Recent Grants: Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund

2018 Grants

  • A Company of Girls, to support after-school arts programming: $5,000
  • Catholic Charities Maine, to purchase an X-ray sensor for the Jessie Albert Dental and Orthodontic Center: $5,000
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc., to support business development for new Americans: $5,000
  • Educare/Maine Shared Services Alliance, to support the pilot apprentice program for early care and education providers: $5,000
  • Furniture Friends, to support staffing: $5,000
  • Greater Portland Family Promise, to cover transportation of guest families to and from the Day Center: $8,350
  • Intercultural Community Center, to support the Power School Learning Program: $5,000
  • Jewish Community Services of Southern Maine, to support the volunteer coordinator at the food pantry: $5,000
  • Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, to support the Opportunity Passport program for foster care youth: $5,000
  • Let’s Get Ready, to support college test preparation for low-income students: $5,000
  • Maine Children’s Alliance, to support the Right from the Start Coalition: $10,000
  • Maine Equal Justice Partners, for a position to provide legal assistance to Mainers with issues accessing public benefits: $10,000
  • MapleStone School, for staff professional development related to adverse childhood experiences: $3,350
  • Mercy Hospital/McAuley Residence, to support a child therapy program for children of residents: $5,000
  • Milestone Foundation, to support individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: $5,000
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Center, Portland Public Schools, to support Parent University: $5,000
  • New Beginnings, for educational support services for shelter youth: $5,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, to support the Maine health centers to provide quality care to low-income women: $5,000
  • Portland Community Squash, for the Rally Portland after-school program: $5,000
  • Portland Museum of Art, to support the My Museum program for preschoolers: $5,000
  • Portland Ovations, to support the Cultivating Curiosity performance series for young students: $5,000
  • Preble Street, to support the soup kitchens and food pantry: $5,000
  • St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, to expand community garden access to additional households: $5,000
  • The Center for Grieving Children, for the Intercultural Peer support program: $5,000
  • The Gathering Place, to support the expanding daily attendance: $5,000
  • The Opportunity Alliance, to support continued child care for families in transition: $10,000
  • The Telling Room, to support the Anthology Project in-school and after-school programs: $5,000
  • Tree Street Youth, to fund an AmeriCorps position for the MAPLE leadership program: $5,000
  • Tri County Literacy, for early literacy programming in partnership with Head Start: $5,000
  • Trinity Jubilee Center, to support the Feeding L-A anti-hunger programs: $10,000
  • United Way of York County, to support the Volunteer Reading Program in partnership with York County schools: $2,500

2017 Grants

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, to expand the "Big Readers" project working to ensure children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade: $5,000
  • Cedars Nursing Care Center, to implement a comprehensive oral hygiene program for long-term care residents: $5,000
  • Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, to offer a series of collaborative educational workshops for homeless children and their families: $2,965
  • Community Dental, for the Access Program to provide reductions in oral health care fees for low-income patients: $5,000
  • Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation, to help families enroll in health coverage and to provide training to enrollment professionals: $10,000
  • Cultivating Community, to support a FoodCorps position to deliver elementary- and middle school-based garden/nutrition education and to enhance food security: $7,500
  • Falmouth Food Pantry, to support an increasing number of food-insecure families: $4,000
  • Family Crisis Services, to support important community programs: $5,000
  • Greater Portland Health, to assist with cost of laboratory tests for under- and uninsured patients: $7,500
  • Hope Acts, to support transitional housing for asylum seekers, immigrant skills training, and the expanded ESL Program: $7,500
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, to support increasing demand for immigration legal aid: $7,500
  • LearningWorks, to support the Afterschool program, which provides STEM-themed extended learning opportunities: $7,500
  • Locker Project, to purchase bulk food for distribution to 23 school pantries: $4,000
  • Maine Children's Alliance, to support the early childhood public policy initiative: $10,000
  • Maine Family Planning, to provide comprehensive reproductive health care to patients at the Lewiston Family Planning health center: $7,500
  • Maine Medical Center, to support the Learning Collaborative, a partnership of clinical learners working to address health care for homeless people in Portland: $5,000
  • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, to support the Food Bank’s increase in food distribution: $7,500
  • New Mainers Tenants' Association, to support the Housing Ambassadors program to improve the capacity of communities to advocate for their housing rights: 5,000
  • One Tree Center, to support the first year of public pre-K slots for South Portland four-year-olds: $10,000
  • The Opportunity Alliance, to support continued child care for families in transition: $10,000
  • The Root Cellar, to update sterilization equipment and hand pieces in the dental clinic: $5,000
  • Seeds of Hope, to support the Biddeford community by meeting immediate needs for food, clothing, job support, and companionship: $7,500
  • Shalom House, to support the Emergency Fund that provides financial assistance to clients who are in crisis: $4,000
  • Somali Bantu Community of Lewiston Maine, to support the farming and food access program: $5,000
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging, to support home-delivered meals and assessment of homebound client needs through the Meals on Wheels program: $5,000
  • Tedford Housing, to provide navigator services to individuals and families in supportive housing units and shelters in Bath/Brunswick and Lewiston/Auburn:  $5,500
  • YMCA of Southern Maine, to support the Early Learning Readiness Program to help underserved families prepare their children for school: $6,000