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Member Groups



For Economic Opportunity

    Genesis Community Loan Fund Loans and technical assistance to create affordable housing and needed community facilities in Maine. 844-2035 | genesisfund.org   Maine Center for Economic Policy Advances public policies for a fair and sustainable economy, vital communities and healthy environment. 622-7381 | mecep.org       Maine Equal Justice Finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of Maine people with low income. 626-7058 | mejp.org     Maine Women’s Fund A public foundation helping Maine women and girls thrive so that communities prosper, by bolstering economic security through strategic grantmaking, community engagement and social change. 774-5513 | mainewomensfund.org       Maine Women’s Policy Center Creating public policy solutions to improve the lives of Maine women and girls. 622-0851 | mainewomen.org       New Ventures Maine Helping Maine people succeed in the changing economy and achieve economic security for themselves and their families.You can. We help. 621-3440 | newventuresmaine.org     ProsperityME Empowers, through education and counseling,members of refugee and immigrant communities to invest in themselves to build financial stability, careers, businesses and wealth.  797-7890 | cflme.org


For the Environment

  Chewonki Experiential environmental education programs fostering community building and respect for the natural world. 882-7323 | chewonki.org         Friends of Casco Bay Committed to improving and protecting the environmental health of Casco Bay. 799-8574 | cascobay.org         Maine Audubon Conserving Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, citizen science, stewardship, and advocacy. 781-2330 | maineaudubon.org       Maine Farmland Trust Protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances farming. 338-6575 | mainefarmlandtrust.org           Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association MOFGA strengthens connections among healthful food, environmentally sound farming, and vital local economies. 568-4142 | mofga.org           Maine Resource Recovery Association Helping Maine communities and businesses implement environmentally sound and economically sustainable recycling and solid-waste management systems.  942-6772 | mrra.net       Natural Resources Council of Maine Protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. 622-3101 | nrcm.org     Sierra Club Foundation, Maine Chapter Exploring, protecting and enjoying Maine’s natural resources. 761-5616 | maine.sierraclub.org     Viles Arboretum A 224 acre nature preserve with trails,botanical collections, Maine’s largest outdoor sculpture display, year round events, and natural history learning programs. 626-7989 | vilesarboretum.org


For Safety and Health

  Bicycle Coalition of Maine Works to make Maine better for bicycling and walking. 623-4511 | bikemaine.org   Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation Advocating the right to quality, affordable health care for all Maine people. 622-7083 | mainecahc.org     Environmental Health Strategy Center Promoting human health and safer chemicals in a sustainable economy. 699-5795 | ourhealthyfuture.org       Maine Access Immigrant Network MAIN bridges access to health and social services for immigrants in Portland. 522-1800 | main1.org       Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault Leading the way toward ending sexual violence in Maine by ensuring high quality sexual violence prevention and response in Maine communities. 626-0034 | mecasa.org     Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence Supporting Maine’s safety net and services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking. 430-8334 | mcedv.org   Maine Hospice Council Promotes access to quality end-of-life care for all people. 626-0651 | mainehospicecouncil.org         Maine Labor Group on Health Trains workers, management, and community groups on health and safety issues and practices. 622-7823 | mlgh.org


For Education, Diversity, and the Arts

  GLSEN “Safe Schools for All” is our mission realized through supporting Gay-Straight-Trans Alliance (GSTA) school clubs, providing staff development, and promoting youth leadership. 619-1417 | glsen.org         Hardy Girls Healthy Women Puts the power in girls’ hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. 861-8131 | hghw.org     Holocaust and Human Rights Center OF MAINE Provides free educational outreach, original programming, and rotating exhibitions encouraging individuals and communities to reflect and act when combating prejudice and discrimination. 621-3530 | hhrcmaine.org     Maine Alliance for Arts Education Promotes and strengthens arts education for all Maine students. 439-3169 | maineartsed.org       Maine Public Maine Public is Maine’s public broadcaster serving Maine on radio, television, and digitally. 800-884-1717 | mainepublic.org   Mano en Mano – Hand in Hand Working with diverse populations to provide affordable housing and educational opportunities, remove barriers to healthcare and other social services, and  advocate for social justice. 546-3006 | manomaine.org     WERU WERU is Community Radio serving Maine over the airwaves and Internet. 469-6600 | weru.org


For Social Justice and Peace

American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Foundation Defends freedoms guaranteed in Bill of Rights of U.S. Constitution. 774-5444 | aclumaine.org         Disability Rights Maine Provides advocacy and legal representation for individuals with disabilities. 626-2774 | drcme.org     EqualityMaine Foundation Defending against discrimination and advocating for equality for LGBT people in Maine. 761-3732 | equalitymaine.org     Maine Animal Coalition Dedicated to the elimination of animal abuse and exploitation through education, advocacy, and example. 773-2215 | maineanimalcoalition.org       Maine Citizens for Clean Elections Works to reduce the influence of money in elections and government so we may truly have “government of, by, and for the people.” 831-6223 | mainecleanelections.org     Maine Council of Churches Seeking common ground, working for the common good. 772-1918 | mainecouncilofchurches.org       Maine Federation of Humane Societies Statewide network of animal welfare organizations supporting animal shelters and improving the lives of animals. 841-5227 | mefed.org       Maine Initiatives Supporting greater social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine through collective philanthropy. 607-4070 | maineinitiatives.org   Maine Peace Fund Empowering grassroots voices for peaceful priorities — locally, nationally, worldwide. 772-0680 | peaceactionme.org       Maine People’s Resource Center Empowering and organizing everyday people to win economic, environmental, political, and social justice. 797-0967 | mainepeoplesalliance.org     Maine Veterans for Peace To share what we have learned about the human costs of war. 215-9507 | vfpmaine.org     Resources for Organizing and Social Change Promoting community organizing, education, and action for nonviolent social change in Maine. 607-2571 |resourcesforsocialchange.org       Southern Maine Workers’ Center Creating grassroots movements organizing for human rights to health care and work with dignity. 200-7692 | maineworkers.org

A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the study of the environment and natural history. Over 44,000 Maine youth participate in Chewonki’s programs annually.