The Quimby Family Foundation has been awarding yearly grants since 2005. We proudly partner with non-profits throughout the state of Maine to promote Human Wholeness. To us, Human Wholeness is physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health and we believe in the inherent value of nature to advance all four.


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Island Astronomy Institute

Island Astronomy Institute was awarded a grant too Measure, Promote, and Protect Maine’s pristine night sky as a valuable natural resource by acquiring a one-of-a-kind light pollution measurement technology developed by the National Park Service. To promote community stewardship of the night sky through the Acadia Night Sky Festival. To continue measurement research work in Acadia National Park on the SERC campus and to establish night sky quality as an indicator of Maine’s unique quality of place.


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