Recent Grants: Penobscot County Fund

2017 Grants

  • Bangor YMCA, to expand the Caring Connection Program to support men's cancer survivors: $7,590
  • Community Health and Counseling Services, for art groups at local senior housing sites: $5,200
  • Down East AIDS Network, to strengthen the Health Equity Alliance's overdose reversal medication distribution program and enhance access to treatment and recovery services: $50,000
  • Families and Children Together, to produce videos to be shared through YouTube and Facebook to change the perception of addiction and recovery: $8,760
  • 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 multigenerational 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
  • Penobscot Community Health Care, Inc., to support medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone induction, primary care services, and mental health counseling: $50,000
  • Penquis CAP, Inc., to provide financial education and coaching to parents or guardians of enrolled children: $6,244
  • 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
  • Wellspring, Inc., to provide supportive services for clients who have completed the residential addiction treatment program and are moving into the transitional housing program: $8,000

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