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THE BETTERMENT FUND

2014 Grantmaking Summary

January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

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Number of grants 115
Capital grants 5
Program grants 110
Total grant Payments made $1,767,000
Total capital grants $122,500
Total program grants $1,644,500
Average program grant payment $14,950.00
Range of program grant payments $2,000-$40,000

 

DESCRIPTION OF GRANTS

 

I. AGRICULTURAL CAPACITY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $100,000
Conservation Law Foundation
Legal Services Food Hub
$20,000
Heart of Maine RC&D, for Maine Alternative Agriculture Association
Building Improvements
$15,000
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Operating Support
$20,000
Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society
Operating Support
$10,000
Slow Money
Operating Support
$5,000
University of Maine, Oxford County Cooperative Extension
Maine Harvest for Hunger
$20,000
Western Mountains Alliance
Western Maine Local Food Systems and Tourism Development
$10,000

 

 

II. CIVIC AND COMMUNITY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $400,500
Androscoggin River Watershed Council
Source to the Sea
$5,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Maine Woods Tourism Investment Program
$30,000
Black Mountain of Maine
Feasibility Study
$5,000
Charles M. Bailey Public Library
Capital Improvement
$15,000
City of Portland, Social Services Division
Maine Coordinated Assessment for Homeless
$35,000
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Operating Support
$20,000
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Operating Support
$10,000
Common Good Ventures
Business Planning Pilot
$25,000
Common Good Ventures
Operations Management Consulting for Ruth’s Reusable Resources
$5,500
Community Concepts, Inc., for Western Maine Economic Development Council
Operating Support
$10,000
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Eastern Maine Transportation Mgmt Assoc.
$20,000
Greater Franklin Development Corporation
Tourism Publicity
$5,000
GrowSmart Maine
Operating Support
$10,000
H.O.M.E, Inc.
Operating Support
$5,000
Heart of Biddeford
Operating Support
$5,000
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Community Foundation, People of Color Fund
EBCO Capacity Building
$5,000
Maine Humanities Council
Rural Library Programs
$25,000
Maine Huts & Trails
Enhancement of Non-Winter Opportunities
$25,000
Maine Preservation
Historic Preservation Field Services
$15,000
MaineStream Finance
Microenterprise Loan Program
$25,000
McLaughlin Foundation
Operating Support
$15,000
Northern Forest Center
Operating Support
$30,000
Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Operating Support
$15,000
University of Maine System, Inc., for Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
Entrepreneurship Training for Northern and Western Maine
$20,000
Upper Valley Economic Council, for Katahdin Tourism Partnership
Operating Support
$10,000

 

 

III. CREATIVE ECONOMY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $77,000
Engine, Inc.
Operating Support
$17,000
Mahoosuc Arts Council
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Fiberarts
Digital Travel Guide
$10,000
Northeast Historic Film
Leadership Transition Support
$10,000
Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, Inc., for High Peaks Creative Council
Operating Support
$10,000
Schoodic Arts for All
Incubator Operating Support
$15,000

 

 

IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $130,000
Council for a Strong America Maine
Operating Support
$20,000
Educare of Central Maine
Shared Services Alliance
$25,000
Maine Children’s Alliance
Early Childhood Initiative
$25,000
St. Andre Home
Early Childhood Services
$25,000
United Way of Midcoast Maine
Early Parenting Program
$20,000
WinterKids
WinterKids Preschool Challenge
$15,000

 

 

V. EDUCATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $334,000
Abbe Museum
Wabanaki Initiative for Teachers
$10,000
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Keller BLOOM plus Teacher Education
$15,000
Child and Family Policy Center, for Count ME In
Absenteeism Mitigation
$10,000
Denmark Arts Center
Youth Arts Scholarships for Maine Residents
$10,000
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education
Education Program
$15,000
Four Directions Development Corporation
Adult Education
$20,000
Friends of DaPonte String Quartet
Operating Support
$4,000
Good Will Home Association
Capital Campaign MEANS Facility
$50,000
Good Will Home Association
L.C. Bates Museum School Programs
$10,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Designing for STEM Literacy in Maine
$10,000
Jackson Laboratory
Maine State Science Fair
$10,000
Let’s Get Ready
LGR Western Maine Program
$10,000
Mahoosuc Kids Association
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Alliance for Arts Education
Operating Support
$20,000
Mitchell Institute
College Aspirations Program
$25,000
Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine
Literacy and Citizenship Classes
$25,000
State of Maine, for Maine Arts Commission
Ticket To Ride
$20,000
Theatre at Monmouth
Statewide Education Tours
$15,000
Tri-County Literacy
Operating Support
$15,000
University of Southern Maine Foundation
Maine Scholastic Writing Awards
$10,000
University of Maine at Augusta
Higher Education in Maine State Prison
$5,000
Western Maine Education Collaborative
Customized Learning for Western Maine
$10,000

 

 

VI. ENVIRONMENTAL/CONSERVATION – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $397,000
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 $5,000
Mahoosuc Pathways $5,000
Northern Forest Center $20,000
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust $15,500
Tri County CAP $5,000
Trust for Public Land $20,000
The Wilderness Society $24,000
The American Chestnut Foundation
American Chestnut Restoration in Maine
$10,000
The Forest Guild
Women and Our Woods
$10,000
Forest Society of Maine
Greenville Office Operating Support
$30,000
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Operating Support
$25,000
Mahoosuc Pathways
Bingham Forest Trail Building
$10,000
Mahoosuc Pathways
Operating Support
$15,000
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Environmental Funders Network
$3,000
Maine Tree Foundation
Operating Support
$10,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Land Use Planning
$15,000
The Nature Conservancy
Social Measures Project
$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
University of Maine Foundation, for Orono Land Trust
Bog Boardwalk Reconstruction
$20,000

 

 

VII. HEALTH – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $193,000
Central Maine Healthcare
Diabetes Prevention
$20,000
Environmental Health Strategy Center
Operating Support
$10,000
Friends of Portland Adult Education
Professions for New Mainers
$35,000
Maine Community Foundation
Oral Health Funders RFP for Children’s Oral Health
$40,000
Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc.
School Oral Health Project
$25,000
Maine Rural Partners
Rural Innovation Network
$10,000
NAMI Maine
Mental Health First Aid
$15,000
Penobscot Community Health Care
ITV Jackman CHC
$30,000
Tufts New England Medical Center, for the Bingham Program
Oral Health Staffing
$8,000

 

 

VIII. HEALTHY FAMILIES/HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $100,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc.
Let’s Go! Aroostook
$25,000
Dirigo Outdoor Programs, Inc., d/b/a Maine Winter Sports Center
Support of Western Maine Operations
$15,000
Town of Fort Kent
Fish River Greenway
$15,000
Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Operating Support
$15,000
Western Maine Health Care Corp., for Healthy Oxford Hills
Oxford County Wellness Collaborative
$30,000

 

 

IX. PHILANTHROPY – GRANT PAYMENTS TOTALING: $35,500
Maine Association of Nonprofits
Operating Support
$10,000
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Lincoln County Fund
$12,500
Maine Community Foundation, Inc.
Santa Fund, Clothing for Children
$5,000
Maine Philanthropy Center
Operating Support
$8,000