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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GroundTruth focuses on issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health. We work to foster dialogue and engagement about these issues, with the aim of finding solutions, as well as exposing injustice.

Federation: No
Code: 15424

Trains guide and service dogs that transform the lives of people with disabilities. Restores independence and mobility using cutting-edge technology and innovative training methods.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 111323

Christian Housing ministry working to end poverty housing by partnering with families in need to build affordable homes; over 300,000 worldwide.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 31512

Seeks to eliminate homelessness and substandard housing by making decent affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action for all people.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 164588

Aleta standing in front of a building project

When Aleta was growing up, women often were assumed incapable of handling anything mechanical.  And when she faced that same attitude after earning her auto mechanic certification while serving on Navy bases from Virginia to Maine for six years, she simply “toughed it out.”

Mission Statement: To serve Hadley by providing opportunities and support for our youth and members of the community.

Hadley Mothers' Club is a not for profit organization established in 1944. The club's primary goal is to raise funds that are then donated to the Hadley Public schools and other community organizations. We host many community service events; refreshments at Town Meetings and Candidate's Night which gives candidates running for elected office in Hadley to speak and answer questions of the citizens, we have had this event for over 30 years.

We donate to many causes each year; fully fund the Hadley Public School messaging system, buy recorders each year for 3rd graders, award 3 scholarships to graduating seniors, 6th grade celebration, various field trips, start up troop money and special events. Monthly we enrich our members lives by having speakers on various subjects.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15205

Haitian Outreach provides an education to children who are not able to afford to go to school.  The money pays school tuition, backpacks filled with school supplies, clothing, and food for the children and family.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15280

An award-winning community choir for students in our  region age 3rd - 8th grade. They learn choral singing with a wide multicultural repertoire. They perform with many local adult choirs and go on annual visits to other choirs around the  country.

Federation: N
Code: 15478

Quality licensed child care for children age 5 months to 5 years. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15275

Hampshire Mosque is a religious non-profit corporation registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts aimed at providing a space of worship for Muslims in Amherst and the surrounding area. It also intends to establish bridges of tolerance, harmony and understanding between Muslims, the American society at large and people of other faiths.

Code: 15360

All of the Hampshire Regional YMCA's programming, hiring, and volunteer recruitment is focused around the four core YMCA values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 477688

The Hampshire Regional YMCA has been helping the surrounding Northampton community since its inception in 1890. Like all Ys, we provide multiple pathways for members of different backgrounds and lifestyles to better themselves and positively impact the community through healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.

Happier Valley Comedy, INc. is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that brings laughter, joy, and ease to Western Massachusetts (and the world) through the principles of improvisation. We serve up the happy through our training center, shows, and professional/personal development programs. HVC is committed to using the tenets of improvisation as a tool to amplify each person's authentic voice and creativity in an inclusive, welcoming community inspired and empowered by the diversity of all members.

Federation: undesignated
Code: 15380

HEVY is a non-profit organization that provides health and education benefits to disadvantaged children living in Vietnam. We seek to identify children who would benefit from life changing medical treatment from the Shriners Hospital in Springfield and Boston. Shriners Hospital is one of the world’s leading centers for pediatric burn care specializing in corrective surgical treatment for children who have suffered traumatic and disabling birth defects, injury and burns. HEVY was started by Thomas Mathers, retired UMass Amherst Bursar and Glenn Hartmann, current UMass Amherst Assistant Controller.

Federation: Unafiliated
Code: 15379

We are a raw and honest community that provides emotional support to those battling addiction within the music scene.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15219

Helps poor families worldwide become self-sufficient by providing food- and income-producing animals and training in animal management, environmentally-sound farming and community development.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 31588

How far can women go when equipped with the same resources as men? Incredibly far. Empowering women and moving them toward self-reliance is a major factor in successfully improving families’ incomes and nutrition

Here Today reduces the number of homeless animals in our community through adoption, spay/neuter and TNR.  We keep adoptable animals healthy, happy and cage free.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15254

At Here Today, we believe that shy and fearful cats deserve a chance to flourish – and we know you feel the same way.

Heroes, Horses and Hounds is a 501c3, non-profit. We are dedicated to improving our communities by helping the people and animals in them. Our mission is to save two lives at once by rescuing unwanted horses and dogs and retraining them for service and animal assisted programs.

By offering a wide variety of programs and classes we are able to reach a large number of people in need. Our classes and programs are designed to help Veterans, Kids at risk, People recovering from strokes and using prosthetics, inmates, and people with PTSD and Autism.

Code: 15457

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 15342

Highland Valley Elder Services offers services to provide support, protection and security for elders, their families and caregivers in the settings of their choice.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 13112

Hillel stands at the center of Jewish life at UMass Amherst. In this warm and lively environment, Jewish students of all backgrounds feel at home and included. Students are able to participate in numerous social events, and community service activities.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 584477

The Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc. (HCHC) has been asked by the Hampshire County Health Care Access Task Force to open a satellite operation to provide reliable, accessible, culturally competent and affordable health care for people in the most populated parts of Hampshire County.  

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 15256

Who will benefit from the new health center when it opens?  As a federally qualified health center, whose mission is to provide health care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, here are profiles of some of the people the John P. Musante Health Center is designed to serve:

Develops environmentally literate citizens through interdisciplinary approaches that use the study of science and nature as a means to solve human problems.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 477888

Smiling boy giving thumb's up

"A leader is someone who: is accepting of others regardless of differences; is trustworthy; has and shares enthusiasm; is respectful; has confidence; is willing to meet challenges."

Performs yoga training and human and environmental health programs to demonstrate the interconnectedness people have with the environment in which they live.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 685317

The Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative is a partnership between local, state & federal law enforcement; city & state government; civic & human service organizations; faith based organizations; the business community; education providers; property managers; and residents coming together with a goal to create safe, healthy & economically viable neighborhoods through information sharing, identifying at-risk youth, referrals and community efforts in specific Holyoke neighborhoods.

Federation: No
Code: 15423

We build new handicap-accessible homes and make existing homes handicap-accessible for severely injured veterans. The homes are provided at no cost to the veteran.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 101755

Homework House is a place where children growing up in Holyoke’s most economically challenged neighborhoods can experience learning success. Our free after school tutoring and mentoring program has transformed the lives of hundreds of kids, boosting their engagement with school and learning while improving their reading and math skills.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15358