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Maine Affordable Energy Coalition
194 Ashmont Street
Maine Association of Non-Profits
30 Danforth Street, Ste. 213
(207) 871-1885

The Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) enriches Maine communities by empowering people with purpose—people and organizations at the forefront of the issues and opportunities that will determine Maine's future prosperity. As a leading advocate and resource, we ensure that Maine nonprofits are adapting, thriving, and contributing in a fast-changing world.

Our Mission
Founded in 1994, MANP's mission is to strengthen the leadership, voice and organizational effectiveness of Maine nonprofits. MANP has grown into the state's largest network of organizations dedicated to the common good with more than 940 nonprofit members and 160 partners in government, business and philanthropy, representing every county in Maine and the full range of nonprofit missions and sizes.

Maine Association of Nonprofits
565 Congress Street
Suite 301
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 871-1885
Fax: (207) 780-0346

Maine Children's Home
93 Silver Street
(207) 873-4253

The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children's Home, founded in 1899, gives children and Maine families hope for the future and a chance at a better life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Journey Program, outdoor adventure program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to Maine children.

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)
111 Sewall Street
(207) 624-9819

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Maine.

Maine Policy Institute
PO Box 7829
(207) 321-2550

About MHPC Maine Policy Institue is a research and educational organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise; limited, constitutional government; individual freedom; and traditional American values–all for the purpose of providing public policy solutions that benefit the people of Maine. MPI's staff pursues this mission by undertaking accurate and timely research and marketing these findings to its primary audience: the Maine Legislature, nonpartisan Legislative staff, the executive branch, the state's media, and the broad policy community. MPI's products include publications, articles, conferences, and policy briefings. Governed by an independent Board of Directors, Maine Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization. MPI relies on the generous support from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and does not accept government funds or perform contract work. Would you like to contribute to Maine Policy Institute? You can either give online, or mail to Post Office Box 7829, Portland, ME 04112.

Maine Technology Institute
Brunswick Landing
(207) 582-4790

Maine Technology Institute Logo8 Venture Avenue
Brunswick Landing
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 582-4790

Investing in innovation for a prosperous Maine
MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. We support new ideas, products, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation.

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter & Services
19 Colby Street
(207) 872-8082
Pine Tree Camp
114 Pine Tree Camp Rd
(207) 443-3341
31 Temple Street
(207) 873-4444
About REM REM (Revitalize the Energy in ME, where ME stands for both "Maine" and "me") is a grassroots nonprofit organization that supports a network of citizen volunteers working to improve the quality of life in Central Maine. In REM, work is cooperative, diversity is honored, self-reliance is promoted, and civic life is renewed. REM was born out of people's desire to connect and to create a future that reflects their desires, needs, and creativity. REM leaders work to search for new ways to provide opportunities for the diversity of the community to work together. This involves: Building Consensus Expanding Teamwork Skills Valuing "Doers" and "Dreamers" Learning How to Help Both Work Together Well Learning How to Bridge the Gap Between the Vision and the Reality REM has eight priorities, which were established at a three-day Community Catalyst Forum in January 1996 in which over 250 area residents participated. These priorities are: Develop a Vibrant Economy Excel in Education Protect Human Potential Promote Arts & Entertainment Beautify the Environment Empower Young People Build Community Expand Fitness & Recreation Participants in the Catalyst also composed a vision statement, describing the world that they aspired to create in Central Maine over the next quarter century.
Salvation Army
179 Main Street, Suite 313
(207) 623-3752
Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center
P.O. Box 417
(207) 377-1010

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center's mission is to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and promote healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education, and community collaboration.

The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center provides the following services free of charge:

  • The Children's Advocacy Center
  • A 24-hour, confidential, statewide, sexual assault support line
  • Support Groups for survivors of sexual violence
  • Client Support Services for survivors of sexual violence, their families, and supporters
  • Advocacy for survivors who choose to seek medical attention, report to police, or go through the criminal justice system
  • Community school-based prevention and intervention education

Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center's Children's Advocacy Center provides a child-friendly, safe and neutral location in which Law Enforcement and Child Protective Service Investigators may conduct and observe Forensic Interviews with children who are alleged victims of crimes, and where the child and non-offending family members receive support, crisis intervention, and referrals for mental health and medical treatment in an effort to lessen the trauma, promote healing, and increased accountability to offenders.  With the CAC model, children and their families no longer have to repeatedly tell their story or face the investigation process alone.  Through our child-friendly environment and experienced professionals, families are immediately offered a wide array of services, all free of charge.

Skills, Inc.
PO Box 65
St. Albans
(207) 938-4615
Spectrum Generations
One Weston Court

Spectrum Generations, the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, has been a leading provider of information and advice, referrals, programs and activities for adults for 50 years.

Today’s Spectrum Generations is poised to serve adults of all ages and backgrounds in a changing, challenging world. We are here for you as you look forward to longer, more active lives and seek to engage in new physical and intellectual challenges. 

St Bridget Center
864 Main Street

The public can rent this historic building for weddings, receptions, Celebrations of Life, showers, performances, workshops, fund raisers, and more.

Travis Mills Foundation
647 Castle Island Road
Mount Vernon

The Travis Mills Foundation supports post-911 veterans and their families through various programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical and emotional obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.

We support these veterans through our nationally recognized retreat located in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine. Veteran families who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free experience in Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much needed rest and relaxation in Maine's outdoors. 

U.S. Small Business Administration
68 Sewall Street
(207) 622-8551
United Biker's of Maine
22 Church St.

United Bikers of Maine (UBM) is a non-profit motorcycle safety and rights organization founded in 1975. Kennebec County meetings are every first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. Meetings are held at the Oakland Legion Post #51.

United Way of Kennebec Valley
121 Commercial St
(207) 873-0686
Are you or someone you know experiencing this? Times are tough. And they seem to keep getting tougher. Hours get cut at work, cost of living rises … one emergency hits, and crisis looms. With everything going on in the world today, all the negative news, it's easy to lose hope. But when we shift the focus to what can be done to recover and overcome these challenges, we see hope is not lost. What part does UWKV play in all this? Together, we help people RISE … I RISE logo … above youth homelessness. Did you know UWKV provides funds to schools to cover expenses for homeless and at-risk students that aren't otherwise covered by state and federal funding? Thanks to the Youth Homelessness Initiative, students have gotten glasses, their driver's license, and even a cap and gown for graduation. … to overcome food insecurity. In 2017, 23 organizations participating in the Pantry Project collected over 5,000 pounds of food for nine food pantries in our service area. … with 24/7 access to resources. 211 Maine has a database of over 8,000 resources, ranging from mental health services and heating assistance to transportation and legal services. 211 also provides emergency services during natural and other disasters. … to build financial security. As a leading member of the Central Maine CA$H Coalition, UWMM provides free tax preparation clinics for low- and moderate-income households. Over $250,000 stayed right here in Mid-Maine in 2018, thanks to money saved on tax prep fees, Earned Income Credits, and volunteer time. … with affordable prescriptions. Over 1,500 people in Mid-Maine have saved over $160,000 on prescription medications, simply by using a free FamilyWize prescription discount card. … with warmth in the deepest chill of winter. Keeping Mid-Maine Warm provided $29,000 to families in need of emergency heating assistance in Winter 2017. Together, we RISE to a stronger Mid-Maine community!
Unity Barn Raisers
PO Box 381
(207) 948-9005

At Unity Barn Raisers, we work pro-actively to enhance small-town character and rural environment, while nurturing a thriving community-based economy… Unity Barn Raisers, guided by ten underlying principles, believes that a community working together can shape its own future, and in so doing, significantly advance the quality of life of its people, both now and for generations to come.

Unity Foundation
PO Box 815
(207) 948-6489
Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
24 Silver Street
(207) 616-0166

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen presents The Lighthouse
38 College Ave
(207) 409-0791

The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is pleased to announce the opening of The Lighthouse, a new community meals program that will be located at 38 College Avenue in Waterville, across the street from the Post Office.
Beginning on Monday, May 2nd, volunteers will serve a full hot lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – the same three days that the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen has been serving meals downtown since November 2020. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:30. Following a start-up period, we plan to extend lunch service to six days per week.
In addition to providing a nutritionally wholesome meal, The Lighthouse will function as a place where people can expect to find a welcoming smile, get out of the weather in winter or summer, chat with old friends or make new ones. The space will also be available for use by the City as an Emergency Shelter.
Formerly the End Zone sports bar, our new home is owned by Rita LaCroix and is the home base for Rita's Catering. Waterville Area Soup Kitchen President, Carla Caron stated, "We are beyond Grateful that Rita is willing to allow the Soup Kitchen to use her facility. The location is perfect for our Guests and the seating area is just right for the friendly atmosphere that we want to provide. We plan to make some upgrades to the kitchen that will enable us to provide quality meals for up to 100 people." Ms. LaCroix is also the owner of Rita's House of Pizza in Winslow.
Since its formation in the summer of 2020, the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen has served over 5000 meals in the community. Because of the constraints imposed by the pandemic, those meals have been distributed at outdoor locations. Despite limitations, the enthusiastic cooks at Waterville Area Soup Kitchen have provided hearty meals which included a tasty hot soup or stew, a sandwich, a piece of fruit or dessert and a bottle of water. The meals were prepared at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Waterville, which graciously permitted the use of their kitchen facilities.
Many of Waterville Area Soup Kitchen's volunteers are veterans of the former Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen that closed when the church was put up for sale in 2020. That organization provided a meaningful inroad in the effort against food insecurity in Waterville for almost 40 years and people were saddened to see it end. The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is proud to be carrying on this tradition started so many years ago.
Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit that is funded through the donations of numerous individuals and many local businesses and civic organizations.
Special thanks to Kennebec Savings Bank for their generous support and advice. Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is a member of the Maine Association of Non-Profits and Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Donations can be made online at or by mail to Waterville Area Soup Kitchen, P.O Box 1494, Waterville, ME 04903
You can visit our website or find us on Facebook.
***The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is looking to expand its volunteer pool.  Our lunch service at the Lighthouse grows steadily.  At present, we typically serve upwards of 130 meals each day.  Depending on the menu, each day's operation requires up to 11 people on hand. Regular volunteers enjoy camaraderie with each other and the guests who join us each day for a great meal and some lovely social interaction. If you've ever thought about making a significant contribution to the welfare of your neighbors, here is an opportunity to do great work without spending a penny. Even if it's just one day per week, if you can spare about 2 ½ hours – between 10:30 and 1:00 - on any weekday, we can probably use your help.  For more information, contact us at ***
"Your support allows us to provide meals to the most vulnerable in our community"

Waterville Creates
93 Main Street
(207) 616-0292

Waterville Creates promotes, supports, and grows our community‘s arts and cultural assets in order to strengthen Waterville as a vibrant creative center, increase access to creative opportunities for residents and visitors, and advance community and economic development goals. In 2014, Waterville Creates was established under the existing Waterville Regional Arts and Community Center (WRACC). Since that time, Waterville Creates (WC) has served as the primary coordinating entity for arts and cultural programming in Waterville by working directly with the Colby College Museum of Art, Maine Film Center, Waterville Public Library, Waterville Opera House, and Ticonic Gallery + Studios (formerly Common Street Arts) to strengthen partnerships, expand collaborative programming, and launch new marketing initiatives. Through the generous support of the Harold Alfond Foundation, WC has also been able to increase collaborative partnerships with the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, City of Waterville, Colby College, Thomas College, Kennebec Valley Community College, MaineGeneral and Inland hospitals, and area businesses. Additionally, this support has provided unique opportunities to foster partnerships through the creation of new initiatives such as the Partner Incentive Grant program that incentivizes and supports increased collaborative ventures like the Waterville Rocks! Summer Concert Series. This grant program has allowed for broader and more inclusive programming that has a profound impact on the cultural footprint within the community.

Waterville Elks Lodge #905
76 Industrial Street
(207) 873-4335
Waterville Historical Society
62 Silver Street, Unit B
(207) 872-9439

The Redington Museum is owned and operated by the Waterville Historical Society in Waterville, Me. It is made up of members from the comThe museum is housed in a handsome two story home built in 1814 by pioneer Waterville settler Asa Redington, a veteran of three enlistments in the Revolutionary War and a member of George Washington's elite Honor Guard. After the revolution he developed the water rights at Ticonic Falls and with his sons Samuel and William established a thriving flour mill on the banks of the Kennebec River. The father of six sons and three daughters, Asa built this substantial home for his son William. Fashioned of great hewn timbers, all hand pegged, it still features the original spiral staircase, fireplaces with period woodwork, and floors of wide pumpkin pine. The newel post in the entrance exhibits the "contractor's peace stone," a small smooth polished stone signifying in Colonial times that the project had been completed to both the owner's and builder's satisfaction. Today five rooms are furnished with antiques of the late 18th and early 19th centuries from the Redington family, the family of pioneer attorney Timothy Boutelle, and from other early local families. The house has been open to the public as a museum since 1927 and was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

About The Redington

Our Library
The Society's library contains many original materials useful for local historical research. There are numerous volumes of state and local history, a special collection of books on the Civil War, and an important collection of early school texts, many of them published in Hallowell.
There are several important series of diaries, including those of James Stackpole, which cover the years 1785 to 1820. Other series include the diaries of George Flood, covering 1860 to 1900; those of Miss Harriet Parmenter, covering 1888 to 1940; those of Miss Clara Costley, from 1912 to 1950; and the Keith diaries. Other manuscripts include a large number of account books from early businesses, records of early local physicians and a file of early letters and documents from and about local citizens.
The Society has a good collection of early local newspapers, including a fairly complete run of the weekly Waterville Mail from 1847 to 1906 (microfilmed in 1975-76 with the help of a grant from the Maine State Commision of the Arts and Humanities. Microfilms available for viewing at Colby College). Numerous early local maps, some of which are on display, and the extensive collection of early photographs of Waterville allow researchers to piece together an excellent visual history of the area.

About The Waterville Historical Society
Founded in 1903, the purpose and goal of the Waterville Historical Society is to collect and preserve Waterville's historically significant collections. To promote Waterville's unique history and rich cultural heritage by offering events and educational programming to the general public. To be responsible stewards of the Redington Museum and other physical spaces by maintaining and operating the facility so that it can be fully appreciated by future generations. munity and away. The Historical Society is proud to maintain and preserve the history of this great city.

Waterville Public Library
73 Elm Street
(207) 872-5433
The Waterville Public Library empowers people and strengthens community through the sharing of stories and knowledge.
Waterville Rotary Club
PO Box 192
(207) 649-6620
Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club
166 College Ave.
(207) 877-1418

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Northern Light Inland Hospital -Cafe
200 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME 04901
United States of America

(207) 861-2001
(207) 877-9783

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