Making a difference
"In our busy lives, it can be a real challenge to find the time to get out into our communities and give back. That's probably why one of our most popular benefits is our volunteerism program. Tom's employees are able to use 5% of their paid work time volunteering for the nonprofit organization of their choice."- Laurie Bridges, Tom’s of Maine Human Resources Manager
Who isn’t busy, right? Maybe you’re in school and trying to stay on top of homework, or you’re working, or juggling family and career obligations. Whatever your situation, chances are you really want to volunteer in your community but you may not always have the time to do as much as you’d like.
That’s why we developed our 5% volunteer benefit. Our employees have done plenty of volunteering: we have employees who work at historical societies, build homes for Habitat for Humanity, maintain trails and facilities at state parks, and help an elderly neighbor to shovel snow. We also volunteer as a company every year.Read our latest employee volunteer story »
50 States for Good™
Growing good works one community at a time.
Every year we award $150,000 to help nonprofits make a real difference.
2013 Participation Map
Help us invest $150,000 to nonprofit causes that inspire you!
50 States for Good™ is our annual initiative to help grassroots community projects and success depends on you! In 2013 we asked you to nominate a nonprofit in your area that inspires you and supports healthy, human or environmental goodness. Our judges chose 15 finalists from across the country. Then your online votes determined which finalists received $10,000 in Tom’s of Maine sponsorship funding.
- NEW in 2013! 15 nonprofits each awarded $10,000
- "Like" us on Facebook for program updates and to share your own volunteer stories
MEET OUR JUDGES » Meet Our 2013 Winners »
Dental Health for All™ Supports Smiles in Need
Congratulations to our 2013 winners! Thanks to everyone for joining our effort to support smiles in need.
We asked you to enter our "Be a Tooth Fairy Hero" sweepstakes and share your child's artistic interpretation of the Tooth Fairy for a chance to win a $10,000 donation to a clinic in your area and a free supply of toothpaste for your child's school. The art we received is delightful! Thank you for sharing and supporting this critical program.
Dental Health for All™ works.
Dental Health for All™ supports community organizations that provide dental care to people who would otherwise go without. Tom's of Maine is proud to help fund community-based clinics that are working hard to fill the gaps in dental coverage and access.
Over the past decade:
- $1 million in funding has been provided to more than 35 school- and community-based dental clinics to increase patient capacity and improve or expand their patient services.
- Over 200,000 additional annual patient visits have been made possible.
- More than 1 million tubes of free toothpaste have been distributed.
America needs Dental Health for All™
For 120 million Americans without dental insurance, a bright, healthy smile is a luxury. The 2000 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health tells the story. Patients can wait up to 12 months for an appointment at a public clinic. Many show signs of periodontal or gingival disease and it's not unusual to see 3-year olds needing multiple root canals due to rampant decay.
Sharing 10% of our profits: Our giving for Goodness Grant Program
We donate 10% of our profits each year to nonprofit, community based organizations committed to human, healthy and environmental goodness. We believe that people are the critical element in the success of a mission and these nonprofits know best how to serve the needs of their community. So we work with agencies to ensure funding is going where it’s needed the most and then we get out of the way!
We are not accepting any grant, sponsorship, or product donation requests at this time. We invite nonprofits to apply for our 50 States for Good™ program and to follow us on Facebook to keep updated on new programs and goodness initiatives.Browse past grant program recipients »