1% for Maine™ focuses on the next generation, Maine’s youth. Supporting and addressing systemic Maine problems including generational poverty, substance abuse, and limited access to medical care, education, and food. Portside is committed to giving 1% of gross revenue to Maine's future.
Mainers helping Mainers. We believe if we care about our neighbors, the difference we make will be sustainable and life changing for Mainers.
The Portside Foundation 501(c)(3) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Maine’s communities by supporting humanitarian, environmental, and health-and-youth assistance programs. The Foundation organizes and produces multiple fundraising events and awareness campaigns on behalf of local nonprofits. These thoughtful events generate income through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions, and donations. The proceeds from these events are used to fund grants to community-based charitable initiatives and institutions. In 2020 alone, the Portside Foundation raised enough capital to donate over $80,000 to cancer causes, affordable housing, youth wellness, and wildlife conservation programs in Maine.