We take pride in our investment in the revitalization of our neighborhood and the greater Portland area. We support 501(c)3 non-profits and community organizations that are local to the East Bayside Neighborhood and greater Portland focusing in particular on community economic development, stewardship of Maine’s oceans and rivers, local land trusts, and outdoor activities.
Rising Tide has a limited budget for charitable giving and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate every request that is received. We respectfully decline to support the following types of requests: organizations that are not a 501(c)3 non-profit, organizations and events whose sole focus is on children, one individual, sports teams, competitions, or medical research and funding. Not all applications received will be approved for receipt of a donation. All donation requests must be submitted via the online application. Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the event and they will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
In-kind donation of Event space
Rising Tide Brewing Company may donate the use of its tasting room for events that support the mission of a non-profit. Events can include public happy hours, semi-private events during open hours, or private events outside of open hours. Events that will include lectures, speeches, presentations, or business meetings can only occur outside of regular open hours. Please see our Private Tours & Events page for more details on event options.
Semi-private events can host up to 50 people.
Indoor private events can host up to 175 people.
Indoor/outdoor private events can host up to 250 people.
Rising Tide will provide bar staff for the event, but the hosting organization must supply their own staff to manage the event. The cost of beer is not included in the in-kind donation of an event space rental.
In-kind donations of beer
Rising Tide Brewing Company may donate beer for events that support the mission of a non-profit. Donation recipient must hold a valid liquor license for the event. The donated beer must directly benefit the non-profit. Clear records of the donation must be kept. The product may only be served at the designated event; any remaining product must be returned to Rising Tide. Cans or bottles should be recycled and not turned in for redemption, as a deposit was not paid.
In-kind donation of merchandise
Rising Tide Brewing Company may donate a selection of merchandise towards a non-profit fundraising event, such as an auction item, raffle item, or gift basket. Merchandise can include but is not limited to, apparel, barware, gift certificates, and private tours. Rising Tide may also donate packaged beer, in which case detailed records must be kept and the recipient must be at least 21 years of age. Donation recipient must pick up the donated merchandise from the tasting room at a scheduled time prior to the event date.
Rising Tide Brewing Company may make a monetary donation to a non-profit organization in conjunction with a corporate membership, a sponsored event, or other type of partnership.