The Community Pollinator Award

Every year at SMWC’s Annual Meeting we give Community Pollinator Awards to incredible organizations we’ve worked with over the last year. As a movement building organization, SMWC values collaboration and community building with other organizations. Community Pollinator Awards are given to groups that are not just doing amazing organizing their communities, but are also connecting the dots between issues. These organizations understand the importance and power of solidarity. Just like bees carrying pollen from plant to plant, collaborations like these make our movements bloom.

2019 Recipients

Homeless Voices for Justice


Maine Equal Justice
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center
Southern Maine DSA

2018 Recipients

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center
South Sudanese Community Organization


2017 Recipients

Maine ALL Care
Catalyst Project


2016 Recipients

Maine Women’s Lobby
Portland Outright
New Mainers Public Health Initiative
The Neighborhood Housing League
Lewiston 21st Century
Portland Racial Justice Congress