We are always accepting donations to help sustain the valuable services we provide as we strive to fulfill our mission of supporting marganilized communities across Maine. We are so thankful for your contribution!

The Health Equity Alliance, formally known as the Down East AIDS Network, is a 501(c)(3) organization, and accepts donations by cash, check, or PayPal.


Checks can be made payable to

Health Equity Alliance or

Down East AIDS Network and mailed to:

Health Equity Alliance
25A Pine Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605


We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card, and PayPal payments. Click "donate" button below and type in your donation amount. Your payment will be securely processed through our website and you will receive an emailed receipt.



How does it work?

Donating to HEAL through Amazon Smile is easy! All you have to do is click the button above and sign in to your Amazon account (or create a new account if you do not have one). Amazon will then ask you if you want to change your charity to "Down East AIDS Network Inc." Click "yes," and get to shopping!

To continue donating every time you shop on Amazon, go to!

What does this do?

By using Amazon Smile, the Health Equity Alliance will receive 0.5% of proceeds from eligible products! Every transaction, big or small, adds up to more support for HEAL and the services we provide!

"Your gift helps us

reduce stigma!"

Through outreach and education efforts, we teach the greater community about the amazing people that we serve and their unique needs and concerns.

"Your gift helps us save lives!"

Our harm reduction programs (syringe exchange and Naloxone distribution) are free services that you can help support through your donation!

"Your gift helps

LGBTQ+ Youth!"

Our free, weekly LGBTQ+ Youth Group is youth-led and promotes community and advocacy skills!

"Your gift

feeds the community!"

HEAL's free, community food pantry feeds our clients and the greater community! We are always looking for cash, food, and basic clothing donations so we can continue to give people the resources they need to live their best lives!

"Your gift helps us

connect people to

valuable resources!"

Our HIV/AIDS+ and LEAD Case Managers work to connect clients to resources statewide to better their lives!

"Your gift helps people

know their status!"

HEAL provides free HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) rapid testing on a walk-in basis! We also provide free risk reduction education and items like condoms and lube!

"Your gift helps

people in recovery!"

We know it's important for people to go at their own pace! Whether you are on the road to recovery or not, HEAL is here to support your needs!

"Your gift helps us advocate for those who can't

advocate for themselves!"

We work hard to make sure the voices of our clients are heard by our community and state representatives!