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United Way of Southern Maine partners with dozens of local Community Partners to support a wide range of programs that work to achieve at least one of Thrive2027’s three 10-year goals to improve education, financial stability, and health for every person in Southern Maine.

We invest millions upon millions of dollars from individuals and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. Funded Community Partners open their programs and budgets to intense review by the Community Investment Process volunteers and United Way staff. We ensure community partners align efforts, progress is measured, work is facilitated and evaluated, and everyone remains focused on the shared vision. Targeted program outcomes and results drive our funding decisions and are critical to understanding how your investment is improving people’s lives.

Our Funded Community Partners, investors like you, Community Investment Volunteers, and United Way work as a team to increase quality early education, to ensure more people can afford to live and work in Southern Maine, and to support longer, healthier lives.


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Organization Program
A Company of Girls Creative Expanded Learning: Arts-Based Resiliency, Mentorship, and Empowerment Supports for Girls
American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services
Amistad, Inc. Peer Outreach Worker program
Apex Youth Connection Connecting Biddeford area Youth
Avesta Housing Homeless to Housing Support Worker for the formerly Homeless
Biddeford Food Pantry Feeding our Neighbors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine Outreach Services Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine On-Track Initiative
Caring Unlimited  Parent Support Services
Outreach Services
Catherine Morrill Day Nursery Quality Early Learning Program
Catholic Charities Maine St. Louis Child Development Center
Independent Support Services
St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center
Immigration Legal Services
Community Dental Low-Income Oral Health Access Program (“Access”)
Count ME In Count ME In
Day One Adolescent and Family Community Treatment Services
Adolescent Medication Management Program
Adolescent Residential Treatment Services
Street Program
Frannie Peabody Center Access to Basic Needs for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Client Services
Freeport Community Services FCS Youth/ Family Food Programs
Girl Scouts of Maine A Place For Girls
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England Job Connection Greater Portland
Greater Portland Family Promise Homelessness Prevention and Housing Stabilization
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP)  Immigration Legal Services
Kids First Center  Helping Children Thrive
Parenting Program
School and Community Based Education Programs
LaDawn Quarter Horses Therapeutic Riding Center 2020 Girl’s Leadership Project
LearningWorks LearningWorks Afterschool
LearningWorks YouthBuild
Service Works
Legal Services for the Elderly York County Senior Helpline
Ensuring Elder Access to Long Term Care
Cumberland County Senior Legal Helpline
Elder Abuse Law Project
Locker Project Providing families with young children at risk of hunger with reliable access to healthy food
Maine Association for New Americans Resilient New Americans and MANA Mingles
MaineHealth The Children’s Initiative Early Childhood Education Collaborative
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Outpatient Services
MaineHealth Care at Home Population Health
Milestone Recovery Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team
Morrison Center Integrated Therapy
Therapeutic Special Purpose
My Place Teen Center Youth Leadership Academy
Northeast Hearing and Speech Speech and Hearing Services
Palaver Strings Palaver Music Center – Early Childhood Music and Strings Programs
Pine Tree Legal Assistance Homelessness Prevention and Family Stability
Safe and Stable Families Thrive
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England York County Reproductive Health Care
Portland Community Health Center DBA Greater Portland Health Behavioral and Mental Health Services in Greater Portland’s School Based Health Centers
Portland ConnectED – Starting Strong Parent Advocacy and Engagement: Parent Council and Talking is Teaching
Portland Housing Authority EmPOWERme
Portland Public Schools/ Portland Adult Education Gerald E Talbot Community School
Targeted Academic Support
High School Credentials and Post-Secondary Matriculation
Portland Adult Education Street Academy
Portland Recovery Community Center Connecting to Community – Open Doors, Open Hearts
Preble Street Critical Needs Programs
Health Services
Quality Housing Coalition Project HOME Navigation Services
Regional Transportation Program Transportation
Sanford Springvale YMCA YMCA Early Learning Center
Core Value Super Hero Training Academy
Trafton Senior Center
Community Pantry
Seeds of Hope Homeless Prevention
Sexual Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) Prevention Education Program
SART Advocate
Southern Maine Health Care Care Partners
Spurwink  Therapeutic Preschool
Behavioral Health Supports for Youth in School and the Community
Spurwink Services Incorporated Project NOW: Ending Youth Exploitation
St. George’s Episcopal Church St. George’s Child Care Center DBA Time of Wonder Early Learning Center
Strategies for a Stronger Sanford SJHS Challenge Day
Sweetser  School-based Services
The Center for Grieving Children Bereavement Support
The Opportunity Alliance Foster Grandparent Program
Senior Companion Program
CDA Development Center
Early Childhood Initiative
Maine Families Infant and Newborn Home Visits
The Westbrook Children’s Project
Gateway to Opportunity Youth Employment Program
Culturally Relevant Adolescent Mental Health First Aid
The Salvation Army of Sanford, ME Emergency Assistance
The Salvation Army OOB Community Lunch
Hands Up
The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation Camp Susan Curtis Health and Service Learning Programming
The Yellow Tulip Project York County Community Call to Action
Through These Doors Emergency Shelter for Victims of Abuse in Cumberland County
Advocacy and Victim Services for Victims of Abuse in Cumberland County
Vet to Vet Maine Vet to Vet Visitor Program
Volunteers of America Northern New England Let’s Eat – Food Security for Seniors
Behavioral Health & Veteran Services
Westbrook School Department Westbrook Partners for Prevention: Focus on Mental Health
Woodfords  Mask Desensitization
YMCA of Southern Maine Community Childcare Center
York County Community Action Corporation Mental Health Support for Head Start
York County Transport
A Place for Us
Hope Fund
GATHER Project
York Hospital Healthy Food for Seniors: York Hospital Meal Delivery Services
Prescription Assistance Program
Youth and Family Outreach Early Care and Education program
Youth Full Maine Nourishing York County’s Students, Families & Communities