MaineCF awards $168K to Greater Portland nonprofits

Thursday, March 14, 2024

The Maine Community Foundation’s (MaineCF) Rines Thompson Fund awarded $148,000 to 26 Greater Portland nonprofits in 2023. Donors with advised funds awarded an additional two grants totaling $10,000.

The Rines Thompson Fund supports community-based organizations that contribute to the vibrancy of Greater Portland.
2023 grantees include:

  • Portland Ovations, for the School-Time Performance Series, high-quality performing arts experiences and arts education activities and resources for families, students, and educators: $5,000
  • Saltwater Classroom, to design an online ocean education platform that connects students to their communities and natural world through hands-on learning experiences: $3,000
  • YMCA of Southern Maine, to expand programming access for new immigrant families to foster community connections and learn water safety skills: $10,000

For all recent grantees and more information about the grant program, visit

The Maine Community Foundation brings people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise and strong investments. To learn more about the foundation, visit