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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Eastern Maine Community College
To implement a new associate’s degree program in Outdoor Tourism and Recreation in the Katahdin Region. This program will be for up to 24 students who will live, study, and work in the Millinocket area. Funding will support the salary of the full-time program coordinator/instructor, travel, the development of student housing options and the purchase of field/expedition equipment. Job opportunities continue to grow in this region with 59,730 positions in the hospitality and leisure industry in 2010 and expected to grow to 64,386 positions in 2020. There is a great opportunity for young people entering this field. EMCC’s graduates will have knowledge of park and natural area management, guiding and outfitting, marketing, natural and cultural interpretation, customer service skills in relation to tourism and business skills to help them be successful in the industry.