Recent Grants: Peaks Island Fund

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

2014 Grants

  • Casco Bay Health Center, for a hearing device suitable for both pediatric and adult patients: $788
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, for a nine-part lecture series: $1,500
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, to fund a market/event/development coordinator and a CPA audit of 2013 and 2014: $10,000
  • Peaks Creative Coalition, for the "Our Island" pilot project that will connect island communities; explore visual arts, dance, sound art, and French language immersion with island children; and encourage broader collaboration with local artists through creation of a wall sculpture: $4,500
  • Peaks Environmental Action Team, for operating costs for the Peaks Environmental Action Team, to procure a Big Belly compacting trash can, and to support a Peaks Island brochure for visitors: $3,115
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, to build a tricycle track on the Peaks Island Children's Workshop playground to help support gross motor skills: $6,000
  • Peaks Island Community Food Pantry, to provide assistance to individuals in need: $3,500
  • Peaks Island Land Preserve, for the acquisition, protection, and maintenance of the Ice Pond: $5,000
  • St. Christopher's Church, to install an energy-efficient heat pump, hot water heater, and ceiling fans: $4,000
  • Volunteers of America, to support organic gardening maintained by senior residents of Fay Garman House, which provides them exercise and vegetables and fresh flowers for the Weinberg Senior Center and Peaks Island Health Care Center: $800

2013 Grants

  • Brackett Memorial Church, for continued support for the after-school tween drop-in program and the Tween Nite program: $6,500
  • Casco Bay Health Center, to purchase a vital sign cart and monitoring equipment: $2,400
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, to restore the four dormers on the upper level of the building: $8,000
  • Home Start, for an appeal to the community for help to continue to explore and provide affordable housing on the island: $3,000
  • Island Transportation System, to support ancillary costs of acquiring a new hybrid vehicle: $5,800
  • Peaks Island School, for a year-long project focused on updating and revamping the science curriculum so it is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards: $12,345

2012 Grants

  • Brackett Memorial Church, for continued support for the after-school tween drop-in program and the Tween Nite program: $10,000
  • Casco Bay Health Center, to purchase a digital scale and wall-mounted height measuring device: $738
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, to update the Coney Island of Maine exhibits and programs: $2,500
  • Friends of Casco Bay, to work closely with the Peaks Envirnomental Action Team and its Island Institute Fellow to educate residents about the largest threats to Casco Bay and actions that will improve and protect the health of the waters: $3,500
  • Oceanside Conservation Trust, to partner with the Peaks Island School and other groups to address the problem of invasive plans found on the island: $7,200
  • Peaks Environmental Action Team, for the island salary match for an Island Institute Fellow: $2,000
  • Peaks Environmental Action Team, to to install water-saving irrigation infrastructure and other maintenance tasks at the community garden: $500
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, for staff and board development and enhancing the organization's relationship with community partners: $5,000
  • Peaks Island School, to support the Island Tales project, in which visiting artists work with community members, the local hstorical society and intermediate grade students to create a permanent mural and public performance about the island's history: $7,070
  • Peaks Island Tax and Energy Assistance, for assistance with annul administrative expenses: $300

2011 Grants

  • Brackett Memorial Church, to expand the Tween Program: $7,000
  • Casco Bay Health Center, to pay for office visits of residents unable to afford the cost: $1,500
  • Casco Bay Health Center, for a new EKG unit: $2,000
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, to help underwrite the costs of constructing a handicap accessible restroom adjacent to the dining room in Memorial Hall: $5,000
  • Homestart, for essential upgrades of windows and heaters to the current 18 Luther St. house to ready it for market for affordable sale: $5,000
  • Island Transportation System, for funding the position of manager for one year: $5,200
  • Peaks Environmental Action Team, for operating costs: $300
  • Peaks Island Children's Workshop, to assist in the transition to a Small Child Care Facility: $9,563
  • Peaks Island School, to bring orienteering to Peaks Island: $8,000
  • Peaks Island Tax Assistance, for general support: $500
  • Volunteers of America, to improve the outdoor living space with additional landscaping, provide seniors with an enriched computer experience and create a focus towards improved health through the use of a Wii Fit Program: $3,500