Recent Grants: Piscataquis County Fund

2018 Grants

  • Elder Abuse Institute of Maine, to develop and implement a pilot train-the-trainer ambassador program with volunteers in Piscataquis County to raise awareness of the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders: $9,000
  • Moosehead Marine Museum, to implement educational programming for Piscataquis County students and visitors in partnership with Appalachian Mountain Club and the Natural Resources Education Center: $10,000
  • Natural Resource Education Center at Moosehead, to construct a replica of the fire warden's cabin on Big Moose Mountain that will also serve as a warming hut for the after-school ski program: $7,000
  • Pine Tree Hospice, to solidify an end-of-life care and planning program by training volunteers to be proficient at holding poignant conversations: $5,754
  • Piscataquis Regional Food Center, to build and equip a food processing and training area to be used to deliver food-related training and education for low-income community members and farmers: $10,000
  • RSU 68 SeDoMoCha Middle School, to build a metals program for students in grades 5-8 and the surrounding community through the adult education program: $3,000
  • Thompson Free Library, to bring oral history documentation to the community with the support of students and other community members recording conversations with our county's eldest members: $8,500
  • Town of Sangerville, to assist in growing a community concert series located at the newly renovated and expanded Sangerville Veterans Memorial Park: $2,400

2017 Grants

  • Center Theatre, Inc., to bring professional theater instructors to work with area schools on Center Theatre's 2018 One-Act Play Festival: $3,150
  • Charlotte White Center, for the Piscataquis Thriving in Place Collaborative to help towns develop age-friendly community plans: $10,000
  • Maine Highlands Senior Center, for Senior Commons Community Conversations to encourage community participation in program development for the new senior commons: $10,000
  • Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search, to support an after-school program that connects students to college- and trade-bound pathways: $3,750
  • MSAD 68, to provide students additional co-curricular opportunities that support healthy lifestyles: $8,395
  • Pine Tree Hospice, to increase volunteer recruitment and support: $7,848

2016 Grants

  • Brownville and Brownville Junction Historical Society, to improve the historical museum: $4,164
  • Charlotte White Center, to create a mobile technology classroom through purchase of 13 laptops: $10,000
  • Greenville School Department, to support the Downhill Ski Education Program: $3,335
  • JD Foundation, to support a retreat for grieving women following suicide of a spouse: $7,136
  • Monson Historical Society, to implement the Past Perfect software program: $3,470
  • Moosehead Marine Museum, for the Moosehead Marine Museum catalog project: $10,000
  • Penquis CAP, Inc., to purchase equipment and supplies to establish the Penquis Children’s Advocacy Center, a multi-disciplinary approach to address child sexual abuse and promote safety and healing for children and families: $2,528
  • Piscataquis Regional YMCA, to expand the YMCA’s child care programs to Greenville: $5,000
  • Town of Greenville, to support a downtown revitalization plan for the town: $10,000

2015 Grants

  • Dover-Foxcroft Area Food Cupboard, to support startup costs and help address the gap in services that resulted from closure of the Living Word Food Cupboard: $10,000
  • Maine Alliance for Arts Education, to support Building Community Through Drama – Within the Classroom and Beyond School Walls: $5,000
  • Marian’s Dream: Philanthropy for Animal Advocates, Inc., to create a voucher program for paying and neutering cats in low-income households: $5,000
  • Milo Historical Society, to upgrade to the current version of PastPerfect museum collection software and upgrade technical equipment: $2,738
  • Pine Tree Hospice, to provide staff training and orientation for a new coordinator of volunteer and client services: $5,172
  • Piscataquis Regional YMCA, to support staff Y-USA training to improve services and safety and become certified to hold local training: $3,000

2014 Grants

  • Center Theatre, Inc., to purchase technology upgrades to expand capacity to host technology-based workshops, presentations, and seminars for the community: $3,400
  • Charlotte White Center, for training and materials to implement the electronic health record (EHR) system: $10,000
  • Forest Society of Maine, to develop a new strategic plan to guide FSM operations for the next five to 10 years: $4,000
  • Pine Tree Hospice, to hire a coordinator of volunteers and client services: $3,450

2013 Grants

  • Brownville Elementary School, to support the proposed Brownville Elementary Outdoor Classroom: $4,939
  • Charlotte White Center, to support the integration of Charlotte White Center consumers into Jack Does That and facilitate their connection with members of the community outside the Center: $6,850
  • Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society, to conserve issues of the Piscataquis Observer published from January 2001 to December 2012: $6,050
  • Monson Center for Community and Commerce, to formalize the organizational structure and become a self-sustaining, property tax-paying corporation filled with thriving small businesses: $4,000
  • Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, to expand the Natural Resources and Agricultural Summer Camp by offering an additional two weeks of camp, in full day sessions, for 13- to 18-year-olds: $5,207
  • Senior Network, to support a program to protect senior citizens from computer fraud and create a Consumer Literacy Resource Center: $4,499
  • Spruce Run Association, for a partnership between Spruce Run and Womancare, the domestic violence resource centers in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, respectively, to create efficiencies and better serve people affected by domestic violence in the region: $5,000
  • Town of Dover-Foxcroft, to support the 2014 Piscataquis Heritage Hot Air Balloon Festival: $3,000
  • University of Maine System - FoodCorps, to continue the FoodCorps member's mission to connect schools with local farmers, teach students and staff about horticulture and nutrition, and expose youth to new flavors and recipes: $4,500

2012 Grants

  • Center Theatre, to support Capacity Building for a Bright Future at the Center Theatre: $10,000
  • Foxcroft Academy Music Boosters, for the FA Music Boosters guitar program to provide students not currently participating in the FA Music Program as well as those who are participating the opportunity to study the guitar as a primary musical instrument and build the FA Music Program’s capacity by increasing the number and type of ensembles offered: $3,500
  • Penquis Community Action Program, to help furnish and equip a supervised visitation and safe exchange center in Piscataquis County to promote safe and healthy interactions between adults and their children in situations involving domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and/or child abuse: $7,500
  • Penquis Hour Exchange, to support the planning and creation of the Penquis Hour Exchange: $6,672
  • Pine Tree Hospice, to create a complementary care team to enhance the services that are currently provided to clients and families at the end of life: $4,267
  • Piscataquis Regional YMCA, to renew and expand the Y's Aquatics Program to benefit children and families in our community: $10,000

2011 Grants

  • Center Theatre, to develop a marketing program and procedural manual to promote activities and events at Center Theatre: $6,000
  • Charlotte White House, to develop and implement an agency marketing plan: $8,000
  • Moosehead Marine Museum, to haul the Steamship Katahdin out of the water for extensive repair and maintenance work: $8,000
  • Penquis Community Action Program, to build on the CornerHouse training to develop policies and procedures for a coordinated response to child sexual abuse: $6,000
  • Pine Tree Hospice, to send volunteers for training at the Center for Grieving Children in order to strengthen and expand the Hospice's bereavement program: $4,417
  • Piscataquis County Economic Development Council, to conduct a viability study of the creation of a community shared-used kitchen by Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District: $3,500
  • The Penquis Resource Exchange, to develop a greater Piscataquis County Resource Guide: $5,750