Donate to a Fund

Would you like to increase the power of your giving in Maine? Consider partnering with the Maine Community Foundation. By combining your gift with others, you can increase the effectiveness of philanthropy to address current and future issues in Maine. This partnership will also enhance the strategic impact of your charitable dollars.

  • County and Regional Funds:These funds provide permanent resources that support nonprofits throughout Maine. Local fund advisors award grants for projects that help address community needs and build vibrant communities. Currently, you can make a gift to funds covering 14 of Maine’s 16 counties, but the community foundation’s goal is to have an endowed fund for every county.
  • Invest in Maine Fund: This fund provides a long-term resource for addressing issues in Maine as they emerge over time. We cannot always predict what those issues will be, but we need to be ready to respond. The fund will support programs and projects that will enhance our communities and quality of life.
  • Critical Issues Fund: This fund focuses on immediate statewide issues. A gift to this fund allows you to be part of a strategic effort to address current critical issues, including access to higher education, preserving and enhancing Maine’s “quality of place,” leadership training for Maine residents, and community economic development.
  • Impact Investing: The Maine Community Foundation serves people who share a common interest: enhancing the quality of life in Maine. Given its place-based focus and commitment to activate resources to meet its mission, the Maine Community Foundation has added impact investments to its philanthropic toolbox. Learn more about MaineCF's impact investing programs.

Your actions matter! To learn more about your giving options, email Laura Young or call her toll free at 877-700-6800, ext. 2206, for a confidential consultation.