Thank you to our recent donors and supporters who help make education affordable for those in need, and establish bright educational futures for those most at risk. To you we extend our deepest gratitude!


Child and Family Opportunities depends on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations to help fund our programs for children and families across Washington and Hancock counties. We welcome your participation in supporting our vision through charitable gifts. All contributions are tax deductible.

Monetary and Asset Donations

For secure online donations, click the Donate Now button on the right sidebar:

Or send a check to:

Child and Family Opportunities, Inc.
P.O. Box 648
Ellsworth, ME 04605

We also welcome gifts of publicly traded securities, bequests, real estate, and tangible personal property. To discuss these opportunities, please contact Douglas D. Orville, Executive Director, at 207 667-2995, or by email at

Leadership Gifts

Donors are encouraged to contact CFO’s Executive Director or Board Chair to discuss opportunities for naming recognition associated with a leadership gift. Designated outright and planned gifts to CFO which substantially advance the organization’s endowment fund, scholarships, staff training and capital equipment which may be considered for legacy naming recognition.

Non-Cash Donations

Our vision that all children and their families deserve to thrive is supported by our neighbors and partners in many ways. Non-cash donations of time, materials, services, and space provide vital assistance to our programs, and also assist us in meeting required matches to federal funding by 25 percent.

Donations that meet the federal match requirement are called “in kind” donations, and include items or services that are normally provided and paid for in support of our Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Some of these are:

  • Art supplies
  • Educational materials
  • Educational toys or play items
  • Professional services
  • Classroom assistance
  • Use of space for meetings or storage

The gift of time on our Board, Policy Council, and Community Advisory Groups may also help us meet our match and is always welcome.

Please contact us if you have an item or service you would like to donate. Thank you!

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