UWGP Request for Proposals

United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals “UWGP RFP” seeking to fund programs, initiatives, or collaborations in Greater Portland (Cumberland County with the exception of Brunswick and Harpswell) that begin to make measurable progress on one or more of Thrive2027’s three community-wide goals. Thrive2027, our community’s new collective vision for how to make our region even stronger for everyone who calls it home, are three ten-year goals created by and for the community. The Thrive2027 Goals are firmly grounded in data and reflect the hopes and dreams of thousands of people throughout Greater Portland. The Goals provide a clear, unifying path forward to a better future for everyone, and collectively serve as a blueprint for a stronger Greater Portland.


UWGP will make one or multiple awards with minimum grants of approximately $50,000. In general, funding may be used to support the development of new services, expand the reach and capacity of existing services, develop systems to improve the coordination of services, and develop and implement population-level strategies that may include changes to practices and policies. The total of grants awarded will be approximately $250,000. The UWGP RFP funding period is June 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018.

To Apply:

  1. Download an electronic version of the application;
  2. Review and complete the application and required attachments;
  3. Mail or deliver 10 copies (three-hole punched) of completed application and attachments, and 3 copies of agency audit or IRS Form 990 by 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017 to:
    United Way of Greater Portland
    Attention: Jeri Chapman
    (By mail) P.O. Box 15200, Portland, ME 04112; or
    (By delivery/FedEx/UPS) 1 Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland, ME 04101
  4. Email PDF files of completed application, attachments, and agency audit or IRS Form 990 by 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017 to:

Please contact Nicole Evans at or 207-347-2302 with questions.

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