United Way of Greater Portland announced it has established a Racial Equity Fund. With funding from lead founders, this initiative supports the work of local nonprofits led by and serving people of color in our community, while advancing the work at the heart of the community-developed Thrive2027 initiative.
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.
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.