Q. Are donations to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England tax deductible?
A. Yes, all donations to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) are tax deductible according to IRS standards.
Q. How can I make sure my gift online goes to support PPNNE?
A. To make a gift to PPNNE online, you can click on the Donate link in the upper right hand corner of the screen. On that page, you will see a link to the right to "Give to a Specific Planned Parenthood Organization." Once there you can choose PPNNE from a drop down menu.
Q. Does Planned Parenthood receive federal money? State funding?
A. PPNNE does receive state and federal funding to support our medical services and education programs. The cost of the care we provide exceeds the amount of funding we receive which is why we depend on private support from individuals and foundations. In fact, approximately $10 million in health care is subsidized annually at PPNNE through our sliding fee scales for teens and those in low-income brackets.
Q. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Family Planning Association of Maine -- What's the difference?
A. Think of us as a family tree with different branches and leaves - some serving different purposes and some doing similar things in different places. What we share is that we are all working for the reproductive and sexual health and rights of women, men, and teens. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is one of79 independent Planned Parenthood affiliates in the United States that operate under the Planned Parenthood name. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization, providing technical assistance, national advocacy, and leadership to our movement.
PPFA is the U.S. affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and is part of a worldwide network of Planned Parenthoods.
Each of these Planned Parenthood organizations raises funds separately from the other.
In Maine, the Family Planning Association of Maine (FPA) provides technical assistance, statewide lobbying, performs grants management functions, trains physicians to provide abortions,provides abortion care services in Augusta and South Portland, and provides family planning services in Augusta, Belfast, Rockland, and Damariscotta.
The key difference between PPNNE, PPFA, IPPF, and Maine FPA is that PPNNE provides direct medical, educational, and advocacy services in Vermont, New Hampshire, and southern Maine.
We are all separate organizations and must raise funds independently, which is why you may receive mailings and phone calls from all of us.
Q. Can I restrict my gift?
A. While we need to raise funds for all of our programs, it is possible to restrict your gift to a particular health center or program. Please contact the Program Support Department a 1-800-287-8188 ext. 9704 or a [email protected].
PPNNE's Program Support Departments
443 Congress St, 3rd Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 687-3297
Fax: (207) 221-2393
18 Low Ave
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (844) 250-7957
Fax: (603) 298-5976
784 Hercules Dr, Ste 110
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: (800) 287-8188 ext 9704
Fax: (802) 660-9437
Also, contact us by e-mail at [email protected]