Care Development, Inc.
Oral Health Workforce Study, Part II for LD1105
$5,000
Quality Counts
Evaluation of Primary Care Practice Model
$15,000
Sunrise Opportunities (as fiscal agent for) Community Caring Collaborative
Operating Support
$10,000
Tri-County Mental Health Services
Accessible Psychiatric Care through Telemedicine
$5,000
Tufts New England Medical Center, for the Bingham Program
Oral Health Staffing
$6,000
United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Maine, for Washington County Children’s Program
WCCP Oral Health Program
$10,000
University of New England
Bingham Dental Scholars Program
$75,000

 

 

VI. PHILANTHROPY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $74,000
Maine Association of Nonprofits
Operating Support
$20,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Oxford County Fund
$20,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
The Sunset Fund, in Honor of the Late Marion Kane
$25,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Warm Clothing Drives
$5,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Operating Support
$4,000