Grants & Sponsors

Recent Grant Awards

Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund
In January 2018, the Multilingual Center was awarded a $7,500 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 continuity of our Make It Happen Program.  The Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund also generously supported Make It Happen in 2017.

Margaret E. Burnham Foundation
In December, 2017, the Multilingual Center received a $3,000 grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust to support Parent University. These funds will be used to support programming that encourages and empowers Parents to become more actively involved in their children's schooling. The Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust was established to benefit nonprofit organizations located or operating in the State of Maine.

People of Color Fund
In July of 2017, the Multilingual & Multicultural Center was granted $7,500 from the People of Color Fund to start a Parent University program that will focus on providing learning opportunities to connect parents with their child's school, school system, and community organizations.  The goal of the Maine Community Foundation's People of Color Fund is to help people of color in Maine achieve greater equity by investing in the development of existing, new, and emerging leadership; supporting organizations that serve communities of color; and assisting communities and individuals of color to affect systematic change.

Rines/Thompson Foundation
MCF LogoIn December, 2014, the Center received 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.

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.

Thank you to our sponsors!


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