Ways to Give

How will you make your impact?

Gifts of any size help ensure that Maine Medical Center is able to keep providing the same high-level of care to everyone in our communities.


Please make your check payable to Maine Medical Center, and mail it to:

Maine Medical Center
Philanthropy Department
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

To designate your gift for a specific purpose, please make a notation in the memo line of your check. 

Credit card

For your convenience, we can accept credit card payments online. Please choose a category on our Donate Now page to make a safesecure and confidential gift online today.

If you would prefer to make a credit card gift over the phone, please call the Philanthropy Department at (207) 662-2669.

Stock or security

Gifts of stock, bonds or mutual fund shares that have increased in value usually has a greater tax benefit than giving cash. Because of that, appreciated securities are often an advantageous way to make a gift to the hospital. Benefits can include:

  • Increased value for your gift and decreased cost to you.
  • A charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted stock or securities. 
  • Elimination of capital gains tax that would normally apply if you sold the appreciated stock or securities on the open market and donated the proceeds.

View How to Make a Stock Gift and visit our Planned Giving page for more ideas. 

Memorial gift

Making a gift to Maine Medical Center, Maine Children's Cancer Program or The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a wonderful way to remember a loved one. When you make a gift, you will receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes. We will also send notification that a gift has been made to the honoree's family (provided that we have their contact information). Please note, the amount of the gift is not disclosed to the honoree’s family. 

There are many ways to make a memorial gift:

Online: Choose one of the categories on our Donate Now page, and simply fill out the "Tribute Information" section on the donation form. 

By Mail: Please make your check payable to Maine Medical Center, and mail it to:

Maine Medical Center
Philanthropy Department
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

Please make a note in the memo line that the gift is being made in memory of your loved one, and include their name. Please also note if the funds should be directed to a specific program. 

By Phone: If you would like to make a gift by phone using a credit or debit card, please call the Philanthropy Department at (207) 662-2669 and we will be happy to assist you. 

If you would like to ask friends and family to contribute to MMC, MCCP or BBCH in lieu of flowers: You may include our mailing address above, and our web address www.mmc.org/donate in the obituary. 

Because these donations are such an important tribute, we also like to share notification of the memorial gifts we receive in your loved one's memory. For this reason, we ask that a family member or friend contact the Philanthropy Department at (207) 662-2669 or development@mmc.org to provide the following information:

  • Name of your loved one
  • Name of surviving family contact (who we will notify by mail when gifts are received)
  • Mailing address for this family contact
  • If the funds should be directed to a specific program

We will notify your family contact of any gifts we receive, and provide you with the name and address of the thoughtful donors. Please note, the amount of the gift is not disclosed to the honoree’s family. Donors themselves also receive a thank you letter with a tax receipt.

Honor a friend, loved one, or commemorate a special occasion

Honoring a person or celebrating a birthday, wedding or anniversary is a great gift to Maine Medical Center, Maine Children's Cancer Program or The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital as well as the friend or loved one being honored. 

To honor a friend or loved one, choose one of the categories located on our Donate Now page, and simply fill out the "Tribute Information" section on the donation form. 

We will notify the honoree of your gift and send you an acknowledgement of the gift. Your gift amount is confidential and not disclosed to the person who is being honored.

Recognize your caregiver

Many patients and their families feel deep gratitude to the doctors, nurses and caregivers who supported them during their stay at Maine Medical Center.  If you would like to show them you appreciation, nominate your caregiver(s) for our Healthcare Hero program.

Your hero will receive your message along with a recognition pin that they can wear proudly so that everyone will know they have positively touched someone’s life.

Click here to write a note and make a gift in honor of your Healthcare Hero.

Major gift: for a transformational impact

It is our highest priority to work with you to achieve your philanthropic goals.

Using philanthropy, opportunities exist on a number of levels to transform patient care at Maine Medical Center and to make a significant impact on our community. Our Leadership Gift Officers are here to listen to your ideas, keep you informed, and even connect you with hospital leaders and clinicians in the areas closest to your heart. Learn how you can make a transformational impact.

Recurring gifts: sustain the programs you care about

Recurring gifts are an easy way to give more by spreading your gift throughout the year.

To set up a recurring gift please call 207-662-2683 or choose one of the categories located on our Donate Now page, select "Recurring gift" for the gift type, and simply fill out the frequency and dates you prefer. 

You can become a monthly Miracle Maker for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital for as little as $10.00 a month. A monthly gift provides a dependable source of funds that can be count on throughout the year. Click here to become a Miracle Maker today.

Employer match: double your impact!

Many corporations are willing to match their employee's charitable contributions to qualified not-for-profit organizations.

As an example, if you give $50, your employer might be willing to give an additional $50, bringing your total impact to $100, allowing Maine Medical Center to do that much more for our patients and community.

For employer confirmation please email development@mmc.org.

Donor-advised fund

Contact the administrator of your donor-advised fund and recommend a gift to Maine Medical Center, Maine Children’s Cancer Program or The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Tax Info

Maine Medical Center is an organization exempt from income tax under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore an organization to which deductible contributions may be made. MaineHealth dba Maine Medical Center has a tax ID number of 01-0238552.


Corporate giving and sponsorships

For more than a century, Maine Medical Center has been working with local and national businesses to help them achieve their philanthropic goals and meet the needs of the communities they call home. We would be honors to help you discover where your corporate giving can have the greatest impact on the health of your employees, customers, family and neighbors. Get involved today

Give your time!

We're exceptionally proud of and grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to the hospital every year. Whether by attending an event, hosting an event, or maintaining the phones at Cares for Kids Radiothon, our volunteers are the backbone of this organization. Sign up today

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