Apply For Funding

Heart of Maine United Way helps nonprofit organizations through direct funding in a number of ways.

Strategic Investment Grants

Somerset County Grants 2023 – Click here to learn more!

Every three years nonprofits in our our six county service area; Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington Counties apply for funding through our grant making process. Programs who apply must align with our Bold Goals. Community volunteers review, score, and determine who will be funded. Click here to learn more.

Innovation Fund

Special one time funding for new or innovative projects or programs. Click here to learn more.

Donor Designations

During our annual campaign donors can designate their gifts to a 501(c)3 other than United Way. When that happens we process payments to those nonprofits and issue checks as funds are collected. If you have received a designation check from us and are looking for more information you can either find it online at: or by contacting us at 207.941.2800.