United Way of Greater Portland Community Investment Application is open!

United Way of Greater Portland Community Investment Application is open!

United Way of Greater Portland supports the work of Thrive2027 with our Community Investments. Applicants must be doing work that supports achieving the Thrive2027 Goals. For more information on Thrive2027 visit For more information about our application and the investment process, visit

The Fiscal Year 2020 application can be accessed at:

New Applicants

Returning Applicants

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Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 1, 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Funding Period: July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Important Information regarding Fiscal Year 2020 funding:

Applicants who have not been historically funded partners of United Way of Greater Portland may apply for funding for work tied to a select group of Thrive2027 strategies. Full lists of the strategies and restrictions can be found on How We Invest web page:

Additionally, United Way of Greater Portland seeks applications that address the following strategies and target populations due to specific interests of its funders.

Goal 1

Strategy 1.1: Provide expanded access to high quality, nutritious food in neighborhoods, early care and education settings.

  • Programs serving elementary schools

Strategy 1.10: Expand opportunities beyond school settings for children to have access to books and tools that support enjoyment of reading.

  • Programs serving elementary school students

Strategy 1.15: Provide children with supports to develop language, math and reading skills

  • Programs serving children in East Bayside (Census Tract 5) in Portland
  • Programs serving elementary schools

Goal 2

Strategy 2.1: Support targeted expanded learning opportunities for students.

  • Programs serving Westbrook

Strategy 2.13: Ensure individuals and families have the supports needed to access and remain in the workforce, including childcare and transportation.

 Note: Because these designations include funders with multiple goals, therefore there may not be programs funded in every strategy and target population listed.

Application Technical Support:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Meeting for technical assistance that will focus on understanding the structure of the application and helping with technical issues. This meeting will NOT address understanding alignment with the Thrive2027 strategies. Location: United Way of Greater Portland, One Canal Plaza, Third Floor. Please click here to RSVP.
  • Individual Appointments by phone or in person Please use this link to sign up for an individual appointment with a United Way staff for support in understanding Thrive2027 alignment, strategies, performance measures or for individual technical support on the application. Instructions are on the link.
  • Your contacts
    Note: Please use the process above with SignUp Genius whenever possible to schedule an appointment. If you are not able to find a time that fits with your schedule, contact a staff member directly.

Additional information about eligibility, criteria and FAQs is available on the our How We Invest web page: