Ways to Give

As a non-profit 501c3 organization, Engine relies on the generosity of supporters like you. Your gift today will have a direct impact on connecting and inspiring our community through art, design, and education.

Engine’s Tax ID/EIN number is 27-2463118. You can view our GuideStar profile here.


Donate Online

Click here to give online securely. Tax acknowledgments are sent for all donations over $250 and upon request for check donations below $250.

Donate By Mail

Please make checks payable to Engine, Inc. and send them to:

Engine, Inc.
PO Box 1681
Biddeford, ME 04005

Tax acknowledgments are sent for all donations over $250 and upon request for check donations below $250.

Donate Cash

Please contact us if you are interested in making a cash donation to Engine please contact Jess Muise at director@feedtheengine.org.


Gifts of time, talent, and expertise are an important part of feeding the Engine. Learn more about current volunteer opportunities here.

Become an Engine-eer

Become an “Engine-eer” and join a community of people who are helping to impact social change by creating cultural vitality in southern Maine. We’ll share inspiration and opportunities to connect with each other and the Biddeford community with our newsletter and invitations to special events. For those able to feed the engine in this way, we are grateful for your unrestricted donation to the annual fund that truly fuels our ability to be creative and responsive to our community in our programs.

Gifts of Securities

Engine gratefully welcomes gifts of securities, and provides guidelines and contacts to minimize delays and expenses. For instructions, please contact Jess Muise at director@feedtheengine.org or Abigail Bryant at Edward Jones

Partner with us

Engine empowers artists, engineers and everyone in between to build their knowledge and skills, expand their imagination and their networks, and make anything they can dream. Learn more about opportunities to partner with us here.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a great way to increase your giving! Talk to your employer and see if they will match your donation to Engine. Engine is proud to be registered with Benevity, one of the most respected purpose-driven giving platforms; view our profile.

Looking for another way to give through your company or organization? Let us know! 

Make a Gift in Honor of Someone Special

Engine will gladly help you target your gift for a specific purpose or as a tribute to a particular person. This can be done via our online donation form or via email.

Recommend a grant from your donor advised fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. Through a donor-advised fund, you can allocate a charitable gift each year and take an immediate tax deduction. Commonly used donor-advised funds include Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, National Philanthropic Trust, and BNY Mellon, among many others. Recommend a gift to Engine or contact Jess Muise director@feedtheengine.org with any questions.

Online Shopping

You can support Engine when you use retailers that donate a part of their receipts to us:

Use this Amazon link and to send an extra percentage of your Amazon purchases to Engine above and beyond the smile.amazon.com program!

Make us a favorite on eBay and you can support us when you buy at auction and you can auction your stuff to benefit us!

Charitable Bequest

Although it can be a bit strange to think about, your will allows you to support the people and organizations you love after you’ve passed. By including Engine in your will, your awesome legacy ensures that creativity always has a place to thrive. A bequest may specify a dollar amount, a particular asset, or a percentage of your estate, and can be as simple as a sentence or two in your will or living trust agreement.

Engine is honored to recognize the generosity of those who have named Engine (EIN 27-2463118) in their will or estate plans. Such future gifts demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Engine and our mission to connect and inspire our community through art, design, and education.

Planned gifts are exempt from estate taxes.

Wills and Living Trusts – Name Engine Inc as a charitable bequest in your will or living trust.

Beneficiary Designations – Name the Engine as a beneficiary of your assets – retirement plans, life insurance policies DAFs, bank or brokerage accounts.  Simply list Engine (tax ID EIN 27-2463118) on your beneficiary designation form.

Wish List

In addition to financial support, Engine welcomes in-kind gifts that directly support our operations in service of our mission. Check out our often updated Wish List, or get in touch with Engine’s program manager Justin-Rose Desper for more information.

By supporting Engine, you are propelling the creative community. Thank you for your generosity!

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