Grants of up to $15,000 to Maine organizations for activities that promote the health of disadvantaged children throughout the state. Funding is intended to support a broad range of programs, projects, capacity building activities, and general organizational expenses that assist organizations in addressing the health needs of Maine’s poorest and most underserved populations, such as low-income and rural communities.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Maine organizations may apply.
Successful applicants typically have strong track records and take approaches that are creative but well grounded (e.g., in data, theory, best practices, evaluation methods, etc.).
The Foundation strongly prefers to fund organizations with budgets under $5 million.
In general, the Foundation looks for proposals that address Maine’s most underserved populations (e.g., low-income, rural).
Almost all forms of grants will be considered (e.g., general operating support, program grants, capacity building grants, challenge grants, matching grants).
As a rule, the Foundation would not expect to make capital grants (e.g., funding for building), or grants to individuals.
The Foundation will not accept oral health Small Grant proposals.
Grant Cycle Timeline:
- April 15: Announcement of Grant Cycle
- May 31: Deadline for Applications
- June – July: Staff and Committee Review of Applications
- August: Small Grants Committee meets to select grantees; grantees notified shortly after meeting
- September 1: Official Project Start Date
Application portal opens annually on April 15, 9:00 am EST.
As of this year, there is only one step to apply for a Children’s Health Small Grant.