United Way Awards $$ in Relief with Third Round of Grants


A Heart on Route 88 in Falmouth is a Hopeful Sign of Better Times to Come.

United Way of Greater Portland announced today it has awarded $222,655. in the third round of grants from the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, bringing the total amount invested to support rapid response efforts to $710,967.  Fund recipients in this round include 32 local nonprofits, schools and faith based groups working with individuals and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this outbreak according to a press release issued today.

The emergency fund grew from an initial $250,000 goal to over $700,000. thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, leadership donors and individual contributors.  All together the fund made gifts ranging from $1,200. to $25,000. to 51 organizations across the Greater Portland region.

An incomplete list of recipients includes:  Amistad, Cooking for Community, Cumberland County Food Security Council, Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN), Mano en Mano, Wayside Food Programs and Preble Street.

For more information, please go to:  unitedwaygp.org.