Our Approach and Guidelines for Charitable Giving

At Summit, we understand that we are as strong as the communities we serve. Providing community resources is one way we can support our customers and community members. Over the years, Summit Natural Gas of Maine has formed meaningful partnerships with community-based non-profit organizations within the company’s territory.

New in 2023, Summit Natural Gas of Maine will expand upon this partnership commitment by embracing more of a philanthropic approach. Our philanthropic focus will provide a meaningful multi-year impact supporting non-profit organizations providing the grantee with a guaranteed income stream that it can use to launch a long-term program that guaranteed income allows it to focus on providing the much-needed services – and less on raising funds.

Summit’s charitable giving grant awards will focus on these areas of interest:

  • Human needs
  • Education
  • Community vitality and environmental stewardship

The Applicaion Window is NOW CLOSED

Application Process

While Summit Natural Gas of Maine will welcome all applications submitted, we strive to align our budgeted charitable giving dollars to support community organizations across our service territory, impacting areas of interest and key priorities stated above. Successful grant applications are typically 501c3 non-profit organizations.

Application Window

June 5, 2023 – June 30, 2023; our team member-led review committee will announce the grant recipients on or before July 19.

In addition, to supporting community causes, Summit also provides members of our team with up to 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the communities we serve annually. If your organization has a volunteer opportunity, you’d like us to know about please contact: communityaffairs@corp.summitutilities.com

Generally, Summit Natural Gas of Maine does not make charitable contributions to:

  • Organizations that practice discrimination
  • Organizations outside of Summit’s service areas
  • Political organizations, campaigns for public office, or organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
  • Contests, trips, or tours
  • Sports teams
  • Individuals, for any purpose
  • Capital requests

Congratulations and thank you to our previous grant awardees!

Augusta Food Bank

Falmouth Food Pantry

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program

Waterville Food Bank

Southern Maine Area on Aging

Full Plates / Full Potential

Maine Children's Home

Spectrum Generations

Kennebec Valley YMCA

Alfond Youth Community B&G Club

Southern Kennebec Child Development Corp

Pine Tree Society