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Updated: September 26, 2022 2022 Giving Guide

United Way of Kennebec Valley

2023 Goals

In 2021, United Way of Kennebec Valley (UWKV) expanded its coverage area to include all 29 towns in Kennebec County — now funding 49 nonprofit partner programs that are helping 31,082 people access health care, education and financial stability. In total, UWKV provides support for 1 in 4 local people. Because of increased levels of need related to the rising costs of living, UWKV has raised its fundraising goal to $2 million. Additionally, UWKV was the first organization to endorse Impact2032, which unites community members and organizations across all sectors to accelerate change in Kennebec County. Moving forward, UWKV will be aligning its investment process with the Impact2032 10-year goals — funding programs focused on advancing health, education or financial stability for all people. Impact2032 will enhance UWKV’s efforts to produce more measurable results. To join the movement, visit

Fundraising/Event Opportunities

Every fall, UWKV runs an annual fundraising campaign to support 49 local nonprofits. Many workplaces allow staff to pledge contributions through simple payroll deduction, and individuals and families may donate online at Additionally, United Way hosts several annual fundraising events including:

  • Annual Golf Scramble, hosted the first Monday of August, is UWKV’s largest fundraiser—raising an average of $19,000 each year for its nonprofit partners. In 2022, UWKV had 27 teams play and received support from 32 businesses.
  • UWKV’s Campaign Kickoff is hosted every September, marking the official launch of the fundraising season. More than 3,000 donors and over 140 businesses pledge support each year.

Giving Opportunities

UWKV supports 49 local nonprofit programs — prioritizing health, education and financial stability. Many businesses partner with United Way to host annual workplace campaigns, giving their employees an opportunity to support the community through payroll deduction. Businesses can give back to the Kennebec County community by hosting a campaign, making a corporate gift, donating a dollar a day through the 365 Small Business Circle, or sponsoring one of UWKV’s many events or initiatives. Market research has shown that corporate community involvement helps attract, engage and retain high-performing employees. People who can impact the community through their workplace report higher satisfaction. For more information, visit To find a United Way in your area, please visit

Volunteer Opportunities

UWKV provides the VolunteerME Kennebec Valley portal to help local volunteers and nonprofits find each other in central Maine. If you have a little time, a lot of time, or just a passion for helping out, there is a place for you. To explore opportunities with UWKV and dozens of additional nonprofits, visit