CARES Act Grants

Financial relief for Maine cultural organizations

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$424,000 awarded to 98 humanities and cultural organizations

The Maine Humanities Council is honored to support Maine non-profit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus.

  • Nonprofit organizations include: museums, libraries, historic sites, preservation & historical societies, and community & cultural organizations with a significant humanities focus.
  • Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.


Award Listing by County



Museum L-A
Turner Public Library


Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel
Cary Library
Fort Fairfield Public Library
Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Penobscot Boys & Girls Club
Presque Isle Historical Society
Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library


All Inclusive
Arts Are Elementary
Bridgton Historical Society
Bridgton Public Library
Chebeague Island Historical Society
Gateway Community Services Maine
Greater Portland Landmarks
Indigo Arts Alliance
Ladder to the Moon Network
Maine Archives and Museums
Mechanics Hall
Maine Film Association
Maine Jewish Film Festival
Maine Preservation
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Mayo Street Arts
Mugadi Foundation (Greater Portland Festival of Nations)
Portland Media Center
Portland Public Library
Raymond Village Library
Snowlion Repertory Company
Speak About It, Inc.
Standish Historical Society
The Committee to Restore the Abyssinian
United Society of Shakers


Farmington Historical Society
Rangeley Lakes Historical Society
Webster Library
Wilton Free Public Library


Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor Historical Society
Dorcas Library Association
Franklin Historical Society
Franklin Library
Frenchman Bay Library
Stonington Public Library
Tremont Historical Society


Belgrade Historical Society
Dr. Shaw Memorial Library
Friends of the Belgrade Public Library
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
Kennebec Historical Society
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta
The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
Vassalboro Public Library


Friends of the Thomaston Public Library
Penobscot Language School
Solon Center for Research and Publishing



Lincoln County Historical Association
Monhegan Historical & Cultural Museum Association
The Bremen Library Association



Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library
Denmark Arts Center
Fryeburg Public Library
Hiram Historical Society
Norway Memorial Library
Paris Hill Library Association
Soldiers Memorial Library
West Paris Public Library


Maine-Wabanaki REACH
Wabanaki Cultural Preservation Coalition – Nibezun


Center Theatre for the Performing Arts
Guilford Memorial Library
Maine Adult Education Association
Sebec Village Associates


Maine’s First Ship
Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.



Canaan Farmers Hall
Friends of L.C. Bates Museum


Freedom Community Historical Society
Liberty Library


Easport Public Library Association
Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library
Lubec Memorial Library
Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce
Milbridge Public Library
Porter Memorial Library
Robbinston Historical Society
Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association Inc.


Berwick Library Association
Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center
Biddeford Mills Museum
Brick Store Museum
Cornish Library Association
Ogunquit Memorial Library
Raitt Homestead Farm Museum
Rice Public Library