United Midcoast Charities Announces 42 Grant Recipients for 2023

September 14, 2023

CAMDEN— September 13, 2023 – United Midcoast Charities has awarded grants totaling $597,000 to 42 agencies providing the basic needs of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security to residents of Knox and Waldo counties.

“We’re beyond proud to be supporting local nonprofits for more than 81 years,” said UMC President John Viehman, “and this year thanks to the generosity of our donors we increased our grantmaking by 20 percent over last year. Plus, we’ll also be able once again to fully fund our Urgent Needs Grants. That means there will be reserve funding for needs that arise outside our annual grants cycle.”

UMC’s board of directors announced the grant awards at a celebratory breakfast sponsored by the Samoset Resort on September 12.

In congratulating the recipients, Viehman remarked, “It’s always inspiring to see so many agencies gathered together in one place and to feel the exponential impact they have on our friends and neighbors in need here in the Midcoast!”

This year’s recipients grouped by focus area include:

 

FOOD

AIO Food Pantry

Belfast Soup Kitchen

Come Spring Food Pantry

Knox County Gleaners

MCH Inc. – Meals on Wheels

No Greater Love Food Pantry

St. Bernard Soup Kitchen

 

HOUSING

Family Promise of Midcoast Maine

Knox County Homeless Coalition

Midcoast Habitat for Humanity

Midcoast Recovery Coalition

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

American Red Cross

Belfast Public Health Nursing

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Camden Area District Nursing

Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers

Coastal Opportunities

Finding Our Voices

Knox Clinic

Maine Youth Alliance – Game Loft

Maine Family Planning

Maine HealthCare at Home

New Hope Midcoast

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County

OUT Maine

Rockland District Nursing Association

Sexual Assault Support Services

Soap Closet

Southern Harbor Eldercare Services

Spectrum Generations

The Beacon Project

Waldo County Dental Care

Waldo County Woodshed

ECONOMIC SECURITY

Belfast Area Child Care Services

But Still I Am One

Penobscot Bay YMCA

Penquis CAP – DVIP

Trekkers, Inc.

Waldo CAP

Waldo County YMCA

Waterman’s Community Center

Wayfinder Schools

Founded in 1942, UMC supports Midcoast Maine nonprofits through finance and guidance. UMC’s primary focus areas are food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. Learn more about United Midcoast Charities by visiting www.unitedmidcoastcharities.org or calling 207-236-2299.

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