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MeHAF grants target social, cultural barriers to ‘health equity’


The Maine Health Access Foundation has announced a new grant program aimed at gaining health equity in traditionally under-served communities.

How to: Key tenets that will enable nonprofits to successfully manage an endowment

John P. (Jack) Moore |

For some not-for-profit institutions, an endowment can serve as a rainy day fund. For others, it might be their life blood for survival. Endowments serve each institution in a unique...

Maine credit unions make significant donation to fight childhood hunger


Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger presented a check for $33,000, a portion of the record-setting $675,000 Maine's credit unions raised for ending hunger in 2016, to support the Good...

VA awards nearly $2.1M for Preble Street in Portland


The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded nearly $2.1 million to Preble Street, a Portland organization that serves individuals, including veterans, who face homelessness, housing issues, hunger...

Next 2017: Boots2Roots' executive director Jen Fullmer is on a mission to 'see people succeed'

Renee Cordes |

About 10 months before retiring from the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Florida, Jon Beauchamp got in touch with Boots2Roots, a Portland nonprofit that helps people separating or retiring...

Next 2017: Ben Waxman and his wife, Whitney Reynolds, create apparel ... and opportunities for new Mainers

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2015, Ben Waxman and Whitney Reynolds, a husband-and-wife team, started a company to produce fleece apparel and blankets that would use materials sourced in the United States and...

Hannaford donates $400K towards hunger relief


Scarborough-based Hannaford Supermarkets is donating more than $400,000 to strengthen the connection between local food producers and organizations that serve people at risk of going hungry. Maine...

Portland's Community Television Network meets telethon fundraising goal

Renee Cordes |

Portland nonprofit Community Television Network met its goal of raising $5,000 from its first-ever telethon over the weekend.

State moves to protect Maine’s largest sugar maple plantation

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is seeking to acquire a $1.2 million conservation easement, through its Land for Maine’s Future program, to protect the Big Six...

With funding in place, FocusMaine hires its first full-time leader


FocusMaine, an economic development effort launched by business leaders two years ago, has has hired its first president.