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United We CAN Raised Over 21,500 Meals

United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) announced the community donated over 21,500 meals to fight hunger across Southern Maine during its annual campaign kickoff event, United We CAN Food Drive & Sculpture Contest on Friday, September 16. The… Read More

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United Way Announces Total Investment in Community to be Over $10 Million

(Portland and Kennebunk, ME) United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) announced it will invest $10,305,458 into our community this year.  UWSM awarded $3,985,149 to programs and innovative initiatives across Southern Maine. These grants reflect strategic investments in our… Read More

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$2.8MIL to be invested by United Way of Southern Maine and Cumberland County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board in support of individuals and families temporarily housed in hotels  

( PORTLAND, Maine)  June 30, 2022 – United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) and the Cumberland County Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) received notice from the EFSP National Board that UWSM will receive a… Read More

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Two Outstanding Volunteers Recognized By United Way of Southern Maine – Todd Cesca and Bill Fletcher

United Way of Southern Maine presented community service awards to individuals for their exemplary volunteer service to the Southern Maine community at their recent Board meeting. Todd Cesca, Senior Financial Advisor at Charter Oak Capital Management was presented… Read More

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United Way of Southern Maine’s Brick & Beam announces Summer Program Investments benefiting BIPOC and Underserved Youth

United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM) Brick & Beam Society announced impact investments totaling $19,290 to support early childhood learning and or STEM/STEAM summer programs benefiting underserved populations from birth through grade 8 in Cumberland County. Programs were… Read More

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UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN MAINE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF SECOND RACIAL EQUITY FUND INVESTMENT

United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) announced it is granting more than $170,000 to four organizations through its Racial Equity Fund. Thanks to founding funding partner, IDEXX, and individual donations from community members, United Way of Southern Maine’s Racial Equity Fund (REF) supports and strengthens organizations led by and serving people of color, while advancing the work at the heart of the community developed Thrive2027 initiative.  

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WOMEN UNITED INVESTS OVER $70,000 TO SUPPORT YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMMING IN PORTLAND’S BAYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM) Women United announced an investment of $73,937 in Anchoring Youth to Succeed, a program run by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (BGCSM) and A Company of Girls (ACOG). Women United… Read More

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United Way Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Community Investments of $6,595,877

(Portland, ME – August 16, 2021) United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) announced its Greater Portland Fiscal Year 2022 community investments of $6,595,877. UWSM has awarded $3,940,854 in strategic investment grants to 56 community programs at 38 nonprofits… Read More

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United Way announces merger of Greater Portland and York County Organizations: United Way of Southern Maine

Strategic Consolidation Increases Community Impact in the Region  (June 17, 2021) – Portland and Kennebunk, ME – United of Greater Portland and United Way of York County announced they will merge the two organizations to create United Way of… Read More

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER PORTLAND ANNOUNCES 2020 CAMPAIGN RESULTS AND MELISSA SMITH AS INCOMING CAMPAIGN CHAIR

In a COVID impacted year, Mainers rally together to support our most vulnerable with an increase in giving.  (Portland, ME – March 3, 2021) – At its virtual Annual Campaign Celebration on January 26, United Way of Greater Portland staff and volunteers… Read More

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