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Stephens Memorial Hospital Grant Program

The Stephens Memorial Hospital Grant Program supports local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in their implementation of sustainable health care initiatives in the community.

Questions concerning project concepts, application processes or format may be addressed to Abbie Graiver, Director of Development, Marketing and Community Relations, at Stephens Memorial Hospital at 207-744-6049 or abbie.graiver@mainehealth.org.

Recent grant recipients include:

  • Camp Susan Curtis of Stoneham was awarded a grant to provide the opportunity for five economically disadvantaged children and teens from the Oxford Hills area to attend Camp Susan Curtis for two weeks of skill and character development, and participate in healthy outdoor activities, which have been proven to help children and teens engage positively in schools and communities
  • The Maine Dragon Boat Club (MDBC) was the recipient of funding to help fund the cost of yearly expenses, easing financial pressure and allowing the club to offer more programs for different community groups, fostering compassion, a sense of community, a physical challenge, and competition in the state of Maine through the sport of dragon boating. They hope to build strong communities by promoting fitness, teamwork, and leadership among youth, adults and seniors of all backgrounds by offering free clinics and practices to community members. Benefits from the Dragon Boat include physical and psychological. 
  • The Greater Lovell Land Trust was granted $2,500 to help fund their project aimed to convert the existing 0.25 mile long Storybook Trail at GLLT’s Kezar River Reserve in Lovell from a conventional hiking trail to an “accessible trail.”
  • Safe Voices has been at the forefront of the domestic violence movement in Maine for more than 40 years. Safe Voices in South Paris aims to meet the critical need for emergency and support services to survivors of domestic violence, promote ways to foster healthy relationships, and educate communities on the seriousness and prevalence of this crime. Safe Voices was awarded a grant to help fund their 24-Hour Helpline Advocacy & Support, increasing safety and stability as well as health and wellbeing for survivors of domestic abuse and violence, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties.