Maine Farmland Trust donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Maine Farmland Trust in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 9 50,000 53,333 35,000 35,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 100,000 100,000
Capacity Building 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Regional Food Systems 8 50,000 55,625 40,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Maine Farmland Trust

Donor Total 2019 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 480,000.00 40,000.00 85,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 45,000.00 100,000.00
Total 480,000.00 40,000.00 85,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 45,000.00 100,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund40,000.0082019-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To help more farmers scale up for the wholesale market, thereby helping to expand local and regional markets and the farming sector in Maine.
John Merck Fund35,000.0092018-08Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To implement a one-year strategic planning process focused on developing a clearly articulated set of values and a long-term guiding vision.
John Merck Fund50,000.0032018-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To help more farmers scale up for the wholesale market, which is essential to growing local and regional markets and the farming sector in Maine.
John Merck Fund60,000.0022016-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To help Maine farmers scale up to access and serve wholesale markets.
John Merck Fund50,000.0032015-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine farms in scaling up to serve wholesale markets.
John Merck Fund50,000.0032014-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate Maine farmers on the benefits and challenges of growing food for the wholesale market.
John Merck Fund50,000.0032014-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To address key barriers to moving greater volumes of New England produce through conventional supply chains in Maine.
John Merck Fund45,000.0072013-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To pilot local produce value chain development by first establishing relationships among Maine farmers, a broadline distributor, several institutional customers, and a food service management company that lead eventually to business transactions between these parties.
John Merck Fund100,000.0012011-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo develop a regionally scaled agriculture model that gives farmers Maine farmer access to more customers for their products, especially in the institutional market, and supports their scaling up to meet those customers’ demands.