The Maine Women‘s Giving Tree recently awarded a record $100,000 in grants, ranging from $1,500 to $9,000, to local nonprofits benefiting women, children and families.
Representatives of the organizations were honored on May 24 at the Highland Green Community Center in Topsham. Since awarding its first grants in 2012, the nonprofit Giving Tree has contributed nearly $600,000 to dozens of local groups. Giving Tree members pool their contributions and vote every year on how to distribute the funds.
“We are a group of women with a shared commitment to support outstanding initiatives that benefit women, children and families in the communities where we live,” said Jane Fenderson Cabot, of Harpswell, the group‘s president. “We‘re thrilled that our grant awards for 2023 represent the largest annual total amount of giving in our history.”