Recent Grants: Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund

2016 Grants

  • 317 Maine Community Music Store, to help provide access to music education programs for children ages 3 to 8: $5,000
  • A Company of Girls, to empower youth through after-school arts programming: $4,500
  • Casco Bay High School, to help cover the costs of the Casco Bay Quests for freshmen and seniors: $5,000
  • Catholic Charities of Maine, to purchase a new refrigerator for St. Elizabeth's Child Development Center: $2,776
  • LearningWorks, to support LearningWorks’ Riverton Family Literacy Initiative to provide English Language and cultural instruction to families: $5,000
  • Maine Audubon Society, to improve curricula and educator capacity for studying wildlife and habitat within the early childhood education sector: $7,500
  • Maine Boys to Men, to support Boot Camp for New Dads and Fatherhood and True Strength workshops: $3,500
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Center, to support the Make It Happen program to offer extended learning to help multicultural students build strong academic profiles: $8,000
  • One Tree Center, to purchase technology and supplies for teachers at the Roots & Fruits Preschool: $4,500
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, to install a heat pump in the infant/toddler room: $3,221
  • Portland Ovations, to support the Cultivating Curiosity initiative to use performing arts to promote literacy skills of pre-K through second-grade students: $5,000
  • Portland Museum of Art, to launch a teen engagement initiative in 2017: $3,000
  • Restorative Justice Institute of Maine, to identify, train, and support youth to work toward restorative justice efforts in the Portland area: $5,000
  • The Opportunity Alliance, to support the Parkside Project that offers educational programming for at-risk youth in the Portland neighborhood: $5,000
  • The Root Cellar, to support a youth leadership program for middle school through high school students: $2,500
  • YMCA of Southern Maine, to support the early learning readiness program for underserved families: $10,000

2015 Grants

  • A Company of Girls, for support of Stage Worthy, Life Ready after-school arts programming: $4,000
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, to support Brain Gain: Read!, a summer learning loss-prevention program: $3,500
  • The Center for Grieving Children, to support the Multicultural Peer Support program: $2,500
  • Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, to upgrade early childhood offerings based on new behavioral research : $3,000
  • Cultivating Community, to support the Youth Leadership Intensive and other youth programming: $3,500
  • Gorham Arts Alliance, to support the Arts + Science = Knowledge program for young children: $2,500
  • Intercultural Community Center, to support the Power School after-school program and Summer Learning Center for immigrant children: $ 5,000
  • Learning Works, to support the Riverton Family Literacy Initiative for immigrant families: $5,000
  • Mayo Street Arts, to support literacy and arts programs for underserved youth: $3,500
  • My Place Teen Center, Inc., for a food service-based leadership program for high school youth: $5,000
  • Ocean Avenue PTO, for the “I’m Your Neighbor” project to build school and community connection: $3,500
  • The Opportunity Alliance, for renovation of the Early Childhood Education playground in Portland: $3,500
  • Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, to support the PSO Musical Explorers program at Reiche Community School: $2,500
  • Portland Museum of Art, to work with the High School Homer Fellows to build an institutional framework for teen engagement: $3,000
  • Portland Trails, to provide preschools guidance and support to create outdoor play environments for young children: $3,000
  • Rippleffect, Inc., to support the Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education program: $6,000
  • ROIL - Maine Inside Out, to support the Maine Inside Out youth leadership program at Long Creek Youth Development Center: $5,000
  • Speak Clearly Accent Reduction, to support English communication skills classes for immigrant women and their young children: $3,000
  • Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation, to support the Camp Susan Curtis Leadership Development program: $4,500
  • Telling Room, to support the Young Writers & Leaders program: $3,000
  • YMCA of Southern Maine, for the Early Learning Readiness program for young children and their caregivers: $6,000

2014 Grants

  • Abraham S. & Fannie B. Levey Hebrew Day School, to purchase and implement Committee for Children's Second Step Early Learning and K-5 Bundle with five kits and staff training during the 2014-2015 school year: $3,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, to support the Senior-to-Freshman school-based mentoring program: $2,500
  • Breakwater School, for an early childhood play area in Phase II of Nason's Corner Park and Playscape Project: $6,000
  • The Center for Grieving Children, to support the Multicultural Peer Support Program for refugee and immigrant youth: $3,500
  • Cultivating Community, to launch the 2015 Youth Leadership Intensive: $7,200
  • Maine Academy of Modern Music, to support a partnership with Ocean Avenue Elementary School: $5,000
  • Maine Audubon Society, to support "Wildlife on the Move," a new environmental literacy curriculum for ages 2-6: $7,200
  • Northeast Hearing & Speech Center, Inc., to screen preschoolers for lifelong success: $5,000
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra, to support PSO Musical Explorers curriculum in collaboration with Portland's Howard C. Reiche Community School: $5,000
  • Portland Public Schools, to support Make it Happen! at the Portland Public Schools Multilingual and Multicultural Center: $7,200
  • Portland Stage Co., Inc., for project support of PLAY, an interactive performance and acting workshop for elementary school students in grades K – 4: $3,750
  • Rippleffect, Inc., to support Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education - Phase II: $5,000
  • Roil, to support the Youth Leadership Program for Maine Inside Out participants at Long Creek Youth Development Center: $4,500
  • Telling Room, to support the 2014-2015 Young Writers and Leaders Program: $5,000
  • United Way, Inc., to support Southern Maine Cradle-to-Career Educational Collaborations: $10,000