Please support Hancock County Habitat for Humanity through a financial gift, stock donation, your estate planning, and/or a gift of personal property. A secure link for online donations may be found at the right (Paypal, donate button). Stock donation instructions may be found by clicking here.
Habitat County Habitat for Humanity is a well-respected nonprofit which has continued to serve the community since its founding in 1989. We have been able to do so through the generosity of numerous individuals, faith groups, businesses, and foundations, as well as through proceeds from the Habitat ReStore and monthly mortgage payments from our Habitat homeowners.
We are committed to keeping overhead costs to a minimum and to maximizing our donors’ contributions. We have one full-time employee (our Executive Director) and four additional part-time employees who assist with ReStore operations. All other work is performed by our dedicated volunteers. Operating costs are defrayed by our ReStore with additional funds earned going to our home building efforts.
We endeavor to be the best possible stewards of the outstanding financial commitments made by our donors and partners to accomplish our mission. The links below (click on the icons) have been provided in the interest of transparency. We also welcome your questions knowing that making a donation—at any level—can be a complex and difficult decision.
We are excited to launch new naming, promotional and team-building opportunities for corporate and community group donors from 1/3-off donations all the way up to whole-house sponsorship contributions. Please consider partnering with us on our current project through a donation of in-kind goods or materials. For a list of how we promote our partners, including at our ReStore which has annual foot traffic of over 8,000, please click here.
IRS Group Exemption Information: As noted at the bottom of each page of our website, Hancock County Habitat for Humanity, with employer identification number 01-0443774, is considered a subordinate under the group tax exemption umbrella of Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. (“HFHI”) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The group exemption number assigned to HFHI, our parent organization, by the IRS is 8545, and their EIN is 91-1914868.
Our organization doesn’t appear on the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Select Check site [https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/exempt-organizations-select-check] as we are a subordinate under Habitat for Humanity International and fall under their group exemption number, searchable by their EIN. (A few other Maine affiliates actually do appear separately, which can get a bit confusing!)
All donations made to Hancock County Habitat for Humanity are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations made by constituents in our service area through our parent organization, HFHI, do not necessarily funnel their way back to our local affiliate, but rather must be designated specifically to us and are then sent after HFHI takes an 11% administrative fee out of the donation. Please consider donating locally and directly. Thank you!
Click the image below to see a copy of our latest IRS group exemption letter and explanatory documents from HFHI.
For a free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to open these pdfs, visit: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Some of our generous corporate sponsors:
Donor Bill of Rights
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