Our general fund covers operating expenses such as salaries, business insurance, equipment, subscriptions and memberships needed to conduct business (ie. Adobe Suite, Maine Philanthropy Center), web hosting, and start-up funds for future programs and projects.
BOM Family Relief
Our family relief program offers a one-time payment to BIPOC families facing, with strong preference given to those facing adversity due to COVID-19. We directly pay a portion of the families rent, electricity, water, internet, oil, gas bill, etc.
Monthly Funds Needed: $1,250
BOM Podcast and Video Production
Black Owned Maine Podcast provides a safe and welcoming space for guests to discuss issues surrounding systemic racism, BIPOC entrepreneurship, racial trauma, and much more.
We have begun producing video podcasts and plan to produce a series of mini-documentaries surrounding the businesses in our directory.
Donations to this fund go toward costs relating to producing podcast episodes and videos, such as hosting fees, contractor fees, AV equipment, gas to drive to the different businesses in our directory, as well as professional training needed to learn and grow in this field.
BOM Business Center Fund
We would like to rent studio space. A studio would allow us to move out of our living rooms and into a recording studio and small office space.
Funds needed to rent a monthly studio: $18,000 a year
Black Owned Maine is a nonprofit that relies on donations to keep our programs and operations afloat. We have partnered with Creative Portland while we wait for our 501c3 status. This means that you can support our cause while also writing off your donation as a tax deduction. After making your donation please check your email for a receipt from Creative Portland.
We accept online donations and checks.
Checks can be mailed to
Rose Barboza, c/o Black Owned Maine, PO Box 690, Saco, Maine, 04072
Checks must be made out to Creative Portland with Black Owned Maine in the memo box.