Apply For Funding

We fund nonprofit organization in three different ways.

Community Investment Grants

Every three years nonprofits in our our five-county service area; Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington Counties apply for funding through our grant making process. Programs who apply must align with our Bold Goals. Community volunteers review, score, and determine who will be funded. Click here to learn more.

Innovation Fund

Special one time funding for new or innovative projects or programs. Click here to learn more.

Donor Designations

During our annual campaign donors can designate their gifts to a 501(c)3 other than United Way. When that happens we process payments to those nonprofits and issue checks as funds are collected. If you have received a designation check from us and are looking for more information you can either find it online at: andar.unitedwayem.org or by contacting Sarah Bailey at 207-262-6937 or sarahb@unitedwayem.org.