Charitable Organizations

There are over 400 charitable organizations you can give to through UMACC!
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Honest Beginnings’ mission is to extend recovery beyond the experience into living a fulfilling life. It stands on the pillars of love, trust, accountability and the belief that heart, respect, and hope creates the structure necessary to live in today’s world. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15261

Advances and promotes excellence in end of life care through advocacy for patients families and the care giving community providing education and fostering innovation in services.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 558088

Hospice of Franklin County's Mission is to provide comfort to those approaching end of life, their families, and caregivers. Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach to palliative care allows life-limiting illness to be met with dignity and compassion.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 596378

The Hospice of the Fisher Home provides quality, compassionate End of Life care to patients and supports their families -either in their homes or in our residence in Amherst, MA.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 965311

Provides information and resources to educate the public and foster sound public policy to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 103085

The Humane Society of the United States celebrates animals and confronts cruelty. The organization is backed by more than 11 million Americans.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 45288

Free, uptodate maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15295

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. In the battle against Huntington’s disease no one fights alone. At HDSA — family is everything!

Federation: Huntington's Disease Society of America
Code: 15456

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and  heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Early Buddhist   teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. These practices help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise   to greater peace and happiness in the world.

Federation: None
Code: 15406

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and  heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Early Buddhist   teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. These practices help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in the world.

Federation: No
Code: 15416

Global humanitarian organization saving lives and building self-reliance by providing vital medical care; training healthcare providers; rebuilding clinics; and improving water & sanitation.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 671362

Providing access to sexual and reproductive health information and services for all, especially the poor and marginalized.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 916781

Our commitment to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance is reflected in well-planned global emergency relief, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 31988

Our mission is to increase support and decrease isolation for rural families with infants and young children living in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15354

Delivers services to some of the region's most vulnerable people, including shelter and supportive services to the homeless, with clinical and outreach therapeutic services.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 579153

The Jewish Community of Amherst is committed to offering rich spiritual, educational, and social opportunities to a diverse Jewish community in the Amherst area - from guiding our young and learning from our elders to helping improve conditions in the greater community. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15289

Providing professional services to assist all individuals and families with life's challenges and transitions, based on the Jewish principle Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 473588

Jitegemee is a small, charitable organization that provides vulnerable children in Machakos, Kenya with access to formal and vocational education. We believe every child with the desire to learn and the will to succeed should be encouraged to do so. We are dedicated to removing the obstacles that prevent children from attaining their educational or vocational goals—whether these obstacles are hunger, homelessness or lack of schooling. We were founded by the New York Times Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Farah Stockman and support about 250 children per year.

Federation: No
Code: 15417

Help us find a cure for diabetes. Through research we can save lives of children and adults who suffer from diabetes and its devastating complications.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 52988

Our mission is to empower people divided by conflict to develop mutual understanding and to create sustainable peace. The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, founded in 1994, has pioneered effective multi-sector programs to promote genuine dialogue, reconciliation, and cooperative problem solving in over 25 conflict-affected countries on four continents. Our programs engage key actors – from government ministries all the way down to the grassroots level – to strengthen their capacity to reach out across deep divides to resolve conflicts, rebuild trust, and prevent future violence in communities where ethnic, religious, sectarian, or political conflict poses a threat to a healthy, inclusive democracy.

Federation: No
Code: 15426

Kestrel Land Trust protects farms, forests, and wetlands. Kestrel recently merged with Valley Land Fund, and now serves 19 towns surrounding Amherst and Northampton.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 315135

Two students doing field research in a forest clearing

It’s a chilly spring day, but Elizabeth Besozzi, a junior at Smith College, is happy to be out in the woods instead of being confined to a classroom. She’s surveying the shady hemlock forest floor for red-backed salamanders as part of her research about their habitat needs.


Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15306

To cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 53088

Funds research to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes and provides emotional, educational and financial support to patients and their families.

Federation: Neighbor To Nation
Code: 111381

The friends of the Leverett Library are active in supporting the Library and Librarian. Annual activities include fundraising projects and hosting speakers, especially local authors.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 501288