Making A Difference

The Recompense Fund is a community asset that brings resources to island nonprofits to support their efforts to sustain Chebeague Island as a year-round community.

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The Island Video

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It has been a tough year and, like always, the people of Chebeague came through with countless acts of kindness and caring.


We thought it would be fun to assemble some video and pictures of organizations and people who love Chebeague. 


There was so much to look at, we decided to make two videos.


The first is finished. Barrie Shepherd reads the poem he wrote for it. 

The second is the selfies and will be finished soon.


A big thank you to our director, Chip Emery for his vision and Chip and his son John, who have been instrumental in creating these videos. Thank you to Barrie Shepherd and all who helped and submitted selfies and photos.


click here to download Barrie's Poem

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What is The Recompense Fund?


The Recompense Fund is dedicated exclusively to Chebeague. It is a 501(c)3 philanthropic organization. Formerly called the The Recompense Foundation, it was founded in 1991. Since transitioning from a single donor foundation in 2013, the Recompense Fund has grown rapidly to over 500 donors who give generously of their resources and ideas.


The Board of The Recompense Fund is delighted to announce we have become a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization with our own distinct tax identification number (84-4249483). We are continuing our affiliation with the MCF, and have elected to have them manage our permanent and board designated funds. 


All donations to Recompense should now be sent to our Chebeague Post Office Box 42, Chebeague Island, Maine, 04017. Please email our Treasurer, Jim Van Fleet, at to discuss gifts of stock or any estate planning gift intentions. For your records, please note that our federal tax i.d. # is 84-4249483.

Our Grant Guidelines are in the process of being updated as we are now our own 901(C)(3) organization and have the Maine Community Foundation managing our permanent and board designated funds.


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The Recompense Fund

Supporting the sustainability of Chebeague

CONTACT US: The Recompense Fund  •  Post Office Box 42 • Chebeague Island, ME 04017

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