The best return on your investment!

When you choose United Way as your partner in giving, you choose the best way to achieve results and make a difference right here in our region. Your gift does more than support people who are in urgent need– you also support meaningful, lasting change that affects the entire community.

Put your donation to work through:

Individual Giving

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  • Send your donation to us at United Way of Greater Portland, P.O. Box 15200, Portland, ME 04112-5200, or
  • Bring your donation to us at One Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland, ME
  • Make a gift of stocks or securities

United Way provides opportunities for giving year-round and at influential levels. Learn more about the Leaders’ Circle and Tocqueville Society.

Workplace Campaign

Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organization’s United Way Annual Campaign. Often, they make their donations through payroll deduction over the course of each year. Please check with your organization to find out about your United Way Campaign.

Foundation & Planned Giving

Whether you have been a donor for 10, 20, 30 years or more, your commitment to the health and human services network in Greater Portland is inspirational. Our endowment option lets you create your own personal legacy in our community, while still preserving your financial security and providing a future for your family. None of us can know precisely what types of future needs will emerge, we assure you that your gift will be in good hands and used to make Greater Portland a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Click here for more information on the United Way of Greater Portland Foundation.

What You Get When You Give

Efficiency. United Way effectively leverages private donations in order to finance innovative programs and initiatives that profoundly affect communities. Your investment supports dozens of effective programs that must show measurable outcomes to receive funding.

Expertise. Our research identifies the most pressing needs and most effective solutions in our focus areas of education, financial stability, and health, and draws on the resources of United Way Worldwide, the largest private non-profit in the world.

Local focus. Your support helps people throughout Cumberland County, and statewide through programs like 2-1-1 Maine. Local volunteers, supported by United Way staff, help determine where your investment can do the most good.

Accountability. The investment of your hard-earned dollars is overseen by a volunteer board that ensures the strictest accountability, fiscal responsibility, and careful use of your donation.

Connection. Through United Way, your investment is connected to businesses, volunteers, community leaders, people, and organizations — and that multiplies its impact. Together, we can accomplish more than any single person, group or organization.

Ease in giving. United Way makes it easy for you to help the community. Participating in a workplace campaign makes giving a convenient part of your life.

Results. Your gift makes a long-term impact on our community. United Way goes beyond quick fixes to create measurable change that lasts.