Ways to Give
To give by mail, please send checks to: Acadia Center, PO Box 583, Rockport, ME 04856-0583
Why Acadia Center?
For more than 10 years, Acadia Center has been ranked in the top 3% of charities on Charity Navigator, earning its highest 4-star rating for executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices. In 2019, Acadia Center is on Charity Navigator’s “Charities with Perfect Scores” and “10 Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions” lists.
To learn more, please see the profile at Charity Navigator. Acadia Center has also been listed as a Top 10 or Top 101 non-profit by publications including US News & World Report, Market Watch, and New York Magazine.
In 2021, Acadia Center is proud to have been selected as a featured nonprofit for Bright Funds, a workplace giving and volunteering software. Bright Funds created 17 Funds to support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The 17 UN SDGs act as a shared blueprint to move towards a world where there is peace and prosperity for both people and the planet. Within each Fund is a group of nonprofits, operating globally, whose work moves the needle towards achieving this goal. Acadia Center is honored to qualify for SDG #13, taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. We are deeply grateful for Bright Funds’ confidence in us and for the continued support of our donors.
Workplace Giving Campaigns
Another easy and effective way to support the work of Acadia Center is through workplace giving. Through our partnership with EarthShare New England, employees at hundreds of public and private organizations can donate through payroll contributions. EarthShare raises vital funding through environmental workplace giving campaigns nationwide on behalf of more than 600 local, national and international environmental and conservation nonprofit organizations. To donate to Acadia Center through EarthShare New England, you simply pledge an automatic payroll contribution from each paycheck that will help advance the clean energy future.
Giving as a Federal Employee
As a member of EarthShare, Acadia Center participates annually in the largest workplace giving campaign in the nation – the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for employees of the federal government and the U.S. military. If you are a federal government or military employee and would like to give to Acadia Center through the CFC, please enter CFC code #33903 on your pledge card during the next fund drive.
Giving as Public Sector Employees
- State of Maine employees can donate to Acadia Center with MSECCA code #71658. Click here for more info.
- State of Rhode Island employees can donate to Acadia Center with RISECA code #3257. Click here for more info.
- University of Maine employees can donate to Acadia Center with CCAUE code #24341. Click here for more info.
Giving Through Your United Way Campaign
If your company offers United Way and EarthShare is not listed in your company’s annual giving campaign brochure, you may still donate to EarthShare and any of EarthShare’s member organizations by writing in a “donor choice” option. Please ask your campaign manager for more information. EarthShare runs successfully side-by-side with United Way in hundreds of campaigns across the country.
Please visit EarthShare’s website for more information about EarthShare’s member charities and to learn more about getting involved and making a difference in the health of our environment.To find out how you can help your company set up an EarthShare workplace giving campaign, please contact EarthShare directly at 800-875-3863 or by email.
Donors can recommend grants to Acadia Center through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
What is a Donor-Advised Fund?
A DAF provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets. Donors then use their DAF to support qualified charitable organizations over time.
Main Advantages of a Donor Advised Fund
The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
- No transaction fees
Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.**
Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
- Family legacy
A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
- No start-up costs
There is no cost to establish a donor advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).**
- Privacy if desired
Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
** Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by the charity that sponsors a DAF Program.
If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon & Greater Kansas Community Foundation, you can make your recommendation through DAF Direct.
How does it work?
- Establish your Donor Advised Fund by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
- Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
- Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice, like Acadia Center EIN# 01-0518193
Contact Acadia Center’s development staff by phone (207-236-6470) or email for assistance in arranging to transfer your gift of stock or other appreciated assets. We can provide you with the necessary DTC and account information and are happy to work directly with your broker, financial advisor or other representative to handle the details.
Acadia Center is one of the charitable organizations customers can choose to support while shopping at AmazonSmile. When you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of the eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your charity of choice.
Donors can also donate online through:
- Charity Navigator via their Giving Basket. Note there are costs associated with using this portal.
- Network For Good. Note there are costs associated with using this portal.
Acadia Center is primarily funded by private foundations and individuals.