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Charitable Donations

As a MaineCare provider, the Ivan Calderwood Homestead does not earn enough revenue to cover its operating costs.  Vinalhaven Eldercare Services  raises funds through donations and various fundraising events to offset this deficit.  Please use the donate button at the bottom of this page or to the right to make a tax-deductible contribution to support VES, our mission and our programs.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of securities such as publicly traded stock, mutual funds, closely held stock and S corporation stock can be given to VES.  To obtain the greatest tax advantage, transfer physical securities to VES rather than the proceeds from a sale.

Planned Giving

Consider making a larger, long-term commitment to VES with planned giving. We would be happy to discuss options with you in person.

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Grant Support

We also apply for foundation grants throughout the year to support our operating expenses and programs. Vinalhaven Eldercare Services is grateful to the following foundations for their support this year:

John T. Gorman Foundation

Davis Family Foundation

Maine Community Foundation