Caring for Communities
What does a healthy community look like to you? Does it have some green space, good schools, access to healthcare, and support for the arts? When we founded Tom’s of Maine in 1970, we knew we wanted to make more than a profit. We also wanted to be a good citizen in the communities where we operate. That’s why we dedicate a portion of our time, talent and resources to the environment, human needs, the arts, and education. Let us know what you think and how we can do better!
"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 our employees can use 5% of their paid time to support a cause they are passionate about. 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 »
Corporate Giving: Sharing 10% of our profits
We know we aren’t the only ones working to be a positive source for good. In our decades of doing business we have met hundreds (if not thousands) of people working for positive change. We’ve also learned that community based nonprofits often know best how to serve the needs of the community.
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 »
50 States for Good
Dental Health for All™ Supports Healthy Smiles
Join us to help make a difference for your family and communities across the country. Your download of the free Tom's of Maine coloring book, Brushing Fun, helps donate both money and toothpaste in support of healthy smiles. Thank you for helping us!Make a Difference Now »
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:
- Over $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. View past funding recipients.
- 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.