Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust Awards $136,000 to Mount Desert Island Organizations

Bar Harbor, Maine (January 31, 2024) - Bar Harbor Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has announced that, through the Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust, $136,000 has been awarded to 44 organizations serving the people of Mount Desert Island (MDI). The Lynam Trust, managed by Bar Harbor Wealth Management, was established in 1942 and awards grants annually to charitable, religious, and educational organizations located on MDI. Grant awards per organization range between $500 and $5,000.

Organizations receiving grants in 2023 included:

  • A Climate to Thrive
  • Acadia Family Center
  • Acadia Senior College
  • Acadia Wildlife Center
  • Acadian Youth Sports
  • Bar Harbor Congregational Church
  • Bar Harbor Food Pantry
  • Bar Harbor Historical Society, Inc.
  • Barn Arts Collective
  • Birch Bay Retirement Village
  • Camp Beech Cliff
  • Conners Emerson PTSA
  • Help-Portrait MDI
  • History Trust
  • Hulls Cove Neighborhood Association
  • Island Connections
  • Island Housing Trust
  • Jesup Memorial Library
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Ledgelawn Cemetery
  • Local Solutions
  • Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
  • MDI Backpack Program
  • MDI Community Campfire Coalition
  • MDI Hospital
  • Mount Desert Nursery School & Child Care Center
  • Mount Desert Nursing Association
  • Mount Desert Summer Chorale
  • Neighborhood House
  • Northeast Harbor Library
  • Oceanarium and Education Center
  • Open Table MDI
  • Seal Cove Auto Museum
  • Somesville Library Association
  • Southwest Harbor Historical Society
  • Southwest Harbor Public Library
  • Southwest Harbor/Tremont Nursing Service, Inc.
  • St. Saviours’ Parish
  • Summer Festival of the Arts
  • Wendell Gilley Museum
  • Whistle Pig Animal Welfare Service
  • Willowind Therapeutic Riding Center

The annual grant application deadline for awards will be September 15, 2024. Applications are reviewed by the Lynam Trust Grants Committee each November, and grants are awarded and distributed by December 31 of the same calendar year. Applicants must have their primary administrative office located on Mount Desert Island and serve the residents of MDI. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply every year, whether or not a grant was awarded to them in a prior year. For additional information please visit www.lynamtrust.com.

In addition to the grant program, the Lynam Trust has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors of Mount Desert Island High School since 1942. These renewable awards are restricted to graduates of MDI High School who are residents of Mount Desert Island. Recipients must reapply each year. In 2023, $1,495 scholarships were awarded to 90 MDI High School graduates.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.9 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.


MDI organizations receive grants from the Lynam TrustPictured from left to right: Tom Reeve, Executive Director of Bar Harbor Food Pantry; Amy McVety, Executive Director of Mount Desert Nursing Association; Megan Rilkoff, Development and Communications Coordinator at Mount Desert Nursing Association; Katie Verville, Clinical Manager at Mount Desert Nursing Association; Stacie Gray, Assistant Director at Kids Corner; Erich Reed, Library Director at Southwest Harbor Public Library; Anne-Marie Hart, Lynam Trust Grant Committee member; and Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.