Mission: Partner with local and county government: protecting our heritage and resources, planning for the future and promoting a sound economy for the people of Hancock coun ... (More)

Hancock County Planning Commission is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1991, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Ellsworth ME 04605-3333


High Concern Advisory for:
Hancock County Planning Commission

On December 9, 2020, The Bangor Daily News reported on the operations of Hancock County Planning Commission, a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "Newport woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $250K from nonprofits." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Bangor Daily News article.

  • On May 18, 2019, The Journal Tribune published an article titled, "Employee charged with embezzling $100,000 from nonprofit." For more information, please see The Journal Tribune article.

  • On September 16, 2020, The Ellsworth American published an article titled, "Hancock County Planning Commission resumes operations under new leadership." For more information, please see The Ellsworth American article.

  • On June 3, 2021, The Mount Desert Islander published an article titled, "Former HCPC employee sentenced to prison ." For more information, please see The Mount Desert Islander article.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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