Schoodic Fund awards over $36,700 in grants

GOULDSBORO — The Schoodic Community Fund, now in its 10th year, aims to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Schoodic Peninsula. Its all-volunteer committee voted last month to award funds to a wide range of entities.

The 2020 grant recipients include:

  • The K-eighth grade Peninsula School Principal’s Discretionary Fund ($1,500) to help meet particular needs of students.
  • The Dorcas Library for building repairs and Wi-Fi improvements ($2,624.98).
  • Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park for a summer internship ($2,880).
  • Schoodic Arts for All for program support ($1,500).
  • Lifeline Food Pantry for an emergency generator and building repairs ($8,000).
  • The town of Gouldsboro in support of a shellfish research lab ($4,110).
  • The Winter Harbor Public Library for a sneeze guard and web support intern ($1,516).

The fund also authorized assistance to the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor heating and power funds if additional support is needed. Earlier this year, the fund authorized $15,000 in support of a Schoodic Higher Education Emergency Scholarship fund administered by Sumner Memorial High School. In total, grants valued at over $36,700 were made possible by endowment earnings this year.

For more information, contact the Schoodic Fund’s Committee Chairman, Mike H. Summerer, at 963-7182 or [email protected] and visit


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