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The Foundation

Mission Statement: The Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children promotes a broad spectrum of educational opportunities for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families.

Guiding Principles: The Foundation provides financial support to children and programs, which support the following initiatives for Maine’s deaf and hard of hearing children and their families:

  • Innovative leadership development
  • Social development
  • Physical and recreational development
  • The arts
  • Independent living
  • Community service

Calendar

The Foundation board traditionally meets in October, January, March, May, and twice in June to review application requests and develop fundraising plans.

Applications for funding should be sent to the Foundation at least two weeks prior to each meeting.

To download information and an application for funding for an eligible child, Individual/Family Foundation Funding Application

To download further information and an application for funding an eligible program, Program Foundation Funding Application

Fundraising: The Foundation’s major annual fundraiser is theMackworth Island Show & Shine. which is held on Mackworth Island, Falmouth Maine the last Sunday of July.

Further information regarding the Foundation, please contact a current officer:

President: Marsha Ames

Vice President & Application Coordinator:

Application Coordinator: Jolene McDonald

Treasurer: Martin Samelson

Secretary: Chris Jones