The Maine Community Foundation seeks to promote respect for all people. In its Community Building/County & Regional grant programs (or successor grant programs supported by those funds), the community foundation will support organizations that do not intend to deny services, employment, or volunteer involvement on the basis of race, age, ancestry or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, physical or mental disability, or religion. It is not the intent of this policy to deny support for programs that serve specifically defined populations.
The Maine Community Foundation’s approach is designed to build on organizations’ strengths and to affirm the positive aspects of their work. As such, we hope to engage in conversations with organizations that currently do not comply with the foundation’s policy in order to have them better understand our mission and commitment to strengthen all Maine communities.