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Upcoming Events

  • March 10, 2021, 10:00 am: ZOOM Meeting for members to vote on proposed amendments to By-Laws
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Maine Women’s Giving Tree

Founded in 2009, The Maine Women’s Giving Tree is an independent 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. We believe that by pooling our dollars and together deciding how to distribute those dollars, we make a greater impact in our communities than we could as individual donors. Since 2012 we have awarded nearly $350,000 in grants to outstanding community organizations and have grown to include 75 members.

Here’s an overview of Maine Women’s Giving Tree’s work over the past ten years: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you, David Treadwell and The Times Record, for publishing the story of MWGT: David Treadwell: The Maine Women’s Giving Tree builds communities to serve the community

2020 Grant Awardees

Maine Women’s Giving Tree (MWGT) gave $50,000 to ten organizations at a virtual grant award ceremony on June 10, 2020.

The awardees include:

  • Elder Abuse Institute of Maine – $7,500 for elder abuse outreach, education, support services & housing
  • Midcoast Community Alliance – $7,500 for services for at risk, homeless and/or unaccompanied youth
  • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program – $7,500 for the School Pantry Program for at-risk students
  • Midcoast Literacy – $3,000 for English language instruction for New Mainers
  • Oasis Free Clinics – $3,000 for telephone interpretation services for non-English speaking clients
  • Sweetser – $5,000 for school based mental health therapy for uninsured & underinsured
  • Tedford Housing – $5,000 for the Breaking Down Barriers Fund for women and families
  • The Emergency Action Network – $6,000 for cell phones for New Mainers asylum group
  • The Gathering Place – $4,000 for the services and supplies in daytime shelter
  • Wayfinder Schools – $2,600 for Passages, a home-based high school diploma program


View the recorded Zoom session of the 2020 Grant Awards Presentation:


All donations To Maine Women’s Giving Tree are tax-deductible. To make a donation please read the “Giving Levels” page under “Join Us” tab. You do not have to be a member to make a donation.