The Nonprofit Finance Fund has surveyed 3,400 nonprofit leaders across all 50 states to boil down what is happening across our sector. The results they present include many interesting affirmations of the work and the needs and challenges we are seeing here in Midcoast Maine.
I admit, being in the nonprofit world, we often witness the recurring issues that are present in our communities but I recently came across this article which emphasized to me just how prevalent it is across America to struggle to meet basic needs.
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United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has announced a new strategic direction that emphasizes identifying needs and finding solutions in four focus areas addressed by local nonprofit organizations: food, housing, health & safety and economic security.
The new direction comes after an intensive two-year strategic planning process that involved UMC’s agency partners, community members, donors and others. Together, they addressed three essential questions: Is UMC needed? Is UMC’s mission still relevant? And is the organization structured to continue to serve the needs of our communities for the next 75-plus years?
Grant applications are now available at unitedmidcoastcharities.org for the organization’s 2018 grant cycle. The deadline for all grant applications is Friday, March 16. Application information, eligibility requirements, sample qualified programs and the grant cycle schedule can also be found on the United Midcoast Charities website.
All submissions must be made through the online application. UMC encourages new applicants or those with new proposals or questions to call and speak with Executive Director Megan Williams.
Applicants who lack access to a computer or internet can reserve a time to use the in-office computer station for grant submission. Call UMC at 207-236-2299.
United Midcoast Charities’ annual competitive grant program assists a wide range of nonprofit agencies which provide programming aimed at promoting the welfare of residents of Knox and Waldo counties within UMC’s focus areas of food, housing, health and safety, and economic security. UMC’s preference and history has been in funding projects or organizations whose main goal is to aid low income residents.