Established in 2012, the Hatch Community Youth Fund serves resident youth of Brooksville, Castine, and Penobscot by providing financial support for athletic and recreational programs which include physical activity in order to foster teamwork, connection, gratitude, self-reliance, resilience, and health. The Hatch Community Youth Fund is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Board Members: Katie Bergin Mankiewicz, President; Marianne Buchanan, Vice President; Emerson Bruns, Secretary; Doug Benjamin, Treasurer; Temple Blackwood, Roberta Boczkiewicz, Natalie Griffith, Andrea Hatch, Marianne Lee, Tiffany Martin, Sonja O’Donnell, Jacob Simmons, Mary Tobey, Serena Whitridge

The Fund’s program grants and scholarships through the years have supported participation in the following:
Acadia Fire Soccer Academy
Adams School
Alderbrook Farm
Boy Scouts of America Troup 102
Camden Snow Bowl
Castine Arts Association
Castine Golf Club
Castine Kayak Adventures
Castine Yacht Club
Community Compass
Dance Camp and Ripple Effect Leadership Camp
Deepwood Farm Horse Camp
DEFY Swimteam
Downeast Family YMCA Swim Team
Downeast Volleyball Team
Dusky’s Swim Program at Downeast Family YMCA
Foxwalk Camp YMCA Swim Team
Hoop Haven Girls Basketball Camp
Islewood Farm
Keewaydin Dunmore Camp for Boys
Maine Juniors Volleyball
Maine Maritime Academy – Dribble Kids and Volley Kids
Hermon Mountain Ski School
Nichols Day Camp
Orland Karate
Penobscot Community School
Penobscot Valley School of Gymnastics
Riot Martial Arts
Seacoast United Boys Residential Camp
Seahorse Riding Stables
Slovenski Camps
Starlight Stables
Strong Girls United
Sunday River
Sunny Hill Stable
Thomas School of Dance
Wilson Museum

OUR BEGINNINGS

Frank Hatch

Francis W. Hatch 1925-2012

Harold Hatch

Harold B. Hatch 1939-2013

In the beginning, many of us in the Castine, Maine community wanted to honor the memory of our dear friend, Frank Hatch. The Castine Golf Club Members Memorial Fund was just the beginning. We subsequently formed The Frank Hatch Community Youth Fund, a charitable organization, to endow sports and recreation programs for our youth. Frank Hatch cared about Castine and everyone in the town—especially the children.

In 2013, we changed the name of the Fund to The Hatch Community Youth Fund to have Harold Hatch join with Frank Hatch as a friend and honoree. Harold Hatch lived and served the core values of the Fund’s mission as teacher, coach, mentor, runner, and kayaker. Harold modeled a good life spent striving to do one’s personal best.