Recent Grants: Penobscot County Fund

2017 Grants

  • Penquis CAP, Inc., to provide financial education and coaching to parents or guardians of enrolled children: $6,244
  • Community Health and Counseling Services, for art groups at local senior housing sites: $5,200
  • Four Directions Development Corporation, to conduct an assessment of on-reservation lending models and assess the lending potential in the Maliseet community: $5,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, to enhance the family literacy program through a multi-generational approach to education: $10,000
  • Newport Public Library Association, to promote exploration of the natural world through a project that combines science-based programming and hands-on activities: $5,000
  • Our Katahdin, to commission a site plan for the former Millinocket paper mill site: $10,000
  • The Maine Multicultural Center, to encourage the economic development and business opportunities that immigrants spark and provide assistance to acclimate and connect immigrant populations to Eastern Maine: $10,000
  • Town of Veazie, to improve the Veazie Community Garden to promote healthy lifestyles and mitigate food insecurity: $3,924

2016 Grants

  • Acadia Hospital Corp., for the Primary Care Suboxone Training pilot project: $50,000
  • Bangor Area Recovery Network, for a telephone recovery service: $23,100
  • Bangor Public Health & Community Services, to support Community Health Leadership Board efforts to address and improve substance use disorder outcomes in Greater Bangor: $10,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, to support "Poverty Project: Building Bridges and Removing Barriers to Literacy": $10,000
  • Penobscot Community Health Care, to assess patient outcomes and patient/family experiences with the Champ program: $10,000
  • Bangor Symphony Orchestra, to expand staff that will focus on education and outreach: $10,000
  • Brewer School Department, to transform 11 acres of town-owned space into an active sugar bush that will support natural resource-based curriculum: $5,650
  • Food AND Medicine Education Fund, for the Community Leadership Development Institute: $10,000
  • Friends of Baxter State Park, to develop and launch the Baxter Youth Conservation Corps: $10,000
  • Our Katahdin, to create a vision and improvement plan for the downtown corridor of the Katahdin region: $10,000
  • Penobscot Theatre Company, to develop and implement a new dramatic education program at the Indian Island School and expand access to professional works of theater: $9,000
  • Penquis CAP, Inc., to purchase supplies and equipment to establish the Penquis Children’s Advocacy Center that addresses child sexual abuse and promotes safety and healing for children and families: $2,000

2015 Grants

  • Bangor Folk Festival, to increase local access to the arts through programming at community child care facilities before and after the festival, $10,000
  • Bangor Public Library, to engage area children through literacy games at the Bangor Public Library, $10,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, to support one-to-one youth mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club of Bangor, $10,000
  • Cancer Hospitality House of Maine, to build a strong and functioning volunteer structure to support Sarah’s House mission, $10,000
  • City of Bangor Commission on Cultural Development, to support Month of Arts to promote Bangor as an arts destination: $10,000
  • Good Samaritan Agency, for technology for the Teen Parent Education Program, $7,000
  • Katahdin Tourism Partnership, to support the 2015 Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway Improvement Project, which will develop four off-road parking areas and improve a trail segment: $8,360
  • Literacy Volunteers of America – Bangor, Maine, to support The Poverty Project: Building Bridges and Removing Barriers to Literacy, $10,000
  • Maine China Network, to support the Mid-Autumn Cultural Festival, a one-day sharing of international folk arts, $1,500
  • Maine Forest and Logging Museum,for development to sustain organizational success: $9,960
  • New Hope Hospice, Inc., to strengthen communities through training, education, awareness, and support groups: $10,000
  • Opportunity Housing, Inc., to complete a technical assessment of IT infrastructure and begin to make necessary changes as recommended by the assessment, $10,000
  • Our Katahdin, to continue to build an online and physical presence in the community through marketing collateral materials, PSAs, and direct project funding, $10,000
  • Penobscot Community Health Center, to purchase and implement an analytics software tool to predict emergency department use, hospital admissions, and hospital readmissions, $10,000
  • Penquis C.A.P., Inc., to provide home maintenance and repair classes that target low- to moderate-income homeowners, particularly women and individuals who are purchasing or have purchased their first home at Penquis Housing and Energy Services, $10,000
  • RSU34 Education Foundation, to create an alumni database that will improve educational opportunities for students through increased fundraising capacity and establishment of a mentor program: $9,700
  • Town of Orono, to support the next phase of the new and expanded Food Hub Services, $10,000

2014 Grants

  • Camp CaPella, Inc., to complete a site survey and plan creation of an accessible, multi-use camping, recreation, and outdoor education center at Camp CaPella: $7,500
  • Community Health and Counseling Services, to implement an evidence-based diabetes prevention program for people with or at risk for pre-diabetes: $9,713
  • Co-Occuring Collaborative Serving Maine, for the Recovery ME train-the-trainer program: $6,000
  • Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, to provide additional support in efforts to develop and offer additional educational opportunities in response to the Katahdin region's changing economy: $4,000
  • Forest Society of Maine, to develop a new strategic plan to guide FSM operations for the next five to 10 years: $4,000
  • Four Directions Development Corp., to increase affordable housing development capacity in Wabanaki communities: $10,000
  • Katahdin Tourism Partnership, to create a library of professional visual content for regional marketing: $8,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of America-Bangor, to support development of a five-year strategic plan: $5,000
  • Maine Audubon Society, to expand capacity at Fields Pond Audubon Center to increase the scope and effectiveness of environmental outreach to schools in Penobscot and Hancock counties: $5,000
  • Maine Discovery Museum, for educational materials and assessment development for a pre-kindergarten program in collaboration with area schools: $10,000
  • Penobscot Theatre Company, to develop a high school internship program: $10,000
  • Penquis CAP Inc., to create a library of videos to help youth with Autism Spectrum disorders in collaboration with Eastern Maine Counseling and Testing Services and psychologist Dr. Tim Rogers: $9,696 

2013 Grants

  • Bangor Folk Festival, to support children's programming for the 2013 American Folk Festival: $10,000
  • Eastern Maine Development Corporation, to enhance technology and provide on-line technical assistance (videotaped workshops, on-line personalized assistance) for business owners and workforce clients: $9,000
  • Gateway Senior Center of Orono, for a sophisticated analysis of what Orono seniors want and need in a model senior center and to improve fundraising expertise and resources: $9,996
  • Habitat for Humanity, for board recruitment and development: $5,000
  • Hirundo Wildlife Trust, for fundraising development to obtain sustained financial resources: $6,460
  • Housing Authority of the City of Brewer, for a project with the Brewer Community Center to provide program participants with the education and job skills they need to compete for a 'livable wage' job in the local job market, thus, fostering long-term economic security: $10,000
  • Newport Public Library Association, to upgrade the Newport Cultural Center's technology network to improve public computer access, offer a more secure environment, and protect the records and artifacts stored at the facility: $9,785
  • Opportunity Housing, to establish an accredited International Center for Clubhouse Development Clubhouse in Brewer: $5,740
  • Penobscot Community Health Center, to provide hands-on, practical vocational training and support for people recovering from mental illness: $9,500
  • Penobscot Theatre Company, to support a community-informed, strategic planning process for capacity building, streamlining, strengthening, and/or expanding programs that serve clear community needs: $10,000
  • 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
  • University of Maine System Inc. - 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

  • Bangor Humane Society, for strategic technology upgrades to strengthen the Bangor Humane Society: $8,500
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine, to continue the 1-to 1 School-Based and Community-Based Mentoring in Penobscot County, providing the foundation for future expansion there: $10,000
  • Community Health & Counseling Services, to modify the after-school Arts 'N' Kids program by strengthening its evaluation methods and utilizing teacher artists who possess nationally acclaimed training: $5,000
  • Habitat for Humanity, to support a technology upgrade, including purchase of refurbished desktop and laptop computers and new donor and volunteer tracking software for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor: $3,463
  • Hirundo Wildlife Trust, for a scientific study of freshwater mussels aimed to strengthen community ties among teaching institutions: $2,500
  • KidCare America Lincoln Maine, to expand the KidCare America Mentoring After-School Program: $9,800
  • Literacy Volunteers of America-Bangor, to analyze trends and data in volunteer recruitment and develop tailored volunteer and student programming that more effectively accommodates time commitments and barriers of constituents: $5,000
  • Maine Woods Forever, to continue the collaboration with the Penobscot Nation on the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail: $5,400
  • Penobscot Theatre Company, to partner with Acadia Hospital to produce a touring educational production called I Am the Brother of Dragons, which explores how family dynamics are impacted by substance abuse -- particularly prescription drugs and "bath salts": $5,000
  • Penquis Community Action Program, to hold six roundtable discussions targeting youth, school health personnel, and youth-serving organizations to identify ways to better address sexual health issues so that youth make informed and healthy decisions: $6,101
  • Upper Valley Economic Council, to support the start-up of the Katahdin Tourism Partnership, a new community-based collaboration: $7,760
  • Wellspring, Inc., to support seed-funding to open at least two Oxford Houses, a nationally recognized model of sober living: $10,000
  • YMCA Bangor, to support the Camp Jordan Arts & Crafts Expansion Project: $5,000

2011 Grants

  • Eastern Maine Children's Museum, to re-establish in-house marketing/public relations expertise: $5,000
  • Jacob Brewer Home, for a Smart Home consultant and an augmentative device specialist: $10,000
  • Patten Lumbermen's Museum, to enhance handicapped access to the facilities and programs: $8,410
  • Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, for a one-year Sustainability Coordinator position to expand and strengthen volunteer involvement in fundraising efforts and Center activities through recruitment, training and documentation for long-term sustainability: $5,000
  • Penquis Community Action Program, to build on the CornerHouse training to develop policies and procedures for a coordinated response to child sexual abuse: $3,000