Become a MemberMembers are donors who identify as Friends of the Bay. Members give us financial support to improve and protect the health of Casco Bay. Members also give us clout when talking with decision-makers and give us standing in being the eyes, ears, and voice of the Bay. Become a Member
Make a Gift of StockWe welcome gifts of securities to support our mission to improve and protect the Bay. A gift of appreciated securities may not only help the Bay but also result in capital gains tax savings. To initiate a gift of stock, please contact Communications and Development Director Will Everitt so we can properly acknowledge and track your gift: willeveritt [at] cascobay [dot] org or by calling (207) 799-8574 ext. 204.
Donate to our Annual FundYour Annual Fund gift, a separate gift from your membership, gives us the support we need to implement our annual operating plan. Your Annual Fund gift helps us monitor the health of the Bay, engage the community in being stewards of our waters, and advocate for protections that will preserve the environmental health of the Bay for the next generation. Donate to our Annual Fund
Corporate MatchingDoes your employer match charitable contributions? If so, you can double your impact by requesting that your company match your gift. Be sure to send us the required forms we need to process the matching gift: Friends of Casco Bay, 43 Slocum Drive, South Portland, ME 04106.
Donate your boatRather than selling your boat, consider donating it to Friends of Casco Bay in order to support our mission. Learn about our Boat Donation Program
Make a donation to the Emeritus Fund for AdvocacyThe Emeritus Fund supports Friends of Casco Bay’s advocacy and related staff development activities in our annual operating plans. You can read more about and make a secure online donation to the Emeritus Fund here.
Make a donation to the Baykeeper Boats FundFriends of Casco Bay depends upon ongoing support from our Baykeeper Boats Fund to maintain our fleet, including our Baykeeper boat, our pumpout vessel, and the smaller boats we use in our work to protect the health of our coastal waters. You can read more about our Boats Fund and make a secure online donation to the Baykeeper Boats Fund here.
Planned Giving: The Anchor SocietyPlanned giving helps us ensure a healthy Casco Bay is passed on to the next generation. Planned gifts may provide donors with significant benefits through future estate tax savings, income tax savings, and a reduction of capital gains taxes. You can view a copy of our Gift Acceptance Policy here. To have a confidential discussion about making a planned gift to Friends of Casco Bay, please contact Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell [clramsdell [at] cascobay [dot] org, (207) 799-8574 ext. 205] or Communications and Development Director Will Everitt [willeveritt [at] cascobay [dot] org, (207) 799-8574 ext. 204].
Give a Gift MembershipThere is no better or meaningful way to share your love of Casco Bay than by giving them a gift membership! In the “Additional Information” section of our secure online donation form, simply record in the comments box that you are making a gift membership. Be sure to give us the name, address, and contact information of whom you are giving the gift to so we can keep him/her updated about our efforts to protect the health of the Bay. Give a Gift Membership
Donate in Honor of a Loved OneA gift in memory or in honor of a loved one is a thoughtful way to share your passion for Casco Bay. We will memorialize your gift in our Annual Report to the Community, which we publish each year. Donate in Honor of a Loved One
Workplace GivingFriends of Casco Bay is a member of MaineShare, a community of more than 40 statewide nonprofit organizations working every day to make Maine a better place to live and work. MaineShare is offered in many workplaces. You can also give to Friends of Casco Bay through the Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal (MSECCA), the Combined Federal Campaign, and your local United Way.
Your volunteer time makes a difference. . .
The women view their work as citizen scientists for Friends of Casco Bay as payback. Nan remarks, “I grew up boating, swimming, and eating seafood, and I wanted to do something to protect the Bay.”
Join us in keeping Casco Bay blue
As these stories show, those who donate their time and money to Friends of Casco Bay are directly working on behalf of a healthier Casco Bay.
We invite you to join us as we work to keep Casco Bay blue.
Other ways you can help Casco Bay:
Cover photo: Photograph by Kevin Morris
Summer is going swimmingly here at Friends of Casco Bay, and we have a lot of good news to share: Our priority legislative bill to create a state-level Climate Change and Ocean Acidification Council was incorporated nearly word-for-word into the Governor’s comprehensive Climate Change Council bill. An Act to Promote… Read more
Rick Frantz keeps an eye on Casco Bay as he commutes between his home on Great Diamond Island and Andy’s Old Port Pub, the restaurant that he and his wife Jennifer Fox own on the Portland waterfront. When he sees something out of the ordinary, good or bad, he takes… Read more
This event is limited to 60 participants, and we have reached that limit. Please consider signing up as a volunteer here: https://www.cascobay.org/about-us/volunteer. Can you think of a better combination than lobster, beer, and the Bay? On Saturday, May 11, Friends of Casco Bay, Luke’s Lobster, and Allagash Brewing are teaming… Read more