Education

Education happens not only in the classrooms of public and private schools, but also in supplemental programs that give children access to rich learning environments. We support work that makes quality education accessible to children from all backgrounds.

A Company of Girls

Awarded $2,000 in 2016
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Using art as a power means for positive youth development, A Company of Girls engages girls during critical out-of-school time, keeping them safe, teaching critical thinking and problem solving, building resiliency, sparking creativity and offering mentorship and empowerment that they might not otherwise receive. The high caliber of their program is reflected in the impressive, meaningful art that that the girls produce. Using the skills that they acquire, they learn to conquer new challenges in new ways, to persevere through obstacles, to innovate and to explore.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Awarded $25,000 in 2016

Involving over 10,000 Maine students every year, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a place where curious people have long come together to fuel their passion for science and the ocean, and where Maine students are inspired to investigate and learn. Their unique science education program called LabVenture! provides an unparalleled hands-on learning experience for young students from all over Maine, bringing them into a working lab.

KidSafe Foundation

Awarded $10,000 in 2016

KidSafe Foundation had its beginnings as a grassroots effort to protect children by preventing sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation. Since they started in 2009, KidSafe has served more than 45,000 children and 18,000 adults in South Florida by providing comprehensive education to children, parents, educators and professionals. Using a multi-tiered approach and a unique education curriculum that focuses on awareness, identification, strategies for prevention and effective protocols for reporting abuse, KidSafe helps open a dialogue, set standards for safety and empower children and adults with practical prevention techniques.

My Place Teen Center

Awarded $40,000 in 2015

My Place Teen Center (MPTC) provides a free, out-of-school time safe haven for youth ages 10-18 and sustains them with comfort, meals, resources and hope. Providing services to approximately 500 children each year, their goal is to provide a safe, structured place for kids to develop opportunities to have positive life-learning and academic-enriching experiences. Offering a variety of academic assistance and life-skills programs, they focus on aspects of healthy, responsible moral development that builds strong character, self-esteem, academic and leadership skills.

Goals for Girls

Awarded $10,000 in 2016

Founded in 2002 as DC Center for the Development and Promotion of Soccer and offering both international and domestic programs to female soccer players, Goals for Girls uses soccer to teach young women life skills on how to become agents of change, both in their own lives as well as in their communities. The organization connects girls from different countries and backgrounds to peers around the world to address social and health challenges through cultural exchange, service, and the game of soccer.

Grants Awarded

2016

  • Jobs for Maine’s Graduates – $30,000.00
  • Cheverus High School – $25,000.00
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute – $25,000.00
  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library – $20,000.00
  • Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine – $20,000.00
  • Coastal Kids Preschool – $10,000.00
  • Goals for Girls – $10,000.00
  • KidSafe Foundation – $10,000.00
  • Children in Crisis, Inc. – $5,000.00
  • A Company of Girls – $2,000.00

2015

  • Jobs for Maine’s Graduates – $40,000.00
  • My Place Teen Center – $40,000.00
  • Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – $25,000.00
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute – $25,000.00
  • Western Maine Play Museum – $25,000.00
  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library – $10,000.00
  • KidSafe Foundation – $10,000.00
  • Kitchen Gardeners International – $10,000.00
  • Children in Crisis, Inc. – $5,000.00
  • Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine – $5,000.00
  • A Company of Girls – $1,500.00

2014

  • ARISE Schools – $15,000.00
  • Character Under Construction – $15,000.00
  • The Arc of Shelby County – $15,000.00
  • KidSafe Foundation – $10,000.00
  • My Place Teen Center – $10,000.00
  • Philip’s Education Partners – $10,000.00
  • Team Torque Martial Arts, Inc. – $10,000.00
  • Ventana Sierra – $10,000.00
  • Computers for Kids dba YouthEntity – $5,000.00
  • East Palo Alto Boxing Club – $5,000.00
  • Project Reflect – $5,000.00
  • Save A Mind Foundation – $5,000.00

2013

  • Cape Elizabeth High School – $2,500.00
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We Support Human Achievement.

Our mission is to help charitable organizations who help kids. Whether it's medical, educational, economic, or social, we care about the well-being and access to opportunities for all children. Our work is focused primarily, but not exclusively, on Maine and Florida.

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