BAR HARBOR – Curtis Simard, president and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce the 2018 grant recipients from the Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust managed by Bar Harbor Trust Services. The Lynam Trust was established to support charitable, religious and educational organizations which are particularly beneficial to and advantageous for the people of Mount Desert Island. Since 2009 the Lynam Trust has been making grants, ranging from $500 to $5,000, to non-profit organizations located on Mount Desert Island.
For 2018 grants were awarded to 32 organizations, representing close to $175,000 in total. The organizations receiving grants in 2018 included: A Climate to Thrive, Acadia Community Association, Acadia Handbell Choir, Acadia Senior College, Acadia Wildlife, Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Camp Beech Cliff, Criterion Theatre, Hulls Cove Neighborhood Association, Island Connections, Island Housing Trust, Jesup Memorial Library, Kid’s Corner, Local Solutions, MDI Backpack Program, MDI Community Campfire Coalition, MDI Historical Society, MDI Hospital, Mount Desert Nursery School, Mount Desert Nursing Association, Mount Desert Summer Chorale, Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor Library, Somesville Library Association, Southwest Harbor Public Library, Summer Festival of the Arts, The Jefferson Davis Grant Foundation, The Maine Granite Industry Historical Society, Town of Mount Desert Community Development Corp., The Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving, Inc. and the YWCA of Mount Desert Island.
The annual grant application deadline is Sept. 18. Applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee each November. Grants are awarded and distributed by Dec. 31 of the same calendar year. Applicants must have their primary administrative office located on Mount Desert Island and serve the residents of the Island. Organizations are encouraged to reapply every year, whether or not a grant was awarded to them in a prior year. For additional information please visit www.lynamtrust.com.
In addition to the grant program, since 1949 the Lynam Trust has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors of Mt. Desert Island High School. These renewable awards are restricted to graduates of MDI High School who are residents of Mount Desert Island. Recipients must reapply each year. In 2018, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 109 MDI High School graduates.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor e and has more than $3.5 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.