Charitable Organizations

There are over 400 charitable organizations you can give to through UMACC! Search for your favorite charities by keyword, service area, or cause.

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Child abuse prevention, family support and permanency services for children throughout Western Massachusetts.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 819577

New England 2nd Chance  Animal Rescue is a non-profit, low-kill (As much as we strive for a no-kill motto some animals by the time they reach us are to sick and suffering that the only humane thing to do is to euthanize them). We are a volunteer animal rescue organization serving the greater New England area, dedicated to caring for pets through adoptions, community awareness, fostering and caring for companion animals until loving homes can be found. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, pets given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. Our organization is now largely run by folks who generously volunteer their time, homes and hearts in order to help. Through our Foster Care program, animals have a safe, healthy "place to be" until loving forever homes can be found for them.

Federation: No
Code: 15429

In the years that the Children's Learning Centers have been actively engaged in helping children overcome the obstacles of dyslexia, thousands of dyslexic children have received free one-on-one multisensory reading and written language tutoring.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 498551

A Positive Place has been providing confidential and comprehensive HIV care and prevention in Hampshire County and surrounding areas since 1991. The program was created to respond to a full blown medical crisis for people living and dying with AIDS right here in our community.

Today, the face of HIV and AIDS has changed dramatically, and so has our work at A Positive Place. We now have the medical tools and vision to test people on demand, detect HIV early, treat every HIV+ person, prevent the spread of the virus, and see an end to the epidemic.  At A Positive Place we have created interdisciplinary teams, innovative services, and culturally rooted programs that help us exceed national goals to improve quality of life, eliminate inequities of care, and prevent transmission of the virus.

We offer our services with an open door policy. If you’ve tested positive for HIV, we’ll meet you where you are—with compassion, not blame, and an open heart, not a closed mind. We’re committed to motivating you to carve out your own path to a rich, healthy life, and to reclaim your dignity.

Federation: No
Code: 15465

The Abortion Rights Fund provides financial assistance for abortions, as well as information and referral, to women without medical insurance or other resources.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 103211

The Abraham Initiatives strives to fulfill the promise of full and equal citizenship and complete equality of social and political rights for Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens, as embodied in Israel’s Declaration of Independence: A state which is the national homeland of the Jewish people and a full, complete and equal home for its Arab-Palestinian national minority; a state that exists peacefully alongside a Palestinian state fulfilling the national aspirations of the Palestinian people.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 882152

Amref Health Africa's mission is to improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. Our vision is lasting health change. Amref Health Africa delivers health services and health worker training to over 30 countries in Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 302888

Protects imperiled species-- lions, mountain gorillas, rhinos, elephants, zebras-- through habitat conservation, science, leadership training and wildlife-friendly community-beneficial business development for 50 years.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 700015

The relief of suffering from malaria by the provision of funds for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15271

The mission of AIDS Action Committee (AAC) is to stop the AIDS epidemic and related health inequities by eliminating new infections, maximizing healthier outcomes of those infected and at risk, and attacking the root causes of HIV/AIDS. To achieve this mission AAC provides services to the individual and addresses the root causes of the epidemic. Services offered in the Boston area.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 309088

Supports innovated Aids research, educates patients, doctors and the public about HIV treatment/prevention; works to protect the rights of all people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 103249

Works to protect and preserve the integrity of Alaska's ecosystems and to promote sustainable livelihoods among Alaska's communities and peoples.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 999943

International relief and development agency empowering people impacted by conflict and disaster to recover and rebuild their lives with dignity.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 31388

Advocates to end the killing of cats and lead the movement for their humane care.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 301599

To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through cutting edge research and compassionate care and support for patients families and caregivers with ALS.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 50188

ALTERNATIVES Pregnancy Center seeks to serve women involved in unplanned pregnancies by offering alternatives to abortion and post-abortion counseling. All services are free and confidential.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 682455

Supports research dedicated to understanding Alzheimer’s and to finding effective Alzheimer’s treatments. Your contribution funds scientists searching for cures to Alzheimer’s and aging related conditions.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 111183

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 254677

Support and education for people with Alzheimer's Disease and their families in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 109857


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Mike Belleville was a Senior Telecommunications Technician at Verizon for 18 years. He was a team leader problem solving some of the greatest challenges facing the system: September 11, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, international roll-outs, government projects.

We unite science, innovation and community to protect the western Amazon—the greatest wild forest on earth. Amazon Conservation Association (also known as Amazon Conservation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been protecting the western Amazon for almost 20 years now. As conservation pioneers since 1999, we have used science to guide our multi-pronged approach to environmental conservation and restoration in Peru and Bolivia. Our founding program provided support for Brazil nut harvesters in Peru, as an incentive for protecting the forest. Since then, the organization has grown to protect over 4 million acres of rainforest, establish Peru’s first conservation concession, host thousands of scientists and tourists at our three premier biological stations, empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods, and so much more.

Code: 15440

Providing guide, service, therapy, and military therapy dogs to disabled veterans, military and Veterans Administration hospitals, nursing homes, and combat stress units operating overseas.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 111385

A nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer by preventing cancer ,saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 103992

Dedicated to restoring the keystone forest tree of the eastern United States, by locating blooming remaining American chestnut trees in Massachusetts and by breeding blight-resistant trees from Massachusetts "Mother Trees".

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 415514

The ACLU of Massachusetts’ Immigrant Protection Project (IPP) is a coordinated regional effort by attorneys and organizations to provide immigrants in Western Massachusetts with referrals for legal assistance and connections to other services.

 IPP serves immigrants in the four western counties (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire) of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Federation: N
Code: 15471

The nation's foremost defender of civil liberties. Defends constitutional rights. Upholds free speech, religious liberty, equality, privacy, due process. Protects minorities, women, immigrants, the poor.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 220388

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