Thanks for the tremendous generosity of so many of you who have contributed to Manomet’s fiscal year 2016 Annual Fund! So far this year, we’ve raised over $600,000—you’ve taken us more than two-thirds of the way towards our goal.
This total includes over $95,000 in operating support over the last two quarters from the following foundations: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation–$5,000, The Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation—$60,000; the Edwin S. Webster Foundation—$25,000; and Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation—$7,500.
We’d like to say a special thank you to our newsletter readers.
You accounted for the second largest source of new donors. Without contributions from individuals like you, our success would not be possible.
However, the end of the fiscal year is just around the corner, and we still have a ways to go before reaching our goal. We hope to meet or exceed $925,000 by September 30th. If you have not yet given, please help us reach this goal making an online donation today. It’s not too late!
Thank you again for taking action to sustain our world. With You, We Can!
Program Support Grants
We are excited to share great news in Program Support, too:
Jane’s Trust: Climate Services received a grant of $100,000 in support of the Climate Smart Land Network. This grant will allow Manomet to consolidate informational resources and management approaches utilized in the program into a toolkit that will significantly boost climate literacy and inclusion of climate change concerns in forest management. Manomet will test and refine the toolkit with forest owners and managers in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, providing a rich learning experience for the forestry community in those states. In addition, we will run a set of workshops for professional foresters in Vermont and New Hampshire using a proven format that we have successfully employed in Maine.
Anonymous Foundation: Manomet received an $80,000 grant from an anonymous foundation to complete the funding needed for our Accessibility Project, which will make our Headquarters accessible to all visitors. The project consists of a new American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible Outdoor Classroom and Indoor Classroom, as well as improvements to access these learning spaces through the Garden for Wildlife. The cost of the project is budgeted for over $275,000. Construction is slated to be completed this fall.
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation: Manomet was awarded a grant of $400,000 for the Downeast Fisheries Partnership, a collaboration to marshal the resources, skills, and momentum that are necessary to restore one of the world’s great ecosystems—eastern Maine. Project partners include the Penobscot East Resource Center, Downeast Salmon Federation, College of the Atlantic, Maine Farmland Trust, Sunrise County Economic Council, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Thank you again for your support! And if you haven’t made your Annual Fund donation yet—please click here now.