Camden — United Midcoast Charities has not too long ago earned a 2020 platinum seal of transparency from GuideStar, a number one supply of details about nonprofit organizations.
Having acquired gold seals in 2018 and 2019, UMC this 12 months earned the very best stage of transparency on the GuideStar listing. A nonprofit group earns GuideStar seals by offering details about its imaginative and prescient, mission, management, funds, objectives and methods. To obtain a platinum seal, a corporation should additionally share metrics that display its progress in fulfilling its mission.
United Midcoast Charities, based in 1942, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to energise Midcoast Maine nonprofit companies by means of finance and steerage, supporting a community of assets stronger than any single group. By a yearly grant utility and evaluation course of, UMC funds companies that profit residents of Knox and Waldo counties.
To this point in 2020, the group has awarded grants totaling $534,000 to greater than 34 companies. Purposes for 2021 grants will change into out there in February. Extra data is out there at unitedmidcoastcharities.org.