About MaineCF

Community foundations have served donors and strengthened their special places for more than 100 years.

Maine Community Foundation is younger at 33, but in that time has sent more than $270 million in grants and scholarships to projects and students, primarily in Maine. We have more than 1,600 funds and $427 million in assets. In 2015, the foundation awarded $25.5 million in grants and scholarships.  

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.

Purpose, Values, and Goals

The Maine Community Foundation 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.

Over the coming decade the Maine Community Foundation will help develop a thriving economy by advancing three broad goals:

Education: Increase post-secondary degree and credential attainment rates.
Place: Help communities and the environment flourish
Leadership: Mobilize people and resources to effect positive change for Maine.

Photo: Lily Piel photo, courtesy Maine Farmland Trust


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