People often ask about the advantages of donating to United Midcoast Charities. Here are some reasons why it can be the best way to make an impact in Knox and Waldo counties:

  • Simplicity

United Midcoast Charities is your “one-stop shop” for all of your charitable giving needs. It’s an easy and effective way to support the groups and issues you care about through a gift to a single organization.

  • Tax Benefits

Gifts to United Midcoast Charities receive the maximum tax advantages for income, gift and estate tax purposes.

  • Flexibility

United Midcoast Charities can receive many kinds of gifts. We are pleased help you and your financial advisor develop a gift plan to meet your personal financial needs and all of your charitable intentions, now and in the future.

  • Effective Leadership

United Midcoast Charities adheres to the highest standards of professional excellence. We follow the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ best practices.

  • Objectivity

United Midcoast Charities’ Grants Committee distributes charitable dollars through a grant application process. Unrestricted funds are used to support the community’s most important needs and opportunities.

  • Stewardship

There is always a chance that a nonprofit organization’s mission or leadership may, over time, change significantly. United Midcoast Charities can help our donors respond to these changes.

  • Recognition or Anonymity

You may choose to receive public recognition or remain completely anonymous.

  • Accountability

An annual independent audit ensures fiscal responsibility.

  • Permanence

United Midcoast Charities was established in 1942 and has been serving our communities continuously. Your outright or deferred gift will last forever when it is given to United Midcoast Charities endowment fund. With an endowment, assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year and your legacy will last forever.

  • Guidance

To find out more about the many ways that you can fulfill your charitable goals, contact me at 207-236-2299 or

 Gifts of any size are welcome to help us support our grant-making program!