Black Owned Maine is a young but powerful Black-led and Black-serving nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine, USA. Our work lies at the intersection of race and socioeconomics; education and advocacy. We have spent the last two years pioneering the way Black entrepreneurs are served in Maine and have concluded that sustainability and innovation will drive vast success. All donations are 100% tax-deductible through our partnership with Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition.
The majority of our work has been made possible through community contributions. A community that understands that Black entrepreneurs are best taught and served by their own people. Read below to learn more about our programming and consider making a financial contribution to Black economic liberation.
Your gift will fund the following:
– Business Formation Basics (BFB): A program designed to led quarterly cohorts of 5-7 Black sole proprietors through the process of forming an LLC, opening a business bank account, and the other foundational elements of forming a business.
– Ecosystem Research and Development: A deep dive into thriving Black ecosystems across the globe to gain a better understanding of infrastructures, lived life experiences, and methods for sustainability.
– Directory Maintenance: Our 400 + member directory is in a constant state of evolution. It is imperative that this resource be accurate and up to date. Without our directory we have no foundation.
– Advocacy: We will continue to fight for Black entrepreneurs’ right to access equitable business education. Help us end gatekeeping and systemic methods of information withholding.
Corporate Philanthropists + Partners – Please contact us directly at [email protected]
We welcome any fundraisers to help reach our goal but we do ask for notification beforehand to ensure brand alignment.
– Rose + the BOM team
Donations can also be made via check at:
Black Owned Maine
411 Congress Street
Please note: Our address has changed! Checks must be written out to Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition, with Black Owned Maine written in the memo line.