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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Note: If a charity has not received a donation within the past two years, we may have removed it from our site. We'd be happy to add it back! Please let us know.

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Breathing Space offers access to yoga and mindfulness meditation to the Holyoke, Massachusetts community and surrounding areas.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15363

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a dedicated to placing well-trained certified therapy dog teams in meaningful programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-canine bond.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15335

The Broad Brook Coalition is a non-profit, all-volunteer community organization dedicated to the preservation of open space through stewardship of the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in Northampton, MA.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15206

Our mission is to fight poverty in Burundi by sustaining communities through partnerships in education, health care and economic empowerment.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15317

The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, The Neely House, and The Neely Cancer Fund exist for one reason - to help cancer patients and their families during their treatment.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 994288

Camp Anderson Foundation is a year round facility with year round programs.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15368

Cancer connection offers programs and support free of charge for anyone living with a cancer diagnosis and is dependent on voluntary contributions from community individuals.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 111944


Two years ago, my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She was nursing our two-year-old at the time. The next day, my doctor told me there was a strong likelihood I had cancer, too.

Your donation funds cancer prevention research; educates people about how they can prevent cancer and detect it early; and supports community cancer prevention programs.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 171088

We advance the research of better, less toxic treatments to ensure children with cancer not only survive, but live long, healthy lives.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 104739

To support and coordinate scientific and clinical efforts that will lead to the immunological treatment control and prevention of cancer.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 51788

Funding Assistance Dogs for disabled and autistic children--providing them with companionship and independence, while helping expand awareness of assistance dogs working with children.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 109860

Fights root causes of poverty in 72 countries; special focus on empowering poor women to lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 30888

Bringing the power of education, arts and culture to youth and their families in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Care Center is a challenging and transformative education program for the community.

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 497088

CaringBridge provides personal websites that connect people experiencing a health event to family and friends, making each health journey easier. Our free service is made possible by the generosity of donors.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 15253


“Mr. and Ms. Blaustein, we have to talk.” These are the words that shocked us after the radiologist had performed a brain scan on Marilyn. He described a meningioma sitting in the frontal lobe of Marilyn’s brain that was the source of her balance and energy problems.  

Led by former President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter, the Center prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 700136

Boston-based organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in homes, famileies and communities through intervention, prevention, and education.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 41277


Mission: to connect people with the Catamount Trail and Vermont’s backcountry by promoting, protecting, and expanding winter trails and terrain.

Vision: The Catamount Trail is a fully conserved, well maintained public-access ski trail that spans the length of Vermont. The Catamount Trail and related trail networks are unique resources for winter recreation and important conservation and economic assets for the people and State of Vermont. Our vision is to create a future in which Vermont is home to a world-class network of locally-supported winter backcountry trails and terrain accessible to outdoor travelers of all abilities and means. The Catamount Trail will be central to the network.

 

Code: 15441

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Inc. is creating the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in honor of its namesake, a young victim of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15257

Rushes food, clothing, shelter, water and comfort to God's most vulnerable children effectively and efficiently in times of disaster and provides the means to self-sufficiency.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 30988

Caring for kitties is what we do. Help us find "forever" homes for the hundreds of our lost or abandoned friends.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 101577

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15370

The Center for Design Engagement is a non-profit community art and design resource center dedicated to providing progressive design, innovative public art and civic engagement services in Western Massachusetts—particularly in underrepresented communities. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15318

CHD is a family of more than 40 programs that deliver a wide range of high quality social services in communities throughout Western Massachusetts and Connecticut, all aimed at helping people build strong productive lives.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 480088

Strengthening families through counseling, educating and supporting adults and children to help them develop their strengths and successfully face life

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 562163

Offers classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and technology; employment coaching; citizenship application assistance; family literacy; and referrals to other services.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 476488


Smiling woman in a hat with colorful outfit

​Felicidade Oliveira moved to Amherst in 2009 from Cape Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa. She spoke not a word of English and didn’t know how to read in her native language, Creole. 

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