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2016
$25,000.00

317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth

Historic Preservation Renovations for 317 Main

To undertake historic preservation renovations for the Captain S.C. Blanchard House, home of 317 Main programs and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016
$10,000.00

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor

Re-Booting Museum Learning at the Abbe Museum

Support to produce new dialogue-based, Native-led educational, festival and community programming and launch an online collections portal to align with a new strategic plan.
2016
$10,000.00

Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille

Acadian Narrative Exhibit

To complete renovations of the new exhibition building by finishing interior and exterior work on the ceilings, walls and floors and purchasing solar panels.
2016
$10,000.00

Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill

New Music Library Building Construction

Funding to complete construction of the new music library building on its new campus.
2016
$7,500.00

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Bangor

2017 Young People's Concert

Support for the 2017 Young People's Concert for Maine students grades 3-8, including accompanying educational materials for students and teachers.
2016
$10,000.00

Bath Freight Shed Alliance, Bath

Historic Bath Freight Shed Restoration

Funding to purchase three new double doors and one single door for the Freight Shed, a 19th century building on the Kennebec waterfront in Bath, Maine.
2016
$5,000.00

Belfast Creative Coalition, Belfast

Professional Development Seminar Series

Funding for a series of four seminars addressing marketing skills and business strategies for creative entrepreneurs and artists.
2016
$15,200.00

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterville, Waterville

After School Program Expansion

Funding to provide an increasing number of at-risk youth grades 1-8 with year-round afterschool programming in remedial and alternative education.
2016
$35,000.00

Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris

Property Purchase and Construction of Sleeping Cabins

Support for the construction of four new sleeping cabins to accomodate artists and students while the barn is renovated to meet fire code.
2016
$5,000.00

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland

ArtLab Education Program

Support to expand ArtLab into a year-round program at the new downtown Rockland location.
2016
$10,000.00

Center Theatre, Inc., Dover-Foxcroft

Grants to Green Project

Support to complete a series of energy improvements to the Theatre including insulating and air sealing, installing heat pumps, and electrical work.
2016
$30,000.00

Central Maine Area Agency on Aging d/b/a Spectrum Generations, Augusta

Community-Based Healthcare Risk Interventions and Services (CHRIS)

Funding for the CHRIS program, which will deliver integrated, community-based medical intervention to 80 adults ages 50 and older with three or more chronic health conditions in rural Maine.
2016
$20,000.00

Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Greenville

Cardiac Monitoring System for Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Support to purchase a new cardiac monitoring system for the hospital's post-anesthesia care unit.
2016
$5,000.00

Choral Art Society, Portland

Light Shines Eternal

To underwrite a concert performing Donald McCullough's "Holocaust Cantata" and James Whitburns' "Luminosity."
2016
$30,100.00

College for ME-Androscoggin, Lewiston

Pathways to College Level Learning Grades 8-12

Support to develop a website and common application for a program promoting college-level learning opportunities for middle and high school students in Androscoggin County.
2016
$16,800.00

Community Health and Counseling Services, Bangor

Improving Telehealth Services for Home Health Patients

Support to lease 10 internet-based telehealth units to provide remote services to home care patients with chronic medical conditions in rural Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington counties.
2016
$5,000.00

Cumberland Historical Society, Cumberland

Cumberland Brass Band Drum Restoration

Support to restore and reassemble the circa 1880 historic bass drum which once belonged to the Cumberland Brass Band.
2016
$20,000.00

Curran Homestead, Inc., Orrington

Raising Barns: Building Spaces for Traditional Arts and Hands On Learning Experiences

Funding to move and renovate an onsite structure into a classroom space, construct two barns for workshops and programming, and partially fund a full-time, permanent Museum Director position.
2016
$15,000.00

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

Audio Visual Upgrade of the Morrell Meeting Room

Funding to upgrade the audio/visual equipment in the Library's Morrell Meeting Room, which is heavily used by the community for exhibits, lectures, musical performances, film showings and workshops.
2016
$5,000.00

Denmark Arts Center, Denmark

2016 Community Music and Art Festival: the DAM JAM

Support to produce the 2016 DAM JAM, an annual music and arts festival featuring live music, public art projects and a craft fair showcasing local artisans.
2016
$2,327.00

Dorcas Library Association, Prospect Harbor

Purchase of E-Readers and Digital Content

Support to purchase 10 Kindle e-readers and digital content to support its juvenile and adult literacy programs.
2016
$30,000.00

Down East Community Hospital, Machias

Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation

Support to renovate the hospital's 50 year-old Emergency Department to provide a more modern and efficient environment for patients and staff.
2016
$20,680.00

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals

Let's Find Out How to Protect Marine Species

To pilot the Coastal Marine Science Academy, a program providing professional development in STEM to K-12 teachers in Washington County who will then implement a student-designed marine species research project in the classroom.
2016
$35,000.00

Eastport Arts Center, Eastport

Second Phase Capital Improvements: Building for Sustainability

Support to replace or repair the second-story windows to improve energy efficiency.
2016
$100,000.00

Educare Central Maine, Waterville

Elevate Maine Somerset Partnership

To pilot a rural, coordinated birth-to-kindergarten-entry quality early care and education model for children, parents and providers in Somerset County, ME, including comprehensive evaluation of outcomes.
2016
$50,000.00

Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth

The Next Chapter Expansion Project

Funding to add 8,020 square feet of public, collection and work space, modernize technological infrastructure, and improve energy efficiency of the library.
2016
$15,000.00

Family Hope, Scarborough

Building Awareness and Capacity of the Family Support Navigator Program

Support to expand awareness of the family navigator program through print and radio advertising, and to hire a part-time Program Manager to accomodate increased client load.
2016
$10,000.00

Frannie Peabody Center, Portland

Integrated Access to Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Support for integrated medical case management services for people in Maine living with HIV/AIDS.
2016
$25,000.00

Freeport Historical Society, Freeport

Harrington House Window Repair

Support to replace and/or restore the exterior windows of the 1830 Harrington House in Freeport, ME, which serves as the Society's headquarters.
2016
$13,737.00

Frenchman's Bay Library, Sullivan

Library Renovation

Support to install new windows, shelving and lighting, insulate exterior walls and replace the rusted exterior book drop box.
2016
$6,300.00

Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred

Shaker Museum Painting & Speakers Forum

To repaint the exterior of the 1800s Museum building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and support the third annual summer speakers series in 2017.
2016
$20,000.00

Friends of Evergreen, Portland

Evergreen Cemetary Landscape Restoration Project

Support to develop a landscape restoration plan to replace trees within Evergreen Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in order to restore its historic horticultural design.
2016
$15,000.00

Friends of Seguin Island Light Station, Bath

Bricks and Mortar Project

Support to repoint the bricks on the Main House, which was built in 1857 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016
$15,000.00

Friends of Starling Hall, Kents Hill

Starling Hall Renovations: Phase I

Support to relocate the building, install a new foundation, and install new electric and HVAC systems for the 1879 Starling Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016
$3,800.00

Friends of the DaPonte String Quartet, Damariscotta

"Music Lives" Tour

To underwrite educational materials and travel costs for a 6-day, 500-mile tour to perfom classical music in Milbridge, Surry and Eastport, Maine.
2016
$25,000.00

Friends of the St. Lawrence Church, Portland

Handicap Accessibility

Support to replace the defunct handicap-lift to ensure barrier-free access for patrons.
2016
$3,224.00

Fryeburg Historical Society, Fryeburg

Heating System for Research Library

Support to purchase and install two Rinnai heaters in the research library to enable year-round use.
2016
$24,000.00

Gorham-Falmouth Alliance for Robotics, Gorham

Robotics Playing Field

Funding to purchase a playing field perimeter for use as a practice space by robotics teams throughout Southern Maine.
2016
$30,000.00

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland

Establishing a Journal for Student Science Writing in Maine

Funding to pilot a statewide, online publication dedicated to middle-school student science writing.
2016
$6,000.00

Harrison Historical Society, Harrison

1810 Harrison Historical Society Farmhouse Roof

Support to replace damaged roofing on the 1810 Farmhouse building.
2016
$5,303.00

Hear ME Now!, Portland

Early Storytelling

Support to teach parents and caregivers techniques for reading and creating a language rich environment for children with hearing loss.
2016
$25,000.00

Hebron Academy, Hebron

Innovative Furniture for Education - Phase II

Funding to complete their purchase of new academic furniture.
2016
$15,000.00

Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde

Middle Level Sustainable Seaweed Program

Support to provide experiential, STEM-based seaweed aquaculture programming to 210 middle school students in midcoast Maine.
2016
$25,000.00

HomeHealth - Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine, Saco

Advancing Pediatric Palliative Care

Funding to extend home-based counseling and telehealth services to more terminally-ill children in need of palliative care.
2016
$25,000.00

Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell

Window Restoration Project

Support for the final phase of capital improvements to the historic 1880 Library: repairing and restoring 23 Gothic stained glass windows, 10 basement casement windows and installing accompanying tempered glass storm panels.
2016
$50,000.00

Inland Hospital, Waterville

Center for Women's Health at Inland Hospital

Support to purchase an ultrasound machine for the imaging suite of the new Center for Women's Health.
2016
$10,000.00

Island Commons Resource Center, Chebeague Island

Island Commons Van Purchase

Funding to purchase a wheelchair accessible van.
2016
$35,000.00

Islands Community Medical Services, Inc., Vinalhaven

Social Determinants of Health in the Medical Home Initiative

Support to align health center processes with the new 2014 Patient-Centered Medical Home standards, improve the tech interface with HealthInfoNet, and train health center staff on social determinants of health.
2016
$5,000.00

Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor

Connecting Community through Art and Place

Support to partner with LEAPS of IMAGINATION in delivering two 4-week art and literacy programs for school children during the school day and additional arts programming connecting children, teachers, artists and the community.
2016
$25,000.00

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Inc., Augusta

JMG Middle School Program

Funding for a program providing supports to at-risk youth grades 6-8 in five southern Maine schools to prepare them for success in high school.
2016
$1,000.00

Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc., Blue Hill

Jonathan Fisher's 1816: A Year Without a Summer

Funding to underwrite outreach materials for a 2-day symposium on Jonathan Fisher and his observations of the extreme climate event of 1816.
2016
$16,670.00

Jonesport Historical Society, Jonesport

Basement Waterproofing

Support to waterproof the basement for future stabilization of the historic Sawyer building.
2016
$1,999.00

Kennebec Historical Society, Augusta

Water Softener

Funding to purchase a water softener to mitigate the effects of hard water on the Society's environmental control unit, which is used to preserve the historic collection.
2016
$6,350.00

Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc., Nobleboro

Educator-in-Residence: Whitefield School

Support to place an Educator-in-Residence at the Whitefield School to extend leadership and development programming to students and teachers for 10 weeks over the 2017 winter season.
2016
$5,000.00

L/A Arts, Lewiston

Restoring L/A Arts' Downtown Community Performance Space

To underwrite renovation and new equipment for the Downstage community performance space which sustained fire damage in 2015.
2016
$10,000.00

LearningWorks, Portland

Afterschool STEM-based Summer Program

Funding for an additional 20 at-risk elementary students to participate in a STEM-based summer learning program which reduces summer slide.
2016
$11,500.00

Lexington Highland Historical Society, Oakland

Recognizing Early Settlers and the Farming and Lumbering Industries

To construct a barn, blacksmith shop and additional exhibit room adjoining the History House which will display historic artifacts of the farming and lumbering industries.
2016
$29,685.00

Lisbon Emergency Inc., Lisbon

Cardiac Care

Support to purchase the LIFEPAK 15 cardiac monitor to ensure patient safety and quality medical response.
2016
$46,000.00

Maine College of Art, Portland

Instructional Technology Improvements

Funding to equip seven classrooms with new instructional technology and pilot interactive whiteboards in the classroom.
2016
$5,000.00

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham

Advancing Fiber Art: Collaborative Exhibitions with Museums, Galleries and Libraries

Support to produce collaborative exhibitions exploring fiber art within the historical context of textile mills in Maine.
2016
$9,800.00

Maine Humanities Council, Portland

Coming Home: Humanities Programming for Maine Veterans

Support to offer the book and performance discussion series to veterans throughout Maine.
2016
$5,000.00

Maine Jewish Film Festival, Portland

Bringing the Maine Jewish Film Festival to Lewiston

To build upon the newly established film programming offered in Lewiston, and hire part-time staff to conduct targeted marketing and outreach.
2016
$30,000.00

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine

Bowdoin Renovation Project

Support for renovations to the schooner Bowdoin, the flagship of the Academy's training fleet and a key maritime classroom.
2016
$25,000.00

Maine Media Workshops & College, Rockport

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Project

Support to upgrade the school's student database to Salesforce in order to meet NEASC accreditation standards.
2016
$11,725.00

Maine Mountain Children's House, Kingfield

Creation of an Outdoor Classroom

To underwrite building supplies, labor and educational materials for creation of an outdoor classroom and experiential learning environment for children ages two through sixth grade.
2016
$25,000.00

Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation, Lewiston

Maine Public Classical

Support to purchase additional FM radio frequencies and expand broadcasting of arts and culture programming across the state.
2016
$10,000.00

Maine State Ballet, Falmouth

Upgrading Lights in Maine State Ballet's Lopez Theater

Support to purchase energy efficient stage lighting for the Lopez Theater.
2016
$11,400.00

Maine State Museum, Augusta

Women's Suffrage in Maine

Support to conduct an historical survey and create educational materials as part of a larger project recognizing the upcoming 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Maine.
2016
$15,000.00

Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick

Full Scale Children's Theatre Production of Aladdin

Funding to support a full-scale production of Aladdin by the intern company, and determine future viability of enhanced children's theatre on a permanent basis.
2016
$10,885.00

McArthur Public Library , Biddeford

2nd Floor HVAC Controls/Zone Replacement

Support to replace the library's poorly operating HVAC system with a lower-maintenance and more cost and energy efficient system.
2016
$25,000.00

Morrison Center, Scarborough

Community Integration Vehicles

Support to purchase four additional handicap accessible vehicles to provide increased community inclusion opportunities.
2016
$49,854.00

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove

Expansion of the Education Center

Support to renovate and expand the administrative offices of the science education programs and increase hands-on biomedical research training opportunities for Maine students.
2016
$50,000.00

Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor

Emergency Generator Replacement Project

Support to replace the emergency generator system, including construction of a new utility building to house the system.
2016
$25,000.00

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maine (NAMI), Augusta

Inspiring Minds Peer Education Program

Funding to provide volunteer training in a peer-to-peer, skills-based mental health curriculum to benefit adults living with mental health challenges in Maine.
2016
$75,000.00

New England Music Camp Association, Sidney

Snow Ponds Center for the Arts Phase II

To expand the camp and build a year-round arts education center.
2016
$24,888.00

Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute, Portland

Statewide Expansion

To develop and implement a private online community for the girls' leadership program as it expands statewide, and to underwrite facilitator training and background checks for advisors.
2016
$20,000.00

Pejepscot Historical Society , Brunswick

Structural Sustainability for the Historic Park Row Properties

Funding for energy efficiency upgrades, moisture mitigation and exterior facade improvements to the historic Skolfield-Whittier Historic House Museum and Pejepscot Historical Society Museum and Research Center.
2016
$25,000.00

Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation, Rockland

Educating a Community to Talk About End-of-Life Care

Funding for step one of creating a regional palliative care program for the midcoast region: training healthcare providers and community members in the foundations and principles of palliative care.
2016
$15,000.00

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport

The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries

Support to create a multi-media exhibit tracking the evolution of the fishing industry since the end of World War II.
2016
$10,000.00

Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor

Improving the Efficiency and Comfort of the Bangor Opera House

Funding to purchase energy-efficient LED cyclorama lighting equipment for the Bangor Opera House.
2016
$15,000.00

Phippsburg Historical Society, Phippsburg

Murphy House Fisherman's Museum

Support to relocate the John Murphy House from Sebasco, ME to the Phippsburg Historical Society campus where it will become an interpretative exhibit of local fishing history.
2016
$25,000.00

Pihcintu, Windham

Expansion Project

Support to add 10 members to the chorus of refugee/immigrant and at-risk middle and high school girls from Southern Maine.
2016
$30,000.00

Pines Health Services, Caribou

Oral Health Expansion

Support to purchase moveable dental equipment for two planned operatories located at the Women's and Children's Health Center in Caribou, ME.
2016
$7,200.00

Portland Ballet Company, Portland

Swan Lake Act II and Mixed Repertoire

To underwrite production costs of a combined spring performance of Swan Lake Act II and two shorter, more contemporary ballets at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.
2016
$15,000.00

Portland Ovations, Portland

Seeking Resonance (performance)

Support for a multidisciplinary programmatic series celebrating creative expression rooted in and inspired by religious traditions and spiritual practices.
2016
$25,000.00

Quoddy Tides Foundation, Eastport

Creative Capital: Responding to Accelerating Transitions Along the Eastern Coast of Maine

Funding for interior renovations of the 1819 North Church building, and to stabilize the historic 1828 Seaman's Church and bring it up to fire code.
2016
$20,000.00

Rippleffect, Inc., Portland

Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education (ROLE)

Support to expand the current program to a fourth middle school, to add a high school ROLE program, and to provide a summer summit experience.
2016
$25,000.00

Robotics Institute of Maine, Portland

Robotics Team Support and Competition Sponsorship

To underwrite materials, registration fees, tools and event sponsorship for competitive robotics teams in Maine.
2016
$40,000.00

Rockland Historical Society, Rockland

Rehabilitation of Birthplace of Edna St. Vincent Millay Phase I

Funding to replace the electrical system and restore the exterior as phase one of a three-phase campaign to rehabilitate the birthplace of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
2016
$9,000.00

Sacopee Valley Health Center, Porter

Using Intraoral Cameras for Improved Oral Health

Funding to purchase two intraoral cameras, four monitors and docking stations to improve patient compliance and oral health outcomes in underserved populations.
2016
$24,626.00

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor

Community-Based Science for Underserved Students

To pilot a program engaging at-risk high school students from Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, ME, in authentic scientific work with researchers at the Schoodic Institute.
2016
$3,000.00

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Harrison

Healing through Music

Support to expand the Pathways to Chamber Music program to include a new series of outreach concerts at local hospitals and children's concerts at two local libraries.
2016
$20,000.00

Seeds of Independence, Brunswick

Grit Leadership Program

Funding for an afterschool mentoring program which provides 60 at-risk middle school students with daily academic, social, and emotional supports.
2016
$20,000.00

Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta

Purchase of 170 Main Street

Support to increase library space, services and programming through the purchase of an adjacent building which was once the original location of the library.
2016
$25,000.00

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York

Red Studio Restoration Project

Support to renovate and stabilize three iconic campus structures which were converted from farm sheds to artist studios in 1946.
2016
$7,000.00

SMART Child and Family Services, Windham

Electronic Health Records Integration

Funding to implement Claimtrak, an electronic health records (EHR) system designed for behavioral health providers.
2016
$25,000.00

Snow Pond Arts Academy, Sidney

Start-Up Snow Pond Arts Academy

Start-up support for a new charter school for the arts including: building the website and social media presence, marketing and communication pieces and additional staffing in the development department.
2016
$20,000.00

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston

Hamilton House Planning Project

Support for a planning project to improve site drainage and resolve structural issues within the barn at Hamilton House, a National Historic Landmark in South Berwick, Maine.
2016
$50,000.00

Southern Harbor Eldercare Services, North Haven

Southern Harbor House Adult Family Care Home

Support to construct and furnish a Level IV, 6-bed adult family care home on North Haven island.
2016
$15,000.00

Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough

Adult Day Center Art and Music Therapy Program

Support to develop an art and music therapy program for 175 residents with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias at the Sam L. Cohen and Stewart Adult Day Centers.