Retired Maine Game Wardens

Giving Back to the State

Helping Our Friends & Neighbors in Maine

Become a Sponsor

With funds raised so far, the Maine Game Warden Foundation has given grants to individuals with special specific needs relating to cancer treatment. A grant was issued to an organization seeking a cure for a rare childhood disease. Grants have been made to three different Maine outdoor conservation camps for the purpose of sponsoring young people for a week at camp that otherwise could not attend due to lack of finances.

  • University of Maine Greenland Point Center
  • Honor Flight Maine
  • House in the Wood
  • Hope House
  • Teens to Trails
  • Ripple Effect
  • University of Maine-Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center
  • New Hope for Women
  • Corporal Cole Memorial Fund
  • A-T Children’s Project
  • Pickerel Pond Maine Youth Fish and Game Association
  • Ripple Effect
  • Camp North Woods – IFW
  • Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs

Grant Guidelines

The following guidelines shall be adhered to by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) when determining the amount and payee of any grants or scholarships. All amounts of grants or scholarships shall be at the sole discretion of the Board but shall not exceed the amounts set forth below.

  1. Upon such dates and at such times as the Board shall agree, the Board shall meet (either in person, by phone or by other electronic means) to approve or deny grant requests submitted to the Board. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for purposes of approving or denying a grant request.
  2. All grant requests must be submitted to the Board in writing at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Board. A copy of the grant requests shall be distributed (by mail, e-mail or fax) to each member of the Board at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to allow each of the Board members to review and analyze the request in advance of the meeting.
  3. Any member of the Board who has a conflict of interest of any kind with the proposed recipient of a grant shall not be allowed to vote on the grant request, and shall disqualify himself or herself from all discussions relating to such grant request. In the event that there is less than a quorum due to disqualifications, a majority of the remaining members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
  4. Active members of the Maine Warden Service and their immediate family members, Members of the Board and their immediate family members, active law enforcement officers and their immediate family members, and law enforcement agencies or associations may not be recipients of grants.
  5. No for-profit corporations or other business entities shall be recipients of grants.
  6. Grants may be approved to provide aid to retired Game Wardens, or to the families of deceased Game Wardens, but such grants shall not exceed $2,500 per recipient per year. This limit does not apply to funeral expenses, which shall have a limit of $3,000 per recipient per year.
  7. Grants may be approved to provide a scholarship to individual students as recognition and reward for academic achievement and potential for Maine students who are currently enrolled in, or who have been accepted to a secondary education program in fields associated with or relating to the conservation of fish, wildlife and other natural resources, but each individual scholarship shall not exceed $5,000 per recipient per year.
  8. Grants may be approved to provide support of the following types of programs (as set forth in the By-Laws), but each such grant shall not exceed $1,000 per program per year:
    1. Conservation of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources;
    2. Improvement of Community resources/support, outreach/intervention, and mentoring/educational training regarding:
      1. sexual assault and/or domestic violence;
      2. alcohol and substance abuse;
      3. juvenile delinquency; and
      4. other crimes;
    3. Expanding of broad-based social services programs;
    4. Additional humanitarian, governmental, and educational causes, including the improvement of the quality of well-being, education and health of children and their families; and
    5. Maximizing of Public Safety and the Prevention of Crime.
  9. Grants may be allowed to provide support of victims of violence or economic adversity or other distresses, but each such grant shall not exceed $2,500 per year.
  10. Grants may be allowed that provide recognition of public service, but each such grant shall not exceed $1,000 per year.
  11. Grants may be allowed for the improvement of the ability of Maine state government to provide support to the programs in paragraph 8. above and other similar efforts, but each such grant shall not exceed $1,000 per grant per year.
  12. All grant requests must be in writing, and must include the following:
    1. Full name, address and telephone number of Recipient;
    2. If grant is for entity, proof of the entity’s status as a non-profit entity;
    3. Detailed description of the grant request (need) and amount requested; and
    4. If the grant is for a scholarship, the request must include the student’s age, the College or University to be attended and a copy of the student’s letter of acceptance in the program
  13. A copy of all grant requests, and the Boards approval or denial thereof, shall be maintained in the Board’s records for a period of at least eight (8) years.
  14. The Board shall notify the Recipient of the approval or denial of the grant request within fifteen days after the Board’s meeting.

Grant Funding Request