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Ensuring Excellence through the Opportunity Fund

Our Mission

“To initiate and facilitate the creation of jobs and prosperity in Washington County”

At SCEC we believe in and practice being proactive. The Council receives no dedicated state of federal subsidy for its critical work creating jobs Down East. Therefore the Opportunity Fund, SCEC’s annual fundraising campaign, is an important and necessary component of our ability to strengthen this mission, to support and advance our region’s economic activity. The recent economic downturn has increased demand for SCEC’s programs and services, as well as our ability to advocate for and represent Washington County at the state and national level.

Why Donate to SCEC’s Opportunity Fund?

  • SCEC is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization with strong business and community representation from across Washington County.
  • Your 100% tax deductible donation directly impacts our ability to foster and grow economic activity, prosperity, and quality of life in rural, “Down East” Maine.
  •  SCEC invests in local businesses that put people to work. In 2011, our loans programs, and funds they leveraged, totaled over $1.3 million dollars creating or retaining 78 full-time jobs.
  • In the past six years, SCEC’s collaborative approach has generated upwards of $300 million in funding for locally initiated projects from alternative energy research and development to workforce training and career advancement programming.

Please make a donation today!

Online/Credit Card Donations: We accept donations through PayPal. This is a safe, secure, and convenient way of giving to SCEC, either through your PayPal account or via credit card.

Make a donation today!

Check: Make your check payable to SCEC and mail to:

Attn:  Executive Director
Sunrise County Economic Council
53 Prescott Drive, Suite 3
Machias, ME 04654

Need more information about SCEC’s mission of creating jobs and prosperity in Washington County? Contact SCEC directly at 207-255-0983 or by email at