PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Onion Foundation. The gift supports Wintergreen’s After School and Summer Arts Programs.
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,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director. “The timing of this grant is so important not only in our efforts to expand our children’s arts programming, but also to our ability to provide much needed alternative transportation for our afterschool arts students.”
In November, the Wintergreen Arts Center contracted with the Aroostook Regional Transportation System (ARTS) to provide afterschool transportation to local elementary and middle school students.
Hutchins added, “Due to COVID restrictions, our local school district is unable to provide afterschool busing, but with the help of the Onion Foundation, all local children once again have access to afterschool transportation and are back on a level playing field to participate in Wintergreen’s After School Arts Program.”
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. Learn more at www.onionfoundation.org.