MaineCF awards grants to 23 Greater Portland nonprofits

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) has awarded 23 Greater Portland nonprofits a total $133,055 in grants through its Rines Thompson Fund.

Grantees include Classical Uprising for its 2023 Portland Bach Experience festival; Maine Historical Society for its exhibit “Code Red: Connecting Natural History Collections with Climate Change”; and Youth Led Justice to divert youth from Maine’s juvenile justice system, train youth leaders in restorative justice and connect youth with mental health support.

The Rines Thompson Fund was established in 1999 by the children and grandchildren of Henry P. and Adeline B. Rines to benefit the people of Greater Portland. The next grant cycle opens Sept. 15. For more about the fund and to view all recent grantees, 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