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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.

Latest News from Recompense

The Recompense Fund is pleased to announce that we have been able to grant $46,900 of funds to our nonprofits so far in 2019. In July, we had a wonderful gathering of some of our nonprofits who shared information about their organizations and how the grants would help them. The Recreation Center, Kids’ Place, Commons, Chebeague Methodist Church, Historical Society, MacBeth program, and Chebeague Island School have all benefited from our funding this year. We also offered an opportunity for the community to take part in a NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Health) conference. We are working now on our 2019 annual report that you will be receiving this fall.


The Recompense Fund is poised to respond quickly at any time to the immediate needs of all Chebeague Non-Profits through its special small grants of $500. Submit a single-page request at any time and expect a quick decision. Applications can address emergencies or unexpected opportunities.


Simply email your request letter to

(Please see details in section III item d in Recompense Fund Grant Guidelines)



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What is The Recompense Fund?


The Recompense Fund is dedicated exclusively to Chebeague. It is a fund within the Maine Community Foundation. 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.

Check out The Fund's grant application guidelines. They include many features and opportunities for island nonprofits.