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Pull Up for Maine

Beginning January 2024, Pull Up Fund will focus its giving on Prince George’s County, Maryland in order to provide deeper support for the community. We are proud of the impact our Maine-based grantees have had across the state over the past few years, and we look forward to hearing updates on their work for years to come.

Check out what some of our grantees are doing in their communities:

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
ILAP stands alongside families like Jocelyne’s, from Burundi, as they build their lives in Maine. Photo by Molly Haley for ILAP.
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) is Maine’s only statewide immigration legal services organization. Pull Up Fund’s support has helped ILAP provide critical services to vulnerable communities including asylum seekers, children and survivors of domestic violence, crime and trafficking.


people reached through direct legal services and community legal education last year


of pro bono time donated by volunteer attorneys representing immigrant youth and individuals seeking asylum in 2020

Preble Street
Neighbors reach for the stars. At Preble Street Housing First program Huston Commons, a donated telescope is the star of the show at a weekly morning pancakes group.
Preble Street

Preble Street provides accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and advocates for solutions to these problems. With support from Pull Up Fund, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Preble Street has met basic and urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty — including individuals and families, youth, adults, Veterans, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of human trafficking — and empowered them to reach their full potential. Additionally, Pull Up Fund support helped offset increased demand for Preble Street Emergency Food Programs, aiding the distribution of 100,000 meals per month to vulnerable people during a global health crisis.


meals distributed per month to vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maine Initiatives
Maine Initiatives supports orgs like The Black Artist Forum of Maine (BAF), a coalition dedicated to contributing to the growth of individual creators and the community of Black artists in Maine.
Maine Initiatives

Maine Initiatives, a fund for change, cultivates social, economic, and environmental justice through grants and other support to grassroots organizations in Maine communities. Pull Up Fund supports Maine Initiatives’ efforts to resource Black-, Indigenous-, and People of Color-led leaders with the support needed to build grassroots-driven community and civic engagement organizations.

This grant from The Pull Up Fund will enable us to distribute more money than ever before in support of organizing and advocacy led by Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. We are deeply grateful for this act of solidarity with grassroots leaders in Maine.

— Maine Initiatives