Recent Grants

Health Professions Development

FY 16

  • AdCare Educational Institute/Maine to build the capacity of Maine’s home-based health care workforce to identify and respond to 1) elders who have substance abuse or mis-use issues; and, 2) Maine’s treatment and recovery workforce so they can respond effectively to the special needs of this population $12,388
  • Maine Resilience Building Network to provide follow-up training and technical assistance to participants at from ACEs to Resiliency: Promising Practices for Thriving Communities Summit $10,000
  • Waldo County General Hospital to create a three county 24/7 Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner for Waldo, Lincoln and Knox counties. $45,000 over two years.

FY 15

  • Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatricians’ annual conference speakers on early childhood brain development and poverty $2,000
  • Portland Community Health Center funding to add one additional physician license and one mid-level provider license for volunteer providers $20,400
  • Family Medical Education Consortium for 10 Maine medical students to attend the FMEC 3 day conference $5,000
  • Maine Resilience Building Network for its from ACEs to Resiliency: Promising Practices for Thriving Communities Summit $40,000 $47,417 and for the Network itself.

Community Health

FY16

  • Family Hope to increase the use of the Family Navigator Support program. $15,000.
  • hear ME now for equipment to allow services to hearing impaired children in rural areas. $9,720.
  • Maine Resilience Building Network to create a sustainable, regional structure that responds to the rapidly expanding requests for local training and technical assistance. $104,895 over three years.
  • Maine Network of Healthy Communities to develop a 5 year communications plan designed to generate support for the value of community-based coalitions that are focused on prevention initiatives to reduce chronic disease/improve quality of life. $11,000
  • Tri-state Learning Collaborative to support the network’s aging in place initiative. $7,500

FY 15

  • Camden International Film Festival to support its Points North Engagement Summit: Aging in Maine program and statewide screening tour focusing on issues of aging and dementia $3,000
  • Healthy Communities of the Capital Area in conjunction with its Bingham-supported Project Integrate, support for the coordinator to attend the National Conference on Tackling Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations $1,350
  • Maine Association of Agencies on Aging to support the creation of a Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging that will support, strengthen and grow current community-based initiatives and systems best practices that help older adults thrive in their homes and communities $2,500
  • Mt. Vernon Community Partnership Corporation to support the development of Neighbors Driving Neighbors, a volunteer network maintaining and improving local residents’ ability to maintain the quality of their lives $5,000
  • Statewide Head Start Directors’ Association to support Donna Beegle, Ph.D.’s presence at the New England Head Start Conference held in Maine for parents, advocates and direct service providers $1,000
  • Spectrum Generations for a home-based aging and disability resource assessment with the goal of enhancing member experience and health outcomes $5,000

Health Policy

FY 16

  • Consumers for Affordable Health Care to increase its organizational capacity. $50,000 over two years.
  • Council for a Strong America to strengthen and deepen work with 8-9 targeted GOP legislators on the critical value of early childhood education. $15,000 out of $20,000
  • Maine Center for Economic Policy for a report on the federal funds foregone by the current governor. $8,500
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine to help towns whose contracts with PERC are expiring in 2018 find a replacement for their solid waste $25,000 over two years

FY 15

  • Council for a Strong America for outreach to newly-elected policy-makers in leadership and those in key leadership roles on Appropriations, Health and Human Services, Education, and Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on the non-partisan, research-based case for increasing investments in early childhood education $15,000
  • Friends of the Fund for a Healthy Maine to protect the largest source of prevention funds in Maine $30,000
  • Maine Development Foundation for the 2015 Policy Leaders’ Academy, specifically for the Aging focused bus stop at the UMaine Orono Campus $2000
  • Maine Women’s Policy Center to support targeted outreach efforts $10,000