The Reny Charitable Foundation

Making A Difference: The Renys Way

Welcome to the Renys philanthropic page. At Renys, we want the communities where we do business to thrive. After all, it’s home to our employees and customers alike!

We feel very strongly about giving back to the people of the community, and each request is important and reviewed carefully for consideration; however, due to the number of requests, we are not able to accept every request that we receive.

Renys participates in giving back within the areas that we serve. We give back by contributing to a diverse group of local and national organizations that support a variety of causes. We join forces with partners like Camp Sunshine, Maine P-PODS, Good Shepherd Food Bank and American Cancer Society, Making Strides, Honor Flight Maine, Dempsey Challenge and many other charitable entities.

Below are the four major areas in which the Renys Organization focuses its efforts:

  • • Education
  • • Community
  • • Environment
  • • Music

How to Submit Requests

You can request support through one of the four ways. Each request is important and reviewed carefully for consideration.

Donations Requests

If you are looking for a donation from Renys (school event, benefit banquet, community event, raffle,etc.) you can email a request to In your email please include any pertinent information i.e. event, event date, contact information (including mailing address), requested donation and what this event is benefiting. Another way to submit a donation request is to visit your local Renys store! Each store has donation request forms that you can fill out. Please include any flyers or additional information with the form. The store will then take care of sending it in for you. Please give as much notice as possible regarding your event. That being said, we do understand that things happen. If you're in a crunch for time, the store has the ability to issue $10 gift cards at their discretion.

Sponsorship Requests

If you are looking for Renys to sponsor an event, please email your request, with as many details as possible including the event date, location, and amount requested to

Scholarship Requests

Every year the Renys Charitable Foundation gives three $1,000 awards to the High Schools in each town we have a location. That means at least $48,000 for scholarships per year! Scholarships are earmarked for any graduating employee or if an employee has a child or grandchild graduating. If we do not have any employees graduating then the school chooses the recipients.

The Renys Charitable Foundation

If you are looking to submit a proposal to the Renys Charitable Foundation we will need the following information:

  • • One-page introductory letter
  • • Any attachments that you feel are helpful or to your proposal
  • • Other information: Project outline, budget, amount requested, where the money will be spent, etc.
  • The information can be mailed to the following address:

    The Reny Charitable Foundation
    731 US-1
    Newcastle, ME 04553

  • To be considered in this year's Charitable Foundation review, please be sure we have the proposal by December 1st. The Charitable Foundation meets mid-December to review all proposals and determine rewards and recipients. You will receive a letter regarding a decision either way.

    Timeline For Donations and Sponsorship Requests

    Below is a general timeframe regarding request deadlines. As a rule, it is most helpful to give us as much advance notice as possible regarding your event. We typically look for at least five months’ notice for larger events.

    All requests should be submitted through Please use your event name, and area (as listed above), you are looking for consideration.

    Activity At a Glance

    To date, Renys has sponsored and donated over $65,000 in events throughout Maine. In 2023, we sent 69 scholarships to area high schools for students continuing their education at a trade, technical, community or 4-year college. 23 of these $1,000 scholarships went to current Renys employees or employee’s family members. In 2022, the Renys Charitable Foundations donated nearly $400,000 over the year to causes throughout the state.