Community Support

Guided by our core values of Integrity, Caring and Excellence,

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

Giving back

We support non-profit organizations across our service areas of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Each organization meets our eligibility guidelines, aligns with our values, and is committed to enhancing the quality of life in our communities.

Partner with Dead River Company

Financial support is provided exclusively to programs and organizations that fall within our service areas, align with one or more of our focus areas, and meet our eligibility guidelines.


To be considered, please submit your request on your organization’s letterhead by the end of November for the following year’s consideration. At the beginning of each year, we carefully review submissions. If your organization is chosen, you will be notified by the end of March.


For example, requests for 2024 must be received by November 30, 2023 to be considered.  Submissions are reviewed at the beginning of 2024 and organizations receiving support will be notified by March 31, 2024.

Submission Requirements

Please include the following within the written submission and email to

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

Sponsorships and Charitable Giving

We partner with organizations and initiatives that work to address:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Heating Assistance
  • Food Insecurity
  • Education

Some of the organizations we support

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boots2Roots
  • Educate Maine
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • Jean’s Playhouse
  • Junior Achievement of Maine
  • Maine College Circle
  • NewsCenter Maine’s Project Heat
  • New Hampshire Food Bank
  • NH Fisher Cats Homeruns for Hunger
  • Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute
  • Portland Ovations
  • Sea Dogs Salute to Service
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • United Way
  • Vermont Food Bank
  • Winnipesaukee Playhouse 
  • WMUR NH Tackles Hunger
  • YMCAs