News & Events


Substance Use Disorder Funding Announced – February 23, 2021

United Way of Eastern Maine is announcing an urgent call to action for local nonprofits that serve populations battling substance use disorder to apply for their recently released crisis funding. In addition to $143,000 in annual budgeted funding committed to our community to fight this epidemic, United Way is granting an additional $25,000 in funding that has now been made available for nonprofit support services in Eastern Maine.

United Way of Eastern Maine will prioritize funding for proposals that meet at least one of the following objectives:
– Increase access to accessible and affordable treatment and recovery resources
– Increase access to prevention programming/youth programs to increase resiliency
– Strategies to reduce stigma

To apply, please complete our application.


Opportunity 2028 Winter Convening 2021 – February 11 & 25

United Way of Eastern Maine will bring together funded partner organizations and programs to explore strategic collaboration in an attempt to advance our Opportunity 2028 initiative.

Opportunity 2028 is a ten-year community change initiative set by the community and led by the United Way of Eastern Maine which focuses on Basic Needs, Substance Use Disorder and Early Childhood Development. 

These goals were identified through an extensive process which included reviewing needs assessments, interviewing key stakeholders, facilitating community forums, and conducting public surveys.

These United Way funded programs are uniquely positioned to impact these community issues throughout the United Way’s Five-county service area.

Opportunity 2028 Convening 2019 –

Grantwriting Workshops-November 6th and November 21st, 2019