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Community Investments 2021

Eligibility: In order for a program or initiative to be considered for funding, the sponsoring organization must go through United Way of York County's Eligibility Review process  All reviews are conducted by a team of experienced volunteers with backgrounds in financial and nonprofit management called the Eligibility Review Team.
For more information, please contact Jenna Ingram, Engagement & Community Impact Investment Manager: jingram@buildcommunity.org
 
 
Strategic Priority Area: Bright Beginnings - 
All York County children, from birth through age 8, have the best possible start for lifelong learning and success.

Organization's Mission Statement:
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Outreach Services Program
United Way of York County Investment: 
$5,775
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths by providing innovative community-based social services throughout Maine.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
St. Louis Child Development Center
United Way of York County Investment:
$25,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
To build a bright future for people with disabilities by empowering individuals to achieve maximum personal growth and independence.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Integrated Therapy
United Way of York County Investment:
$10,000
Organization's Mission Statement:
YMCA’s mission is to provide camping and community programs that promote spiritual, mental, and physical growth, with respect for the worth and dignity of all people.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
YMCA Early Learning Center
Core Value Super Hero Training Academy
United Way of York County Investment:
$11,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
 
Untited Way Funded Programs:
St. George's Child Care Center DBA Time of Wonder Early Learning Center
United Way of York County Investment:
$12,500
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Foster Grandparent Program
CDA Development Center
United Way of York County Investment:
$23,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our YMCA is committed to building strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Community Childcare Center
United Way of York County Investment:
$17,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
YCCAC’s mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, attack its underlying causes, and to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of the people of York County, Maine. 
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Mental Health Support for Head Start
United Way of York County Investment:
$20,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
LearningWorks AfterSchool (LWAS) provides free, high-quality afterschool and summer programs for students in grades 2-5 who are below grade level and come from families that cannot afford a paid afterschool enrichment or tutoring program.
Untited Way Funded Programs:Learning:
LearningWorks AfterSchool (LWAS)
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Spurwink Therapeutic Preschool
United Way of York County Investment:
$22,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
It is the mission of Caring Unlimited to work with the community to end domestic violence in York County.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Parent Support Services
United Way of York County Investment:
$16,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Sweetser’s mission is to provide quality treatment, support and hope to children, families and adults through a network of mental and behavioral health, developmental, and educational services.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
School-Based Services: Funding Uninsured
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Prevention Education Program
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Woodfords Family Services is a nonprofit organization committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families in Maine communities.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Woodsford's mask Desensitization and Tolerance Training Program
United Way of York County Investment:
$7,500
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
To prevent child abuse and neglect by empowering children and families in York and Cumberland Counties.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Parenting Program
School and Community Based Education Programs
United Way of York County Investment:
$13,425
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Count ME In is an exciting partnership of schools, businesses, parents, youth, state and community organizations working to improve student attendance, engagement and academic achievement.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Count ME In!
United Way of York County Investment:
$9,000
 
 
Strategic Priority Area: Connected Youth -
Support the development of strong and healthy youth by engaging them with their community.

Organization's Mission Statement:
To serve Maine’s population with disabilities by fostering horse and human interaction through therapy that will improve our patients’ physical, mental and emotional lives.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
2020 Girl's Leadership Project
United Way of York County Investment:
$3,850
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Strategies for a Stronger Sanford is building a strong future for the city by engaging the community in effective strategies to support their children, youth and families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
SJHS Challenge Day
United Way of York County Investment:
$4,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide a transformative camp experience that nurtures self-confidence and a sense of belonging in Maine children facing economic hardship.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Camp Susan Curtis Health and Service Learning Programming
United Way of York County Investment:
$2,500
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The Center for Grieving Children was founded in 1987 by Portland, Maine resident Bill Hemmens, following the death of his sister. In trying to find help and support for his niece Erin, Bill recognized that children need peers and caring adults to support them through their grief, because death profoundly affects every aspect of their lives.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Bereavement Services
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
LearningWorks AfterSchool (LWAS) provides free, high-quality afterschool and summer programs for students in grades 2-5 who are below grade level and come from families that cannot afford a paid afterschool enrichment or tutoring program.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Service Works.
United Way of York County Investment:
$7,500
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Spurwink Behavioral Health Supports for Youth in School and the Community.
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Give children a neutral place where they can freely express their feelings about the separation and divorce of their parents and better understand the changes in their families; Equip parents with the skills they need to work together to raise healthy and well-adjusted children through the transition of separation and divorce, and beyond; Provide resources, continuing education, and collaboration opportunities for professionals who work with separating families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Helping Children Thrive: Building Resiliency in Divorse & Seperation.
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our goal is to connect kids to supportive mentors, to meaningful experiences, and to inspirational adventures that change their lives forever.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Connecting Biddeford area youth.
United Way of York County Investment:
$22,000
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our mission is to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Community Call to Action.
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
Organization's Mission Statement:
To develop girls to be leaders in their own lives and in the world they live in.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
A Place For Girls.
United Way of York County Investment:
$6,250
Strategic Priority Area: Supportive Services -
 Investing in local services that meet basic needs and build community capacity.

 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The mission of the Sanford-Springvale YMCA is to promote values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, to build healthy spirit, mind and body and to improve the quality of life for all members of Sanford-Springvale and the surrounding communities.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Trafton Senior Center
Community Little Pantry
United Way of York County Investment:
$11,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Senior Campanion Program
United Way of York County Investment:
$5,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
"Let's Eat" - Food Security For Seniors
United Way of York County Investment:
$10,273
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
We are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and their families. All our efforts must be thoughtful, kind and loving.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Healthy Food For Seniors: York Hospital Meal Delivery Services
Prescription Assistance Program
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Disaster Cycle Services
United Way of York County Investment:
$7,700
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths by providing innovative community-based social services throughout Maine.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Independent Support Services
United Way of York County Investment:
$8,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our mission is to improve the lives of children and adults in our communities by providing needed, accessible, comprehensive, quality oral health care.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Low-Income Oral Health Access Program
United Way of York County Investment:
$20,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
To prevent the spread of HIV and provide support for those living with HIV/AIDS in Maine.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Access To Basic Needs For People Living With HIV/AIDS
United Way of York County Investment:
$10,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Since 1974, Legal Services for the Elderly has been helping Maine seniors protect their rights to live independently and with dignity. Legal Services for the Elderly's mission is to provide free, high quality legal services to Maine's socially and economically needy elderly aged 60 and over.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Senior Helpline
Ensuring Elder Access To Long Term Care
United Way of York County Investment:
$20,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are upheld, while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice faced by Mainers with low incomes.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Homelessness Prevention and Family Stability
United Way of York County Investment:
$10,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Planned Parenthood's mission is to provide voluntary family planning services and education that enhance personal and social understanding of human sexuality. We advocate public policies that guarantee reproductive rights and access to health care.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Reproductive Health Care
United Way of York County Investment:
$10,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to maintaining and improving the health of the communities we serve by: Caring for our community, educating tomorrow's caregivers, and researching new ways to provide care.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Care Partners
United Way of York County Investment:
$5,775
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Emergency Assistance
United Way of York County Investment:
$5,000
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Community Lunch
Hands Up
United Way of York County Investment:
$9,840
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
YCCAC’s mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, attack its underlying causes, and to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of the people of York County, Maine. 
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Transport
GATHER
The Hope Fund
A Place for Us
United Way of York County Investment:
$48,700
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Vet to Vet Maine Vet to Vet Maine is committed to alleviating social isolation and loneliness among Maine’s veterans and linking them to needed services.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Vet to Vet Visitor Program.
United Way of York County Investment:
$14,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
It is the mission of Caring Unlimited to work with the community to end domestic violence in York County.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Outreach Services.
United Way of York County Investment:
$16,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
SART Advocate.
United Way of York County Investment:
$21,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
At MaineHealth Care at Home, our mission is "helping people to be as healthy and independent, as possible, at home and in the community."
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Population Health.
United Way of York County Investment:
$5,000
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center collaborates with our local communities and neighbors to find meaningful solutions to poverty, isolation, and despair in a welcoming and compassionate environment.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Homeless Outreach
United Way of York County Investment:
$9,000
 
 
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Youth Full Maine provides nourishing food for children and their families in York County who are food-insecure.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Nourishing York County's Students, Families & Communities
United Way of York County Investment:
$10,000
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Since 1981 the Biddeford Food Pantry has been focused on helping the citizens of Biddeford, Maine in the fight against hunger.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Feeding Our Neighbors.
United Way of York County Investment:
$8,000