Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods

Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to support Hope Cemetery Corporation in its efforts to conserve the woods and continue the high quality maintenance of the iconic garden-style cemetery.

We are deeply committed to ensuring a bright future for the Cemetery and the Woods. As such, we are collaborating with Kennebunk Land Trust on the Hope Woods Conservation Initiative.

The Hope Woods Conservation Initiative seeks to raise $1.4 million to create a permanent sanctuary of tranquility and natural beauty in the heart of Downtown Kennebunk, where residents and visitors alike can seek peace and rejuvenate on lands linked to our past. This will be accomplished through the purchase of a conservation easement to prevent future development, protect wildlife habitat, and ensure non-motorized public access to Hope Woods forever. All proceeds from the sale of the easement will go to Hope Cemetery to support ongoing operations and maintenance expenses.

Hope Woods Conservation Initiative Case Statement

Download a Pledge Form here: Pledge Form_0806

Or you can donate directly online here:

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Please feel free to email us with any questions:
friendsofhcw@gmail.com

Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods
PO Box 1550
Kennebunk, ME 04043