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Community giving

Health Options laid the financial and foundational groundwork for a Community Benefits Expenditure (CBE) program in 2019 and began awarding grants in 2020. We work with the Maine Community Foundation to administer grant funds.

These grants aim to help Maine-based nonprofit organizations with the mission to support people in communities across the state lead mentally and physically healthier lives.

Our grant cycle is now closed. We received many impressive applications, and our grant advisory council selected the following recipients:

  • Side x Side
  • Main Street Skowhegan
  • The Beth Wright Cancer Resource 
  • The Kittery Land Trust, Inc
  • Midcoast Youth Center
  • The Larry Labonte Recovery Center 
  • Adaptive Outdoor Education Center
  • The Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association
  • The Androscoggin Land Trust
  • Waldo County Bounty
  • Inland Woods + Trails 

The next CBE grant cycle will begin early in 2024. Keep checking this page for more information. 

Our grantmaking goals

who are at economic risk and underserved by the health insurance industry;

to accessing health services based on geography, finances and/or culture;

on the state or local level;

by leveraging programs and providing aid to community-based health and wellness outreach;

managing chronic illness to be their best selves – mentally, physically, and emotionally; and

Member population of Maine people and families.

Because it takes a community

Our mission

To partner locally with Members, businesses and health professionals to provide affordable, high-quality benefits that promote health and wellbeing. 

Our vision

To be a leader in transforming and improving individual and community health and positively affecting local economies. 

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