In The Community

Dead River employees involved in community

Dead River Company believes it's both a privilege and responsibility to be an active member of the communities we serve.

Submitting Requests for Financial Support

Dead River Company is guided by the core values of Integrity, Caring and Excellence.  With a service footprint that spans across hundreds of communities in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and western Massachusetts, the non-profit organizations which we support meet eligibility guidelines and have a positive impact on enhancing the quality of life in the communities we service.

Financial support will be provided exclusively to programs and organizations that fall within the company’s geographic markets in which we operate, align with one or more of our focus areas, and meet our eligibility guidelines.  Requests for sponsorships and donations can be emailed to lisa.morrissette@deadriver.com.  The request must be submitted on the organization’s letterhead and include the following:

  • Mission statement
  • Impact statement
  • Geography served
  • Demographic served
  • 501c3 Status 
  • Amount of financial support requested
  • If a sponsorship, please include sponsorship benefit details

Sponsorship focus areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Healthy Lifestyles

Charitable Giving focus areas:

  • Heating Assistance
  • Food Insecurity
  • Education (with priority given to elementary school aged initiatives, which focus on reading proficiency)

Some of the Organizations We Support

  • Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • New Hampshire Food Bank
  • Vermont Food Bank
  • Keep ME Warm
  • Community Action 
  • Boots2Roots
  • UMaine Black Bears Military Appreciation Days
  • United Ways
  • Educate Maine
  • Junior Achievement of Maine

 
  • Maine College Circle
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • YMCAs
  • Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • Jean’s Playhouse
  • Winnipesaukee Playhouse 
  • Portland Ovations
  • Gracie Theatre