Black Owned Maine is a young but powerful Black-led and Black-serving nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine, USA. Our work lies at the intersection of race and socioeconomics; education and advocacy. We have spent the last two years pioneering the way Black entrepreneurs are served in Maine and have concluded that sustainability and innovation will drive vast success.
The majority of our work has been made possible through community contributions. A community that understands that Black entrepreneurs are best taught and served by their own people. Read below to learn more about our programming and consider making a financial contribution to Black economic liberation.
Your gift will fund the following:
- Business Technical Assistance - A culturally relevant business technical assistance program for Black entrepreneurs
- Ecosystem Research and Development: A deep dive into thriving Black ecosystems across the globe to gain a better understanding of infrastructures, lived life experiences, and methods for sustainability.
- Directory Maintenance: Our 400 + member directory is in a constant state of evolution. It is imperative that this resource be accurate and up to date. Without our directory, we have no foundation.
- Advocacy: We will continue to fight for Black entrepreneurs' right to access equitable business education. Help us end gatekeeping and systemic methods of information withholding.
Corporate Philanthropists + Partners - Please contact us directly before making a contribution. [email protected]
We welcome any fundraisers to help reach our goal but we do ask for notification beforehand to ensure brand alignment.
- Rose + the BOM team