Open Your Heart!

Contributing to UMC is one of the best ways to help Midcoast nonprofits and thousands of people in Knox and Waldo counties during these trying times. And you can rest assured that 100% of your donations will go directly to local nonprofits. Below are several easy giving options. In many cases, you may qualify for a tax deduction-consult your accountant/CPA for details.

 A gift of Cash

All amounts, no matter how large or small, are always welcome. Donate once or monthly; every gift makes a difference.

Monthly Giving

It’s simple. You can donate any amount whenever you’d like. Distributing your charitable giving over 12 months allows you to build your gifts into your budget, and you can set this up through our website or use your bank’s online bill-pay.

Community Champions

Join a group of dedicated major donors who believe in active community philanthropy and have made a commitment to give at least $10,000 to UMC every year.

“I have long believed that we all have a responsibility, philanthropically, to those in our community in greater need., When Judy and I moved to Rockland, we quickly discovered that there was no other organization as uniquely positioned as United Midcoast Charities to help address the needs of the nonprofits through grants in our area., UMC’s grants support the operations of so many local organizations throughout the year. We hope that friends of UMC join us in supporting this important mission to help the many wonderful nonprofits in our community.” – Dr. Jim Hengerer, UMC Board Chair & Community Champion

Honor a Special Someone

Honor a relative, friend or colleague with a meaningful gift in their name.

Stock and other Appreciated Assets

Contributing assets owned for longer than one year allows you to receive a charitable deduction equal to their current value and avoid capital gains taxes. Contact your broker and ask them to transfer the stock to UMC at National Financial Services/Commonwealth Financial Network
DTC # 0226, Account # H2Y229752. Please be sure to notify us of your gift of stock, so we can identify your gift and rapidly send you a receipt for tax purposes.

Establishing a Charitable Trust or Annuity

Creating a charitable trust or gift annuity enables you to provide lifetime income for yourself and/or others.

A Matching Donation from your Employer

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to make charitable contributions. Ask your employer today.

IRA Charitable Distributions

You may give up to $100,000 to charity directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) when you are over age 70 ½ without counting the distribution as taxable income. This type of charitable gift is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).

Donations to UMC’s Endowment

The UMC Endowment covers all our operating and fundraising costs, making it possible for 100% of all other donations we receive to go directly to the agencies. It also ensures that UMC will remain stable and sustainable for decades to come. To contribute to UMC’s Endowment Fund, note this in your donation correspondence.

Businesses & Foundations

Workplace Giving Program – Be a Company That Cares

Employees who participate in employer-sponsored workplace giving programs tell us that they like to work for a company that cares. UMC’s workplace giving programs are easy to start and tailored to each company’s needs. Employers are not required to make matching contributions.

Leave a Legacy

In Memoriam: You can also give in memory of a loved one as a unique way to celebrate their life.

Planned Giving: Through this vital giving option, you’ll be creating a legacy while providing you and your family with estate and financial savings.

A Gift Through Your Will or as a Beneficiary of Your Retirement Account: Include UMC in your will or living trust by bequeathing a fixed amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate. Also, consider including UMC as a beneficiary of your new or existing life insurance policy or retirement plan (IRA, Roth IRA, 401k).

Shop and Benefit UMC:  Support UMC when you shop on Amazon. Go to, select United Midcoast Charities as your beneficiary, and Amazon will donate a percentage of all your purchases directly to UMC!

Make a Difference!

For more information about any of the above giving options, call John Viehman, UMC President at (207) 236-2299 for a confidential consultation or email

How To Make Stock Donations

Stock Transfer Instructions
Please contact your broker and ask that the stock be transferred to UMC at:

National Financial Services/Commonwealth Financial Network
DTC # 0226, Account # H2Y229752

Please be sure to notify us of your gift of stock, so we can identify your gift and rapidly send you a receipt for tax purposes.

Phone: 207 236-2299