Our Story


Vision

Working with the communities we serve, United Way of Eastern Maine is a trusted catalyst for meaningful and lasting change that improves the lives of people in our region.

Mission

Improve the lives of people in Eastern Maine by mobilizing the caring power of people and communities.

Our Work

For nearly 80 years, United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) has worked in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington counties to improve the lives of people in Eastern Maine by mobilizing the caring power of people and communities.  Today, United Way of Eastern Maine is the largest private funder of education, income, and health services in the five-county area.

Every 5 years, UWEM conducts a community mapping process to identify needs, root causes, prioritize needs and develop a plan to address the prioritized needs.

This process allows UWEM to identify the areas in which we have a unique position to leverage our relationships and community resources to create solutions through collective impact.