Charitable Organizations

There are over 400 charitable organizations you can give to through UMACC!
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Amherst Community Connections provides information/referrals, case management, outreach and advocacy services to help vulnerable individuals and families secure immediate relief as they plan for and achieve long-term stability.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15259

The Amherst Community Land Trust works to expand affordable family home-ownership in Amherst while working to stabilize our family-friendly neighborhoods.  Using a well-established community land trust model, the ACLT purchases the land under a house and leases it to the new owner, thus reducing the purchase cost and making it affordable to low or moderate income households.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15390

The mission of the Amherst Educational Foundation (AEF) is to support Amherst area public schools in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of every student and prepares them to succeed in the 21st century.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 43250

The Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town’s colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 695488

The all-volunteer Amherst Hockey Association provides recreational and competitive youth hockey programs in the greater Amherst, Massachusetts area, teaching ice skills and good sportsmanship values.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 685604

The Amherst Hurricane Boosters are a local, independent group of parents, coaches and other supporters of High School sports in Amherst. We raise funds to help achieve our mission of having a positive impact on athletics at Amherst High School. Specifically, we have defined the following four goals as core to our mission:

  • To ensure the continued existence of sports program
  • To promote school athletics by increasing participation
  • To insure a positive experience for participants
  • To help promote achievement in sports.
Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15403

Amherst Media is a dynamic, community driven, non-profit, public access information, communication & technology center in Amherst, MA. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15287

Our mission is to support the education of children within our schools through fundraising, supplemental programming and volunteer efforts.  We help build community by fostering relationships among the schools, parents, teachers and staff.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15250

Supports a broad range of humanitarian, cultural, and educational programs and activities.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15260

To promote the best mental health and physical well-being of all Amherst residents 60 and over through the enhancement of Amherst Senior Center programs and services.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 835544

Provides food, health care, clothing and community for low-income and homeless residents of Hampshire & Franklin counties through volunteer efforts.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 867988

The Amherst Town Committee for International Students serves as a link between the international students and the community with three principal programs: Round the World Women, the Hospitalilty Program, and the Welcome Reception for International Students.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15320

Our history spans 50+ years and includes a presence in over 70 countries and 8 million supporters. We defend the human rights of people globally.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 722588


Amnesty International is a global movement of over 7 million members who fight tirelessly for individuals to enjoy their human rights in a world free of injustice.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field of animal law.

Code: 15377

Promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Appalachian region through programs in conservation, outdoor education, and recreation.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 700180

Mission embraces historical performance practice to illuminate and invigorate the great Western heritage of vocal and instrumental music.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 494844

Arise for Social Justice is a member-led community organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of poor people. Arise has worked on issues such as housing, homelessness, criminal justice, environmental justice, and public health.​

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15347

Supports critical research to find cure and prevention of arthritis and provides valued programs to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 51588

America's first animal welfare organization. Bringing people and communities together to prevent cruelty to animals and guarantee homes for all adoptable pets.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 106749

Works to increase awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and related conditions. Provides support and information to families, caregivers, and teachers.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 345811

Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy, education

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 724668

The Association's mission includes promoting the welfare of Texas A&M University and serving the student body. Funds, labor and materials provided by The Association support student activities, traditions, scholarships, faculty enrichment, former student services, and many other critical projects.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15386

Supports research to cure asthma and allergies and helps patients through educational programs, advocacy, free information and a national network of regional chapters and local support groups.

Federation: Neighbor To Nation
Code: 121845

Dedicated to controlling and curing asthma and allergic diseases including life-threatening anaphylaxis through patient and professional education, public awareness programs and support for research.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 878688

The Athol Area Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of all individuals, families and our community through quality programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 433788

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