Ways to Give

Whether you are already a Mission donor or have come to this page to learn more about us, thank you for your interest in giving. Your generosity enables us to provide compassionate programs that promote the well-being of Maine children, families, individuals, and communities Downeast and on unbridged islands.

Your gift to the Maine Seacoast Mission makes you part of all we do: feeding hungry families; ensuring homes stay safe and warm through winter; keeping kids motivated in school and on a path toward college or career; checking a lobsterman’s blood pressure; preventing the elderly from getting lonely; and making sure there are gifts for children on Christmas morning.

We are grateful for your support and honored to be stewards of your gift. Start here by learning about the different gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that works for you.

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Donate to the Mission Fund

The Mission Fund provides annual operating support for our programs. We welcome gifts of any amount. Leadership giving circles start at $1,000. Gifts of stock are also accepted.

Your Mission Fund Donation:

Sponsor the Mission

Yearlong corporate sponsorships are an excellent way to support the Mission’s good works and expand our reach while also expanding your own. Sponsorship includes benefits such as publicity in our publications and events. Visit our Corporate Sponsorships page to learn more.

Shop the Amazon Wish List

Discover a targeted list of items that will support the success of Mission programs. From goods for the food pantry, to gifts for the Christmas program, to enrichment materials for our education programs, your thoughtful contribution will benefit Mainers living on outer islands and in the Downeast region.

Create a Scholarship

Since 1918, the Mission has given scholarship-based educational support to thousands of students. A scholarship creates an impactful legacy: each scholarship is an investment in young people who are the future of the communities we serve. Consider contributing to or creating a scholarship that provides long term funds for education.

Planned Giving : Maine Seacoast Mission Hope Society

Become a Voice of Hope by including the Mission in your estate and legacy planning. Planned giving is your opportunity to let your vision and values impact future generations.

Named in recognition of Maine Seacoast Mission founders, Alexander and Angus MacDonald, two Mount Desert Island pastors and brothers, who first sailed a small sloop called the Hope to islands and lighthouses along the Maine coast to relieve the isolated conditions often found there. As a pastor in Bar Harbor, Angus had connections with many of the wealthy rusticators of Mount Desert Island. He asked for their help in funding the Hope and its charitable endeavors, and the Maine Seacoast Mission was born in 1905. This legacy of compassionate service continues today generously supported by generations of families who value our coastal and island communities. We invite you to become part of this exceptional group of people.

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To learn more about donations, volunteering, planned giving and more, email Director of Development Erica Hutchinson

or call (207) 801-6009

Our work is your work, made possible by your generous gifts.

No matter how hard times get, the Mission will be there, helping sustain and strengthen families and communities. Please join us. Your donations bring warmth when it’s cold, shed light where it’s dark, and give strength when burdens grow heavy.

Contact us to donate, volunteer, or arrange for planned giving.

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