Wintergreen receives Davis Family Foundation grant

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center recently received a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Davis Family Foundation to expand afterschool and summer arts program to all area youth regardless of their ability to pay.

“We are grateful to the Davis Family Foundation for this very generous grant as well as for their continued support over the years,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director.

Proceeds from this grant will go directly to sponsor the growth of Wintergreen’s afterschool and summer arts programs as well as increase the arts center’s ability to serve all children regardless of their financial circumstances.

“At Wintergreen, we never turn a child away from our afterschool and summer programs for financial reasons,” added Hutchins. “We always find the money somewhere and this grant ensures we’ll do that for months to come.”

More about the Davis Family Foundation:  The Davis Family Foundation is a public charitable foundation established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis of Falmouth, Maine, to support educational, medical and cultural/arts organizations located primarily in Maine. The Foundation was established following Mr. Davis’ retirement as President and Chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. Their overriding goal for the Foundation was simple and straightforward: “to make grants where they will do the most good and where our gifts make a real difference.” The Foundation has provided more than $58 million in grants since its grantmaking activities began in 1986.

About Wintergreen Arts Center:  The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006 and located in Presque Isle, Maine. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.