make a giftSupport SMAA

We are grateful for the gifts we receive each year that support our mission to improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the people who care for them. No matter the amount, every gift is important to us.

Ways to Give

We accept Visa and MasterCard. You may make a gift via our secure website or call our Development Office at 207-396-6590 for assistance in making a gift by credit card.

If you prefer, you may send a check. Simply complete our donation form (PDF) and mail to:

Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Development Office
136 U.S. Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074

You can choose to direct your gift to a specific SMAA program or make an unrestricted gift that will be applied to the Agency's highest priority need or program. All donations to SMAA are tax deductible.


End of the Year Gifts - IRA Withdrawals

Thank you to our donors who choose SMAA when making their IRA withdrawals. Did you know that you can avoid income tax on your required IRA withdrawal by donating your money directly to a 501c3 charity like SMAA?

As we approach the end of the year, many folks with an IRA will be required to make a mandatory withdrawal. Normally these withdrawals count as income and need to be taxed accordingly. However, if you make your withdrawal payable to a 501c3 charity then it may not have income tax implications. Funds must be transferred directly from the IRA to an eligible charity by the IRA trustee in order to qualify for the tax break. Talk to your IRA advisory on how you can make your gift and think of us!


Additional Ways to Give

Choose an option from the list below to learn more:

Some of our donors are GEMs or Giving Every Month. They opt to spread their annual donation out over 12 months through an automatic transfer from their bank or via their credit card. It’s a simple and paperless way to donate. If you’re interested in becoming a GEM, contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590 to complete the simple steps!
Gifts made in memory of a loved one are a special honor for SMAA. We will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the family of the person whose life or occasion you memorialized, or to the person you honored. Donate online or send a check along with our donation form (PDF).
Stock Transfer Instructions (PDF)

In order to ensure your gift is credited to you, please call the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590 with the:
• Name of the stock(s) to be transfered
• Number of shares
• Donor's name(s) 

Without this information, we might not be able to connect you with your donation.
A donor advised fund is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a fund set up please contact your Fund Manager to receive the form which directs contributions to charitable interests of your choice. For questions please contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590.

Since our inception, SMAA has been blessed with loyal donors who have chosen to honor our agency by making a gift in the form of an annuity or a trust arrangement or by providing for SMAA in their will or estate plan. This includes donors who name us as a beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy.

We encourage donors who have made a provision for SMAA in their estate plans to share with us their intentions. Providing this information makes it possible for our staff to discuss with donors how they would like their eventual gift to be directed, to maximize the impact of the gift for the Agency.

Learn more about joining the Better Day Society.

Please contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590 if you would like information on donating property such as real estate, a vehicle or boat.

Many corporations offer matching gift programs for their employees and also retirees. Most programs match dollar for dollar but there are some companies that match 2:1 and even 3:1. Contact your human resources office for a matching gift form and return the completed form to:

Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Development Office
136 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074

We are fortunate to have the support of many businesses in southern Maine.  If you’re connected to a business who would like to know more about how your company can support the important work we do, please contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590.