Supporters & Sponsors
Individual & Family Support
We give Thanks to supporting individuals & families!!
As a community-supported organization (a.k.a. “nonprofit”), we solicit the generosity of our greater community. The true costs of running our programs exceeds that which we charge, and we look to our donor base to make up that difference. So far, they’ve risen to the occasion each year. Thank You all!
Official Business Sponsors
The following businesses have chosen to support the good work of White Pine Programs because they believe in the power of nature connection. Please consider supporting these local businesses with your patronage.
White Pine has been fortunate to gain the support of multiple foundations in the New England Region & beyond.
The Maine Community Foundation (MCF) awarded White Pine York County Community Building Grants in support of our Naturalist Nights series, our Teen Mentor-in-Training progam, and other nature-connection programs via grants from the Tupelo Fund.
White Pine Programs also has an endowment fund with the foundation that helps us as we plan ahead for healthy growth to meet the growing demand for nature-connection programs. Click here to donate to our endowment. Since 1983, Mainers have relied on the Maine Community Foundation to help them turn their charitable passions into meaningful & effective philanthropy. If you’d like to give to White Pine via the MCF, click here to learn more. Make sure to direct your giving to the “White Pine Programs Fund.”
In 2014 and 2015, White Pine was awarded a generous grant from the Commonplace Fund of RSF Social Finance. Founded in 1936 as the Rudolf Steiner Foundation, RSF Social Finance, began making loans to Steiner-inspired organizations in 1984. In the late 1990’s, RSF’s mission expanded to serve a broader range of clients whose intentions and values are compatible with Steiner’s insights on associative economics and social renewal.
In 2014 White Pine was awarded a Strategic Planning support grant from the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF). This grant has allowed White Pine to hire professionals to help us navigate our next phase of organizational growth and development. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation seeks to strengthen communities and inspire greater giving by: Investing charitable assets for today & tomorrow; Connecting donors with effective organizations, ideas & students; and Leading & Collaborating on important public issues.
In late December of 2008, the Hodges Family Foundation of Raleigh North Carolina granted White Pine Programs funds to design and implement an experiential Nature-Based learning weekend designed for adult/child pairs (in conjunction with Big Brothers/Big Sisters agencies). This weekend experience will be offered free of charge to clients of local agencies and nonprofits that focus on mentoring relationships.
Additional Business Support
White Pine Programs received a leadership grant from Tom’s Of Maine charitable giving program. Founded on a heritage of philanthropy, Tom’s of Maine recognizes the importance of reconnecting families with the natural world. By awarding White Pine with a leadership grant, they’re helping fuel the growing ‘No Child Left Inside’ movement sweeping North America.
Through their Community Investment Program, Kennebunk Savings supports White Pine Programs by allowing their thousands of customers to check off White Pine on their annual ballot. To learn more about this program, click here. Kennebunk Savings donates at least 10% of their profits to supports the arts, civic initiatives, education, environmental programs, and human services. Click here to learn more.
Every now and again, we choose a local restaurant to have a fundraising night – it’s a great excuse to spend some time with the White Pine community . We’re lucky to have supportive, locally-owned establishments that support local nonprofits here in our
neighborhood. One of our steadfast supporters is the Flatbread Company, located in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.