$50,000 Awarded in 2019

  • Art Van – $4,500 to sustain the Core Neighborhood mobile art therapy program for children at sites in Bath and in Brunswick
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters – $2,500 to defray the costs of background checks for potential volunteer mentors
  • Gathering Place – $3,500 to enhance programs at its Drop-in Day Shelter in Brunswick to meet the needs of an increasing number of individuals
  • Growing to Give – $3,500 to initiate a new educational project, Growing Giving, and Learning, at Scatter Good Farm, a food bank project in Brunswick
  • Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine – $5,000 to support services for lower-income homeowners in Harpswell in need of house repairs, weatherization and modifications
  • Harpswell Aging at Home – $5,000 to support food initiatives, including Lunch with Friends and Meals in a Pinch, for elderly residents
  • Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program – $5,500 to expand the new School Pantry program at schools in our area
  • Midcoast Literacy – $3,000 to expand the Read Together Program serving children ages 6-14 who are performing below grade level
  • People Plus – $2,500 to support the Volunteer Transportation Network that provides free rides for elderly residents of Brunswick, Harpswell and Topsham
  • Sweetser – $5,000 to assist uninsured and underinsured children and families receiving school-based therapy in Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties
  • Tedford Housing – $5,000 to support continuation of the Breaking Down Barriers program for women seeking stable living conditions
  • United Way of Mid Coast Maine – $5,000 for the Diaper Project, which distributes free diapers to families at food pantries in Bath, Brunswick, and Wiscasset

$42,500 Awarded in 2018

  • Bath Housing Development – $7,500 to provide salary for a full-time employee to manage the Comfortably Home Program (home modification for people 60+)
  • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program – $3,000 to support the development of a Mobile Food Pantry to serve rural communities
  • Oasis Free Clinics – $5,000 to conduct a community outreach initiative to increase the number of women participating in CPAP (Community Prescription Assistance Program)

    The representatives of the organizations receiving the 2018 awards are Erika Simonson from Though These Doors (formerly Family Crises Services); Kim Gore with Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute; Deborah Keller and Jess Irish from Bath Housing Development; Giff Jamison for Tedford Housing; Kristina Jenkins, Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute; Karen Parker and Hannah Chatalbash from Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program; Anita Ruff and Dr. Peter McGuire of Oasis Free Clinics; Mary Booth of Trust for Our Future; MSAD75 Education Fund.

  • Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute – $5,000 to facilitate the implementation of a high school leadership program for girls
  • Tedford Housing – $4,000 to provide resources for the Breaking Down Barriers program
  • Through These Doors (formerly Family Crisis Services) – $13,000 to support the delivery of direct services in Brunswick, Freeport, and Harpswell and to establish a victim’s fund
  • Trust for Our Future: MSAD 75 – $5,000 to support the Adolescent Risk Assessment Program at Mount Ararat High School

 

$45,285 Awarded in 2017

  • $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick: Staff time to recruit and train new volunteers
  • $7,885  to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program: Backpack Program
  • $2,400  to New Hope for Women: “The Yellow Dress” production
  • $6,000 to The Opportunity Alliance: Mediation Program
  • $2,500 to People Plus: Brunswick Teen Center teen food program supplies
  • $7,500 to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Topsham Health Center: At-Risk Teens Reproductive Health Care Center
  • $6,500 to Tedford Housing: Outreach Coordinator for Merrymeeting Project for Homeless Youth
  • $5,000 to Tri-County Literacy: Read With Me Program

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