MaineCF Videos

35 Years Strong

MaineCF began 35 years ago with high hopes and a $10 challenge. Take a look at how we've grown...


MaineCF Short: Tapping Season

Students in Brewer, Maine, take science class to the woods as they learn to tap trees and make maple syrup with support from a MaineCF grant.


MaineCF Short: Master of Ash

Richard Silliboy continues the Micmac Tribe tradition of basketmaking with his creation of what's thought to be the world's largest potato basket.


A Strong Start

What do Maine children need for a strong start? Early childhood experiences lay the foundation for their future success and the health of Maine's economy.


A Promise Kept

Beatrice Downs, a MaineCF scholarship recipient, shares her inspirational story of returning to college - 21 years after she first set foot on campus.


Building Community, and a New Home

Students from the Foster Career and Technical Education Center in Farmington, Maine, work through snow and cold to build a replacement home for an older couple. The Western Maine Community Action project was funded in part by a grant from the Western Mountains Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.


A Nonprofit Rallies to Save a Farm

Whiting Farm in Auburn was vacant, waiting for the right buyer who would keep it a farm. Nonprofit John F. Murphy Homes has transformed this community landmark into a home for education with help from this high school teacher-turned-farmer and a MaineCF grant.


Imaginations Unleashed in Belfast

Children in Waldo County created fantastic sea creatures for a mural in downtown Belfast, Maine. The project, funded by an anonymous donor through the Waldo County Fund, paired the children with adult artists who helped them complete their visions.


Reviving an Old Mill

MaineCF investors and our partners helped transform the abandoned Mayo Mill in downtown Dover-Foxcroft into a mixed-use development that now boasts apartments, office space, a brew pub restaurant, and an inn.



Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Three Words

MaineCF Board Member Anna Eleanor Roosevelt reflects on why the foundation is vital to Maine.