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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Economic Development, Environment

Mission: To preserve the Mid-Coast regions quality of life, the social and economic vitality, the small-town character and the historic assets of the midcoast by promoting a regional smart growth approach to land-use and transportation planning, decision-making and resource management.

Target demographics: build strong communities through public engagement and smart growth tools

Direct beneficiaries per year: dozens of communities in the midcoast.

Geographic areas served: midcoast Maine

Programs: City, town & regional planning, facilitating meetings & workshops, conducting visioning sessions, providing place-making & walkability audits and enhancing public engagement.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked in economic development and with many downtown business groups over the years, I can honestly say that the content and context of the educational programs that Friends of Midcoast Maine brings to the table is significant. The quality of speakers, the superb organizational skills of FMM leadership, and impact of their continued community consciousness messages is beyond anything I've seen in twenty-plus years in the field.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Orton Family Foundation has been partnering with Friends of Midcoast Maine on a community based project since Autumn 2008. I have found the organization to be a thoughtful, reliable and committed partner. Its staff has a strong knowledge base in planning and a demonstrated willingness to apply cutting edge tools and techniques to improve a community's planning process.