We did it! We just granted $155,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations shaping the future for Maine women and girls. 


Grantee Mano en Mano received $10,000 for their childcare program. The organization, which supports Latinx and farmworker communities to live and thrive in Maine, recently opened the Rayitos de Sol ("Little Sunbeams" in English) Bilingual Child Care Center for children in the Downeast area, featured in the photo.
At this moment of recovery and reckoning, it matters who leads us forward, and how. The organizations and initiatives supported through our recent round of grant funding show us what an equitable, caring, and inclusive future can look like."
~ Dani Scherer, Chair of the Maine Women’s Fund Grants Committee

From York to Aroostook County, these 2021 Annual Grantees are helping shape the future where the pandemic has further exacerbated gender inequalities:

  • ArtVan - Art Therapy in Knox, Sagadahoc Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties





  • Mabel Wadsworth Center - Connecting Women and LGBTQ+ People to Health Care in Penobscot, Aroostook, and Washington Counties




  • Mano en Mano - Rayitos de Sol Bilingual Childcare in Washington County

  • New Ventures Maine - Statewide Expanding Wabanaki Savings through Collaborative Partnership Development, Marketing, and Outreach



  • Survivor Speak USA - Making the Last Girl FIRST in Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties



Save the Date for a celebration!
Join us in celebrating these grantees and their powerful initiatives on Thursday,
June 24 from 3-4 pm. RSVP to Amy Holland to join the virtual celebration.