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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Honest Beginnings’ mission is to extend recovery beyond the experience into living a fulfilling life. It stands on the pillars of love, trust, accountability and the belief that heart, respect, and hope creates the structure necessary to live in today’s world. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15261

Advances and promotes excellence in end of life care through advocacy for patients families and the care giving community providing education and fostering innovation in services.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 558088

Hospice of Franklin County's Mission is to provide comfort to those approaching end of life, their families, and caregivers. Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach to palliative care allows life-limiting illness to be met with dignity and compassion.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 596378

The Hospice of the Fisher Home provides quality, compassionate End of Life care to patients and supports their families -either in their homes or in our residence in Amherst, MA.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 965311

Provides information and resources to educate the public and foster sound public policy to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans.

Federation: America's Charities
Code: 103085

The Humane Society of the United States celebrates animals and confronts cruelty. The organization is backed by more than 11 million Americans.

Federation: Independent Charities of America
Code: 45288

Free, uptodate maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15295

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. In the battle against Huntington’s disease no one fights alone. At HDSA — family is everything!

Federation: Huntington's Disease Society of America
Code: 15456

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and  heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Early Buddhist   teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. These practices help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in the world.

Federation: No
Code: 15416

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and  heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Early Buddhist   teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. These practices help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise   to greater peace and happiness in the world.

Federation: None
Code: 15406

Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts. 

Code: 15516

Global humanitarian organization saving lives and building self-reliance by providing vital medical care; training healthcare providers; rebuilding clinics; and improving water & sanitation.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 671362

Providing access to sexual and reproductive health information and services for all, especially the poor and marginalized.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 916781

IPPF WHR is a leader in the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Americas and the Caribbean. Together with our local partners, we work to achieve a world where all people have access to the information, services and rights they need to live healthy and empowered lives. In 2018, our partners provided nearly 38 million health services, including contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, HIV prevention, and safe abortion. We averted 3.5 million unintended pregnancies and achieved 53 progressive advocacy wins across the region.

Federation: N
Code: 15496

IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s remaining primates, great and small. Since 1973 we have worked to expose primate abuse and battled international traffickers. We also operate a sanctuary for gibbons (the smallest of the apes) in South Carolina and support primate rescue efforts worldwide, especially in countries where primates are native.

Our goal is to keep these uniquely threatened animals safe from human cruelty, negligence, and exploitation, envisioning a world where all primates can thrive in their native habitats. We focus on:

  • offering advisory and financial support for activities that promote the well-being of monkeys and apes, both in the U.S. and overseas
  • granting financial assistance to primate rescue centers and grassroots advocacy groups that help protect primates and their habitat in countries where primates are native
  • publicizing the plight of abused primates and organizing international protest campaigns
  • conducting investigations of illegal international primate trafficking; and
  • operating our South Carolina Headquarters Sanctuary for rescued gibbons who have come to us for a lifetime of compassionate care after former “careers” as laboratory subjects, discarded pets, and zoo exhibits.
Federation: n
Code: 15489

Our commitment to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance is reflected in well-planned global emergency relief, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 31988

Our mission is to increase support and decrease isolation for rural families with infants and young children living in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15354

Delivers services to some of the region's most vulnerable people, including shelter and supportive services to the homeless, with clinical and outreach therapeutic services.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 579153

The Jewish Community of Amherst is committed to offering rich spiritual, educational, and social opportunities to a diverse Jewish community in the Amherst area - from guiding our young and learning from our elders to helping improve conditions in the greater community. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15289

Providing professional services to assist all individuals and families with life's challenges and transitions, based on the Jewish principle Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 473588

Jitegemee is a small, charitable organization that provides vulnerable children in Machakos, Kenya with access to formal and vocational education. We believe every child with the desire to learn and the will to succeed should be encouraged to do so. We are dedicated to removing the obstacles that prevent children from attaining their educational or vocational goals—whether these obstacles are hunger, homelessness or lack of schooling. We were founded by the New York Times Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Farah Stockman and support about 250 children per year.

Federation: No
Code: 15417

The Club inspires and enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Understanding today's youth and developing tomorrow's leaders through a kaleidoscope of opportunities, fun-filled programs, and great people.

Federation: No
Code: 15458

The Friends of the Jones Libraries are volunteers who raise money to sponsor library programs and activities and promote the love of reading. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15245

Help us find a cure for diabetes. Through research we can save lives of children and adults who suffer from diabetes and its devastating complications.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 52988

We prevent the surrender of dogs to shelters through the distribution of Canine Assistance, Resources and Education (C.A.R.E.) Kits containing food, equipment, vaccinations, spay/neuter, vet care and dog training. Our Tenant Advocacy program helps people find dog-friendly housing, obtain emotional support dog certification where appropriate, and assist with eviction notices that are specific to the family dog. We also design and build custom insulated dog houses called Kondos. These dog houses are loaned to dog owners who cannot afford a proper dog house and whose dog must remain outside for some portion of the day. We reinforce and comply with Massachusetts animal welfare and tethering laws.

We are the only animal welfare organization in Western MA that brings services directly to people in their homes. Many of our people are disabled, elderly or don't have cars. By going to their homes, we establish a rapport and generate good will. We proved dog training in the home. This empowers us to identify other issues that may be contributing to behavioral challenges. Our families must receive some form of federal or state assistance. Our families are the elderly, disabled, veterans and others living on fixed incomes or unemployment.

Kane's Krusade utilizes a unique Pay It Forward system. After 6 months of receiving services, families must Pay It Forward through a variety of volunteer options as they are physically and mentally able. 85% of our volunteers are family members.

Federation: No
Code: 15462