To qualify for these grants you must be an educational institute (school or library) and be within the Loon Echo Land Trust service area: Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Sebago or Raymond.  The purpose of these grants is to help our future leaders learn more about their natural world. Please see below for application process.

** For 2021, we will prioritize applications for programs or projects that enhance/facilitate online or outdoor learning. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Grant Award Range: $50-$300
  • Grants Deadline: February 15, 2021
  • Award Notification Date: March 1, 2021
  • Grant Reporting Required: Submission of a short report form and a “kids’ chronicle” from a student or participant.
  • Restrictions: Please note that only one program will be funded at each school or library due to the limited amount of funding available.
  • For more information: Contact Us

Kids’ Chronicles: Each school or library selects a student or patron to write about their learning experience after attending an environmental education program funded by Loon Echo.

“Mr. Drew told us the tarantula spider does not hurt us. That makes me happy because I was afraid of spiders.”

 Lily, Sebago Elementary School

“At the hill, there were three telescopes set up and people shared their powerful binoculars. Seeing the moon and its shadow was great because it was so clear and vivid. We saw Saturn, Venus and more powerful stars, but they weren’t as clear. My group enjoyed using the star finders to locate different constellations. We ended the evening with a trip to get ice cream and talked about what we learned.”   

  Lisa, Family Star Party at Casco Public Library

“Thank you for giving us a wooded adventure!”

Oskar, age 5, Bridgton Public Library

In addition to individual grants, Loon Echo provides annual funding for:

  • Winter Audubon Hike at Sebago Elementary School