We are quickly shifting resources and attention to two of the biggest needs facing women across Maine today: domestic violence and the needs of direct care workers.

"We want to be responsive to the need and recognize that the Maine Women's Fund is unique positioned to know who the most effective partners are to address it."

Join the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, which granted $25,000 to the Safety First for Women Fund.

"Recognizing the very real danger and violence that too many families experience at home, the Sewall Foundation hopes that other donors will join them in helping Maine Women’s Fund by contributing to the $100,000 goal they have set for this, their first emergency funding initiative."
The SAFETY FIRST FOR WOMEN FUND will provide immediate:

  • Support to organizations and families experiencing increased Domestic Violence (rates of domestic violence are surging globally) with a grant to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence to distribute directly to their 9 member organizations and the Wabanaki Women's Coalition; and

  • Advocacy for policy change that supports the needs of Direct Care workers through a grant to Maine Council on Aging, including working with State and Federal leaders to improve access to Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 testing, while quickly building out the existing workforce.

Help us raise $100,000 by the end of May. All funds given to the SAFETY FIRST FOR WOMEN FUND will go directly to the work of the two organizations listed above. Pay by credit card  here  or pay by check written to Maine Women's Fund, 74 Lunt Rd Ste 100, Falmouth, ME 04105