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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Women's Health Resource Library/Milbridge Commons
Mission: The mission of the WHRL is to advance and promote the health and wellness of the woman, her family and her community. In 2013, WHRL initiated a program called Incredible Edible Milbridge to address issues of hunger, food insecurity, and poor nutrition. The expansion of this fresh food initiative is a key aspect of the vision for Milbridge Commons.
QFF Grant: Women’s Health Resource Library WHRL, in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), will use grant funding to support the development of Milbridge Commons. In 2015, MCHT purchased a 4.6-acre parcel of land, Milbridge Commons, which is within easy walking distance of downtown Milbridge. The goal of Milbridge Commons is to create a garden and park community wellness environment. The community park and garden space will be a place to grow fresh food for a community struggling with health issues related to hunger, food insecurity and poor nutrition. In addition to growing food, accessible walking trails and play space for children will encourage physical fitness and create a public space for community gatherings as well as natural areas for bird watching and quiet reflection on the shores of Narraguagus Bay.