The Maine Crafts Association supports small craft based businesses and artists in the State of Maine through educational, retail, workshop, marketing and outreach programming. Our programming relies on additional, outside financial support from individuals and foundations to be able to offer opportunities to our constituencies and contribute to the Maine’s creative economy. Please consider making a donation or providing underwriting support to the MCA to help us continue and grow our efforts!

All level amounts and opportunities are flexible; the MCA encourages donors and underwriters to make gifts of any amount toward specific programs or efforts as well as for operating expenses. All contributions are tax deductible.

Are you interested in contributing to our general operating expenses?  Please consider an amount and learn how it contributes to our organization.

$25 contributes to:

• Webmaster invoice for quick website fixes
• Staffing costs associated with daily bookkeeping upkeep
• ¼ of postage to mail monthly consignment checks

$50 contributes to:

• One month of printer ink
• Yearly website hosting
• Center for Maine Craft Gift Certificate donations to local fundraisers

$100 contributes to:

• One day of Staffing at the Center for Maine Craft during the Winter
• One month of trash and water bills for the Center for Maine Craft
• One month of postage: Consignment checks, bills, other correspondence
• Almost full MCA membership dues to Maine Tourism Association

$250 contributes to:

• One day of staffing at the Center for Maine Craft during the Summer
• Center and MCA phones and internet costs for one month
• MCA Membership dues to Maine Association of Non Profits
• One month of staff time to create and send monthly enews

$500 contributes to:

• One month of staff time to administer programs: CraftBoston, NEM, Haystack
• One month of staff time to manage membership renewals
• Annual Online E-newsletter costs
• Almost the full postage for MCA Workshop Weekend @ Haystack
• About half the postage for MCA membership renewal mailing
• Approximate monthly cost of all MCA and CMC insurance
• Annual Center brochure distribution costs

MCA welcomes larger amounts toward general operating expenses or a specific program.

MCA Program Sponsor $500 – $1000

$500 – $1000 toward a specific program allows program to flourish and offer more to more Maine craft artists
• Recognition announcement at our evening silent auction event at Haystack
• Recognition on MCA website and e-newsletter for one year
• Two gift MCA memberships for you to provide to your craft artist peers
• Two gift Center for Maine Craft customer memberships to provide to you craft collector peers
• Recognition in all program materials

MCA Program Sponsor with Exclusivity $1001 -$2500

$1001- $2500 toward a specific program allows program to flourish and offer more to more Maine craft artists
• Opportunity to be the sole sponsor in a category (such as media)Dedicated press release announcing the gift
• Recognition announcement at our evening silent auction event at Haystack
• Recognition on MCA website and e-newsletter for one year
• Two gift MCA memberships for you to provide to your craft artist peers
• Two gift Center for Maine Craft customer memberships to provide to you craft collector peers (15% off all purchases)
• Recognition in all program materials

MCA Program Underwriter $5000

( i.e.: Haystack/NEM/CraftBoston/Maine Craft Saturday/Exhibitions)
$5000 toward a specific program allows the program to flourish and offer more to more Maine craft artists
• Dedicated press release announcing the gift
• Recognition announcement at our evening silent auction event at Haystack
• Recognition on MCA website and e-newsletter for one year
• Four gift MCA memberships for you to provide to your craft artist peers
• Four gift Center for Maine Craft customer memberships to provide to you craft collector peers (15% off all purchases)
• Annual underwriter naming opportunity of the program of partner’s choice. Named on all program materials.

MCA Center for Maine Craft Underwriter $10,000

$10,000 toward Center for Maine Craft operations allows staff to increase the number of Maine craft artists served by the Center and its programs by increasing buying budgets and staff coverage.
• Dedicated press release announcing the gift
• Recognition announcement at our evening silent auction event at Haystack
• Recognition on MCA website and e-newsletter for one year
• Four gift MCA memberships for you to provide to your craft artist peers
• Four gift Center for Maine Craft customer memberships to provide to you craft collector peers (15% off all purchases)

MCA Organizational Underwriter $20,000

$20,000 toward general program operations offers the MCA the freedom and nimbleness throughout the year to create, maintain and offer meaningful and exciting programing as opportunities arise.
• Dedicated press release announcing the gift
• Recognition announcement at our evening silent auction event at Haystack
• Recognition on MCA website and e-newsletter for two years
• Recognition in all MCA printed materials: advertisements, brochures, etc. for one year
• Four gift MCA memberships for you to provide to your craft artist peers
• Four gift Center for Maine Craft customer memberships to provide to you craft collector peers (15% off all purchases)

We’re also happy to help you make a gift over the phone or by mail.  Please contact us for more information.