UMC offers free grant-seeking program Feb. 28

Feb 09, 2020
Kelly Carey will offer hands-on coaching Feb. 28 about framing goals and objectives for grant applications in Camden Library’s Picker Room.

Camden — United Midcoast Charities' next free Learn with UMC workshop will be Grant-seeking: Goals & Objectives.

The workshop will be offered at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. UMC program coordinator Kelly Carey will provide hands-on coaching for writing a winning grant application with concrete goals and objectives.

All around the nation, funders are increasingly moving to data-informed, outcome-focused grant-making strategies. That means that it’s critical for nonprofits to clearly and concretely explain what they expect to do, and why they expect their activities will make difference to a social problem.

This workshop is recommended for anyone with grant-writing responsibilities, but especially for those who plan to apply for a UMC grant in 2020. Pre-learning resources and post-workshop support are included in registration.

The workshop is free, but attendees are asked to register at to assist in planning. Refreshments will be provided.

Kelly Carey is program coordinator at United Midcoast Charities. She is the primary contact for questions about the 2020 grant cycle and can be reached at 236-2299 or

United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501(c)(3) community-supported nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization.

UMC’s primary areas of focus are food, housing, health and safety, and economic security. Since 2017, UMC has awarded grants totaling $1.5 million to more than 50 agencies as part of their community-led competitive grants program. More information, including board member photos and profiles, is available at


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