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RECENT GRANTEES

2016 Grantees

In 2016 RMHC focused on an area of great need, Children’s Oral Health. By targeting a specific area, we can make a significant impact in improving the health and well-being of children in Maine and New Hampshire.  A total of $69,332 was awarded to the following organizations, impacting over 4,500 children.

2016 Grantees

University of New England

Portland,  Maine: They will fund education and preventive oral health services through school based programs in Washington County. This is the first year of a three-year initiative which will expand in the next two years to Hancock and Franklin Counties, ultimately bringing dental care to 750 children and oral health education to 300 parents/caretakers. Visit…

Penobscot Community Health Care

Bangor,  Maine: They will support the dental services at DownEast School in the Capehart Public Housing Neighborhood.  It is a public health dental clinic, located right at the school, which will provide children in this community access to comprehensive dental services, and will serve 350 children. Visit Penobscot Community Health Care’s  website.

Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition d/b/a Waterville Community Dental

Waterville,  Maine: They will purchase equipment and supplies to treat 350 children in the Head Start Program, and nearly 3000 children who come to the clinic for comprehensive oral care. Visit Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition d/b/a Waterville Community Dental’s  website.


2015 Grantees

2015 Grantees

Knox County Health Clinic

Rockland,  Maine: The dental program will be expanded to cover local children and youth.  There are currently no dentists in Knox County accepting patients on MaineCare, the primary insurance for children in low income families. Visit the Knox Clinic’s  website

Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc.

Winthrop,  Maine: The School Oral Health Program provides dental hygiene services and restorative care for children that receive no regular dental care.  The funds provided will provide dental supplies and educational materials for low-income children ages 4-18 in 35 Central and Western Maine Schools.  (600 children) Visit the Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc.’s  website

Community Dental

Falmouth,  Maine: Grant will provide for the purchase of a pediatric dental chair and two hygienist chairs, for comfort of patients and staff in Portland location. (2100 children) Visit the Community Dental’s  website

Children’s Oral Health Program (City of Portland)

Portland,  Maine: School based health center will utilize grant to install donated equipment, maintain portable equipment and purchase needed dental supplies. (1400 children) Visit the City of Portland’s website

Aroostook Dental Clinic

Presque Isle,  Maine: Grant will allow clinic to provide and install a central nitrous oxide system to totally equip four operatories. (3000 children) Visit the St. Apollonia/Aroostook Dental Clinic website


2014 Grantees

2014 Grantees

Riding to the Top Equestrian Center

Windham, Maine  Project CHILD supports children with one or more disabilities using Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. Visit the Riding to the Top website.

Saint Andre Home

Biddeford, Maine  The opening of Parenting and Family Services Center in a central downtown Biddeford location, to serve more at-risk children who have been exposed to adverse conditions and traumatic events. Visit the Saint Andre Home website.  

Kids First Center

Falmouth, Maine  Funding provided for separation and divorce support groups for children and adolescents. Visit the Kid First Center website.

Inland Hospital

Waterville, Maine Replacement of individual bedside fetal heart monitoring units with a Central Fetal Monitoring System in the Birthing Center to allow Birthing Center staff to continuously review fetal heart rates and maternal contraction patterns regardless of the patients or the nurse’s location. Visit Inland Hospital’s website

Girls on the Run

Portland, Maine  Funds provided for health and safety measures in Portland and other various Maine communities Visit Girls on the Run website   

The Telling Room

Portland, Maine  Anthology Project: Bodies of water Visit The Telling Room website  

Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services

Lewiston, Maine: To establish a community-based Developmental Evaluation Clinic that will increase access to best practice, comprehensive team-based evaluations for children birth through age five with multiple developmental concerns. Visit the Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services website

Children’s Cancer Treatment Center

Bangor, Maine: Establish the McDonald’s Cancer Treatment Playroom located at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Visit the Children’s Cancer Treatment Center website

Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust

Portland, Maine: Offers children the opportunity for hands-on, experiential learning about horseshoe crabs Visit the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust website

Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine

Portland, Maine: Free private playtime for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families Visit the Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine website

Coastal Kids Preschool

Daramiscotta, Maine: Incorporates adaptive gross motor skill equipment for all students, including those with physical and emotional disabilities Visit the Coastal Kids Preschool website

Rumford Group Homes

Leeds, Maine: Turner Family Support Center – only crisis stabilization unti for children and youth in the tri county area of Oxford, Androscoggin and Franklin counties Visit the Rumford Group Homes website

Coos County Family Health Services, Inc.

Berlin, New Hampshire: RESPONSE is a comprehensive program of family support. Child advocate accompanies children and their families to the Child Advocacy center where a forensic interview takes place. Visit the Coos County Family Health Services website

Wayfinder Schools

New Gloucester and Camden, Maine: Improved communication for students (residential and remote) and administrative Staff through provision of laptop technology. Visit the Wayfinder Schools website

Learning Works

Portland, Maine: Summer school program to provide students with extended learning opportunities and tools to help close identified gaps in learning Visit the Learning Works website.


2013 Grantees

2013 Grantees

Hardy Girls Healthy Women

Waterville, Maine: To sustain and expand statewide programming though Girls’ Coalition Groups to create a more girl-friendly world, and to expand Adventure Girls.

Easter Seals Maine

Portland, Maine: Therapeutic Recreation Program – to purchase art classes at Oak Street Studios and craft supplies for the classes. Visit the Easter Seals Maine website

Girls On The Run

Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Freeport, Gorham, Portland, South Portland, Yarmouth, Maine: Two, 10-week sessions, practice twice weekly. Visit the Girls On The Run website

Aid for Kids

Houlton, Maine: To provide essential every day items to children for their health and well-being. Visit the Aid For Kids website

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine: A school-based mentoring program serving at risk elementary, middle school students matching them with H.S. students and adults who spend one-on-one quality time.

Good Shepherd Food Bank

Auburn, Biddeford, Brewer, Maine: Sustain the backpack program to provide Downeast Elementary School students in Bangor with packs of food each week to get them through the weekends and school vacations. Visit the Good Shepherd website

Casco Bay High School

Portland, Maine: Casco Bay Quests are designed to provide a learning experience to freshman regarding building a successful community. Seniors are given the opportunity through writing and the arts to reflect and prepare for life after high school. Visit the CBHS website

Children’s Cancer Treatment Center

Bangor, Maine: Establish the McDonald’s Cancer Treatment Playroom located at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Visit the Children’s Cancer Treatment Center website

Carlisle Charitable Foundation

Kennebunk, Maine: The Hippotherapy program provides a safe and motivational environment that enhances the potential for a child through their developmental years and builds skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. Visit the Carlisle Charitable Foundation website.


2012 Grantees

2012 Grantees

Easter Seals Maine

Portland, Maine: All Aboard Preschool – purchase of specialized therapeutic equipment to assist children with special needs to participate in activities at preschool. Visit the Easter Seals Maine website

Hardy Girls Healthy Women

Waterville, Maine: Provides a group situation that is safe, supportive, improve conflict negotiation relational skills and to improve self-esteem as young women faced with media stereotypes.

Center For Grieving Children

Portland, Maine: Updates and resupplies outdated / depleted informational materials used to educate and inform families and professionals across Maine. Visit the Center for Grieving Children’s website

Rumford Group Homes

Leeds, Maine: Assessment, treatment, stabilization, and preparation for youth to return to a home or community environment. Visit the Rumford Group Homes website

Family Crisis Services

Portland, Maine: Creates a child-friendly space for children residing at the shelter. This space will be available for children to have unrestricted play in and for advocates and other service providers to use to facilitate playgroups with children and families.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine

Bangor, Maine: Provides children facing adversity in Penobscot, Waldo, Knox and Lincoln Counties with a strong and enduring professionally supported 1 to 1 relationships.

Children’s Cancer Treatment Center

Bangor, Maine: Establish the McDonald’s Cancer Treatment Playroom located at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Visit the Children’s Cancer Treatment Center website

Downeast Health

Elsworth, Maine: Continue to provide affordable care and improve client comfort and safety without increasing fees for the uninsured.

Good Shepherd Food Bank

Auburn, Biddeford, Brewer, Maine: Backpack program is designed to provide elementary children with packs of food each week to get them through weekends and school vacations. Visit the Good Shepherd website

Equest Therapeutic Riding Center

Lyman, Maine: The Hippotherapy program at Carlisle Academy provides a safe and motivational environment that enhances the potential for a child through their developmental years and builds skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Susan Curtis Learning & Leadership Center

Portland, Maine: Helps children develop a passion for the arts in its many forms and to acquire skills that will enable them to advance to greater levels of education.

Pine Tree Society

Bath, Maine: Building / modernizing new campsites with handicap foyers / entryways.

Learning Works

Portland, Maine: Provides extended learning opportunities after school and in the summer to help low-performing students attain higher academic standards in reading, writing and math. Visit the Learning Works website.

The Telling Room

Portland, Maine: Addresses the growing low English literacy rates in children from the Greater Portland area. Many of the students come from war-torn countries and are English Language Learners.

Riding To The Top

Windham, Maine: Provides scholarships to children with disabilities coming from families with limited financial resources. With current increase in lay-offs and job loss and increased cost of living expenses request for scholarship assistance has grown. Visit the Riding To The Top website.

Learning Works

Portland, Maine: Provides extended learning opportunities after school and in the summer to help low-performing students attain higher academic standards in reading, writing and math. Visit the Learning Works website.