MaineCF’s Rines Thompson Fund accepting grant proposals from organizations in Greater Portland

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Rines Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from community-based organizations that contribute to the vibrancy of Greater Portland.

Grant awards of up to $10,000 are available to nonprofit organizations focused on environment and conservation, early childhood and youth programming, and arts and culture. Due to COVID-19, the fund made proactive grants in 2020, but now returns to a competitive process.

The deadline for grant applications is September 15, 2021. An online application and guidelines are available at If you have questions, please contact Program Officer John Ochira via email at or by phone at (207) 412-0837.

The children and grandchildren of Henry P. and Adeline B. Rines established the fund to give back to the community that has supported businesses owned by the Rines/Thompson family, including the Congress Square Hotel, the Eastland Hotel, WCSH Radio, and WCSH Television.