Wintergreen receives $1,000 Rapid Response Mini Grant from Onion Foundation

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center recently received a $1,000 Rapid Response Mini Grant from the Onion Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation based in Auburn, Maine.

The gift supports Wintergreen’s FREE Arts Webisodes, an online initiative in response to challenges resulting from COVID19. 

Wintergreen’s FREE Arts Webisodes may be found on the center’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website:

“It’s so heartwarming to be in community with Wintergreen Arts Center during this time,” said Tyler Kidder, program officer for the Onion Foundation.  “We are glad to be able to support our nonprofit partners.  And glad the mini grant will help Wintergreen out.  Those art webisodes are a great idea, thanks to Wintergreen for responding to this new world in a creative way.”

“The Onion Foundation is truly extraordinary,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director.  “Because Wintergreen is a previous grant recipient, the Foundation Trustees and Staff reached out to us not only offering this support but asking how we are doing during this unprecedented time.  They are amazing, thoughtful, generous, and extremely responsive.”

More about the Onion Foundation
The Onion Foundation is a private charitable foundation established in 2014 by Fritz and Susan Onion.  It was created with the mission of encouraging conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and promoting music and the arts in the state of Maine.  Having grown up in Farmington, a small town in the western foothills of Maine, Fritz and Susan both value living in a rural community with access to the outdoors.

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