Next Generation Foundation of Maine
Next Generation Foundation
About us
Our founder had a special feeling for the defenseless, especially children. Her unique life story included periods of privilege alternating with periods of hardship. This gave her a big heart for fairness. In 2000 she decided it was time to take her good intentions one step further and formed this family foundation.

Our mission has been to support Maine's most vulnerable populations. Our specific interest areas are:
  • Children, elderly and displaced
  • Basic human needs
  • Learning
  • Programs that enhance human health, social equality or Maine's economy and workforce
Until 2012, the Next Generation Foundation awarded small grants to nursing homes, community organizations, health support organizations, schools, hospice programs, and social change organizations.

With a new infusion of funds from the founder's estate, the trustees launched a large grants program in 2014. We received 726 Letters of Inquiry from which we selected 115 to submit full proposals. From May to November, we made 80 site visits and awarded grants to 79 organizations (some of which we did not visit).

                          We aim to not only support nonprofits, but make them stronger.

Not currently accepting unsolicited proposals

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