Mission & History | UMCM Suncoast

Mission & History

Mission Statement

To alleviate the symptoms and address the causes of poverty through innovative educational programs.

History & Purpose

UMCM Suncoast (United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast, Inc.) was incorporated in 1975 by the United Methodist Church to address the unmet needs of the local community in St. Petersburg.  Now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, UMCM Suncoast works in collaboration with corporate partners, churches, non-profit organizations and service providers, faith-based organizations, governmental agencies and volunteers from the Tampa Bay community. 

Service Area

UMCM carries out its programs throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Nondiscrimination Policy for the Distribution of Services

UMCM Suncoast shall not discriminate against any applicant for services because of race, ethnicity, age, handicap, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or United States residency status.

UMCM/Suncoast shall ensure that applicants for service are considered equally to receive services regardless of race, ethnicity, age, handicap, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or United States residency status.

UMCM/Suncoast shall ensure that all applicants for service are treated with the utmost dignity and respect by all staff members, paid and volunteer, and shall require all contractors working with the agency to comply with the same requirements.