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Maine Women’s Giving Tree
Founded in 2009, The Maine Women’s Giving Tree (MWGT) 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.
MWGT awards grants once a year. The process begins in the fall with a request for proposals and culminates with an awards ceremony in May. If you are not on our electronic mailing list and would like to be notified when the next awards cycle begins, contact us at Grants@Mainewomensgivingtree.org. Also, MWGT invites agencies to showcase their work to our members. Any agency that fits our guidelines and does not have an active application is encouraged to make a presentation at membership Education meetings.
You do not have to be a member to make a donation.
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.
Here’s an overview of Maine Women’s Giving Tree’s work over the past ten years: 10th Anniversary Celebration
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
Zoom session of the 2020 Grant Awards Presentation: