UMC Awards $500,000 in Grants to 39 Local Agencies

CAMDEN—In its 80th year, the Board of United Midcoast Charities announced this year’s grants will provide $500,000 to 39 agencies providing the basic needs of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security to residents here in Knox and Waldo counties. “Thanks to the strong support from our donors,” said UMC President John Viehman, “we…


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,…


John Viehman Named United Midcoast Charities Executive Director

We’re pleased to announce that the board of United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has selected John Viehman as its new executive director. Viehman has had a long publishing and broadcasting career while also engaging in many community activities. His magazines and two PBS series, “Trailside” and “Anyplace Wild,” received multiple National Magazine Awards and Emmy nominations, and he has frequently…


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…


Rapid Response Fund & Additional Support for Midcoast Nonprofits

In keeping with our mission to support Midcoast Maine nonprofits through finance and guidance, United Midcoast Charities announced a new fund and other steps they are taking in response to the coronavirus crisis here in our Midcoast community. Rapid Response Fund In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UMC has established a Rapid Response Fund. 100%…