Grant applications are now available at for the organization’s 2018 grant cycle. The deadline for all grant applications is Friday, March 16. Application information, eligibility requirements, sample qualified programs and the grant cycle schedule can also be found on the United Midcoast Charities website.

All submissions must be made through the online application. UMC encourages new applicants or those with new proposals or questions to call and speak with Executive Director Megan Williams.

Applicants who lack access to a computer or internet can reserve a time to use the in-office computer station for grant submission. Call UMC at 236-2299.

United Midcoast Charities’ annual competitive grant program assists a wide range of nonprofit agencies which provide programming aimed at promoting the welfare of residents of Knox and Waldo counties within UMC’s focus areas of food, housing, health and safety, and economic security. UMC’s preference and history has been in funding projects or organizations whose main goal is to aid low-income residents.

United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization. Our areas of focus are food, housing, health and safety, and economic security. Through a thorough application and review process, in 2017 UMC awarded grants totaling $500,000 to more than 50 agencies. More information is available at

For additional information, contact: Megan Williams, executive director, United Midcoast Charities, 87 Elm St., Suite 205, Camden, ME 04843, 236-2299.