Past Projects & Mini-Grants

The Junior League of Portland is honored to have partnered with numerous groups and organizations in Maine.


Occupational Therapy Unit at Children’s Hospital & at Maine General Hospital
Baby Hygiene Welfare AssociationHospital Library Service at Maine General Hospital
Children’s Theater
Children’s Cardiac Clinic
Rheumatic Heart Project
Establishment of two 4-bed rooms at Medical Center (now Mercy Hospital)
Portland Hearing Society
Sweat Mansion (restoration of 3 rooms)
Arts Council (calendar publication)
Portland Goodwill Industries Sheltered Workshop (Executive Director’s Salary)
School Volunteer Project (taken over by the City of Portland School System)
Preservation Project (Greater Portland Landmarks restoration of Daniel Howe House)
Environmental Education Project (turned over to Maine Audubon)
The Gate Coffee House (advocate’s salary)
Project Discovery (educate League Members to better fill community needs)
Boys’ Training Center (now Maine Youth Center)
Children’s Museum of Maine
Southern Coastal Family Planning Center
Volunteer Career Development (courses offered)
Women’s Center
Project KISS (Kids in Safe Seats)
Parenting Center
Portland Youth Opportunities Halloween Hayride and Party
Woman-to-Woman Project (Evodia House)
Victoria Mansion (summer manager’s salary)
Comedy Connection Job Mentoring
Rape Crisis Center (brochures)
Center for Grieving Children
Preble Street Resource Center
Maine Audubon Society
Waste Cap Portland
Beacon Teen Center
Interview Clothes Closet (Goodwill Industries)
Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls
Family Center Shelter
Community Learning Center (After School Learning Program)
Kids First Center
Portland YWCA Teen Parenting Program
Family Crisis Center (refurbish rooms)
Parkside Neighborhood Summer Program
Kids’ Closet
Give Back the Night Safety Forum (in collaboration with Portland Police Dept.)
Children’s Museum of Maine Safety Day
Maine Youth Center/Long Creek Youth Development Center (life skills and esteem-building with incarcerated girls)
Ronald McDonald House
Wayside Soup Kitchen
Maine Children’s Cancer Project (festival for kids & families)
Peaks Island Neighborhood Association (park improvement)
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)
Portland West
Sweetser – Westbrook Bridge Home
Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) – “Hats Off to You”, Celebration of Caregivers
Mission Possible Teen Center
Prides Corner School, Westbrook (KITK)


Mini Grants

Southern Coastal Family Planning
AIDES Education ProjectEnvironment Task Force (JLP)
Waste Cap Demonstration Project
Portland Ballet
Foster Grandparents (PROP) “Grammie Bag” Project
PSRC Committee video on homelessness
Cumberland County Affordable Housing Venture Building Materials Bank
Rape Crisis Center (Date Rape Awareness)
Lighthouse Shelter (Salvation Army Teen Shelter)
Project Safe start (Reiche School & Cumberland County Child Abuse & Neglect Council)
Root Cellar Ministries (sound system)
Windham Adult Education (daycare facility heater)
Community Health Services STEP Training Workshops
PROP (furnished a children’s waiting area)
Peaks Island Child Development Center (lead poisoning testing)
Center for Therapeutic Recreation