Our Philosophy of

Giving Back

The Bay View Collection has always been grounded in the local community. Our mission is to foster memorable experiences, and vibrant communities—we are dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen by supporting our local communities through our annual charitable giving program.

Each year, we support local & regional charitable organizations through strategic and industry collaborations, sponsorships, financial contributions, emergency relief, and volunteerism. We aim to support organizations aligning with our corporate responsibility strategy, business priorities, and our employees care about.

Great Rates for a Great Cause Giving Campaign

2024 Great Rates for a Great Cause
Our Great Rates for a Great Cause campaign is a well established annual giving initiative where each of our four hotels selects & partners with a local charitable organization which aligns with our giving mission.

For 2024, Lord Camden Inn has partnered with Travis Mills Foundation, Grand Harbor Inn with Peace Ridge Sanctuary, 16 Bay View with Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldemere Farm, Preserve, and the Rockport Harbor Hotel with Island Institute. In addition to our Great Rates for a Great Cause campaign, we also select a few other charitable organizations that align with our giving categories.

Giving Categories


Education & Youth Empowerment

Children & youth education, empowerment and career development—including mentorships, internships, scholarships, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness.
Island Institute

Environment & Sustainability

Environmental sustainability and the conservation, restoration and protection of our natural resources.
Travis Mills

Human Welfare

Supporting vulnerable populations as well as underserved, at-risk & disadvantaged communities, with a special focus on homelessness and food & energy assistance.

Animal Welfare

Supporting the well-being of animals & the positive relationship people have with them, with a special focus on local animal shelters and sanctuaries.

Eligibility Criteria

Bay View Collection does not provide charitable contributions for:

  • Individuals
  • Loans of money for any purpose
  • Organizations that foster or practice discrimination on any basis, including race, creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin
  • Religious, fraternal, & labor organizations that are not open to the community or broader public
  • Sole or substantial sponsorship of single performances, contests or exhibitions by cultural or sports groups
  • Payment to government officials
  • Organizations without a Federal tax-exempt number

Ready to Apply?

If you are interested in requesting support from the Bay View Collection, please complete our application form. Once you have completed the form, we will review your application and determine eligibility. Decisions are typically made within 4-6 weeks.