cPort in The Community

A core value at cPort is Community, it’s ingrained in what makes us who we are. We are passionate about helping our local communities and that translates within our hiring process, as we look to find people that have that same desire to help. We try to enrich the communities in which we work and live and ask each employee to participate in at least one outside community activity each year.

Institute for Family-Owned Business

The Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) recently held a unique event to support immigrant family businesses. The “How To’s: Immigrant Family Business Panel” was a recorded in person panel discussion designed to equip immigrant business owners with the tools and resources to help them succeed. IFOB is a non-profit organization that has been supporting family-owned…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (BGCSM) is a non-profit organization that provides after-school programs, summer camps, and other activities for children and young adults. Each year, the clubs serve nearly 2,000 members within their six clubhouse locations. They help children and families in the Greater Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, and Biddeford communities. Each clubhouse provides…

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Read Across America

cPort Credit Union celebrated Read Across America Week with a special visit to Talbot Community School in Portland. President & CEO Gene Ardito and Executive Vice President & CFO Kelsey Marquis shared their love for literacy with students as part of the National Education Association’s celebration honoring authors from all backgrounds. Read Across America is an annual…

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American Heart Association

American Heart Association (AHA) Maine works alongside community members to educate about heart health, promote healthy choices, and support survivors. AHA Maine is a portion of the larger organization, American Heart Association. For nearly 100 years, the organization has had a significant impact in the research for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. On February 3, 2023,…

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STRIVE, which stands for Socialization, Transition, Reflection, Innovation, Vocation and Education, is a non-profit organization based in South Portland that assists tweens, teens, and young adults with intellectual disabilities.

STRIVE began in 1999 to provide recreational and social opportunities, with a focus on creating peer support. Today, the organization has grown to serve over 950 members through ten different social, educational, post-secondary, and employment programs.

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EqualityMaine strives to represent the needs and interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine. This includes elders, immigrants, youth, parents, transgender and gender non-conforming, residents of rural townships and cities, and students. Its mission is to secure full equality for Maine’s LGBTQ+ community and envision a day when LGBTQ+ persons and their families have…

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Maine Public

Maine Public is an independently owned and operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with office and studio locations in Bangor, Lewiston, and Portland, Maine. Every day Maine Public connects the people of Maine and our region to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas, and cultural content. It was formed in…

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Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center’s mission is to serve as a hub of collaboration that strengthens the immigrant community through language acquisition, economic integration, and civic engagement. Among the organization’s programs is The Immigrant Business Hub. This program helps immigrants understand, navigate and thrive as an integral part of the Maine business community. The…

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The Telling Room

The Telling Room was founded in 2004 by three remarkable writers, Sara Corbett, Mike Paterniti, and Susan Conley. Their vision for the Telling Room was to connect with the young student writers in Portland. Now 16 years later, the Telling Room includes 75 different towns in the state of Maine to work with over 3,500…

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Make-A-Wish Maine

Make-A-Wish Maine uses trained volunteers to meet with children and their families to determine a wish. Their staff then works together to make the wish come to life! The average cost of a wish is $7,000 to ensure all wish expenses are covered. On the Make-A-Wish website, it is stated that wishes are more than…

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In 2022, cPort contributed to the following local organizations and events:

Maine Public
Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
Equality Community Center
Amjambo Africa
Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership
Junior Achievement of Maine
Learning Works
ROBBIE foundation
Cooperative Development Institute
Furniture Friends
The Telling Room
Dempsey Challenge
Maine Game Warden Foundation
American Lung Association
Animal Refuge League of Portland
Equality Maine
Ending Hunger Campaign
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
Cultivating Community
Cheverus High School Athletic Department
Special Olympics Maine
Rwandese Community Association
Portland Ovations
Mad Horse Theatre
Maranacook Education Foundation
Portland Public Schools
Catholic Charities of Maine
United Way of Maine
Kennebec Valley YMCA
Portland Trails
Great Falls Elementary
Bulldog Strong
Make Music Portland
Friends Of Congress Square Park
Project G.R.A.C.E
Prosperity Maine
American Heart Association
SHRM Maine State Council
Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce
Maine State Troopers Foundation
MAW Maine
CMG Financial
Maranacook Area Food Pantry
Palaver Strings
Maine Alzheimer’s Association
Maine Needs

Donation Policy

We are also committed to meaningful community involvement through our support of charitable organizations and schools. Donations are granted based upon our annual budget and alignment with our core values of promoting education, health and wellness, and ending hunger.

To request a donation or sponsorship, please submit a form here

Due to the volume of requests we receive, we unfortunately can't honor every request. We value recommendations from cPort Credit Union members, employees, and our Board of Directors.