About MaineCF

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Three Words

MaineCF Board Member Anna Eleanor Roosevelt reflects on what the community foundation means to her. Watch the video.

Purpose and Values

The Maine Community Foundation, now in its 35th year, works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. The community foundation is committed to serve all of Maine; demonstrate respect for people and places; achieve quality and integrity in everything we do; and remain nonpartisan. MaineCF is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and ensuring Maine is a safe, welcoming, and accepting place for everyone. 

Community foundations have served donors and strengthened their special places for more than 100 years. MaineCF is a statewide nonprofit that helps people invest charitable resources in the future of Maine. Their giving does good within their communities and often throughout the state. Yours can, too.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE. We make giving easy and effective. We offer great giving options, and we accept a wide variety of gifts—cash, stocks, property, bequests, and more. You may establish a charitable fund in the name of your choice and enjoy many advantages, which include tax benefits.

LEADERSHIP. We bring people and organizations together to address local, regional, and statewide issues and opportunities. We invest charitable resources in the long term, while pressing for progress today.

EXPERTISE. Our understanding of the issues, opportunities, and resources is at your service. Our professional staff works in grantmaking and program initiatives, investments, and resource development and services.


The Maine Community Foundation has five priority goals, adopted in 2016.

A STRONG START. All Maine children receive a healthy start and arrive at kindergarten developmentally prepared to succeed in school and life.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION. All Maine people, including adult learners and other nontraditional students, are able to complete a degree or certificate program to maximize their potential.

RACIAL EQUITY. All people of color in Maine have access to opportunities and life outcomes that are not limited in any way by race or ethnicity.

THRIVING OLDER PEOPLE. All older people in Maine are valued and able to thrive and age in their workplaces and communities with health, independence, and dignity.

ENTREPRENEURS & INNOVATORS. Entrepreneurship and innovation are broadly promoted and practiced in Maine, particularly in natural resource-based activities.