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Heart of Maine United Way raises funds each year to support six counties in the Heart of Maine, helping strengthen our community and the people who live here. We raise and distribute charitable dollars to agencies that offer health and human services to improve the lives of everyone in our community. The majority of those funds are raised through workplace campaigns.

Benefits of United Way Workplace Campaign

Increased employee morale

Companies that run annual employee campaigns document higher morale and teamwork. Employees learn about services provided by United Way and work together to plan and engage in fun activities to raise money as a company: auctions, raffles, games, and special incentives for givers, like jeans day or parking in an executive parking space.

A healthier region

Our region benefits from healthier residents – even those not employed in your business. Your business will prosper more in a healthier region.

Tax benefits

All donations to United Way are tax deductible.

Community recognition

When you run a United Way campaign you join a ranks of over 3,000 donors and more than 100 companies who have come together to support our community.

Community Benefits
From Your Campaign

Local Focus

Your United Way gift stays here to help our local community. Our United Way supports some of the best local health and human service programs in a six-county service area including Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Washington and Waldo. Your gift provides child care, youth programs, patient services and support, help for those living with disabilities, community problem solving, counseling, and so much more.

Wide impact

More than 1 in 4 people in our region are helped by these services each year.

Quality agencies

Our United Way ensures that your money funds quality agencies to address the most important community needs. Volunteers from across the region review agency budgets, programs and outcomes to ensure that our dollars have the most impact. A local Board of Directors and Community Impact councils guide the organization and lead its governance.

Additional resources

United Way connects people to services and assistance across the region through our information and referral line. This information is free and available to everyone. Call 2-1-1, it’s free and confidential. You can also search our on-line community services directory at

Why United Way?

Efficient Organization

For every $1 invested in United Way we are able to return more than $4 to our region though food, volunteer hours, heating assistance, grants and contracts. In addition we work incredibly hard to keep our overheads well below the industry standard.

Safety net

You may never know when you, a family member or a coworker will need help from a health or human service agency. That’s why we cast a wide net of programs to help. You can find a full list of programs we fund via Funded Programs.


We provide a staff liaison, half-day training, an online toolkit, printed materials and more. Our goal is to make your campaign successful, and we’ll walk with you every step of the way.

How Can We Help?

Run an Employee Campaign

We have a strong community thanks to the thousands of local companies that offer their employees the opportunity to give back through a workplace campaign. Please give your employees the chance to join in this community-wide effort.

Give a Corporate Gift

Our community has one of the highest levels of United Way corporate giving. A Corporate gift illustrates your organization’s commitment to the community through the United Way.

Give a Leadership Gift

Your personal commitment to improving the community through a United Way gift of $1,000 or more. Leadership givers are eligible for special recognition and incentives.

Hold a Special Event

Many local companies hold special event fundraisers to for the United Way. Some ideas include bake sales, candy sales, cook-outs, change wars, garage sales and golf tournaments.