United Midcoast Charities has become a Funding Information Network partner with Foundation Center, a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

“As a Funding Information Network partner, we can now offer organizations and individuals free access to detailed information on grant makers and how to apply for funding,” says UMC Executive Director Megan Williams. “These resources are open to everyone, not just the agencies that receive grants from us. People can make appointments to come to UMC’s office to search Foundation Center’s three online directories of more than 140,000 U.S. grant makers, access foundation maps and find proposal writing guides.”

The network’s only other partners in Maine are located in Portland and Presque Isle. Established in 1956, Foundation Center serves grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public.

According to Williams, becoming a Funding Information Network partner is a first step in the fulfillment of UMC’s goal to provide local nonprofits with resources in addition to funding to help improve their capacity to better serve the needs of the community.

For more information, visit unitedmidcoastcharities.org or call 236-2299.