United Midcoast Charities announces 42 grant recipients for 2023

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 8:00am

United Midcoast Charities Announces 42 Grant Recipients for 2023

CAMDEN— September 13, 2023 – United Midcoast Charities has awarded grants totaling $597,000 to 42 agencies providing the basic needs of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security to residents of Knox and Waldo counties.

“We’re beyond proud to be supporting local nonprofits for more than 81 years,” said UMC President John Viehman, “and this year thanks to the generosity of our donors we increased our grantmaking by 20 percent over last year. Plus, we’ll also be able once again to fully fund our Urgent Needs Grants. That means there will be reserve funding for needs that arise outside our annual grants cycle.”

UMC’s board of directors announced the grant awards at a celebratory breakfast sponsored by the Samoset Resort on September 12.

In congratulating the recipients, Viehman remarked, “It’s always inspiring to see so many agencies gathered together in one place and to feel the exponential impact they have on our friends and neighbors in need here in the Midcoast!”

This year’s recipients grouped by focus area include:


AIO Food Pantry
Belfast Soup Kitchen
Come Spring Food Pantry
Knox County Gleaners
MCH Inc. – Meals on Wheels
No Greater Love Food Pantry
St. Bernard Soup Kitchen


Family Promise of Midcoast Maine
Knox County Homeless Coalition
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity
Midcoast Recovery Coalition


American Red Cross
Belfast Public Health Nursing
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Camden Area District Nursing
Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers
Coastal Opportunities
Finding Our Voices
Knox Clinic
Maine Youth Alliance – Game Loft
Maine Family Planning
Maine HealthCare at Home
New Hope Midcoast
Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County
OUT Maine
Rockland District Nursing Association
Sexual Assault Support Services
Soap Closet
Southern Harbor Eldercare Services
Spectrum Generations
The Beacon Project
Waldo County Dental Care
Waldo County Woodshed

Belfast Area Child Care Services
But Still I Am One
Penobscot Bay YMCA
Penquis CAP - DVIP
Trekkers, Inc.
Waldo CAP
Waldo County YMCA
Waterman’s Community Center
Wayfinder Schools

Founded in 1942, UMC supports Midcoast Maine nonprofits through finance and guidance. UMC’s primary focus areas are food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. Learn more about United Midcoast Charities by visiting www.unitedmidcoastcharities.org or calling 207-236-2299.