United Way of Greater Portland is committed to the inclusion of our diverse communities in its work. United Way acknowledges, respects and responds to the diversity of Greater Portland and believes that our mission is enhanced and our community is strengthened when the opportunities, gifts, skills and abilities of all people are valued and embraced.

Our Commitment

  • United Way will foster acceptance of and respect for diversity, in its broadest meaning, in Southern Maine
  • As United Way develops a better understanding of diverse issues, it will share its learnings with the community and its partners
  • United Way will facilitate access to health and human services among all segments of the population
  • United Way will bring together staff and volunteers who broadly reflect the communities it serves
  • Through targeted communications and collaborations, United Way will reach out to diverse communities in Southern Maine

United Way of Greater Portland’s Diversity Cabinet

Our Diversity Cabinet was created in 2006 to help advance diversity and inclusion in the Greater Portland area. The Cabinet established the Diversity/Inclusion grants to help support projects and build connections between diverse communities and the larger community.

Recent grant recipients include The Center for African Heritage, Centro Latino Maine, Pihcintu – Children’s Chorus, GLSEN Southern Maine, Cultivating Community, Frannie Peabody Center, Abbyssinian Meeting House, Center for Grieving Children, PROP, Center for Preventing Hate, Community Counseling Center, the City of Portland’s Refugee Services program, Catholic Charities Maine Refugee & Immigration Services, Community Financial Literacy, Northeast Hearing & Speech, The Opportunity Alliance, and Westbrook Community Center.