Take Action – Take Two

Here are some of MOFF’s favorite nonprofits and advocacy organizations doing incredible work:

Teens to Trails

Teens to Trails aims to connect high school students to life-changing outdoor experiences so that all teens have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, together. Learn more at their website.

 

Friends of Casco Bay

Friends of Casco Bay (featured in the 2020 MOFF short film Working With You to Keep Casco Bay Blue) works to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay through close monitoring, inspiring residents and businesses to take care of our coastal waters, supporting efforts to reduce pollution, and advocating for strong protections for the Bay. Learn more at their website. 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is working to expand biking in Maine, improve bike and pedestrian safety, pass bike- and pet-friendly laws, and spread a love of being active to children and adults alike. Learn more at their website.

 

Carrabassett Region NEMBA

Carrabassett Region NEMBA (featured in two films from MOFF 2020 Broke & Stoked competition, Riding Raven and Carrabassett Valley Maine’s Ultimate Mountain Biking Destination) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the building and maintenance of a sustainable mountain bike trail network in Carrabassett Valley and surrounding areas. Learn more at their website.

Sunlight Media Collective

The Sunlight Media Collective (featured in the MOFF film Juniper Ridge Landfill Megadump) is an organization of indigenous and non-indigenous media makers and activists, including Wabanaki tribal members, working to document and present stories affecting Wabanaki people and highlighting Wabanaki perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the intersection between environmental issues and tribal rights. Learn more at their website.

Maine Film Association

The Maine Film Association’s mission is to advance the art, craft, and business of filmmaking in Maine by connecting film professionals in the state, providing engaging and interesting professional development and networking opportunities and promoting the film industry in Maine. Learn more on their website.

 

Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro is committed to connecting Black people with nature and changing the face of leadership in the outdoors. Learn more on their website.

 

Portland Trails

Portland Trails is a nonprofit urban land trust that transforms Greater Portland into a healthier and better-connected community through a 70+ mile trail network. Learn more on their website.

 

Maine Outdoor Brands

Maine Outdoor Brands unites business leaders and entrepreneurs in raising awareness of Maine’s outdoor recreation economy and strengthens Maine’s outdoor product/service companies through knowledge sharing, collaborative marketing and commerce efforts, and access to professional resources. Learn more on their website.

 

Rippleffect

Rippleffect’s mission is to promote youth development and leadership through adventure, healthy communities, and living sustainably. Learn more on their website.

 

The Ikkatsu Project

The Ikkatsu Project (featured in the MOFF film Decision) is committed to exploration, education, and advocacy, blending science and adventure while putting a special focus on working to reduce pollution. Learn more on their website.

 

Friends of Seneca

Friends of Seneca (featured in the MOFF film Approach) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of rock climbing access and the climbing community of Seneca Rocks, WV. Learn more on their website.

 

Northwest Treaty Tribes

 

Northwest Treaty Tribes (featured in the MOFF film Recolonizing the Elwha) works to support tribes in the exercise of their treaty rights by telling the story of the tribes protecting and restoring natural resources. Learn more on their website.

 

Northeast Wilderness Trust

Northeast Wilderness Trust (Featured in the MOFF film Rewilding the Northeast) is a non-profit land trust founded to fill the vacant niche of wilderness protection in the Northeast by conserving forever-wild landscapes for nature and people. Learn more on their website.

 

Audubon Alaska

Audubon Alaska (featured in the MOFF film Understory) has a mission to conserve natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of present and future generations. Learn more at their website.

 

The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society (featured in the MOFF film Understory) is committed to the idea that wilderness and all public lands can bring people and communities together and that everyone should share equitably in their benefits. Learn more on their website.

 

SPACE

SPACE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe space for creatives to make and showcase, artistic works. Learn more on their website.

Northeast Historic Film

Northeast Historic Film is a non-profit archive celebrating the historical and cultural significance of moving images. With access to 10 million+ feet of preserved film, a public study center, and a theater for screenings, they keep the history of New England’s archived films alive. Learn more on their website.

Indigo Arts Alliance

Indigo Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Maine-based artists of African descent to artists of color from different parts of the world. Learn more on their website.

 

Maine Island Trail Association


The Maine Island Trail Association (featured in the 2021 MOFF films, Project 20/20 and To Row and Let Go and the 2020 MOFF short film Taking Care: Maine) is a non-profit membership organization committed to preserving and appreciating the islands in coastal Maine. Members receive resources to avoid leaving an impact during their adventures on Maine islands for the benefit of future generations. Learn more on their website.

Maine Film Center / Maine International Film Festival

Maine Film Center is a non-profit organization supporting the film community through showcasing contemporary, classic, and independent films. They are also creators of the Maine International Film Festival, an annual screening of international films that spotlights Maine and New England filmmakers’ works. Learn more on their website.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust 

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization supporting coastal communities by making the coast of Maine more accessible to all and protecting it from climate change. Learn more on their website.

 

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust

 

Maine Appalachian Land Trust (featured in the 2020 MOFF film One Wing in the Fire)is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the natural environment of the land around the Appalachian Trail for the benefit of the public. Learn more on their website.

 

Maine Audubon

The Maine Audubon is Maine’s oldest and is still its largest wildlife conservation organization. The mission of this organization is to educate and spread awareness to Mainers about Maine wildlife information, environmental policies, and their ongoing conservation projects. Learn more on their website.

Portland Gear Hub

The Portland Gear Hub is a non-profit store specializing in biking and outdoor gear equipment created by Ketcha Outdoors, a 501c3 youth outdoors organization. Their mission is to provide more affordable outdoor gear and information on gear to help create a more safe, sustainable, and accessible outdoor community. Learn more on their website. 

 

Girls on the Run Maine

Girls on the Run Maine is a non-profit organization originating from but independent of the International Girls on the Run organization. Girls on the Run Maine provides girls in early education with enjoyable physical exercise programs that will encourage confidence and perseverance and prepare them for life. Learn more on their website. 

 

World Trails Network

The World Trails Network is a global organization registered as a non-profit organization in the United States of America and Switzerland. This organization is committed to educating conservation, inspiring engagement, and celebration, of trails everywhere, for everyone. Learn more on their website.