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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 $398,078 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 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.


2021 Grant Awardees

At a virtual awards ceremony on April 28, 2021grants totaling $60,000 were awarded to 10 organizations:

The Bath Area BackPack Program
The Elder Abuse Institute of Maine
The Gathering Place
Harpswell Aging at Home
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
The Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
Midcoast Youth Center
Oasis Free Clinic
Tedford Housing

For a description of the projects, go to “2021 Grants” under “Our Grantees” at the top of this page.

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

Read the story of MWGT as published in The Times Record: