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The Foundation

The Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

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

Board Meetings

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

Grant Applications

Applications for funding should be sent to the Foundation at least two weeks prior to each meeting.  They should be sufficiently complete to enable the Foundation to weigh the merits of the request in comparison to other requests the Foundation receives.   In addition, the Foundation does not fund personal aid technology and first time applicants will be given consideration over repeat applicants.

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.


The Foundation's major annual fundraiser is the Mackworth Island Show & Shine, which is held on Mackworth Island, Falmouth Maine the last Sunday of July. This car show is sponsored by the Down East Region Porsche Club of America and the Falmouth Rotary Club.  Donations are tax deductible and we encourage and appreciate any and all business donations, corporate sponsorships, individual donations and in-kind donations.

For more information:

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

President:   Kristine Dach

Vice President & Application Coordinator:   Marsha Ames

Treasurer:   Nora Antonio

Secretary:   Miles Archer