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2021 United Way Virtual Bus Tour

Jump aboard United Way of Southern Maine’s Virtual Bus Tour with superstar volunteer drivers Rodney Mondor (UW Emcee) and Carolyn Brady (former Miss Maine)! We will visit five funded partner programs across Cumberland and York County. At each… Read More

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Yancel’s Story: Avesta Housing and Brick & Beam Society

 Yancil’s Story: Avesta Housing and Brick & Beam Society The pandemic challenged educators, care providers, families, and kids across our community, leading to learning loss and other compounding issues. That’s when our community stepped in. Avesta Housing… Read More

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United Way of Greater Portland distributes books to high need families in South Portland, Portland, and Westbrook.

Many factors affect early learning – beginning at birth.  Children and families must have their basic needs met, have access to quality early learning experiences so they are ready for Kindergarten, and must engage in literacy-promoting experiences.  Though… Read More

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Brick & Beam Society Announces Summer STEM Investments

United Way of Greater Portland individual giving group Brick & Beam Society announced investments of $26,500 to support summer-focused programs and projects that target early childhood learning and STEM programming for children in pre-school through 8th grade. Programs… Read More

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Tips for Parents and Caregivers: Interacting with Children about COVID-19

The health and safety of our community is our priority. We know the amount and changing nature of the information you have and continue to receive can be confusing and overwhelming. Our goal at United Way of Greater Portland is to share resources, best practices, and information in the days and weeks ahead.

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Fiscal Year 2021 Investment Application New Open

United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP) Fiscal Year 2021 investment application opened January 6, 2020 and will close February 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants, both currently funded applicants and new applicants proposing work that targets specific Thrive2027 strategies… Read More

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United Way of Greater Portland announces Fiscal Year 2020 community investments of $6,844,511.

United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) announced today its Fiscal Year 2020 community investments of $6,844,511. UWGP has awarded $3,901,574 in strategic investment grants to 74 community programs at 48 local nonprofits, including $272,500 of directed contributions through… Read More

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Volunteer Readers Spotlight – National Volunteer Week 2019

Happy National Volunteer Week! Volunteers are not only the heart of United Way of Greater Portland, they are the physical embodiment of our community at its best, helping to support long-lasting change and Thrive2027 goals. Throughout the week… Read More

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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.

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Focus Group Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed: Focus Group Facilitators and Note Takers Two years after initial Community Conversations that resulted in Thrive2027, United Way of Greater Portland is interested in convening focus groups to gather more information from the community about our shared educational goals. We… Read More

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