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July 2020 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter

July 2020 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter: Virtual Focus United Way of Greater Portland can connect you with one-time opportunities and events that help our community, tools for hosting a collection of needed items, as well as ongoing and regularly… Read More

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United Way of Greater Portland announces a total of $710,967 invested in COVID-19 Relief and Recovery efforts with third round of grants

(Portland, ME – July 2, 2020) United Way of Greater Portland announced today it has awarded $222,655 in the third round of grants from the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, bringing the total amount invested to support… Read More

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Legislative Update: “Yes” on Question 1

On July 14, voters have the chance to vote “yes” on Question 1, which will invest $15 million in the delivery of better internet to unserved and underserved areas of Maine. The bond funds will be matched by $30 million in private, local and federal dollars, tripling the impact of this investment.

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Request for Proposals: Brick & Beam Society

Brick & Beam Society, an individual giving group of United Way Greater Portland, takes a broad view of the community, bringing leaders together and building momentum for action. The group also leverages United Way of Greater Portland’s rich… Read More

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Brick & Beam Society Announces Summer STEM Investments

United Way of Greater Portland individual giving group Brick & Beam Society announced investments of $26,500 to support summer-focused programs and projects that target early childhood learning and STEM programming for children in pre-school through 8th grade. Programs… Read More

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United Way of Greater Portland and Cumberland County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board Announces Round Two Funding Awards to Organizations Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants

United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) and the Cumberland County Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) received notice from the EFSP National Board that four Cumberland County agencies would receive $1,249,043 for services provided to migrants released from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody at the southern border from January 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

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United Way of Greater Portland awards $259,073 in the second round of grants from the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund  

United Way of Greater Portland announced it has awarded $259,073 in the second round of grants from the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to 25 local nonprofits, schools, and faith-based groups on the frontlines working with individuals and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this outbreak. 

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COVID-19 Wellness Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many unique challenges for our community and our mental health. Many people are experiencing heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. Additionally, many individuals with persistent mental illness or a substance use disorder… Read More

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United Way of Greater Portland awards $229,239 in first round of COVID-19 Community Relief Fund grants

United Way of Greater Portland announced today it has awarded $229,239 in the first round of grants from the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to 31 local non-profit and school-based organizations. 

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COVID-19 Financial Stability Resources

We know the amount and changing nature of the information you have and continue to receive can be confusing and overwhelming. Our goal at United Way of Greater Portland is to share resources, best practices, and information in… Read More

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