Why Give to United Midcoast Charities?


Making your charitable contributions through United Midcoast Charities offers many advantages. 



United Midcoast Charities is your "one-stop shop” for all of your charitable giving needs. It’s an easy and effective way to support the groups and issues you care about through a gift to a single organization.


Tax Benefits


Gifts to United Midcoast Charities receive the maximum tax advantages for income, gift and estate tax purposes.




United Midcoast Charities can receive many kinds of gifts. We are pleased help you and your financial advisor develop a gift plan to meet your personal financial needs and all of your charitable intentions, now and in the future. Instructions for Stock transfers can be found here.


Effective Leadership


United Midcoast Charities adheres to the highest standards of professional excellence. We follow the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ best practices.




United Midcoast Charities’ Grants Committee distributes charitable dollars through a grant application process. Unrestricted funds are used to support the community’s most important needs and opportunities.




There is always a chance that a nonprofit organization’s mission or leadership may, over time, change significantly. United Midcoast Charities can help our donors respond to these changes.


Recognition or Anonymity


You may choose to receive public recognition or remain completely anonymous.




An annual independent audit ensures fiscal responsibility.




United Midcoast Charities was established in 1942 and has been serving our communities continuously. Your outright or deferred gift will last forever when it is given to United Midcoast Charities endowment fund. With an endowment, assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year and your legacy will last forever.




To find out more about the many ways that you can fulfill your charitable goals, contact Megan Williams, Executive Director at 236-2299 or megan@unitedmidcoastcharities.org.


United Midcoast Charities Awards $500,000 in Grants to Nonprofits 

Recipients gather in Belfast for networking breakfast 

United Midcoast Charities (UMC) marked the awarding of $500,000 of grants this year to more than 50 nonprofit organizations in Knox and Waldo counties with a networking breakfast at the Belfast Boathouse on September 29. The Breakfast for Champions was generously sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and Bangor Savings Bank.

Representatives of organizations receiving grant funding enjoyed meeting each other and hearing Pecha Kucha presentations about the work of Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, MCH Meals on Wheels and Midcoast Habitat for Humanity. The celebratory event included a tribute to UMC’s outgoing grants committee chairman, Peter Horch. 

"Peter has done so much to help UMC expand our engagement in Waldo County and strengthen our overall grantmaking process,” said UMC President John Viehman. "Grants are at the heart of everything we do at UMC, and Peter’s tireless efforts have truly enriched the process. We are deeply grateful for his service.”

Debbie Mitchell of Belfast will succeed Horch as chair of the grants committee. Other board members serving alongside Mitchell and Viehman are Betsy Saltonstall, 1st Vice President; Jill Lang, 2nd Vice President; John Burgess, Secretary; Tom Rodman, Treasurer; Lori Alexander; Chris Beebe; Sani Fogel; Jay Foster; Leni Gronros; Lucile Hanscom; Tyler Jones; Elinor Klivans; Peter Palermo; Joan Phaup; Eric Waters; and Jamie Weymouth. 

UMC Executive Director Megan Williams congratulated the grant recipients and noted the value of bringing nonprofit leaders together for networking and collaboration. "We are pleased to celebrate the work being accomplished by these nonprofits to make a stronger, more resilient community here in Midcoast Maine. We look forward to supporting their hard work in more ways by providing learning and sharing opportunities in addition to funding.”

For the list of 2017 Grantees, please click here.


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United Midcoast Charities | 87 Elm St, Suite 205 | PO Box 205 | Camden, ME 04843 | 207 236-2299