MeHAF works with a wide variety of nonprofits and health care organizations to carry out our mission of promoting access to quality health care and improving the health of everyone in Maine. Since making our first grants in 2002, we’ve awarded nearly $62 million to over 300 grantees, ranging from small, community-based nonprofits to large, statewide groups and public organizations.

We award most of our grants through periodic competitive funding opportunities for programs in our three priority areas: Access for All, Key Health Issues, and Improved Health. If a competitive funding opportunity is open at this time it will be listed below.

Occasionally, the foundation identifies an important issue outside of our existing program timelines, and reaches out directly to a prospective grantee organization or governmental unit to make a foundation-initiated grant. We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

MeHAF also supports small, discrete projects directly related to our mission through Discretionary and Meeting Support grants. These grants are available year-round.

Competitive Funding Opportunities

MeHAF is not currently offering any competitive funding opportunities.

Discretionary Grants
For small projects, open all year. Awards are typically under $5,000. Maximum of $10,000 available for statewide projects.  LEARN MORE

Meeting Support
Provides grants of up to $1,000 for community or regional meetings and up to $2,000 for statewide conferences and meetings.  LEARN MORE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our Meeting Support program.