Changemakers Celebration 2019

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

This highly anticipated event marks 25 years of grantmaking at Maine Initiatives. Come celebrate Maine Initiatives' inspiring grantees and our collective work to advance racial equity in Maine through transformative community philanthropy.

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Join us at Changemakers!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Help us mark 25 years at our 3rd Annual Changemakers Celebration. Highlight the impacts of our radically participatory grantmaking process where our community members are building a vision of racial justice in Maine. Honor our beginnings, recognize our accomplishments, and energize for the work ahead.

The 2019 Changemakers Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 13th at Portland’s O’Maine Studios from 6:00 - 9:00pm and will be a party full of great local food, music and company that you won’t want to miss.We will highlight and celebrate the work of thirty exceptional Changemakers: grassroots, community-based organizations working to advance racial justice and equity in Maine.

Maine Initiatives’ vision for change has always been rooted in collective action. We are committed creating space for our community to build relationships and solidarity around the issues that matter to us.

Join us as we gather to celebrate the progress being made and to reaffirm the importance of this work and honor our 2019 Watering Can Awardees: Dawn Neptune Adams, Pious Ali, Deborah Felder, and Joseph Jackson!

Though this will not be a sit-down dinner, there will be substantial hors d'oeuvres served from local chefs connected to our grantees and their work. Please reach out to Kristin Hebert with any questions:

Interested in sponsoring this exciting event? Contact Phil Walsh at 207-607-4070 or for more details.