Thanks to you, we have had a banner 1st quarter!
- We exceeded our Annual Fund first quarter goal closing out the quarter at nearly 60% above last year. 433 donors maintained their support by giving to the Annual Fund and 65 New Donors joined us in the 1st quarter.
- You Met the Challenge! 32 donors generously participated in the Trustee Challenge. Because of You, and with the Trustees additional support, the Trustee Challenge raised over $100,000 in new and increased gifts to the Annual Fund.
- We also received $84,000 in foundation support for the Annual Fund, which includes a new $10,000 grant from the Eaglemere Foundation.
We are excited to share great news in Program Grants, too:
- Our Garden Wildlife project received a wonderful grant of $15,000 from the Hollis Declan Leverett Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A. Co-Trustee—enabling Manomet to continue work throughout our entire property to promote healthy populations of migrant songbirds through new plantings, maintenance and the reintroduction of native species.
- Manomet’s Climate Smart Land Network has received a generous $75,000 grant from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust to expand the engagement of forest owners and managers in Maine and to improve the resiliency of Maine’s forests and forest products industries. Participants will develop an improved understanding of how a warming climate has impacted forests in New England over the past 100 years and how climate is projected to change under varying emissions scenarios. Forest owners and managers will engage with experts in the workshops and webinars discussing the integration of climate change into their management plans.
- The Bobolink Foundation has made a generous $50,000 contribution to Manomet’s Shorebird Recovery Program. This support will leverage other donations and grants to specifically launch the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative. This initiative is an ambitious conservation strategy on an unprecedented scale, spanning provinces, states and countries from eastern Arctic Canada to the Southern Cone of South America. The Bobolink Foundation’s support is crucial in establishing the framework for projects involving threats assessment, monitoring and habitat management, most notably by the WHSRN executive office in Paraguay, working with partners in Brazil and Argentina.