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Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund Grants

  2013 Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund Grants
Project Information Grant Amount
Family Crisis Services, for the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program to train Cumberland County high school coaches to use Coaching Girls Into Women, an innovative program that encourages leadership in female athletes  $7,500
Hardy Girls Healthy Women, for the second annual Portland "Girls Unlimited!" conference to provide leadership-development workshops to economically disadvantaged girls in Southern Maine in the spring of 2014 $5,000
Learning Works, for the Riverton Family Literacy Initiative, a collaborative family literacy program that seeks to improve the language development, literacy skills, and mathematical concepts of pre-K through second-grade students  $5,000
Maine College of Art, to empower Seeds of Peace students with the skills and knowledge to use art and media as a tool for social change within Maine $2,400
Maine Women's Policy Center, to support Girls Day at the State House $2,500
Portland Housing Services Corp., for the CHEETA (Community Hope through Education Empowerment Training and Action) Project to partner with The Opportunity Alliance to provide a meditation training certification for the Youth Leadership Program $5,500
Portland Maine Symphony Orchestra, to partner with Portland Public Schools to develop and implement "Read, Listen, Create, Play," an arts-integrated school curriculum that will advance children's literacy skills through music education $7,500
RSU 14, to bolster the family engagement efforts at the REAL School to increase the youth leadership capacity of students  $5,500
The Center for Grieving Children, to support the Multicultural Peer Support Program for refugee and immigrant youth $2,500
The Opportunity Alliance, to support the Night-Light After School Program at the Parkside Neighborhood Center  $5,000
United Way Inc., for early childhood education/development programming $10,000
Westbrook Youth Center, for the Youth Leadership Academy in its second year to provide leadership and life skills excellence with disadvantaged youth $7,500
  2012 Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund Grants
Project Information Grant Amount
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, to support Tot Theatre, an interactive early childhood arts program $3,725
Learning Works, for the Riverton Family Literacy Initiative, a collaborative family program that seeks to improve the language development, literacy skills, and mathematical concepts of pre-K through second-grade students and English language literacy $5,000
Maine Audubon Society, to support the new Nature Interventions pilot program that provides environmental training to preschool educators and caregivers of underserved preschool populations in Cumberland County $5,000
Maine College of Art, to support a visual arts project that involves Maine College of Art and Portland area high school MLK fellows $2,400
Portland Museum of Art, for ARTworks, which brings children from LearningWorks Afterschool and Head Start of Cumberland County to the PMA to experience the art-making process and inspire related projects at their schools or preschool centers $2,500
Portland Ovations, to engage young children, families, and educators through integrated arts: performance and art-making workshops connected to literature and centered on the April 2013 presentation of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" $3,500
Portland Public Library, to purchase 450 books for the traveling collection of the new mobile library/bookmobile to provide opportunities for literacy and learning to children and families in the least economically viable neighborhoods of Portland $7,500
Rippleffect, Inc., to support an after-school leadership development program for seventh-grade participants, based on community collaboration, environmental leadership development and the completion of an outdoor adventure expedition $7,500
SailMaine, Inc., to support a collaboration with Compass Point to build small boats, coupled with learning to sail the boats $2,500
Saint Joseph's College, to support two students from Portland to participate in the first High School Science Island Extreme Camp in summer 2013 $3,790
The Opportunity Alliance, to support the Early Learning Mentor Initiative for Head Start teachers and educators $5,000
United Way Inc., to be distributed through the United Way of Greater Portland Community Investment process, which provides funding to close to 90 health and human services programs in Greater Portland $11,000
Waynflete School, to support the mentoring program, which nurtures positive social development of at-risk youth from Reiche School, a highly diverse K-5 public school in Portland's West End $2,500
Westbrook Youth Center, for the Youth Leadership Academy, which builds resiliency skills, positive identity, and self-esteem through a comprehensive, positive, youth development program $7,500
  2011 Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund Grants
Project Information Grant Amount
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, to recruit and retain adult volunteers in their roles as Big Brothers and Big Sisters in BBBS's professionally matched and supported Community and School-site Mentoring Program $2,000
Center for Grieving Children, to support crisis outreach to schools when there is a student death and professional training on children's grief and loss for educators and children's services providers $2,000
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, for an early childhood arts program in which local performers and teen actors create a series of performing arts workshops and theatre performances for low-income preschoolers $3,450
Community Financial Literacy, for a train-the-trainer program $2,000
Friends of Casco Bay, to support the monitoring and analysis of Casco Bay’s pH levels $1,500
Friends of Portland Public Library, to support a volunteer coordinator position $3,000
Hospice of Southern Maine, to support its volunteer and bereavement programs $2,000
Island Transportation System, to replace the existing taxi vehicle with a newer, more efficient, less polluting vehicle $2,000
LearningWorks, for Literacy Volunteers to provide learner-centered educational opportunities and one-on-one tutoring to adults functioning at the lowest level of literacy $2,000
Lucid, Inc., for the Creative Trails Theater Program, a collaboration between two non-profits, Lucid Stage and Creative Trails $2,500
Maine Association of Nonprofits, for a visioning and action planning process for organizations serving refugees $2,500
Maine Historical Society, for “Local History, Local Schools” which uses the MHS collection to teach 900 underserved 3rd- through 5th-grade students in Greater Portland ways to examine primary sources and illustrate ideas through museum-based projects $3,000
Maine Irish Heritage Center, for equipment for the library including new steel shelving and acid-free boxes for archival storage of historically significant documents $2,014
Mercy Hospital, to provide the women and children of McAuley Residence with a communal space in which to prepare, cook and share meals with each other; and participate in support groups, classes and training $2,000
One Longfellow Square, Inc., for after school arts enrichment for high-poverty, low-performing elementary schools in Portland $2,000
Portland Museum of Art, for the ARTworks program, which brings children from two Portland organizations, LearningWorks AfterSchool and Head Start, to the museum where they can experience the art-making process and inspire related projects at their schools $2,500
Portland Ovations, for "Through the Arts" with Portland High School and Lyman Moore Middle School which will feature integrated arts experiences $2,000
Portland Performing Arts Festival, for a performing arts festival featuring collaborative work with Maine arts organizations and visiting artists $2,000
Rippleffect, for Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Expeditions (ROLE), an after-school outdoor leadership program for 7th-grade urban youth from low-income, immigrant and refugee families $2,000
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, to provide direct services to those affected by sexual violence and to provide prevention programs in schools and the community $2,500
South Portland Historical Society, for repairs to cupola and window installation to prevent water penetration at the Cushing's Point Museum $1,000
The Telling Room, for the Slant storytelling series that brings people from all walks of life to the stage at SPACE Gallery to tell their stories, illuminate ideas and issues, and strengthen community $2,000
Terra Moto, for Portland Works which uses creative engagement to build sustainable relationships between municipal and community leaders $2,500
United Way of Greater Portland,to be distributed through the UWPG community investment process $17,000
Wayside Food Program, to comprehensive outreach and marketing plan to increase visibility and promote free community meals program to more families and seniors $2,000
Westbrook Youth Center, to support a part-time STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) youth worker who will help manage and provide educational resources for the new, state-of-the-art Learning Technology Lab $2,500
  2010 Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund Grants
  2009 Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund Grants

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