United Way of Greater Portland unveils $6.8M of community investments

United Way of Greater Portland on Thursday unveiled $6.8 million worth of community investments planned for its fiscal year 2020. The list of recipients includes Avesta Housing, the LearningWorks after-school program and the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.

Investments in community partners are made based on expert advice and under the direction of local volunteers.

More than 45 volunteers, using rigorous criteria, spent more than 600 combined hours evaluating requests and ensuring grants were distributed objectively and aligned to make the greatest impact on long-term goals laid out in a plan known as Thrive2027.


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