We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has been meeting the needs of local individuals and families whose incomes fall at or below the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines for over 40 years.
The Cupboard was founded by Mattie N. Dixon, a longtime resident of Ambler and a true visionary. In response to learning that people in her community were going hungry, she started serving families out of her basement in 1973. As word spread of Mattie’s generosity and others joined her efforts, she moved to several other homes for her service, including Zion Baptist Church, Church of the Brethren, and 57 Butler Ave. In 2004, with help from the community and the Ambler Rotary Club, Mrs. Dixon was able to purchase our current building on Main Street.
The Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation (UMAEF) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that offers grants to teacher-initiated projects that supplement and complement basic educational programs in the areas of technology, arts, scholastic enhancements, and cultural enrichment.
UMAEF is committed to the continuing advancement of public education in the Upper Merion Area School District, by providing funds for educational programs and activities through engagement and collaboration with parents, school staff, businesses, and community members, so that every child is given the opportunity to thrive in a rigorous, engaging, and dynamic environment.
We will achieve our mission by generating independent funding and developing community partnerships to recognize and encourage student and staff innovation and excellence.