Please Support Our Mission

We are a lean organization and strive for cost efficiency.  Operating costs in Southeast Asia are low, and your donation can go a long way. The Harpswell Foundation is a 501c3 organization (tax ID# 04-3474498), and is funded by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Your Donation Matters

  • $50 will pay for a student’s spending money for a month in Phnom Penh.
  • $100 will pay for a month of fruit for one dorm.
  • $360 will pay for a year’s food for one student.
  • $400 will pay for a semester’s college tuition.
  • $1,000 will pay for a year’s internet costs in one dorm.
  • $2,000 will pay a year’s medical services for the students at one dorm.
  • $3,000 will pay for the cost of sending one participant to the Harpswell ASEAN Program in Women’s Leadership.
  • $4,000 will support the in-country cost of one student for one year at the dorms.
  • $5,000 will support dorm maintenance expense for one year.
  • $12,000 will support three students in the dormitories for one year.
  • $16,000 will support four students in the dormitories for one year.

Ways to Donate

Online by credit card: Click the Donate button above to use PayPal’s secure site.

Checks should be made payable to:
The Harpswell Foundation
PO Box 163, Concord, MA 01742

For wire transfers or gifts of securities, please email for instructions.

“I’ve long admired what Alan Lightman has accomplished in providing dormitories for young women in Phnom Penh. Last Christmas I had the opportunity to visit with Harpswell students. These young ladies are the best and brightest of Harpswell. They prepared a traditional Cambodian lunch after which each girl spoke about her educational goals. I was struck by their sharp focus on preparing themselves to be Cambodia’s next generation of leaders in law, biochemistry and engineering. These aren’t pie-in-the-sky gals. They are well aware of the challenges that lie ahead in rebuilding their country especially as women. Most of all it was inspiring to see young people who are so passionate about learning. I wish they could teach American students the pure joy of exercising their brains!” —Kathy Bates