The Unity Foundation was founded in 2000 by Bert and Coral Clifford, long-time Unity, Maine residents dedicated to improving the viability of their town. The Cliffords were firm believers in providing incentives and support for economic development and civic improvement. They encouraged community stakeholders to invest in and maintain local playing fields, education, arts and culture organizations and business infrastructure – all of which continue to enhance life in Unity.
Today, the Unity Foundation invests in building the capacity of nonprofits that serve both local Maine communities and statewide needs. We know that many small organizations find it difficult to focus on their missions and clients while raising money, trying to pay bills, planning events and troubleshooting technology. Unity Foundation tools and grants help nonprofit leaders and boards build stronger organizations that run effective programs that help more Maine people.