By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,271)
Portland Trails announced yesterday that it was awarded a $100K grant from the Old Bug Light Foundation, according to a press release issued by Kara Wooldrik, Executive Director of the of the non-profit. The grant money will be awarded over a period of three (3) years.
Portland Trails will use this unexpected gift to launch into its next stage of growth and development. This grant will enable Portland Trails to build the communications tools necessary to successfully launch more sophisticated fundraising and community-building strategies, purchaser a mower, and begin to build our Stewardship Endowment for future financial security. Because the Trails are free to use and Portland Trails is a non-profit organization, it relies on donations from people that use and appreciate the trails.
“With 23 year of experience, two mission statements accomplished, a strong brands and a positive reputation, we have been successful on many fronts. Portland Trails has transformed Greater Portland through coalition-building, scrappiness and strategic opportunism. Now, we need to secure the future of the 70-mile trail network, the 100+ acres of conserved land and the community-building approach we use to create healthier people and neighborhoods,” said Kara Wooldrik, Executive Director.
The Old Bug Light Foundation is based in the Old Port and was formed in 2010.