Recent Grants: Peaks Island Fund

2018 Grants

  • Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church, to upgrade electrical and fire alarm systems at the church: $4,500
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, for a new website to replace the outdated site: $4,500
  • Home Start, to determine the feasibility of developing affordable housing at two properties: $18,384
  • Illustration Institute, for general operating support to continue building a year-round arts organization for the Peaks Island and Maine arts communities: $19,500
  • Little Sea Folk, to present a series of live music and dance events from varied cultural traditions on Peaks Island in 2018-2019: $7,800
  • Peaks Assisted Living, for a market research and a business plan to create a Peaks Island assisted living facility: $5,000
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, to repair the sub-flooring and tile floors: $3,565
  • Peaks Island Elementary School, to expand sustainability work through new after-school offerings, visiting speakers, technical expertise, and items for the schoolyard and classrooms: $10,000
  • Volunteers of America Northern New England, to support residents of Fay Garman House and their efforts to grow gardens that feed, engage, and beautify their senior living community and Peaks Island: $1,250

2017 Grants

  • Casco Bay Health Center, to purchase a water cooler for use by patients and clinic staff: $938
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, to replace the exterior and screen doors in the dining area of the building: $4,300
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, to replace and extend existing roofs on PICW's three porches to protect the safety of students and shield heat pumps from damage: $5,000
  • Peaks Island Elementary School, to fund year two of an after-school coordinator and community-based enrichment program that welcomes families with young children: $10,000
  • Peaks Island Land Preserve, to repair the ice pond dam: $10,000
  • Portland Public Library, to complete the preservation and digitization of a collection of approximately 1,000 Peaks Island historical items that will then be made available to the public: $1,333
  • St. Christopher Parish, to complete Phase 4 of St. Christopher’s Energy Independence Project by replacing two deteriorated entry doors with properly fitted, insulated doors: $2,550
  • Volunteers of America Northern New England, to improve the efficiency, productivity, and accessibility of the vegetable/herb gardens at Fay Garman House: $1,000

2016 Grants

  • Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church, to increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions at the Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church parsonage: $10,249
  • Casco Bay Health Center, for design and development of its website: $1,800
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, for replacement of exterior and screen doors in the kitchen area: $1,500
  • Homestart, to expand its website and obtain technical and legal assistance related to zoning proposals: $2,500
  • Island Transportation System (ITS), to increase fare revenue by better informing islanders and visitors of services through enhancements to the website, Facebook page, and promotional activities: $1,000
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, to provide dance classes to further the emotional, physical, and cognitive development of students: $2,025
  • Peaks Island Elementary School, to fund an after-school coordinator and community-based enrichment program that welcomes families with young children: $10,000
  • Side x Side, to support a multi-disciplinary program about landforms and World War II history for elementary students: $7,560
  • Volunteers of America, to make the Peaks Island Health Center more accessible with installation of automatic door openers: $5,467

2015 Grants

  • Brackett UMC, for replacement of windows in the parsonage: $3,119
  • Casco Bay Health Center, for health equipment to enhance patient care: $2,001
  • Eighth Maine, for care of its historical collection: $5,000
  • Fifth Maine, for production and mailing of one newsletter: $3,500
  • Homestart, to support an intern to research zoning issues and other measures that would support affordable housing on Peaks Island: $5,000
  • Island Transportation, for website development: $1,000
  • Peaks Environmental Action Team, to bring greater energy efficiency, cleaner air, and reduced heating costs to Peaks Island Elementary School: $10,000
  • PIES After-School Academy, for an after-school enrichment program: $6,000
  • St. Christopher Parish, to complete phase two of the Energy Independence Project: $9,645
  • Volunteers of America, to improve the garden at Fay Garman House and make it more accessible: $1,200