Giving Back : Making Waves
Clean Water = Healthy Communities
Giving Back : Grants & Wishes
Sharing 10% of our profits: Our giving for Goodness Grant Program
Interested in submitting a grant proposal?
A supply of clean water positively impacts community health, business, recreation opportunities, and overall quality of life. That’s why Tom’s of Maine is dedicated to improving water quality and supporting those who work to achieve this in their own towns.
Since the very first product our cofounders Tom and Kate made in 1970 – a non-polluting phosphate-free laundry detergent called Clearlake – Tom's of Maine has advocated for clean water. Today, we're working with River Network and American Rivers, the two largest nonprofit rivers organizations in the United States, and their thousands of dedicated volunteers. Their efforts large and small add up to one huge positive impact on the health and safety of our nation’s rivers. Last year alone, over 100,000 volunteers at events across the U.S. (sponsored by our partners and the grassroots organizations with whom they work) removed over 700 tons of trash from our nation’s rivers.
Learn more about our partnership and how you can help.
We know there are a lot of people out there helping our nation's rivers, and we want to share their stories and inspire others to help, too. Our 2008 River Stories Video Contest encouraged people to share how they’re helping the rivers in their community, and we received some pretty great stuff.
We know an awful lot about how to make great natural products in a sustainable way — but we certainly can't claim to always know what's best for our communities down to every last detail. That's why we donate 10% of our profits each year to charitable organizations: because they know best how to serve their own communities.
We believe that people are the critical element in the success of a mission, so we focus our grants on core mission and leadership development goals and then get out of the way!
Because we've committed to multiyear projects with our current grantees, we won't be accepting any new grant applications. We'll update this page when we are ready to begin accepting applications again, so please check back regularly! You may also want to visit our Project Sponsorship page to see if we're currently offering any sponsorship opportunities.