How to Contribute
Sunrise County Arts Institute
We'll log in the contributions, and with DERC&D will provide you with a letter of thanks for your tax records.
Now you can make a tax-deductible contribution online!
We're live on Razoo, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to non-profits:
Donations starting at $10 are gratefully accepted via credit/debit card or PayPal.
Did you know? Many foundations and government agencies look for local community involvement when they're deciding how to award their grants.
Even if you can just contribute a few dollars, you can make a real difference: not just in the math, but in helping to show the world that we have great grass-roots support!
SCAI is making great progress--in our cultural offerings, community involvement, and also our fund-raising. In response to a generous $20,000 gift in 2014 from the Villchur Foundation (Woodstock, NY), our organization committed itself to raise an equal amount, in cash and in-kind donations, to amplify the impact of the gift on programs and scholarships.
We're getting there with our part! Our success has been through a combination of contributions from individual, business and organizational supporters--and substantial volunteering of the founders' professional time. We have no paid staff or officers, and minimal operating costs.
To be truly sustainable for the future, SCAI needs your help today. There are lots of ways listed on this page; please take a look.
How Can You Get Involved? Lots of ways...
We have an entirely volunteer administration and staff. The funds we raise go directly into SCAI's programs, especially those for young people. These include private voice lessons, theater productions, writing workshops, community singing opportunities, and residencies by noted guest artists and mentors from our large circle of noted musicians, actor/directors, writers and visual artists.
Many of our neighbors cannot afford the full cost of these programs — about 85% of Milbridge children qualify for assisted or free school lunches — so scholarships are essential to involve the people who need and want our services most.
*Tax-Deductiblility of gifts: SCAI is a Maine public benefit corporation. The Down East Resource Conservation & Development Council (DERC&D), has partnered with us as our Federal 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. This enables us to offer you a tax deduction for your generosity. Whether you can afford to share a little or a lot, together we'll keep SCAI sailing!
Don't wait for "giving season" in November-December! The sooner contributions come in during any year, the sooner we can expand our offerings and our ability to be generous with scholarships.
Thank you in advance for your support of SCAI.
And a special tip of our mascot "Fish Scales"' natty bowler hat to our Charter business and non-profit supporters in 2014-17,
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