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19th Century Willowbrook Village

70 Elm Street

Newfield, ME, 04056

207-793-2784

A 19th century 'living' country village featuring thirty seven structures, giftshop, restaurant, carousel and a stagecoach depicting live in earlier days. Open to the public and school groups.

Executive Director/President:

Robert Schmick, PhD.

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 recipient

American Heart Association of Maine

51 US Route 1, Suite M

Scarborough, ME 04074

207-289-2382

Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the #1 cause of death in Maine. American Heart Association in Maine works to build healthier lives where people live and work - in the community, health care, education and research. Hosts a series of events including Go Red Maine and Heart Walks across the state.

Executive Director/President:

Towle Tompkins

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2014 recipient

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

449 Stroudwater Street

Westbrook ME 04092

(207) 887-7217

The ARLGP is first and foremost an adoption agency taking in more than 4,000 stray, abandoned or owner surrendered animals anually. They are committed to providing the best possible care for these animals by ensuring they receive the love, dignity, respect and medical attention they deserve. Each animal is given the time it needs to find a home regardless of its age, color or medical condition until the time it is reunited with its family or adopted into a loving and responsible home.

Executive Director/President:

Patsy Murphy

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 and November 2013

Biddeford Youth Hockey Association

P.O.  Box 873

Biddeford, ME 04005

 

Biddeford Youth Hockey Association provides a range of hockey programs for Biddeford area youth ranging from instructional to travel teams. In 2016, BYHA is partnering with the Maine Wild to become BYHA Wild.

Executive Director/President:

Ronnie Lamontagne

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2013 recipient

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine

195 Lancaster Street

Portland, ME 04101

207-773-5437

As part of the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 7–17. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, they help children realize their potential and build their futures.

Executive Director/President:

David Perron

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 and November 2012

Birth Roots

101 State Street

Portland, ME 04101

207-772-4784

Birth Roots provides a community space where new families come together to build connections, share diverse ideas, and strengthen their parenting muscles so that we move together toward a thriving, family-centered society.

Executive Director/President:

Leah Derragon, Emily Murray

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2012 recipient

Cancer Community Center

778 Main Street

South Portland, ME 05106

207-774-2200

The mission of the Cancer Community Center is to support and promote the well-being of people living with cancer, their families and their friends. Programs include support groups, education, wellness, creative expression, social opportunities and complementary therapies.

Executive Director/President:

Nicole Avery

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 recipient

CASA Maine

741 Warren Avenue

Portland, Maine 04103

207-879-6165

Since the early 1980s, Casa has grown from a small nursing facility serving children with developmental disabilities and medical needs into an organization serving children and adults with a broad variety of needs throughout Cumberland County. Today, they operate specialized homes and facilities in Maine for clients of all ages through a continuum of care - offering a warm, caring environment and a broad range of skilled professional services, including nursing, habilitative therapies and training, personal support and more.

Executive Director/President:

Anne Welp

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2012 and November 2015

Catholic Charities

P.O. Box 10660

Portland, ME 04104-6060

207-781-8550

A faith-based, non-profit organization, Catholic Charities has been serving the poor and vulnerable populations of Maine since 1966. From food banks in Aroostook to child care in York County, their network of 700+ professionals and 500+ volunteers helped more than 50,000 our neediest neighbors.

Executive Director/President:

Stephen P. Letourneau

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2013 recipient

Center for Grieving Children

555 Forest Avenue

Portland, ME 04101

207-775-5216

Offering their services for free, the Center reaches individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, and relies on financial contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, United Way, and special events. They serve more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education.

Executive Director/President:

Anne Heros

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 and November 2014

Center for Wildlife

P.O. Box 620

Cape Neddick, ME, 03902

207-361-1400

The Center for Wildlife is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to build a sustainable future for wildlife in our community through medical treatment, rehabilitation, educational outreach, research, and conservation activities.

Executive Director/President:

Kristen Lamb

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 and November 2014

Classic Paws

6 Broadway Avenue

Naples, ME 04055

207-899-5822

Classic Paws works to match a uniquely trained Service Dog with individuals in Maine affected by Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and or a Physical Disability.

Executive Director/President:

Sandra Ponds

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2014 recipient

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern New England

114 Perimeter Road

Nashua, NH 03064

800-757-0203

The Northern New England Chapter of the Foundation is one of 70 local chapters who work diligently to raise funds to help support the search for a cure through a series of events including the Make Strides Walks held across the state.

Executive Director/President:

Lisa O'Connor

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 recipient

Family Crisis Services

PO Box 704

Portland, ME 04104

207-874-1973

Family Crisis Services is the domestic violence resource center that serves victims and survivors in Cumberland County, Maine. They provide safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, primary language spoken, or immigration status.

Executive Director/President:

Rebecca Hobbs

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 and November 2013

First Lutheran Early Childhood Fund

132 Auburn Street

Portland, ME 04103

207-797-2260

FLCP provides a warm, safe, fun and loving environment for children ages 1 to 12 years. They provide quality childcare and have been trusted by greater Portland parents since 1970. In addition to day care, they offer a summer camp program.

Executive Director/President:

Jackie

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2015 recipient

Frannie Peabody Center

30 Danforth Street

Potland, ME, 04101

207-774-6877

Frannie Peabody Center is the largest community-based HIV / AIDS service organization in Maine, providing prevention services for at-risk groups and direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Center is committed to preventing the spread of HIV infection in Maine, while providing compassionate care for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. They promote awareness and risk-reduction through programs that provide prevention education, outreach, and anonymous HIV testing services. They also provide programs that address the impact of the disease on the individual including case management, support services, and housing assistance programs.

Executive Director/President:

Katie Rutherford

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2012 and November 2014

Friendship House

390 Lincoln Street

South Portland, ME 04106

207-767-7403

Friendship House is committed to helping men seeking to overcome their addictions, mainly by providing guidance, encouragement and a family atmosphere. They staff their house with loving, compassionate individuals who understand addiction and live on-site with their guests.

Executive Director/President:

Herb Blake

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2015 recipient

Grahamtastic Connection

21 Bradeen Street, Suite 107

Springvale, ME, 04083

207-324-0888 ext. 209

They provide free laptops, tablets, robots and internet access to seriously ill children enabling them to continue their education uninterrupted despite their medical condition or financial limitation. Grahamtastic provides the tools and support needed to connect children, face-to-face with their classrooms and teachers, family and friends and medical teams. 

Executive Director/President:

Donna Perkins

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2014 recipient

HART—Homeless Animal Rescue Team

P.O. Box 351, 302 Range Road

Cumberland, ME 04021

207-829-4116

 The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) is a shelter and adoption center for cats that has operated in Cumberland, ME since 1997. They provide refuge, comfort, and medical attention to cats and kittens that have been surrendered, abandoned, injured, or abused, and find loving homes to adopt them.

Executive Director/President:

Sarah McNamera

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 and November 2013

Junior Achievement of Maine

82 Elm Street

Portland, ME 04101

207-347-4333

Junior Achievement of Maine teaches K-12 students the skills they will need to succeed as adults: financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. They match volunteers from Maine's business community with classrooms across the state. Volunteers both teach JA programs and model success for Maine kids. Each year we reach around 11,000 Maine students. With your help, we can reach even more.

Executive Director/President:

Michelle Anderson

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2012 recipient

Kitchen Gardeners International

3 Powderhorn Drive

Scarborough, ME, 04074

207-956-0606

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people from 100 countries who are growing some of their own food and helping others to do the same, both near and far. Their mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve greater levels of food self-reliance through the promotion of kitchen gardening, home-cooking, and sustainable local food systems.

Executive Director/President:

Roger Doiron

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2013 recipient

Make a Wish Maine

477 Congress, Suite M1

Portland, ME 04101

207-221-2306

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions by granting a personal wish experience. Every five days a Maine child recieves a wish.

Executive Director/President:

Nancy Koglmeier

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 recipient

Milestone Foundation

65 India Street

Portland, ME, 04101

207-775-4790

Milestone Foundation provides services designed to empower individuals with substance use and behaviorial health disorders to attain stability, dignity, recovery and an enhanced quality of life. They offer emergency shelter, medically managed detoxification and long-term treatment in Portland and Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Executive Director/President:

Bob Fowler

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2013 recipient

Riding to the Top Therapuetic Riding Center

14 Lilac Drive

Windham, ME 04062

207-892-2813

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) is a non-profit dedicated to helping people with disabilities reach their highest potential through the healing power of horses. RTT’s 50 acre farm includes a heated indoor arena with attached program and office space, an outdoor riding ring and access to miles of trails. RTT is the largest therapeutic riding program in northern New England and Maine’s oldest and only year-round center serving people with disabilities.

Executive Director/President:

Sarah Bronson

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 and November 2015

Scarborough High School Select Chorus

 

 

 

The Scarborough High School students perform in and outside of the community and perform music from a variety of styles such as Classical, Jazz, Ethnic, and Pop. The group includes a mixed chorus as well as a women’s and men’s group. They perform in school concerts in November, December, March, and May.

Executive Director/President:

Suzanne Proulx

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2015 recipient

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

PO Box 1371

Portland, ME, 04104

207-828-1035

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) has provided free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault since 1973. They have developed advocacy, support, education and prevention services to meet the needs of the Southern Maine region. SARSSM’s works to provide support and advocacy to victims of sexual violence, and to provide prevention education and awareness around the issue of sexual violence and exploitation.

Executive Director/President:

Amy L. Stanley

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011, November 2012 and November 2015

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Charitable Fund

PO Box 6066

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

 

A family-fun outdoor festival for all ages, taking place throughout the city during January or February. Sponsored by the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club.

Executive Director/President:

Rick Dobson

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 11 recipient

Spurwink Services

899 Riverside Street

Portland, ME 04103

207-871-1200

Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.

Executive Director/President:

Eric Meyer

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2014 recipient

Stone Soup Food Pantry

180 Main Street, Lower Level

Biddeford, ME, 04005

207-283-0055

Food pantry servicing the Biddeford and Saco communities.

Executive Director/President:

 

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 recipient

Susan Curtis Foundation

1321 Washington Avenue, Suite 104

Portland, ME 04103

(207) 774-1552

Camp Susan Curtis provides a tuition-free, outdoor, residential learning experience exclusively for Maine boys and girls, ages 8 to 17, who qualify for USDA free or reduced lunch.  Campers learn the skills they need to succeed in school, in higher education and/or into the workplace.

Executive Director/President:

Melissa L. Cilley

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2014 recipient

The Salvation Army

30 Warren Avenue

Portland, Maine, 04101

207-878-8555

The Salvation Army was founded as an evangelical organization dedicated to bringing people into a meaningful relationship with God through Christ. The Army cooperates with a variety of faith traditions to meet the needs of the community.

Executive Director/President:

John and Anette Lock

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2015 recipient

The Summer Camp, Inc.

8 Church Street

Bridgeton, ME 04009

207-647-5278

The Summer Camp is a nonprofit, fully-funded, residential summer camp for inner city and rural girls, ages 6-18, from low-income and foster homes. They provide a safe, fun, supportive environment in which campers explore new, challenging and educational experiences, learn from positive role models, and have the opportunity to build skills for life year after year.

Executive Director/President:

Tracy St. Onge-May

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2015 recipient

Wayside Food Programs

135 Walton Street

Portland, ME, 04104

207-775-4939

The Mission of Wayside is to increase access to food for those in need in Southern Maine by providing a system for community based volunteers who serve prepared meals where such meals are needed, and by collaborating with other hunger agencies and community stakeholders in developing an efficient network for the collection and equitable distribution of food. These efforts include: 11 community meal sites serving 13 free weekly meals Mon-Thu; 5 mobile food pantries; kids healthy snacks program; and community gardens.

Executive Director/President:

Mary Zwolinski

BNF Grand Recipient:

February 2011 and November 2012

Wounded Heroes Program of Maine

 

 

207- 468-1026

One of the biggest challenges our wounded troops face is the transition from military to civilian life after being injured in the line of duty. The Wounded Heroes Program is designed to provide a safety net and ensure these vets get the help they need. This program grew out of the efforts of Pam Payeur and her dedicated team of volunteers, who banded together and were committed to make a change. Together this team started the first chapter of the Wounded Heroes Program for Warrior Legacy Foundation and coordinate efforts nationally, assisting all branches of wounded service members.

Executive Director/President:

Pam Payeur

BNF Grand Recipient:

November 2011 and November 2013