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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 & More

The 2023 Community Responsive Grants Program Application Period is Now Open

The purpose of the Community Responsive Grants (CRG) program is to provide funding for communities to plan or implement projects that align with one or more of MeHAF’s Four Goal Areas. The CRG program is intended to respond to community needs with community-led solutions; to address emerging opportunities, test innovative approaches or new ideas; or implement programs informed by the experiences of communities on how to address barriers to achieving health equity.

Applicants may apply for either a one-year planning grant of up to $30,000 or an implementation grant for one or two years at up to $50,000 per year. The table below may help you to determine whether your project idea is a better fit as a planning or an implementation proposal.

Click Here to Learn More and Apply.

The Maine Center for Economic Policy's The High Cost of Undervaluing Direct Care Work Report

The report “details the far-reaching costs of undervaluing direct care work. Some costs — lost economic growth and turnover for businesses and direct care providers — are relatively easy to quantify. Others, such as the mental and physical toll on clients, their families, and direct care workers, are more abstract but no less real. These costs will continue to rise until we properly value care work, confront the profound consequences of inaction, and commit to meaningful change.”

Click Here to Download the Report.