Request for Proposals: Brick & Beam Society

Brick & Beam Society, an individual giving group of United Way Greater Portland, takes a broad view of the community, bringing leaders together and building momentum for action.

The group also leverages United Way of Greater Portland’s rich history, resources, knowledge, and relationships to get results. Brick & Beam Society is also aligned with Thrive 2027’s Community-Wide Goals and those of United Way of Greater Portland. Since 2016, Brick & Beam Society has invested over $330,000 in early literacy and STEM/STEAM programs throughout Greater Portland.

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Request for Proposals

Brick & Beam Society supports projects that are high-impact, sustainable, and replicable and approaches that are innovative, holistic, and collaborative.

Brick & Beam Society seeks proposals that:

  • target early childhood learning and/or STEM programming,
  • and support high need populations birth through 8th grade.

Proposed programs should be designed to be adaptive to changing conditions, given continued uncertainty around the impact of the pandemic.

Read about last year’s celebration of past funded partners through this grant.


Amount: Between $25,000 and $50,000

Funding Period: One year, starting from the award of grant funding, unless otherwise noted.

Deadline for Submission: August 7, 2020

The application and further information about funding priorities, Thrive2027 alignment, and the application process can be found here.

Please contact with Jennifer Burns at with any questions.

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Supporting Documents:
Thrive2027 Goals and Strategies