addressing economic security and access to childcare and camp

Penobscot Bay YMCA receives $28,000 grant from United Midcoast Charities

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 2:15pm

The Penobscot Bay YMCA, a local nonprofit that fosters partnerships, provides programs and services, and promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, has received a grant of $28,000 from United Midcoast Charities (UMC).

The funds will be used to address economic security and access to childcare and camp for Knox County and Lincolnville families.

The Y maintains proudly their licensed, qualified, highly structured childcare and camp programs, and considered widely to be an expert provider of such care to families in the community, according to the Y, in a news release.

“We are proud to say that we turn no one away due to the inability to pay,” said Penobscot Bay YMCA President/Executive Director Melissa Bellew. “UMC continues to generously support the families in our community and we are most grateful.”

UMC’s open, competitive, annual grants process supports nonprofit agencies in Knox and Waldo counties working in the areas of food, housing, health and safety, and economic security.

Every dollar donated to UMC is applied to its grant program, which in the last five years has awarded grants totaling $2.4 million to recipients. In addition to providing grants, UMC offers educational programs and other learning resources for all local nonprofits, including those who do not receive funding.

For more information about the Y’s Early Learning Childcare Program or Summer Camp call 207-236-3375 or visit