MaineShare 2020 Appeal

Help MaineShare celebrate its 30th year of giving in Maine this fall and Give to Causes you Care About!


MaineShare’s mission is to provide significant support to organizations doing progressive social justice and root cause work in Maine and to raise public awareness of their work.

Give to Causes You Care About

MaineShare gives you an easy way to donate to over 40 statewide organizations working every- day to make Maine a better place to live. Through your payroll giving contribution, you help these organizations achieve good health, environmental protection, safe communities, economic opportunity, human rights, animal welfare, peace, and much more for the state of Maine. Member groups work on prevention. They work to provide solutions to environmental and human problems facing Maine. Your year-round giving at work provides these groups with a steady flow of dollars to keep important programs going.


As an organization, MaineShare values integrity/ethics/fairness/truth, compassion, justice, inclusiveness, commitment, community, stewardship, respect, diversity, and fostering tolerance. These values correspond to how we do our work everyday, and how our members do their work

MaineShare respects the donor. All decisions about how to designate funds are made by the donor.

For Economic Opportunity

Genesis Community Loan Fund
Loans and technical assistance to create affordable housing and needed community facilities in Maine. 844-2035 |

Maine Center for Economic Policy
Advances public policies for a fair and sustainable economy, vital communities and healthy environment. 622-7381 |

Maine Equal Justice
Finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of Maine people with low income. 626-7058 |

Maine Women’s Fund
A public foundation helping Maine women and girls thrive so that communities prosper, by bolstering economic security through strategic grantmaking, community engagement and social change. 774-5513 |

Maine Women’s Lobby Education Fund
The MWL Ed Fund works to engage women in four focus areas: freedom from violence, freedom from discrimination, access to health care, and economic security.

New Ventures Maine
Helping Maine people succeed in the changing economy and achieve economic security for themselves and their families.You can. We help. 621-3440 |

Empowers, through education and counseling,members of refugee and immigrant communities to invest in themselves to build financial stability, careers, businesses and wealth.  797-7890 |

For the Environment

Friends of Casco Bay
Committed to improving and protecting the environmental health of Casco Bay. 799-8574 |

Maine Audubon
Conserving Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, citizen science, stewardship, and advocacy. 781-2330 |

Maine Farmland Trust
Protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances farming. 338-6575 |

Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
MOFGA strengthens connections among healthful food, environmentally sound farming, and vital local economies. 568-4142 |

Maine Resource Recovery Association
Helping Maine communities and businesses implement environmentally sound and economically sustainable recycling and solid-waste management systems.  942-6772 |

Natural Resources Council of Maine
Protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. 622-3101 |

Sierra Club Foundation, Maine Chapter
Exploring, protecting and enjoying Maine’s natural resources. 761-5616 |

Viles Arboretum
A 224 acre nature preserve with trails,botanical collections, Maine’s largest outdoor sculpture display, year round events, and natural history learning programs. 626-7989 |

For Safety & Health

Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Works to make Maine better for bicycling and walking. 623-4511 |

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation
Advocating the right to quality, affordable health care for all Maine people.
622-7083 |

Environmental Health Strategy Center
Promoting human health and safer chemicals in a sustainable economy.
699-5795 |

Maine Access Immigrant Network
MAIN bridges access to health and social services for immigrants in Portland.
522-1800 |

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Leading the way toward ending sexual violence in Maine by ensuring high quality sexual violence prevention and response in Maine communities. 626-0034 |

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

Supporting Maine’s safety net and services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking. 430-8334 |

Maine Hospice Council
Promotes access to quality end-of-life care for all people. 626-0651 |

Maine Labor Group on Health
Trains workers, management, and community groups on health and safety issues and practices. 622-7823 |

For Education, Cultural Diversity, and the Arts

“Safe Schools for All” is our mission realized through supporting Gay-Straight-Trans Alliance (GSTA) school clubs, providing staff development, and promoting youth leadership. 619-1417 |

Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Puts the power in girls’ hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. 861-8131 |

Holocaust and Human Rights Center OF MAINE
Provides free educational outreach, original programming, and rotating exhibitions encouraging individuals and communities to reflect and act when combating prejudice and discrimination. 621-3530 |

Maine Alliance for Arts Education
Promotes and strengthens arts education for all Maine students. 439-3169 |

Maine Public
Maine Public is Maine’s public broadcaster serving Maine on radio, television, and digitally. 800-884-1717 |

Mano en Mano – Hand in Hand
Working with diverse populations to provide affordable housing and educational opportunities, remove barriers to healthcare and other social services, and  advocate for social justice. 546-3006 |

WERU is Community Radio serving Maine over the airwaves and Internet.
469-6600 |

For Social Justice and Peace

Disability Rights Maine
Provides advocacy and legal representation for individuals with disabilities. 626-2774 |

EqualityMaine Foundation
Defending against discrimination and advocating for equality for LGBT people in Maine. 761-3732 |

Maine Animal Coalition
Dedicated to the elimination of animal abuse and exploitation through education, advocacy, and example. 773-2215 |

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections
Works to reduce the influence of money in elections and government so we may truly have “government of, by, and for the people.” 831-6223 |

Maine Council of Churches
Seeking common ground, working for the common good. 772-1918 |

Maine Federation of Humane Societies
Statewide network of animal welfare organizations supporting animal shelters and improving the lives of animals. 841-5227 |

Maine Initiatives
Supporting greater social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine through collective philanthropy. 607-4070 |

Maine Peace Fund
Empowering grassroots voices for peaceful priorities — locally, nationally, worldwide. 772-0680 |

Maine People’s Resource Center
Empowering and organizing everyday people to win economic, environmental, political, and social justice. 797-0967 |

Maine Veterans for Peace
To share what we have learned about the human costs of war. 215-9507 |

Resources for Organizing and Social Change
Promoting community organizing, education, and action for nonviolent social change in Maine. |
607-2571 |

Southern Maine Workers’ Center
Creating grassroots movements organizing for human rights to health care and work with dignity. 200-7692 |

Help MaineShare celebrate its 30th year of giving in Maine this fall and Give to Causes you Care About!