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*Goodwill VISTA* MI CommEngagement and Grantmaking, Portland
Maine Initiatives (MI), a community-based foundation, is a network of individuals supporting greater social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine through informed, intentional, and collective philanthropy. We engage and connect people around shared values, pooling small and large donations to make grants to and build the capacity of organizations that make Maine healthier, more inclusive and vibrant, stronger, and more sustainable. Since 1993, we have made over $4 million in grants to grassroots community organizations that have achieved lasting, measurable victories for justice and equity in our state. We have also helped to build power and ensure basic protections for women, homeless and vulnerable Mainers, and immigrants and refugees. Beginning in 2017, Maine Initiatives has embarked on a revolutionary community-engaged grantmaking model. Through a thematic approach to racial justice and equity, a widely participatory grantmaking approach, and a grantee cohort initiative, we are rethinking our approach to philanthropy. 2019 will be our third year of this community-driven grant making process, in which we seek to challenge conventional wisdom of philanthropy that suggests it is all about money. Go to . for more information.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will be part of a small but dynamic foundation team, assisting in the design and implementation of a grantmaking program that awards $250000 to a cohort of ten organizations advancing racial justice and equity in Maine. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve Maine Initiatives’ grantees and the wider MI community of Mainers interested in social, economic, and environmental justice. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will manage grantee capacity building, help facilitate the grantmaking process, and support planning of our gala. Your efforts will help break the cycle of poverty by supporting the growth of key organizations working on economic justice and building a community of individuals informed and passionate about poverty eradication. The VISTA member will build capacity through program facilitation for grantees and design replicable models for community engagement. Through your efforts MI will host an engaging capacity building program and a successful gala.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Veterans ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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*Goodwill VISTA* MI CommEngagement and Grantmaking, Portland

Program Start/End Date
10/28/2019  -   10/26/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2019  To  12/30/2019 

Contact Scott Dupee
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 86461


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