Recent Grants

Health Professions Development

FY ‘17

  • Tufts University for 2 ½ four year scholarships for a Maine student in the Tufts/Maine Medical Center program. $250,000 over 4 years.

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.

Community Health

FY ‘17

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences support for a second bi-annual conference and other activities as necessary to broaden the understanding of ACEs and their impact on the health of Maine people and on the Maine economy. $150,000 over 3 years.
  • Area Agencies on Aging for support of the Tri-State Learning Collaborative. $30,000 over 4 years.
  • Early Childhood Funders’ Group for coordination support. $5,000
  • Healthy Oxford Hills for support of the operations of the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative. $92,500 over three years.
  • Kennebec Valley Family Dental for pediatric equipment support. $20,000.
  • Maine Wabanaki REACH Support for shifting from colonizing ways of living and the trauma that it imposed, to decolonizing leadership and creating communityship that assumes that all members are leaders in service of their community. $75,000 over three years.

FY ‘16

  • 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 on Adverse Childhood Experiences and resiliency. $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

Health Policy

FY ‘17

  • Foundation initiated grants for advocacy on issues important to Bingham’s interest in a healthy Maine: Consumers for Affordable Health Care; Maine Center for Economic Policy; Maine Children’s Alliance; Maine Equal Justice Partners; Maine Public Health Association; Maine Women’s Policy Center; NAMI Maine; Preble Street. $10,000 each
  • Environmental Health Strategy Center to develop, in conjunction with the larger public health table, a Children’s Environmental Health Policy Platform and lay the groundwork for making significant progress in addressing preventable exposures to brain-destroying chemical in the129th legislature. $$40,000 over two years.
  • Maine Children’s Alliance for an Early Childhood Funders’ collaboratively funded project for work to be done by the Children’s Alliance, the Maine Head Start Director’s lobbyist, and the Council for a Strong America to create an environment that will support expanded services to young children and their families. $150,000 over three years.

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
  • 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.