Support Acadia Center

Donors Empower Acadia Center to Succeed

Acadia Center needs your support to continue successfully advancing policies that address climate change

Acadia Center’s work is funded through the generosity of individuals and foundations. We invite new donors to partner in the effort to advance bold, effective, and just solutions for a healthy economy and livable climate.

Acadia Center has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating (4 stars) for more than 10 years, and in 2018 it earned a perfect score in Charity Navigator’s assessment of non-profit governance. This ranking places Acadia Center in the top 1% of charities nationally in terms of accountability, transparency, and financial health.

Your Support

When you give to Acadia Center, you support expert advocacy to achieve a healthy economy and livable climate.
Craft and implement real-world solutions

Acadia Center bypasses national gridlock to reform the energy systems in our states, communities, and regions, proving that the country can tackle the challenge of reducing climate pollution by achieving a low-carbon and consumer friendly system for all.

Defend progress and challenge false claims

Acadia Center maintains one of the largest energy and economic databases in our field, enabling it to respond rapidly when inaccurate claims attack progress and to stop efforts to dismantle programs that analysis shows are effective.

Help others envision an inclusive, clean energy future

Change begins with a vision. Acadia Center captures the power of a comprehensive, coordinated approach to a clean energy future and communicates that approach through visually-engaging and accessible materials.

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’s score placed it 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.

There are many ways to support Acadia Center, please see the ways in which you can support below:


By Credit Card

Please donate via Give Lively. Note there is a credit card processing fee associated with using this portal. Alternatively you can send donations directly by mail.

By Mail

Please send checks to:
Acadia Center
PO Box 583, Rockport, ME 04856-0583

Increase the Impact of Your Donation

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from retirees, spouses and board members may also qualify for a match. Ask your company if they will match your donation to Acadia Center.

Donor Privacy Policy

All personal information provided to Acadia Center is treated as confidential and will not be sold, rented, or given to other entities. Acadia Center does not make payment of commissions, finder fees, percentages, bonuses, or overrides for fundraising or in relation to any public employee campaign.

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Workplace Giving Campaigns

Acadia Center is a member of EarthShare New England

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.

Acadia Center is a member of EarthShare New England
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.

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Donor-Advised Funds

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

here 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
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Stock Gifts

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.

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Other ways


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.

Other Online Portals

Donors can also donate online through:

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