Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Grants for Change announces $1.5 million to strengthen racial justice organizing, community building, and community healing efforts statewide

Friday, September 2, 2022

Maine Initiatives announces a new, three-year, $1.5 million round of Grants for Change (G4C) grantmaking to Black, Wabanaki, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led and -serving organizations advancing racial justice and strengthening communities throughout Wabanaki Territory (Maine). This fall, the community-led grantmaking program will make over $500,000 in new three-year, unrestricted, general operating grants to a cohort of twelve (12) organizations whose work intervenes on legacies of white supremacy, settler colonialism, and racialized capitalism by creating or reclaiming liberatory possibilities for today and future generations.

The 2022 Grants for Change Program is returning to its broad participatory grantmaking process, offering volunteers opportunities to serve as both Proposal Readers and members of the Grantmaking Advisory Committee.  Sign-up to participate in this process!

The deadline for both Organizations and Proposal Readers to apply is September 30, 2022.

Learn more about the Grants for Change Program on the program site.