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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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. ADL’s New England Regional Office serves Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Region supports a multi-faceted educational, community relations and legal approach to combat anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, promote diversity, and build bridges of understanding between communities.

Federation: N
Code: 15514

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 is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries

Code: 15523

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

ALC is a public interest law firm that exists to promote the rights of prisoners and the wrongly convicted by educating the public about injustices in the criminal legal system, and about abusive conditions in the prison system; To provide pro bono legal services to prisoners in order to right injustices and errors committed in the court, and to litigate prisoner claims for violation of their civil rights; To advocate for the abolition of the prison system.

Code: 15541

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 All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival’s (aGLIFF) mission is to create positive and visible film programs relevant to the lives of LGBTQIA+ identified people, to educate the community about LGBTQIA+ issues, to produce and promote the best in LGBTQIA+ community building events, and to support and partner with other organizations to enlighten the public. aGLIFF community programs include the Queer Youth Media Project, Queer Black Voices Fund and Queer Spectru Monthly Screenings, all of which culminate in or around the annual Prism Film Festival Program.

Code: 15528

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

Our Mission:   

To raise awareness about the experiences of kids within the foster care system in our region, to assist in recruiting and retaining foster and adoptive families, and to engage the community in supporting foster and adoptive families in a wide variety of ways.

Our Vision:  

A community actively invested in our most vulnerable young citizens, where children in foster care have their short-term and long-term needs met by strong, capable, and supported families.

Code: 15541

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

Photo: Shannon Power

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