United for a Stronger Community

United Midcoast Charities, for more than 80 years, has been empowering Midcoast Maine nonprofits through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization. UMC’s primary focus areas are food, housing, health & safety and economic security. Through a thorough application and review process, over the past 34 years, UMC has awarded more than  $10 million to hundreds of local agencies.

Through collaboration we focus on meeting needs:

FOOD

13% of Knox & Waldo county residents are food insecure. Of those 10,400 people, 35% are in households earning too much to qualify for food assistance.

HOUSING

Statistics from the Maine State Housing Authority show that in 2023, 88% of Knox County and 77% of Waldo County residents could not buy the median priced home.

HEALTH & SAFETY

The top 4 health priorities for Knox & Waldo counties include: Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Access to Care, and Substance and Alcohol Use

ECONOMIC SECURITY

43% of households in Knox & Waldo counties don't bring home enough annual income to meet the basic needs for survival in this same region—let alone save for stability.

UMC BY THE NUMBERS - Thanks to you!

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