45+ Local Businesses Support “Day Of Giving”

The Annual Day of Giving on Saturday, December 18 showcased more than 45 area businesses who, in partnership with United Midcoast Charities, supported dozens of Midcoast nonprofits in Knox and Waldo Counties. Residents who still needed to do their holiday shopping or enjoy a Yuletide meal visited these community-minded retailers and restaurants in Camden, Rockland,…


UMC Selected For Hannaford Bloomin’ 4 Good Program

CAMDEN, Maine – Brighten your day with a bouquet that gives back to the local community! The Camden Hannaford has chosen United Midcoast Charities (UMC) as the benefiting non-profit in the store’s brand-new Bloomin’ 4 Good Program in August. For every $11.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet purchased from the store at 145 Elm Street, UMC…


2021 Grantees Announced: 34 nonprofits awarded total of $464,750

CAMDEN – July 27, 2021 – United Midcoast Charities has awarded $464,750 to 34 nonprofits that address the most basic needs for food, housing, health and safety, and economic security in Knox and Waldo counties. UMC’s grants committee selected the recipients after a thorough competitive review that used an accelerated, online grant application process developed last year in…


UMC Launches Stimulus Drive to Aid Those in Need

CAMDEN – March 15, 2021 – As recently announced stimulus payments arrive, many individuals and families will find relief from pandemic-related financial challenges. But if you receive money you do not need, United Midcoast Charities offers this solution: Donate part or all of your stimulus check to UMC. One hundred percent (100%) of all contributions…


Funding Available for Knox County Emergency Food and Shelter Program

UMC has convened a Local Board and applications are now open for Federal Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) funding. Knox County was awarded $29,912 through the current EFSP and CARES funding cycle to provide resources to local organizations that meet emergency food and shelter needs. EFSP and CARES funding will support special emergency assistance in…


UMC Convenes Local Board to Distribute EFSP and CARES Funds

UMC is convening the Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to distribute federal funding for emergency food and shelter in Knox County. These funds will be made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The Emergency Food and…


UMC Partners with Full Plates Full Potential to Feed Kids

UMC recently partnered with the statewide student hunger prevention organization, Full Plates Full Potential, to help provide grants to school districts in Knox and Waldo counties. UMC’s new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has made this funding possible as hunger rates are expected to soar due to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Making…

Belfast Soup KitchenNews

United Midcoast Charities Awards $39,000 in Rapid Response Grants

Photo Credit: Marti Stone Caption: The Belfast Soup Kitchen recently received a grant from UMC’s Rapid Response Fund We are pleased to announce the latest round of grant awards from UMC’s new Rapid Response Fund (RRF), which provides stopgap support for local nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic. UMC’s Rapid Response Grants totaled $39,000 in April…

Islesboro Community CenterNews

United Midcoast Charities Awards First Round of Rapid Response Grants

Image Caption: Cooking in the Community Kitchen for the Islesboro Community Care and Comfort Program. The project recently received a grant from UMC’s Rapid Response Fund. Funds for Food, Shelter, Basic Needs UMC’s first round of grant recipients have received awards from the new Rapid Response Fund (RRF), which the organization created to provide stopgap…