The United Way of Aroostook has announced that Funding Applications for 2017-2018 are now available.

United Way of Aroostook

Non-profit health and human service organizations serving Aroostook County citizens may apply to the United Way of Aroostook for funds that were raised during the annual fundraising campaign.

The United Way of Aroostook will be helping to support County‑based agencies and programs that are helping meet the most crucial health and human service needs of Aroostook’s most vulnerable citizens.  Education, income, and health are the building blocks of a good life.  When any one of these is missing, people and communities are at risk.  Without a quality education, it can be difficult to earn sufficient income to meet basic needs, which includes good health.  Without one’s health, a person may struggle to earn a living wage or take advantage of educational opportunities.

That’s why United Way is focusing its effort on these three critical areas.  The goal is to create lasting changes for the citizens of Aroostook County.   Their focus areas are promoting self-sufficiency and meeting basic needs, supporting seniors, and supporting children and families.

If you are a non-profit organization that wishes to make a sustainable impact on one or more of these areas, please consider applying for funding.

The Community Impact Investment Applications and other information about the application process are available by calling the United Way of Aroostook at 764‑5197.  It can also be found online at www.unitedwayaroostook.org. The online form is fillable and may be emailed to sherry@unitedwayaroostook.org. The deadline for submitting completed Applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3PM.

Immediately following the deadline, a task force of volunteers recruited from throughout Aroostook County will begin the process of reviewing and evaluating these applications.  The Board of Directors will announce funding decisions this spring.

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