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THE BETTERMENT FUND

2013 Grantmaking Summary

January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013

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Number of grants 111
Capital grants 8
Program grants 103
Total grant Payments made $1,667,577
Total capital grants $170,000
Total program grants $1,497,577
Average program grant payment $14,540
Range of program grant payments $2,500-$50,000

 

DESCRIPTION OF GRANTS

 

I. CIVIC AND COMMUNITY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $460,000
Aid for Kids
Distribution Warehouse Renovation
$20,000
Androscoggin River Watershed Council
Source to the Sea
$5,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Maine Woods Tourism Investment Program
$40,000
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Big Bike Ride around Maine
$10,000
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Operating Support
$25,000
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Operating Support
$15,000
Community Bicycle Center
Operating Support
$7,500
Community Concepts, Inc., for Western Maine Economic Development Council
Operating Support
$20,000
Creative Portland
Expanding the 2 Degrees Network
$7,500
Good Shepherd Food Bank
Mainers Feeding Mainers
$15,000
Greater Rumford Community Center
Energy Assessment
$5,000
GrowSmart Maine
Operating Support
$20,000
H.O.M.E, Inc.
Affordable Housing
$20,000
Habitat for Humanity
Capacity Building & Statewide Impact
$15,000
Jobs with Justice Education Fund, for Food AND Medicine
Local Food Access
$10,000
Maine Center for Economic Policy
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Development Foundation
Main Street Program
$5,000
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Operating Support
$10,000
MaineStream Finance
Microenterprise Loan Program
$25,000
More Than Wheels
Maine Program
$25,000
New Vineyard Public Library
Capital Improvement
$15,000
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Maine Trail Towns Operating Support
$20,000
Northern Forest Center
Forest Economic Initiatives
$10,000
Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Operating Support
$25,000
Preble Street
Maine Hunger Initiative
$15,000
Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine
Literacy and Citizenship Classes
$10,000
Somerset Economic Development Corporation
Skowhegan Food Hub Economic Development Fund
$10,000
University of Maine, Oxford County Cooperative Extension
Maine Harvest for Hunger
$25,000
Western Mountains Alliance
Western Maine Local Food Systems and Tourism Development
$10,000
Western Mountains Charitable Foundation
Maine Huts & Trails
$10,000

 

 

II. CREATIVE ECONOMY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $87,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, for Crossroads International Celtic Festival
Western Mountains Celtic Festival
$20,000
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Conferences Support
$15,000
Maine Fiberarts
Digital Travel Guide
$15,000
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Apprenticeships
$15,000
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Operating Support
$12,000
Quoddy Tides Foundation
StudioWorks
$10,000

 

 

III. EDUCATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $381,477
Abbe Museum
Wabanaki Initiative for Teachers
$15,000
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Keller BLOOM plus Teacher Education
$20,000
College for ME-Androscoggin
Operating Support
$15,000
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education
Education Program
$15,000
Educare
Pre-Kindergarten Screening Pilot Program
$6,050
Educare of Central Maine
Shared Services Alliance
$25,000
Friends of DaPonte String Quartet
Operating Support
$3,000
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
Assistance for Faculty and Staff Attendance at Haystack Conferences
$7,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Designing for STEM Literacy in Maine
$10,000
L/A Arts
Arts in Education
$20,000
Let’s Get Ready
LGR Western Maine Program
$15,000
Mahoosuc Kids Association
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Adult Education Association
Updating Adult Education Website
$20,000
Maine Alliance for Arts Education
Operating Support
$25,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
Early Childhood Initiative
$25,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
Legislative Testimony on Brain Development
$3,000
Maine Development Foundation
Employers’ Initiative
$15,000
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Public Schools Accreditation
$4,427
Regional School Unit 9, for Western Maine Education Collaborative
Customized Learning for Western Maine
$15,000
School Administrative District 44
Assistance for Faculty and Staff Attendance at Haystack Conferences
$7,500
Spurwink Services
Absenteeism Mitigation
$15,000
State of Maine, for Maine Arts Commission
Ticket To Ride
$18,000
Theatre at Monmouth
Statewide Education Tours
$15,000
United Way of Greater Portland
Early Childhood Funders Group
$12,000
University of Southern Maine Foundation
Maine Scholastic Writing Awards
$10,000
University of Maine System, Inc., Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
Maine NEW Leadership Institute
$10,000

 

 

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL / CONSERVATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $357,000
Androscoggin High Peaks Collaborative
Androscoggin River Watershed Council $11,500
Androscoggin River Watershed Council, for Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce $5,000
Androscoggin River Watershed Council, for Shelburne Trails Club $2,500
Appalachian Mountain Club $37,500
Appalachian Trail Conservancy $6,000
The Conservation Fund $13,000
High Peaks Alliance $9,000
Mahoosuc Land Trust $15,000
Mahoosuc Land Trust, for Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative $10,000
Mahoosuc Pathways $5,000
Northern Forest Center $20,000
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust $15,500
Trust for Public Land $20,000
The Wilderness Society $24,000
The American Chestnut Foundation
American Chestnut Restoration in Maine
$15,000
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
Maine Philanthropy Center
Environmental Funders Network
$3,000
Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society
Transition to a New Executive Director
$5,000
Maine Tree Foundation
Operating Support
$10,000
National Wildlife Federation
Enhancing Northern Appalachian Forest Dependent Communities
$5,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Land Use Planning
$15,000
The Nature Conservancy
Social Measures Project
$15,000
Orono Land Trust
Bog Boardwalk Reconstruction
$20,000
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: $328,600
Community Dental
Franklin County Oral Health Clinic
$20,000
Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Consumer Assistance Programming
$20,000
Environmental Health Strategy Center
Operating Support
$10,000
Friends of Quarry Road
Capital Improvement
$15,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
Start ME Right
$5,000
Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc.
School Oral Health Project
$25,000
Maine Medical Center
MMC/TUSM Medical School Program, Scholarships for Bingham Scholars
$25,000
Maine Public Health Association
Operating Support
$25,000
Tufts New England Medical Center, for the Bingham Program
Oral Health Staffing
$6,000
United Way of Midcoast Maine
Early Parenting Program
$20,000
University of New England
Bingham Dental Scholars Program – Endowment
$50,000
University of New England
Bingham Dental Scholars Program – Operating Support
$2,600
University of New England
Doctors for ME’s Future
$50,000
Western Maine Health Care Corp., for Healthy Oxford Hills
Oxford County Wellness Collaborative
$40,000
WinterKids
WinterKids Preschool Challenge
$15,000

 

 

VI. PHILANTHROPY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $53,500
Maine Association of Nonprofits
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Oxford County Fund
$15,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Santa Fund, Clothing for Children
$5,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Board Discretionary Fund in Honor of Janet Henry
$10,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Operating Support
$13,500