How to Help
Each summer, around 500 economically disadvantaged youth from all over Maine attend Camp Susan Curtis.

At our top-notch facility, youth participate in a variety of curricula designed to help lay a permanent, critical foundation helping economically disadvantaged Maine youth develop the individual character, self-confidence and skills essential to becoming independent, contributing citizens.

Our programs are tuition-free for all participants, financially supported almost entirely by donations.

Here’s how you can help

Camper sponsorship

  • You can be the reason a Maine child is able to participate in our life-changing programs.
  • Gifts by Credit card — one-time or recurring gifts (annual, semi-annual, quarterly, monthly or weekly gifts).  Use the form on this page to submit a gift online.  Or call us to make a credit card donation over the phone at 207-774-1552.
  • Gifts by check/mail — send us a check payable to: Susan Curtis Foundation at 1321 Washington Avenue, Suite 104, Portland, Maine 04103
  • PayPal Giving Fund– follow the link to make a gift through PayPal 
Employee Matching Gifts
Memorial/Honorary Gifts
  • These gifts can mark a special occasion in your life or the life of someone special who shared our belief that every child matters.
  • Purchase Power Gifts
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    Online Fundraising

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  • Stock Gifts
  • You can support the programs of Susan Curtis Foundation with a gift of stock or appreciated securities — avoid capital gains and receive a tax deduction at fair market value at the time of your transfer.  Click here to view stock gift instructions.
  • Planned Gifts

  • Connect your gift today with the future of Susan Curtis Foundation by joining our Wishboat Society and receive potential tax benefits.  Planned gifts include bequests, securities, charitable trusts, life insurance, gifts for pooled income and endowments, and estate planning. Contact your financial advisor for guidance. To learn more about planned giving options, click here.
  • In-Kind Donations

  • To help keep Camp Susan Curtis running, we rely heavily on in-kind donations from supporters around Maine and beyond. Click here to view our wishlist.
  • We also benefit greatly from our in-kind sponsors for our special events. For more information on event-related in-kind donations, please contact our administrative offices at 207-774-1552 or by e-mailing us at
  • We are indebted to our contributors for their generous support. Thank you to all!

    Camp to Campus trip to USM

    “If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have been able to come to this amazing camp.”