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.

If you are a UMass faculty, staff member, or retiree and would like to add a charitable organization, please submit a request at any time.

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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Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, AFSC seeks to understand and address the root causes of poverty, injustice, and war.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 655988

Dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through research, education, advocacy, and community programs to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 50788

Provides sustainable development assistance, technical support and emergency relief to people in need in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 753988

The American Kidney Fund provides direct financial assistance to kidney patients in need and education to those with, and at risk for, kidney disease.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 50888

The American Liver Foundation's Mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education support and research for the prevention treatment and cure of liver disease.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 679888

The focus is on healthy air, tobacco control and all lung diseases, including asthma through programs, services, research, education and advocacy.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 51088

Works for the prevention, treatment and cure of Macular Degeneration through educating the public and supporting scientific research. DVD, presentations, website, newsletter, telephone support, booklet

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 109863

Provides education resources and referral to patients, families, health care professionals and Parkinson disease support groups in Massachusetts. Raises funds for national research in PD.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 68168

Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15362

A humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies by providing education, health & safety programs to the community.

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 475988


In the wee hours of a cold April night, a major fire destroyed a large apartment building on Main Street in Springfield. The Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to the call to help the families, who were now homeless.

Working to protect and restore healthy, natural rivers for the benefit of people and wildlife; ensuring clean drinking water, natural flood protection, and recreational enjoyment.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 727988

American Turtle Observatory (ATO) is a network of scientists, researchers, agencies, communities, and landowners dedicated to identifying and conserving the most important landscapes for freshwater turtles in North America. ATO works across the United States and Mexico in a variety of landscapes, including the most species-rich ecoregions and areas identified as critical to the survival of threatened species.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15385

Restores health and saves lives by delivering donated medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to people in need around the world and here at home.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 657688


AmeriCares health worker safety program helps to keep a nurse, her family and patients safe in Tanzania

Dedicated to dance education and professional training; nurturing local dancers of all ages and enriching our community through performance and collaboration with arts, educational, and cultural organizations.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 687533

Provide youth baseball for children ages 4 to 19 living in Amherst, Hadley, and surrounding towns. Affiliated with Little League baseball since 1952 and Babe Ruth baseball since 1953.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15258

An organization providing youth a safe supervised environment with educational and recreational activities to promote health, development, leadership and community regardless of income, race or religion.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15316

Amherst Cinema is an independent, nonprofit arts and education center brimming with world-class programs! Our comfortable, fully accessible theater offers state-of-the-art projection and sound and is a welcoming crossroads for all.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 957289


“Better than Christmas!” is what one third grade student said about Amherst Cinema’s groundbreaking arts and literacy program, See-Hear-Feel-Film (SHFF), and we couldn’t agree more!

A boarding home for young men of color who have demonstrated leadership potential, referred by ABC National.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 476088


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Amherst A Better Chance provides a supportive “better chance” experience for young men of color who come from resource-disadvantaged communities and school districts. 

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

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