Providing innovative financing and expert assistance to nonprofits since 1992. 


The Genesis Fund brings together resources to create housing and other economic and social opportunities for people and places being left out of the mainstream economy. We make projects happen that otherwise wouldn't, throughout Maine and in other communities in Northern New England. Take a look at our

2022 Annual Report to see how!


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Helping to create affordable housing and community facilities by sharing the professional knowledge nonprofits need to develop these projects.

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Workshops for Municipalities, Community Groups, and Developer/Builders

Six "how to" in-person and virtual Genesis Fund workshops in different rural regions of the state are part of our new project with MaineHousing to help developers and community partners put together affordable housing projects. The first one, serving towns from Ellsworth to Machias, attracted nearly 40 attendees.

These rural-focused workshops explain the project development process, various steps to present a project for approvals and financing, and how to assemble a project team. They're geared to municipalities working to attract projects to their communities, community groups interested in supporting the development of a housing project, and developer/builders who have some ideas and capacity but have never worked with MaineHousing or on affordable housing.

See below for more info on workshops in:

  • Bangor: 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Bangor Savings Bank branch at 24 Hamlin Way
  • York: 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13, York Housing Authority at 4 Pine Grove Lane (off Long Sands Road)
  • Norway: 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17, Center for Ecology Based Economy at 447 Main Street
  • Skowhegan: 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, Skowhegan Center for Entrepreneurship, 181 Water Street
  • Presque Isle: 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, Sargent Family Conference Room in Presque Isle City Hall, 12 Second Street
  • Waldoboro: 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Weds. March 22, Waldoboro Town Office - Public Safety building, 1600 Atlantic Highway (US Rt. 1)

No advance registration is necessary if attending in person. In addition to in-person, sessions will be available for virtual participation on each day of presentation - please contact John Egan at the Genesis Fund by email or by phone at 207.844.2035 x13 FMI and/or for the link to access the video conference.