The Maine Health Access Foundation is the state’s largest private nonprofit health care foundation dedicated to promoting access to quality health care and improving health.

Many of our current programs focus on building the capacity of community-led organizations to create health outcomes that are more equitable for every person in Maine. Past and current grantees have helped to improve systems to address critical health needs, coverage, and access to quality care.

Funding Opportunities

MeHAF offers a number of grant opportunities ranging from our smaller Discretionary & Meeting Support programs to our annual responsive grants programs. You can find a list of MeHAF’s open funding opportunities by clicking below.

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A Second Dispatch from MeHAF: Funding News and Connecting from a Distance

By Jeb Murphy | October 1, 2020

Six months ago, as Maine began to deal directly with the coronavirus pandemic, MeHAF quickly rallied to respond to the challenges of COVID-19. Since then, we have distributed 146 individual grants equaling nearly $2.1 million to 111 organizations across Maine. Every one of these grants has been a touchpoint to help us better understand the…

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A Dispatch from MeHAF: Funding News and Connecting from a Distance

By Jeb Murphy | May 19, 2020

During the course of the past three months, the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to make substantial and sometimes difficult changes to our 2020 funding plans. Many of these have been made specifically to allow our COVID-19 response to be rapid and meaningful. We’re summarizing the changes here so you know the full scope of…

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MeHAF Turns Twenty Today

By Barbara Leonard | April 14, 2020

On April 14, 2000, the Maine Health Access Foundation was incorporated as a private foundation. Today, twenty years later, our work is put into clearer context as we examine it through the lens of the largest pandemic in a century.  As Maine’s only  health focused philanthropy, we were incorporated  “to foster improved access to health…

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MeHAF Response to COVID-19

By Jeb Murphy | March 17, 2020

With the emergence of active cases of Covid-19 in several counties in Maine, as well as Emergency Declarations by President Trump and Governor Mills, MeHAF is responding in several ways. MeHAF Office Closure: MeHAF staff will be working from their homes until at least April 3 and no in-person meetings will be held in the…

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MeHAF Announces a New Funding Opportunity: Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants Program

By Jeb Murphy | February 4, 2020

MeHAF announces our new Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants (SIIRG) program, a funding opportunity providing one-year planning grants of $10,000 to $30,000 OR project grants for up to two years at $25,000 to $50,000 per year. The SIIRG program will provide funding to organizations working to improve or innovate to make their services more…

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Kenney Miller: Reflecting on His Role as a Leader & the Impact of the Health Equity Alliance

By Kenney Miller | January 27, 2020

On October 10, 2019, Kenney Miller, Executive Director of the Health Equity Alliance (HEAL), received the 3rd Annual Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award from the Maine Health Access Foundation. While accepting the award, Mr. Miller gave remarks reflecting on his role as a leader and the impact the critical work the Health Equity…

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“As we know better, we do better” – reflections from Cathy Luce, former MeHAF Director of Grants Management

By Jeb Murphy and Cathy Luce | January 21, 2020

Cathy Luce joined MeHAF in April 2002 as an administrative assistant and over 17 years later, left her role as MeHAF’s Director of Grants Management in August 2019 to pursue a PhD in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  Before she left, Communications Associate Jeb Murphy sat down with Cathy to…

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You Think You Know, and You Probably Have Some Idea: Holly Irish, Grants Associate

By Holly Irish | December 18, 2019

Most of you know me as the face of grantee meetings, learning communities, and all things grantee gathering related. But with the August departure of our Director of Grants Management, Cathy Luce, I picked up jobs you typically would have reached out to her for AND a new title, Grants Associate. But rest assured I’ve…

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Maine Health Access Foundation Awards Nearly $593,000 to Community-Led Organizations

By MeHAF | December 6, 2019

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) today announced $592,878 in funding for 14 Community Responsive Grants. The CRG program focuses on funding projects that are community identified and led. These projects respond to a need for more opportunities that help communities address health needs they have identified. Grantees include The Center for Grieving Children, The…

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Kenney Miller Receives the 2019 Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award

By MeHAF | October 11, 2019

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has named Kenney Miller, Executive Director of Health Equity Alliance, as its 2019 Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award recipient.  Miller received the prestigious award at MeHAF’s Board of Trustees meeting on October 10. The award includes a $10,000 grant for Health Equity Alliance (HEAL). The annual awardee…

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