Formed in 1910, the Prouts Neck Association (PNA) has played an integral role in the stewardship of Prouts Neck and its environs for over 100 years. The PNA is a nonprofit charitable organization that is supported by voluntary donations from the Prouts Neck community.
Included in the original mission statement of the PNA are provisions to "obtain proper care and maintenance of roads," to "preserve the trees and shrubbery from injury and destruction," to "provide an authoritative means of communicating with the officers of the town of Scarborough," and "generally to take all feasible measures for the access to and the improvement of Prouts Neck."
Following the creation of the Prouts Neck Improvement Association in 2017 — which assumed responsibility for Prouts Neck roads, security, and trash removal — the PNA adopted this revised mission: "To sustain Prouts Neck as a place of natural beauty, that is resilient in the face of change, and inspires families in every generation to invest in its future."
Today, the PNA delivers on that mission in ways that include:
- Outreach: Provides monetary grants to various Scarborough and Portland-area organizations in support of the larger community.
- Environment: Oversees management of the Prouts Neck Sanctuary and a study to improve the management of Massacre Pond.
- Postal delivery: Provides and supports a kiosk for residents to pick up mail and packages.
- Library: Supports the Charles E. Thomas Memorial Library.
The PNA also acts as a coordinator of communications within the Prouts Neck community and with the Town of Scarborough and its officials.