SRA Grants $1,000,000 to businesses in the Town of Mt. Desert 

The Summer Residents Association of the Town of Mount Desert (SRA) approved 59 organizations from across the Town of Mt. Desert to receive $1,000,000 in grants from its Covid-19 Relief Fund.  The grants were generously funded with gifts from more than 235 summer and year-round residents and local businesses. 

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The fund was created when the SRA recognized the dire threat Covid-19 posed to the retail, restaurant, and tourism-driven businesses that are the backbone of our community.  Based on the feedback we gathered through a survey conducted in partnership with the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce

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and Town of MDI, many of those local businesses are feeling this unfortunate pressure.  The fund was one way the SRA was able to help do our part to help out. 

 

Recipients

We raised over $800,000 to support 56 local businesses in the form of grants.

  • 123 Main Street

  • Abel's Lobster

  • Acadia Institute Summer Oceanography

  • ArtAngle!

  • Artemis Gallery

  • At Your Service Tours and Car Service

  • August Farm

  • Beal and Bunker - Ferry Service

  • Bluewater Intentions North, LLC

  • Burning Tree

  • Cadillac Water Taxi

  • Chambers Oceanfront Cottages

  • Christopher Smith Galleries

  • Coastal Computers, LLC

  • Colonels Restaurant and Bakery

  • Colonels Suites Inn

  • Copita

  • Floret

  • FT Brown Company

  • F/V Crazy Water, Bruce E. Damon

  • F/V Lanaia Jade, Lindsay & Lanaia's Lobster Haven

  • F/V PURA VIDA

  • Good Design Here

  • Harbourside Inn

  • Island Artisans

  • Julie Havener Designs

  • Kimball Shop

  • Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant

  • Lisa Hall Studio

  • Main Street Mercantile

  • Main Street Variety

  • Maine Gifts by the Sea

  • McGrath's

  • MCM Rentals

  • Milk and Honey

  • Mt. Desert Professional / Merchant Way Properties

  • Northeast Lobster Company

  • Old Dog Baking Company LLC

  • Otter Creek Inn & Market

  • Otter Creek Showers

  • Pine Tree Market

  • Rags to Rich's

  • RH Salon - Northeast Harbor

  • Sail Acadia

  • Sea Princess Cruises

  • Seaside Deli & Sweets

  • Shaw Jewelry

  • Shirt Off Your Back / Island Bike Rental

  • Smart Studio

  • Somes Sound View Campground

  • Swallowfield

  • Sweet Pea

  • Sweet Soles Boutique

  • Ted’s Take Out

  • The Docksider

  • The Gallery at Somes Sound

  • The Holmes Store

  • The Romantic Room

 A Note About the Grants Process

Concluding a two-month effort to organize and raise funds, the Summer Residents’ Association Board allocated the Covid-19 Relief Fund proceeds thoughtfully and impartially. The methodology examined each applicant’s revenue and line of business to calculate a suggested allocation for each applicant uniformly and objectively.  

The Board regrets that there are organizations in need that did not qualify for the SRA Covid-19 Relief Fund, however the Board's agreed mission was to objectively abide by the published guidelines. We hope those organizations are able to find support from other sources.

 

These funds are intended to assist those businesses in the Town of MDI who will experience a significant business impact due to Covid-19. Should your business not experience an impact, we ask that you consider allowing the funds to be redistributed to another organization in the Town who was significantly impacted.

 

Supporters

We thank the organizations and individuals who have made contributions to the 

Covid-19 Relief Fund.

Their generous support makes this program possible and is a testament to their commitment to our community.  

The SRA initiated the fundraising
with a $50,000 gift.

Acadia

  • Chris & Binkie Orthwein

  • Mr. & Mrs. Andrew A. Davis / The Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund

  • The Richard Wolf Trust of 2003

Dorr Mountain

  • Sally & Leonard Leo

Somes Sound

  • Summer Residents Association of TMD

  • The 4 Rosengarten Sisters:
          Sydie R Lansing
          Clara R Urbahn
          Lynn R Horowitz
          Joan R Van der Grift

Cadillac Mountain

  • Members of the David Rockefeller Family

  • Christine & Pasco Alfaro

  • Julia Merck and Hans Utsch

  • Robert & Arlene Kogod

  • Anonymous

  • Anonymous

Sargent Mountain

  • Bill & Emma Roberts

  • John & Johanna Boynton

  • Mitchell & Emily Rales

  • Beverly & Peter Orthwein

  • Benjie & Metsie Neilson

  • Joan Mackie

  • The Blaine Family

  • Steven & Lalage Rales

  • In Memory of Rogie & Charley Dickey from their family
          Charley Dickey & Sheila Wycoff-Dickey
          Dubs & Rob Dickey
          Heidi & David Fitz
          Sylvia & Gordon Whitman
          Catherine S. Dickey

  • Nonie & John Sullivan

  • Thornedge Foundation from Priscilla Smith

  • Terry & Richard Sears

  • Brenda Brodie

Bubble Rock

  • GWK Investment Management

  • Jim & Anne Green

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

  • Hudson/Draganic Families

  • William Morris

  • Sarah Saint-Amand

  • Douglas Lake

  • M/Y UNTETHERED

  • M/Y DREAMS

  • Megan & Christopher Scott

  • Anna & Chuck Woodward

  • Thomas Fremont-Smith

  • Gary & Harriet Madeira

  • Chris & Penny Austen

  • Liz & Arthur Martinez

  • Avery and Allison Bourke

  • Charles Target & Anne Zahner

  • Barbara J. Trimble

  • Russell & Elanor Notides

  • Felicia Falt

  • 10 Rosengarten Cousins
          Jason Briggs
          Gerrity Lansing
          Lily Riesenfeld
          Alexis Byrne
          Clara Peterson
          Penny Luce
          Fritz Van der Grift
          Sims Lansing
          Mimi Richards
          Jack Horowitz

  • J. Michael Lawrie

  • Christina Paumgarten & Christopher Campbell

  • Avery & Allison Bourke

  • Orton P. Jackson

  • John & Anne Milliken

Around Mountain

  • The First / First National Bank of Bar Harbor

  • Kita & Chris Reece

  • Louise Johnston

  • William Trimble III

  • Gail & Ham Clark

  • Bonnie & John Olsen

  • Cammie & Geoff Disston

  • Luke & Juliet Van Alen

  • Letitia Roberts

  • Didi & Mike Bouscaren

  • Matthew & Elizabeth Baird

  • Margot & Boykin Rose

  • Sarah & James Johnson

  • Anonymous

  • Mary Webster

  • Conor & Elisabeth Kehoe

  • Liza & Tim McCahan

  • Boo & Morris Stroud

  • Eleuthera Grassi

  • Pam & Steve Madeira

  • Louise Riemer

  • Katie & Tony Schaeffer

  • Margaret & Clay Hamner

  • Jay Habermann & Jung Pak

  • Mazzie & Charlie Gogolak

  • Susie Durocher & Martha Loring in memory of their father Mike Chace

  • Sydney Davis

  • Katherine Gates McCoy

  • Anne Stroud

  • Fielder Hiss

  • Laura & Berno Hamilton

  • Carol & Rick Malone

  • Rob & Laura Griffen

  • Ryan Schultz

  • Kathleen Dennis

  • Cassandra Watson

  • Jared Roberts

  • Robert & Lisa Loring

  • William & Almyne Atterbury

  • Peter & Bonny Rogers

  • Edgar Scott

  • Bill & Wendy Foulke

  • Anne & Henry Ogilby

  • Brian & Daphne Walsh

  • Charles R. Merriman III

  • Lynne M. Wheat

  • Rob & Urling Searle

  • Cyndi & Kent Schmidt

  • Susan Roberts

  • Anonymous

  • M/Y MOBILLITY

  • Hod & Tricia Nalle

  • Ellen Nalle Hass & Family

  • Wendy & Clark Grew

  • Sylvia & Michael Gage

  • Joseph & Leslie Fogg III

  • Heidi & David Fitz

  • Lamont Harris

  • Silvia Blake

  • Lapham Family

  • Ford & Brian Draper

  • Diana Spencer

  • Ricky & Lesea Bourke

  • Whitney Drayton

  • John & Averel Wilson

  • Constance (Tanny) Clark

  • Heather Richards Evans

  • Keith & Susan Kroeger

  • John K. Shaw III

  • Stewart Strawbridge

  • Emily Frick

  • Perot & Melissa Bissell

Islanders

  • Sally Merchant

  • Maggie Hays

  • Kathy Miller

  • Jordan Lawrie

  • Tori & George Eichleay

  • Micki Sumpter

  • Bibby & Tom Loring

  • Temple Grassi

  • Patricia Roberts

  • M/Y SATORI

  • Anonymous

  • Robert Liebow in honor of Wilfred Bunker

  • Anonymous in honor of Marie Louise Poe

  • Susan & Herman Goldsmith

  • Lily Reece

  • Doug & Edith Naegele

  • Anonymous

  • Mairzy & Alex Krulic

  • Nancy & Al Gleason

  • Claire & Sam Nitze

  • Joe Mitchell

  • David Burr / SR Tracy, Inc.

  • Anonymous

  • Olivia McCahan

  • In Memory of Dorothy Stephens

  • Jamie McCahan

  • Susanne Coffin

  • Tad & Diane Templeton

  • Anne Madeira

  • Anne & Morris Kellett

  • Doug & Kathy Compton

  • Schuyler Reece

  • Lila Dupree

  • Ned & Karen Nalle

  • Liza Hays

  • Will Green

  • Laura Madeira

  • Anonymous

  • Alix Diana

  • Antoinette Geyelin

  • Anonymous

  • Michael Arnheiter

  • Katherine Bell

  • Gregory Dennis

  • Mariana Sorenson

  • William & Sandra Brewer in memory of Leslie C. Brewer

  • Christine Strawbridge

  • Howard & Karen Lapsley

  • Jim Draper

  • Bella Nalle

  • Sara K. Dennis

  • Griffin Nalle

  • Anonymous

  • Thomas Hudson

  • Robert Hudson

  • Larry Goldfarb

  • Kacie Madeira

  • William Madeira

  • Victoria McIlhenny

  • Anonymous

  • Sheila Clark

  • Theodore Notides

  • Tacy Connell

  • Paul Douglass

  • Helen Grassi Vest

  • Winifred Miller

  • Charles P. Schutt Jr.

  • Elizabeth Neilson

  • Helen Chace

  • Teresa Gray / The Docksider

  • Teresa Gray in memory of Lloyd Norwood

  • Sheila Pulling

  • Gordon Shaw

  • Timothy & Joellen Ford

  • R. Anderson Pew

  • Margaret Pearson

  • Peter Godfrey

  • Warwick Wheeler

  • Dolly Fisher

  • Asa & Marnie Phillips

  • Anonymous

  • Millicent Green

  • K. Prescott & Susan Low

  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Johnson

  • Susan Nitze

  • Mary Morgan

  • Frances Fitzgerald

  • Frederick & Marie Claude Butler

  • Gayle Peters

  • Greg Willis

  • Carol O. Collins

  • Kevit Cook

  • Kristina Elias-Staron & Richard Staron

  • Diana Pulling Pratt

  • Steve & Linda O'Leary

  • Mitch & Kathie Kolkin

  • Jonathan & Piper Gould

  • Patti Tracey & Chris Hudson

The Mission of the SRA is to provide an effective means of communication between the summer residents and the Town Leadership on issues that concern the current and future well-being of the Town.  The Board of Directors of the Corporation seeks to represent the views of the summer residents and to keep them informed of, and involved in, the Town planning process on current and future issues.

 

Further, the SRA seeks to be the timely and constructive voice of the summer residents with the Town government, working closely with the Town leaders to preserve and protect the unique character, culture, environment, and quality of life of the town, through both a voice and financial contributions to further the mission of the Summer Residents Association.

For more information, please contact anyone on our Board of Directors or reach Board Member John Boynton at JB@123neh.com

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