Minimum donation amount: $1.00

Boardman Cottage continues to succeed because of generous support from our wonderful community. We depend on fundraising and private donations to supplement Medicaid payments, which do not cover our operating costs. Gifts may be designated for our endowment fund, which provides a continuing source of operating revenue. Gifts not so designated will be applied to annual operations.

Cash Donations

Checks should be made payable to The Beacon Project and mailed to:
P.O. Box 1135 Islesboro, ME 04848.

To donate online, just enter your donation amount and click the “Add to cart” button above. You can then click the “Proceed to checkout” button to complete your donation.

Donations of Securities

Donations of securities may be transferred directly to our brokerage account. For information, please contact Bonnie Hughes.


A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals and benefit Boardman Cottage. Past legacy gifts from community members and resident families have allowed us to improve our sustainability by building our endowment fund.

Donations of Furniture

We gratefully accept quality home furnishings for sale throughout the year in our furniture store, the red building next door to Boardman Cottage.  To inquire about donating furniture, please contact Carol Pierson.


The Beacon Project regularly applies for grants to fund operations, make capital improvements at Boardman Cottage and support fund raising projects. Some of the foundations awarding us grants in the past are:

The Agnes Lindsay Foundation

Christ Church Centennial Fund

Fisher Charitable Foundation

Davis Family Foundation

Please contact us if your organization would be interested in considering The Beacon Project for grant funding.

Wish List

Most of the special extras at Boardman Cottage, like our digital camera, have been gifts from our friends and neighbors.  The residents always have a few requests in mind.  If you would like to donate or help purchase a wish list item, please contact Maura Michael for a suggestion.


The Beacon Project is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Our tax identification number is 06-1694292.