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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Your gift provides food, shelter, and medical aid to homeless veterans, transportation to medical facilities, and counseling/rehabilitation for amputee and other severely disabled veterans.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 721788

An independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters in more than 60 countries.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 754188


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Central African Republic (CAR). Before I came here the name conjured up for me dark scenes of civil war, senseless killing and grueling poverty. I was nervous. Not least because I would be living and working using my basic French. I did my research, read back through the news stories of the last few years and various opinion pieces; it was almost unanimously grim.

Supports financially disadvantaged families of children with autism and funds education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 101688

The Downtown Amherst Foundation’s Relief and Resiliency Small Business Microgrant program intends to offer microgrants to small, local businesses and individual contractors to meet their short-term financial needs. The grant can cover employee wages and benefits (including fringe benefits associated with employment, such as health insurance), accounts payable, fixed costs, inventory, rent, and utilities. This application is ONLY for Amherst, Massachusetts small businesses, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals who operate a brick and mortar business.

Federation: No
Code: 15481

EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. ERI  has offices in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. We specialize in   fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy   campaigns. Through these strategies, ERI seeks to end earth  rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work. ERI is a group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the  environment, and corporate and government accountability.

Federation: No
Code: 15445

One gift helps protect your environment, health, wildlife, and natural resources -- locally, nationally, and internationally. One environment, one simple way to care for it.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 643888

Provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 408188

Provides food pantry, clothing closet, educational and recreational activities and programs to enrich the lives of area citizens in need.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 477088

Our purpose is to support the mission of the trustees of the college of Our Lady of the Elms, IC. And Engage in any lawful act or actifity in furtherance of its educational mission. 

Federation: n
Code: 15488

The Emily Dickinson Museum is the home of America's best-loved poet, Emily Dickinson, and is dedicated to celebrating her life and work with a variety of public events, guided tours, and education outreach.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 487624

We provide support and resources for those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, and education for those who care for them at the time of loss. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15281


Empty Arms Bereavement Support holds space for parents to honor their pregnancy, experience their baby, and grieve their baby’s death.

EWB UMass is a student organization dedicated to helping local and international communities create sustainable solutions in order to improve their quality of life.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 884622

Protecting the climate by educating Congress, developing innovative solutions, and building broad coalitions to move America to efficient and renewable energy for a sustainable future.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 700018

Environmental Defense Fund's scientists, economists and attorneys design practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water and human health.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 757988

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 700383


Through this program, dozens of college students from UMass and other schools are learning skills that will help them gain employment and empower them to advocate for important issues like fighting climate change and ensuring clean water and healthy communities.

To insure that individuals with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to work toward prevention control and a cure for epilepsy.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 109858

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. In 2018, EJI plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.

Federation: N
Code: 15468

The Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund was formed both to educate the public about the detrimental effects of illegal guns in order to reduce gun violence in the United States and to lessen the burdens of government by assisting American local governments and law enforcement agencies in their efforts to develop effective policies to combat illegal guns. The Fund supports programmatic activities of approximately 1000 mayors in the coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as well as other government officials and law enforcement leaders.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15382

Family Outreach of Amherst offers case management, advocacy, and information and referral services to low income families in Amherst.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 878788

Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land. 

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 806888

One of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations, bringing together caring individuals to provide food, water, education, and job training in 50 states and 10 countries.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 752087


This blog post originally appeared on Feed the Children's website. It is published here with permission.

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.

Code: 15509

Fidelco Guide Foundation breeds, raises, and trains German shepherd guide dogs for In-community Placement with individuals who are blind, providing increased mobility.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 993388

Mission:
To alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs and raise their standard of living.

Vision:
To build a global network of sustainable and scalable social enterprises that improve lives worldwide.

Organization:
With headquarters in Washington, DC, our goal at FINCA International is to provide low-income people around the world the tools they need to succeed. FINCA’s programs benefit millions of people across five continents. We do that by offering responsible financial services, such as small loans or savings accounts; by reaching people in remote communities using technology like mobile phones and tablets; and by providing access to life-enhancing products, like solar home systems and clean cookstoves.

Federation: N
Code: 15474

We are located at the entrance to the University of Massachusetts. We are a church of diverse races, nations, cultures, generations, and backgrounds. People from 43 nations call FBC their spiritual home.  We serve our neighbors through our Food Pantry, Craig’s Place Homeless Shelter, ESL Classes, and Freedom Cafe all on our church campus. 

Federation: N
Code: 15434

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