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Mission Statement:  The Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children promotes a broad spectrum of educational opportunities for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families.

Guiding Principles:  The Foundation provides financial support to children and programs, which support the following initiatives for Maine’s deaf and hard of hearing children and their families:

  • Innovative leadership development
  • Social development
  • Physical and recreational development
  • The arts
  • Independent living
  • Community service


The Foundation board traditionally meets in October, January, March, May, and twice in June to review application requests and develop fundraising plans.

Applications for funding should be sent to the Foundation at least two weeks prior to each meeting.

To download information and an application for funding for an eligible child, Individual/Family Foundation Funding Application

To download further information and an application for funding an eligible program, Program Foundation Funding Application

Fundraising: The Foundation’s major annual fundraiser is the Mackworth Island Show & Shine, which is held on Mackworth Island, Falmouth Maine the last Sunday of July.  For more information regarding this car show, which is sponsored by the Down East Region Porsche Club of America and the Falmouth Rotary Club, please click here.


To make a donation to the Foundation, please click here.


Further information regarding the Foundation, please contact a current officer:

President:  Kristine Dach

Vice President & Application Coordinator:  Marsha Ames

Treasurer:  Vacant

Secretary:  Miles Archer