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 schoodiccommunityfund.org.