In August of each year, Sprague Family members are asked to sponsor charitable organizations for consideration of a gift from the P.W. Sprague Memorial Foundation. In considering gift giving, the Trustees of the Foundation give preference to organizations supported by one or more family members and organizations where family members serve or have served in the past.

In 2016 the Foundation awarded 48 grants totaling over $180,000. 



Boys and Girls Cub of Southern Maine

Camp Ketcha
Cape Care Cape Elzabeth Land Trust
Carlisle Charitable Foundation Charles E. Thomas Memorial Library
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Compass Project at Engine
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Fort Williams Park Foundation
Good Shepherd Food Bank Greater Portland Landmarks
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts
Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership Learning Works
Lifeflight Foundation Lobster Conservancy
Maine Audubon Society Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Maine College of Art Maine Historical Society
Maine Huts & Trails Maine Island Trail Association
Maine Preservation Maine Seacoast Mission - EdGE program
Maine Women's Policy Center New England Arab American Organization
Nonesuch Oar and Paddle Club Planned Parenthood of New England
Portland Museum of Art Prouts Neck Historical Society
Pug Rescue of New England Resources First Foundation
Riding to the Top Riverview Kids Who Care
Scarborough Land Trust Scarborough Swim Team Boosters
School Year Abroad Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine St. James Episcopal Church
Tate House Museum Thomas Memorial Library
Victoria Mansion Wayfinder Schools
Waynflete School  
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Press forward! If you are standing still you are going backwards!
— P.W. Sprague