Recent Grant AwardsRines/Thompson Foundation
In December, 2014, the Multilingual Center was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Rines/Thompson Foundation to support the Make It Happen! Program. This grant was made from the Undapassawana Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and will assure the sustainability of the Make It Happen Program in the coming year. With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. The Multilingual & Multicultural Center is proud to accept this award to benefit our English Language Learners in the Portland Public Schools.
Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund
The Center has also received a $7,200 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund. This fund is a part of the Maine Community Foundation and focus their grantmaking on Greater Portland organizations that work with young children aged birth to eight, their families and teacher, and youth leadership programs for students through high school. This grant will be used to support the Make It Happen! Program.Margaret E. Burnham Foundation
In December, 2014, the Multilingual Center received a $3,000 grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust to support the Make It Happen! Program. These funds will be used to support the living allowances of the AmeriCorps Site Coordinators in the Academic Centers. The Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust was established to benefit nonprofit organizations located or operating in the State of Maine.Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
Also in December 2014, The Multilingual Center was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation to benefit Make It Happen!. The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation is a charitable family foundation whose mission is to support non-profit organizations and projects that alleviate human suffering and improve the human condition.Robert Wood Johnson Caring Across Communities Collaborative
Caring Across Communities Collaborative (CACC) is a program designed to address the mental health needs of diverse children and youth. A national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it is directed by the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. The goal of the program is to increase utilization of mental health services among refugee and immigrant children, youth, and their families.Read more...