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 needs relating to cancer treatment. A grant request was issued to an organization seeking a cure for rare childhood diseases. Grants have been made to three different Maine outdoor conservation camps to sponsor young people for a week at camp that they otherwise could not attend due to a 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 Request 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 board’s sole discretion 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.
  2. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for purposes of approving or denying a grant request.
  3. All grant requests must be submitted to the Board in writing at least seven days before the meeting of the Board.
  4. 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 before the meeting to allow each of the Board members to review and analyze the request in advance of the meeting.
  5. Any member of the Board who has a conflict of interest with the proposed recipient of a grant shall not be allowed to vote on the grant request and shall disqualify themselves from all discussions relating to such grant request.
  6. If there is less than a quorum due to disqualifications, most remaining members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
  7. Active members of the Maine Warden Service and their immediate family members, board members and immediate family members, active law enforcement officers and their immediate family members, and law enforcement agencies or associations may not be recipients of grants.
  8. No for-profit corporations or other business entities shall be recipients of grants.
  9. Grants may be approved to provide aid to retired Game Wardens or 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 have a limit of $3,000 per recipient per year.
  10. Grants may be approved to provide a scholarship to individual students as recognition and reward for academic achievement for Maine students currently enrolled in or who have been accepted to a post-secondary education program in fields associated with the conservation of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. Still, each scholarship shall not exceed $5,000 per recipient per year.
  11. Grants may be approved to provide support of the following types of programs, as outlined 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, mentoring, and educational training regarding:
      1. sexual assault
      2. domestic violence
      3. substance abuse
      4. juvenile delinquency
      5. other crimes
    3. Expanding of broad-based social services programs.
    4. Additional humanitarian, governmental, and educational causes include improving the quality of well-being, education, and health of children and their families.
    5. Maximizing of Public Safety and the Prevention of Crime.
  12. Grants may be allowed to provide support to victims of violence, economic adversity, or other distress, but each such grant shall not exceed $2,500 per year.
  13. Grants may be allowed that provide recognition of public service, but each such grant shall not exceed $1,000 per year.
  14. Grants may be allowed to improve the Maine state government’s ability 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.
  15. All grant requests must be in writing and must include the following:
    1. Full name, address, and telephone number of the recipient.
    2. If the grant is for the entity, proof of the entity’s status as a non-profit entity.
    3. A detailed description of the grant request and amount requested.
    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 into the program.
  16. A copy of all grant requests, and the Board’s approval or denial thereof, shall be maintained in the Board’s records for a period of at least eight years.
  17. The Board shall notify the Recipient of the grant request’s approval or denial within fifteen days after the Board’s meeting.

Grant Funding Request