CTN Members

21 Reasons

21 Reasons (formerly Portland CMCA) is a coalition based on the CMCA model. We bring together individuals, organizations, and businesses with a common goal: to build a healthy community environment with policies, practices, and attitudes that support the drug-free development of all youth. There are currently more than 150 concerned community members and organizations who are working to build a healthier environment for youth.

Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church

Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland, Maine is growing a community that transforms lives through the power of love. As a church we celebrate diversity, encourage spiritual growth and foster social responsibility as we walk with care on this Earth. We empower our members to share their gifts to build a world of compassion, equality and freedom.

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

Our mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. We also create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals and to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering.

Avesta Housing

Avesta Housing improves lives and strengthens communities by promoting and providing quality affordable homes for people in need.

Boys to Men

The Mission of Boys To Men is to reduce interpersonal violence by offering programs that: • Support the healthy development of adolescent boys • Provide assistance and educational resources to boys and those who help raise them •Increase community awareness about the specific needs of boys.

Bradley Foundation of Maine

The mission of the Bradley Foundation is to introduce those with a low income of $25,000 or less and especially those with a mental or physical disability as well as senior citizens to a new world of technology, community involvement and personal skill building for the purpose of alleviating isolation and creating healthy relationships.

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground envisions a Cameroon in which communities are independently able to address their most basic, pressing needs. This can only happen by empowering motivated Cameroonian communities with the resources they need to achieve their own solutions. We seek out these communities after they have independently prioritized a need, collectively decided upon a solution to that need, and have begun actively working towards achieving that solution, but whose progress is held up by a lack of funding.

Build A Biz

The mission of Youth Entrepreneurship Adventures (YEA) is to educate and support Maine youth in entrepreneurial leadership endeavors. Build A Biz recognizes that no two children are the same, but with a little education, attention and real-world experience, they have amazing potential for growth. Giving something small yet fostering something big is exactly what Build A Biz stands for – and aims to provide every child who takes part in the program.

Cancer Community Center

The Cancer Community Center provides a warm and friendly place where people with cancer, their families and friends can come together in a comfortable, caring setting to build social and emotional support as a complement to their regular medical care.

Cancer Support Community

The mission of Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. - See more at: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/About-CSC/CSCs-Mission-Statement.html#sthash.W4e9NxaL.dpuf

Casco Bay Invasive Species Network

The Casco Bay Invasive Species Network (CBISN) is a regional network of conservationists, land managers, and other professionals dedicated to awareness and management of non-native invasive species in and around Casco Bay. Currently focused primarily on control of terrestrial invasive plants, CBISN helps facilitate training and communication among practitioners and others concerned with invasive species. The Network maintains an awareness of other invasive organisms, with a strong focus on education and monitoring.

Casco Bay Ukefest

Using the ukulele to bring people together for fun and to promote the power of music.

Center for Grieving Children

Since 1988, The Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine has provided loving support to grieving children, teens, families and communities through peer support, outreach and education. We provide loving support to grieving children, teens, families and the community through peer support, outreach, and education. We honor and encourage the safe expression of grief and loss. We provide a loving community to foster the discovery and development of each child's own resiliency and emotional well-being.

Chellie Pingree

I am honored to serve the people of Maine’s First Congressional District, and I am committed to running an open and accessible office. We are at a difficult point in our nation’s history and we face serious challenges in Maine and across the country. But we also have some great opportunities to change our country and get us back on track. I’m confident that together we will face those challenges and bring about the change we need.

Child Care Connections

Child Care Connections' staff and programs are here to support and inform you in your search for quality child care to meet your unique needs as a family, child care provider, or organization.

Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power.

City of Portland

Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city. With a metro population of 230,000, the Greater Portland area is home to almost one quarter of Maine's total population. The population of the city is 64,000.

City of South Portland

The City of South Portland is a coastal community in southern Maine encompassing an area of 12.93 square miles. The city has been referred to as two cities, with the western half of the city hosting commercial, industrial and advanced technology property and the eastern half of the city sporting a community college, a beach area, several parks, one of the State’s largest marinas, a municipal boat ramp, a maritime museum and the second busiest oil port on the entire East Coast.

Coastal Enterprises Inc.

Our mission is to help create economically and environmentally healthy communities in which all people, especially those with low incomes, can reach their full potential.

Common Good Ventures

Common Good Ventures offers nonprofits a full range of capacity-building services. We offer a continuum of services, ranging from long-term to short-term engagements. We encourage - and have in-depth experience facilitating - collaborations between individual organizations. Since its founding in 2000, Common Good Ventures has helped over 150 Maine nonprofit clients increase their capacity to carry out their missions.

Community Financial Literacy

Community Financial Literacy (CLF) offers financial literacy courses and one-on-one financial counseling for individuals and families. Our services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and low-income individuals in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine.

Community Television Network

The Mission of the Community Television Network is to support, strengthen and enrich Community in Portland, Maine and to assist its citizens and institutions in realizing their greatest potential through public access to electronic communication media.

Congolese Community of Maine - COCOMAINE

COCOMAINE mission is: To facilitate integration of the congolese people. To assist Congolese immigrant during their transition to life in Maine. To promote entrepreneurship and Congolese culture and value through educational, social event, public forum within State of Maine.

Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Portland CVB works with visitors and travel professionals to create a positive travel experience. Find out how we help travelers take advantage of the wealth of attractions, services and resources that Maine has to offer.

Creative Portland

Creative Portland is a nonprofit organization that leverages, grows, and sustains Portland’s creative industries, enterprises, and workforce. As the City’s official local arts agency, we also pay particular attention to supporting the artists and cultural institutions that are central to Portland’s identity, economy, and community.

Creative Trails

Creative Trails is an innovative community support program for adults with intellectual disabilities. It incorporates artistic (CREATE), agricultural (CULTIVATE), outdoor experiential (TRAILS), culinary arts (YUM) and art leadership (STUDIO 225/SHOOT MEDIA PROJECT) programs to encompass new and creative ways to address many peoples interests. We offer the participants choices, sophisticated opportunities and integration to help support and guide them to becoming more interdependent. By realizing their potential through experiences of the mind, body, and spirit each individual will live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Cumberland County

The County of Cumberland was incorporated in 1760, named after William, Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II. The county is comprised of three cities: Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook and twenty-five towns: Baldwin, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Frye Island, Gorham, Gray, Harpswell, Harrison, Long Island, Naples, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Raymond, Scarborough, Sebago, Standish, Windham, and Yarmouth. The city of Portland is the county seat. The area of the County is 853 square miles. The population as of December 2000 is 265,612.

Decompression Chamber Music

An informal classical chamber music series designed to appeal to all, from beginners to enthusiasts. Each lively one-hour concert includes insightful discussion, demonstration, and performance of great chamber music masterpieces.

Disability Rights Maine

Mission Statement To enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy, and legal intervention.

drawing room

Drawing Room is a nomadic and roving project, and works with existing venues as a way to build community, share projecdts with others, expand our options and grow our vision.


ecomaine is a non-profit waste management company owned and operated by 21 municipalities in Southern Maine. With the additional 18 contracted communities, ecomaine provides services to a combined population of 320,000. We are dedicated supporters of recycling and environmental protection, as evidenced by our ISO 14001 certification for excellence in environmental management at each of our three facilities.

Eldercare Network of Lincoln County

Our Mission: To improve the way services are provided to Lincoln County elders, whatever their income, by creating homes that function like a regular household. Our Philosophy: ElderCare Network is committed to heart–of–the–village settings, where residents have many opportunities to be part of the community and to enjoy sociability with neighbors and friends. Our small care facilities or homes are appropriate in size and scale to the villages in which they are located.

Fenix Theatre Company

We are a group of artists dedicated to staging the classics of theater in the most compelling and relevant manner for the audience of today. Fenix Theatre Company exists to provide the southern Maine community access to free classical theater in the beauty of Deering Oaks. We thrive on the unique collaboration between audience and performer found in outdoor theater.

First Baptist Church

The purpose of First Baptist Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church is a congregation of nearly 800 people coming together to grow in Christ. We offer several worship service options, numerous Small Group home meetings, service opportunities, children's programs, student ministries, college ministries, missions programs, programs for seniors and a young adult ministry program.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

The Reading Room provides a quiet setting for you to study and pray. In addition, it is your resource for buying and borrowing books including the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science. You will also find related books and magazines, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Christian Science Monitor, our international daily newspaper. You are invited to relax and read in the Reading Room and borrow or purchase items to take with you. A librarian is available to answer any questions you may have.

First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist Church

Our Mission: Nurture the spirit; Grow in Community; Help Heal the World There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Friends of Evergreen

Friends of Evergreen is a nonprofit organization that supports the preservation of and public interest in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, Maine.

Friends of Fort Gorges

Our mission is to restore Fort Gorges to make it safe and keep it accessible to future generations. We believe in its historical significance, as well as its educational and cultural potential.

Friends of the Eastern Promenade

Friends of the Eastern Promenade is a nonprofit community organization committed to preserving the park’s historic public landscape, protecting the environmental integrity and enhancing recreational use.

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO), is a non-profit organization, that supports the Kotzschmar Organ. FOKO is responsible for the care and maintenance of the organ and provides funds to produce and promote concerts, maintain, repair and enhance the organ, sponsor lectures and organ demonstrations and tours and supports a growing education program to bring awareness and understanding of this musical gem of Portland.

Friends School of Portland

Friends School of Portland is an independent preschool through 8th grade school arising from Quaker faith and practice and built upon long-held standards of exceptional Friends schools. Embracing the Quaker belief in the unique worth of each individual, we seek students from diverse ethnic, economic and family backgrounds.

Girl Scouts of Maine

At Girl Scouts of Maine, we believe that providing leadership experiences for girls is what makes Girl Scouting unique. Our goal is to help every girl find out who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies.

Grace Church

GraceChurch is a nondenominational, Spirit-filled church that welcomes people of all backgrounds and exists to bring the healing and hope of God through Jesus Christ and His grace to all people. If you have a prayer request and would like to have us pray with you and for you please send us an email. Just go to the contact tab and fill in the information.

Greater Portland Landmarks

Greater Portland Landmarks preserves and revitalizes the architectural fabric, history, and character of greater Portland – renewing our neighborhoods, spurring economic development and keeping Portland one of the most liveable cities in America.

Holy Martyrs Parish

We hope you feel welcome as you enter and explore our parish web site Feel free to come back and visit often as we continue to build and add to the site. Of course, know that you are always welcome to visit and worship with us in person too.

Home Health Visiting Nurses

Home Health Visiting Nurses is a not-for-profit home health care agency providing skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home health aide support and other services in Cumberland, York and southern Oxford counties.

Hour Exchange Portland

Hour Exchange Portland is a service exchange based on Time, the currency of equality that empowers individuals to utilize their assets and enhance their lives, neighborhood and community.

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project helps low-income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants

Independence Association

Independence Association, Inc., was founded by area families in 1967 to provide educational programming for children with mental retardation prior to mandated public education for all children. This nonprofit organization now comprises 25 programs, including 15 residences, day habilitation and in-home supports, case management, an array of employment supports and class offerings, as well as the unique and nationally-renowned Spindleworks arts program and gallery.

Institute for Civic Leadership

The Institute for Civic Leadership builds Maine’s civic capacity by training, supporting, engaging, and convening a growing network of skilled leaders. We bring innovative and inclusive models of leadership to Maine’s communities and organizations. We open doors and build new relationships. We inspire leaders. We move Maine forward.

Institute for Financial Literacy

The mission of the Institute for Financial Literacy is to make effective financial literacy education available to everyone.

ITN Portland

The Independent Transportation Network of Portland provides a community-based, community-supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairment.

Junior League of Portland Maine

The Junior League of Portland is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe is a non profit (501)c(3) agency. Our mission is to bring together resources for parents, schools and child caregivers to help keep children safe. In addition to providing valuable information, Keeping Kids Safe also offers educational safety presentations, personal safety training, Child ID Kits, Smart ID Sticks and other advanced safety products – all valuable tools in keeping our kids safe.

Kids First Center

Separation and divorce. As painful as it is for parents, it's the kids who may pay the highest price - the hurt can last a lifetime. But it doesn't have to be that way and that's where the Kids First Center comes in. Providing practical information and support, our programs include: Classes and groups for parents to learn how to put the needs of their children first while dealing with the legal and financial pressures of divorce and separation. Support groups for children and adolescents, so that they have a place to talk about their feelings and learn how to cope with the many changes taking place. Workshops and conferences for professionals: attorneys, mental health professionals and court officials - to share insights into the impact of separation and divorce on children.

League of Young Voters

The League of Young Voters empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League makes political engagement relevant by meeting young people where they are, working on issues that affect their lives, and providing them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change in their communities. Founded in 2003, the League has become one of the strongest youth organizations in the country fighting for progressive change.

Learning Disability Association of Maine

Are you the parent of a child with LD? Dyslexia? ADHD? Do you have a student who finds learning difficult? Are you a professional who helps people lead healthy and successful lives? Are you an adult who struggles with learning disabilities? LDA of Maine is here to help and bring hope.


LearningWorks is a dynamic community-based organization. We started in 1967 as a grassroots neighborhood advocacy movement to protect the working people of the west end and never stopped moving forward with the community. Today LearningWorks is a social service agency that serves people all over Androscoggin, York, and Cumberland counties. We serve young children, at-risk youth, and low-income families.


LifeChurch has become known in the region as a welcoming community of Christians and guests captured by it's spirit and vision. Enthused by the opportunity to be involved in a life giving and growing church, we place an extraordinary emphasis on ministry to children and young people, as well as the weekend worship experience for adults.

Lucid Stage

Lucid Stage is a non-profit arts organization which offers a multi-use venue for the many arts organizations in the Greater Portland area. We provide performance and rehearsal space for artists of various genres, classroom space, educational programs, and visual art gallery space.

Lyric Music Theater

The purpose and mission of Lyric Music Theater is to foster and develop interest in the theater in the Greater Portland Area, particularly as applied to music and drama, and to provide a medium for the expression of such interest.

Maine African Film Festival

The Maine African Film Festival is a celebration of the people and culture of Africa. The Maine African Film Festival is a program of the African Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting cross-cultural literacy, communication, appreciation and understanding between people of post-colonial African culture and the non-African public.

Maine AmeriCorps Alums

AmeriCorps Alums is a community for service-minded individuals – we take on service projects, host social events, and advocate for relevant issues. Join us for info on events, networking, job leads, service projects, volunteer opportunities, and to be a part of a community of change!

Maine Animal Coalition

MAC educates people about animal abuse and exploitation by partnering with other social justice organizations and sponsoring lectures, workshops, web-based and other grassroots efforts. MAC promotes cruelty-free consumer options, lobbies for pro-animal Maine legislation, and supports local and national efforts that minimize the suffering of

Maine Association of Nonprofits

Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) is the voice of Maine’s nonprofit sector. Over the past 18 years, MANP has grown to be the state’s comprehensive resource for the tools, knowledge and connections nonprofits need to be effective and well-run.

Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.

Maine Center On Deafness

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit agency that serves people in Maine who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources and advocating for social equality.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

he Maine Charitable Mechanic Association was founded in 1815 as a craftsman’s guild to teach and promote excellence among Portland’s various mechanical and artistic trades. Today, the Association has about 300 members who have the use of the historic library on Congress Street and may attend events including readings by local and national authors and travel lectures presented by producers of films from around the world

Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence

Founded in 1999, MCAHV is actually two organizations - Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence (501c4) whose mission includes legislative and lobbying work, and Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence Foundation (501c3) whose primary mission includes education through programs like our Gun Lock Giveaway which has distributed over 23,000 locks to Maine families.

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

MCCE is a nonpartisan organization that works in the public interest to advocate for, increase public support for, defend and improve the Maine Clean Election Act and related campaign finance law.

Maine College of Art

At MECA, we believe in the transformational power of an arts education to serve as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Our educational philosophy is built on the premise that there is a growing demand for creative problem solvers. In combination with our rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, immersive studio practice, and wealth of professional development opportunities, we are committed to delivering an educational experience that embodies Artistic Excellence, Creative Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement

Maine Heritage Policy Center

The Maine Heritage Policy Center is a research and educational organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise; limited, constitutional government; individual freedom; and traditional American values–all for the purpose of providing public policy solutions that benefit the people of Maine.

Maine Irish Heritage Center

Susan Reilly of the Maine Irish Heritage Center talks about their celebration of Bloomsday.

Maine Reads

Dedicated to the fight for a more literate Maine, Maine Reads provides meaningful programs that celebrate Maine’s rich literacy heritage and encourage literacy and collaboration.

Maine Technology Institute

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is an industry-led, publicly-funded, non-profit corporation that offers early-stage capital and commercialization assistance in the form of competitive grants, loans and equity investment for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.

Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights

Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights is engaged in educational outreach in a wide variety of ways to help Maine’s citizens and Congressional delegation to understand the causes of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and ways to move toward both peace and justice. We organize periodic vigils, provide speakers, show films, meet with Maine’s Congressional members, and contact local media in our efforts to move beyond conflict to a just peace.

Maine War Tax Resisters

For more than 30 years, Larry Dansinger and Karen Marysdaughter coordinated Maine’s War Tax Resistance Resource Center from Monroe, Maine. War Tax Resistance is a strategy of withholding federal tax dollars in order to thwart funding the military-industrial complex and to protest killing people around the world in US wars and those armed with US weapons. The center moved last fall to Portland, ME. It provides support for the following activities in Maine: -An annual state gathering -Promotion of tax day events throughout the state -Assists Mainers who would like to attend the annual New England WTR gathering -Provides WTR counseling and workshops The center has just launched a Youth and Militarism project as well

MaineHealth Stroke Program

Program goals: Ensure that stroke patients receive the highest quality and most efficient care when they arrive at MaineHealth hospitals Develop coordinated processes for stroke patients who are transferred between MaineHealth hospitals Support state and local efforts to educate the public on how to prevent strokes.

Men on Fire Gospel Music

Men on Fire, has been called upon by God to start a gospel music ministry. As you know when God calls you to do something you better get moving on it. We started a television program with gospel singers from all over the state of Maine and believe me it is on fire. If you would like to participate in singing on our television program please contact Rev. Rick Kimball cell phone 890-7707 God bless you.

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital carries out the healing work of Christ by providing clinically excellent, compassionate health care for all, with special concern for the poor and disadvantaged.


METRO provides bus service throughout Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

North Deering Congregational Church

364 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 Tel. 207-797-2487 - Fax. 207-797-2562

North Deering Neighborhood Association

The North Deering Neighborhood Association (NDNA) is established to advocate for the interests of North Deering residents in City, State, and school affairs, including but not limited to recreational issues, sidewalks, open space, school policy and funding, taxes, traffic and to further any of the purposes listed in its by-laws.

Occupy Maine TV

What is OMTV? OMTV is a journal of the "occupy" movement in Maine. We want to share the real story of the people, for the people, and by the people. OMTV documents the struggle of the 99%, our fight against corporate sociopathic greed, environmental devastation, and this puppet governments grifting our civil rights. (Just to name a few). We hope you enjoy our show. We hope you participate and engage with others as the story unfolds. We are counting on you. We are counting on each other.

Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay

The mission of Oceanside Conservation Trust is to facilitate the conservation of wild or undeveloped open space, scenic areas, and historic landmarks in the Casco Bay region and to foster low-impact and respectful access to these resources, as well as to enhance the cultural, economic, and civic well-being of residents and visitors.

Paideia of Maine Hellenic Society

Paideia of Maine is a non profit organization that promotes Hellenism in general, including but not limited to, Greek language, culture, education and religion and assists universities, schools, organizations and individuals with research, resources and guidance in the foregoing. Paideia was established as a service to Greeks and Greek Americans living in Maine with the goal to preserve the Greek language and culture. The Paideia of Maine board is striving to offer events to educate, enrich and entertain people of Greek heritage and those interested in the Greek culture.

Painting for a Purpose

The mission of PAINTING FOR A PURPOSE (PFP) is to create a strong community of painters to share the camaraderie and fun of painting together and to have our painting serve a greater purpose. PFP brings people together to create hand painted “whimsical” furniture, hosts an annual auction to sell the furniture and uses the proceeds to fund youth led service learning grants for students in the Portland Public Schools.

Peace Action Maine

Peace Action Maine is a voice of education and a center for all people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict. Principles: •We strive to involve community members in our decision-making processes and the day-to-day work of the organization. •We work to promote the skills and abilities of all concerned people to more effectively work on our issues and other issues of concern to them. •We seek to be a source of information and inspiration for all who would stand for peace.

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine Chapter

PSR Maine uses the values and expertise of medicine and publci health to advocate for protecting Mainers from the gravest threats to health and survival.

Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance

Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA) is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization with a mission of “Strengthening Portland by strengthening the Arts.” PACA was formed in 1985 by the arts and cultural leaders of Portland including the Maine College of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, PCA Great Performances, Portland Stage Company, the Portland Public Library, and the Maine Historical Society. In 1997 PACA was designated Portland’s Local Arts Agency by City Council Resolution.

Portland Ballet

We are a professional company and acclaimed school dedicated to arts and education. Our power is grace, our grace is our power. Portland Ballet stretches the boundaries of dance in Maine. Creating vivid new works by resident choreographers alongside beloved classics and holiday favorites, the company sets the bar for dance in northern New England.

Portland Boxing Club

The Portland Boxing Club seeks to provide youngsters and young adults a positive alternative route to criminal actions such as theft, burglary, drugs and other street violence. The Portland Boxing Club supervises all members during meetings, training and competition, including registered athletes and coaches. The Portland Boxing Club realizes the importance of reaching out to our underprivileged youth who might otherwise be drawn into a self-destructive life of gangs, drugs, and violence. Our organization works with high-risk youngsters, under the direct supervision of our coaches who impart instruction and guidance not only in the sport of amateur boxing, but also cultivate our youth in the area of citizenship and developing a positive sense of self-esteem.

Portland Downtown District

Portland’s Downtown District (PDD) acts as a leader and facilitator in the support and promotion of the economic vitality of downtown Portland and is funded by a tax assessment on properties within the boundaries of the District.

Portland Playback Theatre

Portland Playback Theatre joins the art of improvisation with real-life stories spontaneously shared by members of the audience. Using movement, dialogue and music, our actors seek to honor the countless moments and events that shape our lives.

Portland Public Library

The library mission is to serve the Greater Portland Community by providing a diverse collection of books and other resources, with access to information resources worldwide. The library's services support the educational, informational, and recreational interests of all community members.

Portland Rotary

The Rotary Club of Portland was established nearly a century ago , the world's 177th Rotary Club, Chartered on September 1, 1915. The object of this club, and every other Rotary club is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

Portland Trails

Portland Trails is a non-profit urban land trust dedicated to building a network of multi-use trails in the Greater Portland (ME) area.

Portland Water District

The Portland Water District is a quasi-municipality providing water, wastewater, and environmental services to 11 Greater Portland communities. Our 190 employees are dedicated to providing quality services to a population greater than 190,000.

Pride Portland!

Pride Portland! is a celebration of Portland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied community. Our goal is to bring people together to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQA movement, remember our history and raise awareness of the work that still needs to be done. Fostering and honoring inclusivity, diversity and unity, Pride Portland! builds stronger connections amongst individuals, organizations and businesses.

Project Bazia

Project Bazia is a nonprofit organization whose original mission was to establish a community-based outreach that would aid and give direction to the displaced Sudanese refugees, known as the Lost Boys, currently residing in the United States. Since that time, however, the number of Sudanese refugees world-wide has escalated. In fact, there are now even more refugees world-wide. In keeping with our original intent to provide individual guidance and assistance to young people whenever possible, Project Bazia is currently preparing a multi-purpose site where young Sudanese refugees can meet with mentors, explore career opportunities, and be tutored so as to increase their chances of completing high school and then going on to technical schools or colleges.


Mission Our mission is to promote youth development and leadership through adventure, healthy communities and living sustainably. Vision Rippleffect envisions a Maine community where youth and adults are engaged in their community, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, and sensitive to diversity in their social and natural environment. Rippleffect strives to connect students to the world around them, and to see the natural world underlying even the most urban of environments. We aim to help participants share the insights gleaned during programs and transfer their learning broadly to create a healthy, interdependent community in Maine. We believe that a community that is aware of and committed to addressing local social and environmental needs will be a place that thrives.

River Company

River Company is a small theater group in Damariscotta. We perform plays by a wide range of playwrights from major dramatists to local unpublished playwrights. Our productions are minimal, usually involving one set or even a bare stage. Most performances are in the Porter Meeting Hall of the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, which accommodates a small audience of 60 or less and provides a chamber theater

Rwandese Community Association of Maine

The Mission of the Rwandese Community Association of Maine is to promote healthy families within the Rwandese community in Maine by providing educational programs, health, education, cultural awareness, and job training among the Rwandan people in Maine. Currently, we do this primarily through a Youth Program, a Hospital Volunteer Program, a Women's Group, and through Individual Acculturation Awareness.

Side X Side

Side x Side ignites academic excellence in education through comprehensive arts integration, bringing critical thinking, creativity, and innovation into the classroom through arts-based programs

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging provides older adults and their families with information, guidance, education, and programs for their social, financial, and home care needs. Their services extend throughout Maine's York and Cumberland counties.

Southern Maine Community College

For over 60 years, Southern Maine Community College has had a rich history of educating and preparing Maine people for jobs vital to Maine’s economic prosperity. In the last decade, the College has successfully transitioned into a high quality, comprehensive community college. With more than 40 degree and certificate programs and serving over 7,000 students, we are the largest and most diverse institutions of the Maine Community College System. As the fastest growing community college in New England, SMCC has literally changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of students.

Southern Maine Community Organizations Active in Disaster

SMCOAD organizations and individuals will work together to help minimize the effects of an emergency or disaster on their local community by supporting local and county Emergency Management Agency.

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative assists York and Cumberland County conservation organizations to acquire, manage and steward land in their communities by providing professional support services and networking opportunities. It functions as a co-operative service center, with member organizations pooling funds to purchase the types of staff help for which there is common need. The goal of the Conservation Collaborative is to increase the effectiveness of the conservation organizations and to strengthen the regional network between these organizations in York and Cumberland County.

Speaking Up For Us of Maine

Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) is run by and for adults who live with developmental disabilities. SUFU shows us how to have more control of our lives, and use our voices to “Speak Up” for issues that are important to us and all people with disabilities.

St. Lawrence Arts Center

The St. Lawrence Arts Center's mission is to restore the historic St. Lawrence Church and return it to use as an arts center. The St. Lawrence has a 3-part mission: Creating an affordable and accessible venue for a diverse offerings of art; adding activity, entertainment and cultural enrichment to the surrounding neighborhood of Munjoy Hill; and rehabilitating this local and national landmark.


TEMPOart is Portland, Maine’s new temporary public art program that will bring curated, site-specific artworks that explore the theme of Places in Transition to Portland’s public spaces. With a goal to enliven key neighborhoods and urban sites, TEMPOart will encourage residents and visitors alike to engage with a changing array of exciting and innovative installations.

The Iris Network

Our Mission is helping people who are visually impaired or blind attain independence and community integration. Our goal is to build a world where no person is limited by visual impairment or blindness and where everyone is an advocate for eye health and the needs of people who are visually impaired or blind.

Three Rivers Land Trust

To maintain, support and enhance the working landscape of farms and forest and such valued natural resources as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, historic sites, scenic places and wildlife habitat, in the inland municipalities of York County, Maine, by acquiring property in fee and conservation easements, and by garnering community support

Union of Maine Visual Artists

The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) represents visual artists statewide in all fields of endeavor and welcomes those who support contemporary artists in Maine. The UMVA is dedicated to upholding the dignity of artists, while creating positive social change through the arts. By collaborating with other cultural and political organizations, we raise awareness for significant issues while promoting an inclusive arts community in Maine. We are grassroots and we are active. We fear no art.

United Way of Greater Portland

We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides practical, how-to solutions based on university research. Whether you attend our workshops, use our publications, read something in the newspaper, or hear it on the radio, UMaine Extension information is where you are.

University of Southern Maine

The institution now known as the University of Southern Maine (USM) has been many things to many people since first opening its doors to the public in late December of 1878. A regional normal school. A state teachers college. A junior business college. An extension of the state’s land grant institution. One of seven institutions created through a merger of Gorham State Teachers College and the University of Maine at Portland as part of a newly created University of Maine System. Today, the University of Southern Maine, northern New England's outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing its 9,700 students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its 115 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. As a public, regional, comprehensive university, our mission places us at the heart of this region's future. USM students will be the artists, business people, engineers, health care workers, public servants, teachers and others whose talents will fuel our economy—and shape tomorrow's world.

Veterans for Peace, Maine Chapter

Veterans For Peace - William Ladd Chapter is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace.

VNA Home Health & Hospice

VNA Home Health and Hospice is the premiere Medicare certified provider of home care and hospice services in southern Maine providing comfort to its clients and their families who can trust they are receiving the best quality, and the most compassionate care.

West End Neighborhood Association

The purpose of the West End Neighborhood Association is to address issues and concerns that affect the quality of life of all who live and/or work in the West End. The Association fosters and sponsors projects of the individual districts that comprise the West End; serves as a liaison with City Hall; and monitors the delivery of city services, questions of development and design, and maintenance of neighborhoods to ensure that they are clean, safe, quiet and attractive.

Winter Kids

WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity.


WMPG’s purpose is to provide a high quality, community-oriented broadcast service to the people of Southern Maine by: providing a full-time schedule of music and culture, news and information; promoting awareness and discussion of local issues and activities; promoting awareness and discussion of global issues and culture; presenting artistic, cultural, and political perspectives which are underrepresented in mainstream media; promoting acceptance, understanding, and cooperation between people and cultures; fostering new and experimental uses of radio as a medium for creative expression; approaching radio as a dynamic medium for community dialogue, introspection, and expression.

Woodfords Family Services

Woodfords Family Services has been providing community based services to individuals with special needs for 45 years. The agency is proud to offer a wide array of family support and educational services in Southern, Central and Midcoast Maine. At Woodfords, families are at the center of all we do. After all, "family is our middle name!"

World Affairs Council of Maine

The World Affairs Council of Maine is a nonprofit and nonpartisan educational organization. It is Maine's preeminent public forum and resource for understanding, analyzing, and debating international issues.

Yarmouth TV

Yarmouth Municipal Television (YMTV) is a government access station with its studio located in the Log Cabin at 196 Main Street in Yarmouth, Maine. The Town of Yarmouth holds a Franchise Agreement with Time Warner that provides a cable channel for its televising facilities, broadcast on Channel 3.