Boardman Cottage continues to succeed because of generous support from our wonderful community. We depend on fundraising and private donations to supplement Medicaid revenue.

Cash Donations

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

Credit Card Donations

To donate by credit card, use PayPal’s secure system.

Donations of Securities

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

Donations of Furniture

We gratefully accept quality home furnishings for sale through our on-line furniture market. To inquire about donating furniture, please contact Carol Pierson.


The Beacon Project is registered with Amazon as a qualified charity.  Once a shopper has signed up, Amazon will contribute to us 0.5% of every purchase.  You can sign up by clicking on this link:


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.
Right now our wish list includes:

  •  Skype phone
  • Flat screen TV
  • Sturdy in-and-out lawn furniture
  • Flag pole to put by the pond
  • Picnic table beside the pond
  • Bird feeders, bird seed, bird houses
  • Window boxes for residents’ rooms
  • Large bulletin board
  • Lift chair recliners
  • Small dressers
  • Small lamps
  • Walk-in bathtub

If you would like to donate or help purchase one of these items, please contact Maura Michael.


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

Our tax identification number is 06-1694292.