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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Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, they have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.

Federation: N
Code: 15446

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The West Suburban YMCA, a charitable non-profit organization, strengthens the foundations of our community by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all.

OUR COMMUNITY BENEFIT
We rely on the generosity of our community to enable us to keep our programs open and accessible to all. Today, we are stronger than ever... we serve more individuals and families, provide more community benefits and financial aid, have more strategic partners and are involved in the community more than any time in our history.

Federation: No
Code: 15459

To provide, free of charge, the highest quality multi-sensory reading and written language tutorial services for children with dyslexia within a network of public-school-based learning centers throughout western Massachusetts.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 757800

The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is a non- profit 501(c)3 cat rescue completely staffed by volunteers and based in Westfield, MA. We are approved and registered with the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture and all of our cats are rescues that have been abandoned, abused, surrendered, or just simply left to die. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15356

WGBH Boston first hit the airwaves in October 1951 with a live radio concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. WGBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives. WGBH holds the licenses for eight broadcast operations, and is the source of one-third of all prime-time programming seen on public television nationwide, including such series as Frontline, Nova, and Antiques Roadshow. Today, WGBH offers multiple television and radio channels, vibrant Web content, and a wide range of teaching tools used in classrooms from coast to coast.

Federation: No
Code: 15449

Whole Children offers inclusive and specialized recreation, social and enrichment programs for children and teens with special needs. Our goal is to meet each child at their skill level in the most appropriate environment for that child.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 345987

Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15274

Works to protect special wild places from development so that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy America's natural heritage.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 700023

Our mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15400

Strengthening people's capacity to meet global interdependence challenges through health security; economic empowerment; leadership development/citizen service; climate change; and racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 621549

The Willie Ross School for the Deaf provides a comprehensive educational program stressing academic excellence that focuses on the development of students' intellectual, social, and emotional growth. The School fosters appreciation of the dignity of every individual and acceptance of the many cultures within our society. Willie Ross School offers a program which encourages the development of the necessary combination of academic strengths, social skills, and general preparation for successful participation in society upon completion of students' studies. This goal is accomplished through the dual-campus model, which offers an immersion approach (deaf students learning together) and inclusion (academic and community mainstreaming - deaf and hearing students learning together).

Code: 15510

Dedicated to assisting, supporting, and empowering those whose lives are affected by battering and abuse. Services include an emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, counseling, and support groups.

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 499088


Drawing of a house, flowers, and hearts

Womanshelter/Compañeras is a place where all those fleeing from an unsafe situation are welcome. Holyoke-based, the organization provides confidential shelter and community-based services to those who need it most: women, children, and men.

We provide direct aid, rights awareness and leadership education, vocational skills training and income generation support to women survivors of war, conflict and civil strife.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 642392

Our mission is to promote the resilience and empowerment of Women of Color to advance health and wellness by building community-capacity and advocating for just policies through evidence-based research and grassroots organizations.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 101611

Our Vision: Women thrive. Our community prospers.

Our Mission: We collaborate to achieve social, political and economic change that empowers women and girls.

Strategic Priorities for Empowering Women and Girls: We connect. We advocate. We invest.

Federation: No
Code: 15466

We raise funds to create access and opportunities for women and girls in Western Massachusetts through research, capacity building, and giving women and girls the tools to be champions of their own lives and of their community. We are proud of our partnership with UMass School of Public Policy to run our popular LIPPI program.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 106782


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Sometimes leaders forge a path largely on their own, but usually they tap the support of others to propel themselves forward. 

Workshop13 is a non-profit cultural arts and learning center in Ware. We offer classes and workshops in fine arts and crafting, photography, ceramic arts, and personal growth. Scholarships for children with financial need are offered through referrals from local school teachers and caseworkers. We also host monthly open mic nights, concerts, and we offer a great venue for private events. Workshop 13 includes the ArtWorks Gallery and ClayWorks, a pottery studio, which are revitalizing downtown Ware.

Federation: No
Code: 15442

World Animal Protection's mission is to move the world to protect animals. Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. For over 50 years, we have been protecting animals around the world. World Animal Protection passionately believes that animal welfare matters and animal cruelty must end, whether that animal is in the wild, living in a community, caught in a disaster or being farmed. We work in over 50 countries, collaborating with local communities, NGOs and governments to responsibly and sustainably change animals' lives for the better. We also act for animals at a global level, using our United Nations consultative status to give them a voice and put animal welfare on the global agenda so we can show that what's good for animals is good for the world.

Federation: N
Code: 15494

The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger. Last year, WFP delivered life-saving food assistance to more than 80 million people in 82 countries. WFP is providing hope to communities affected by natural disaster, refugees surviving conflict and families living in extreme poverty.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15278

Multinational conservation organization working worldwide to combat climate change, save endangered animals, protect wild habitats, and transform market forces to act in harmony with nature.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 759088

The Worldwide Fistula Fund (an Illinois not-for-profit corporation) is a public charity organized for the purpose of supporting international medical education and research on the problem of obstetrical trauma in the developing world.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 155773

Wounded Warrior Project® connects wounded veterans, their families, and caregivers with personalized programs that support their physical, mental, economic, and emotional recoveries, free of charge.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 868388

YGRR's mission is to provide comprehensive medical care, behavioral evaluations and adoptive homes to homeless Golden Retrievers in the six New England states.  Goldens may be admitted to YGRR from outside New England on a case-by-case basis. Beginning in 2015 we are extending our services to Golden and retriever mixes.

Federation: N
Code: 15495

Serving human needs in Greater Springfield by providing quality programs that promote lifelong personal growth and the balanced development of spirit, mind, and body.

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 104771

Young Life seeks to introduce High School and Middle School students to faith in Christ, in both belief and action, through relationships, events, and mission experiences.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 848433

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