Our Business Partners

We strive to foster meaningful community building through partnerships with local organizations and businesses. 

We are so very grateful for all the support from all of our members… we truly couldn’t do it without you!

A big thank you to:

And to Hunting and Central Boiler


Find out how you could become a business partner today! We rely on community support to make it all happen. We look forward to hearing from you!


Foundation Support

We are indebted to the foundations who are supporting our educational mission. We thank them for all of their help and encouragement in making hands-on learning opportunities available in Western Maine. We can’t thank them enough for their support.

The Maine Community Foundation

Both the Oxford County Fund and the Giovanella Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation are supporting our rent-a-bench program in the Community Woodworking Shop space.

The Virgina Hodgkins Somers Foundation

The VHS Foundation is supporting our rent-a-bench program in the Community Woodworking Shop space.

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The NEGEF is supporting our efforts to organize meaningful and educational Volunteer Work Days.

The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust is helping fund the new heating system in the Community Woodworking Shop. We are hooking up the wood boiler to the Community Woodworking Shop, supplying a great source of renewable energy and the perfect place to burn all those wood scraps. It has been our dream to make this work ~ and we are so tremendously grateful for this opportunity.

Our member support

Each and every one of our members are so important to us. Our Tear Cap family extends across Western Maine: from Hiram, to Baldwin, Denmark, Porter, Brownfield, Sebago, Bridgton, Parsonsfield, Cornish, Fryeburg; to across the state, from every state in New England, and beyond ~ all together, our members come from 15 states, and counting. We thank each of our members for being part of Tear Cap Workshops. Their support makes our work possible.

Partnerships with Non-profits

We are so grateful for the organizations who have supported and encouraged us, especially through our early years. The advice and collaboration was very needed and appreciated!

A big thank you to Lee Burnett of Forest Works!; Art Stevens, our fearless loan officer at CEI (Coastal Enterprise, Inc) and Brian Post of the Stone Trust for all of the help, advice, and encouragement. We are honored to have worked in partnership with you!


A very special thing happens when a community comes together to learn and build together… thank you to everyone who has participated in our events. We appreciate you!