Wintergreen receives grant from Onion Foundation

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Onion Foundation.  The gift is for Wintergreen to use in service of getting more Mainers access to the arts.

The Onion Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation based in Auburn, Maine, with a mission to encourage conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and to promote music and the arts in the state of Maine.

“We are extremely grateful and honored,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director.  “Receiving this much needed support feels like a wonderful acknowledgement of our staff, board, volunteers, mission, and programming.”

Hutchins added, “Last summer, in efforts to expand their grantmaking statewide, the Onion Foundation’s program officer learned about Wintergreen from a friend with ties to Aroostook County, and contacted us.  We were thrilled and it ended up being a good fit. 

“I love the story behind the entrepreneurs who founded the Onion Foundation, and inspired by their ability to touch people all over the world, including communities here in northern Maine.”

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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About Wintergreen Arts Center:  The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006. It is located in downtown 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.