Our Covid Response: The Hatch Community Youth Fund remains committed to caring for the health and well being of the resident youth of Brooksville, Castine, and Penobscot. Throughout this time of continued concern surrounding COVID-19, applications for athletic and recreational programs and participant scholarship funding are still being accepted with the understanding that evolving mandates may require cancellation or postponement. We ask that all applicants stay in touch.

The Hatch Community Youth Fund offers assistance in two ways:

Program Funding
The Hatch Fund provides grants to local organizations who share our goal of supporting the youth of Brooksville, Castine, and Penobscot with athletic and recreational activities. The Fund offers grants to local 501(C)3 organizations, educational institutions, municipalities, and clubs for sports and recreation whose missions align with ours.

There are a number of individual scholarships available for year-round resident youth from Brooksville, Castine, and Penobscot to participate in a variety of recreational activities.  Scholarship value may be limited per family.

Studies show how important athletic training is for youth development:

  • Improves overall health and fitness
  • Improves confidence through learning skills and success
  • Helps build friendships and start lifetime interests
  • Helps children learn about rules, fair play, and coping with winning and losing
  • Helps children have greater success