Other Ways to Give

The Equality Alliance

Become a member by committing a monthly or quarterly donation. Equality Alliance members are the foundation of EqualityMaine’s work, providing a consistent and reliable source of funding throughout the year, helping us build a more sustainable organization. For more info or to become a member, click HERE and be sure to check the box to indicate you’d like to make a monthly or quarterly gift.

Planned Giving

Planned giving and estate gifts provide long-term support and flexibility to meet the emerging issues facing our community well into the future. And they leave a legacy of continued impact and influence that will benefit LGBTQ+ Mainers for many generations to come.  These gifts can include donations of cash, appreciated securities or stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, or a retirement plan. For more information, contact our Development Director, Heide Lester.

The tax identification number for EqualityMaine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is 01-0515357.
The tax identification number for EqualityMaine, a 501(c)4 organization, is 01-0491854.

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online, and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity.

Gifts of Stock 

Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock to EqualityMaine. If you have owned the stock for more than a year, and if it has appreciated in value, you may receive greater tax benefits than making a contribution in cash. In most cases, your charitable income tax deduction will be equal to the fair market value of the stock. You may also avoid paying capital gains tax on any appreciation in value over the original value of the stock. Please consult your broker and tax professional for information specific to your portfolio and tax status.

Workplace Giving

Thanks to MaineShare, you can support EqualityMaine at your place of employment. MaineShare works with employers so employees can donate directly, through a payroll deduction, to any of over 40 statewide social justice organizations - including EqualityMaine. If your workplace doesn’t offer MaineShare, click HERE to learn more.

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