Welcome to the June First Tuesday Roundup, the monthly newsletter from GovWebworks. How can states chart the way to economic recovery? The superheroes at Maine Development Foundation and Maine Community Foundation highlight community initiatives and funding models that can make a difference. We hope you find these posts useful, and appreciate your comments and suggestions for future topics.
Maine Development Foundation promotes support for leaders, dislocated workers, and Main Street
By Melissa Coleman – In the face of Covid-19’s economic impact, we’ve been looking to social sector organizations in our home state for strategies that can help in Maine and other less-populated states around the country.
The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) is one such organization behind a number of grassroots initiatives for economic stimulus and recovery. Yellow Light Breen, the foundation’s CEO, has an ear to the ground for programs that most effectively support the needs of his rural state.
Maine Community Foundation supports social sector services in wake of Covid-19
By Melissa Coleman – We spoke with the Maine Development Foundation last week about Strategies for Economic Stability. Now we’re following up with Maine Community Foundation’s vice president of philanthropy, Laura Young, on ways community funding can support the social sector and the economy.
“We’ll see quite a bit of federal funds spill in,” Yellow Light Breen of Maine Development Foundation said when we asked about economic stimulus in the wake of Covid-19. “But we’ll need private sector support to make it a true partnership.” This is where Maine Community Foundation comes into play.
In Other News
Current articles/videos of interest across the web (in case you missed them):
- How to rebuild and reimagine jobs amid the coronavirus crisis: Public-, private-, and social-sector leaders are taking urgent steps to manage the fast-evolving crisis of jobs and work. But there is room—and need—for greater focus, speed, boldness, and innovation... - via McKinsey
- Maine nonprofits receive $1.2 million for COVID-19 relief efforts: The Maine Community Foundation has issued COVID-19 relief grants to 130 nonprofit organizations in the state... - via Portland Press Herald