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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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

Our mission is to empower people divided by conflict to develop mutual understanding and to create sustainable peace. The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, founded in 1994, has pioneered effective multi-sector programs to promote genuine dialogue, reconciliation, and cooperative problem solving in over 25 conflict-affected countries on four continents. Our programs engage key actors – from government ministries all the way down to the grassroots level – to strengthen their capacity to reach out across deep divides to resolve conflicts, rebuild trust, and prevent future violence in communities where ethnic, religious, sectarian, or political conflict poses a threat to a healthy, inclusive democracy.

Federation: No
Code: 15426

Kestrel Land Trust protects farms, forests, and wetlands. Kestrel recently merged with Valley Land Fund, and now serves 19 towns surrounding Amherst and Northampton.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 315135

Two students doing field research in a forest clearing

It’s a chilly spring day, but Elizabeth Besozzi, a junior at Smith College, is happy to be out in the woods instead of being confined to a classroom. She’s surveying the shady hemlock forest floor for red-backed salamanders as part of her research about their habitat needs.


Lake Forest College provides post-secondary education leading to a baccalaureate degree. Program service expenditures are made in conjunction with the operation of a liberal arts college spread over 107 acres with approximately 56 educational and support buildings. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools, and had 1,493 full time equivalent students in the undergraduate level with 124 full time faculty. Bachelor of Arts degrees conferred were 381 during the year, with 16 Master's degrees conferred. The College had approximately 1,180 resident students in the residence halls.

Federation: N
Code: 15490

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.  As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.

Federation: N
Code: 15501

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15306

To cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 53088

Funds research to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes and provides emotional, educational and financial support to patients and their families.

Federation: Neighbor To Nation
Code: 111381

The friends of the Leverett Library are active in supporting the Library and Librarian. Annual activities include fundraising projects and hosting speakers, especially local authors.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 501288

Library of American Landscape History is the leading publisher of books that advance the study and practice of American landscape architecture–from gardens and parks to city plans. LALH books educate the public, motivating stewardship of significant places and the environment, and they inspire new designs that connect people with nature. Founded in 1992, LALH is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing in the field of American landscape history. Our books are informative, engaging, and priced affordably.

Code: 15409

LifePath, an Area Agency on Aging, is a private, nonprofit corporation that develops, provides and coordinates a range of services to support the independent living of elders and persons with disabilities with a goal of independence.

Federation: United Way of Franklin County
Code: 111946

Thanks to the Meals on Wheels program, Joan has the security that comes from a daily hot nutritious meal and wellness check. For over a year, volunteer driver Alan Coutinho has been checking in on her with a hot, noontime meal five days a week.

Free classes and advising to help adults and out-of-school youth earn a GED and prepare for college, vocational training and work.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 495188

LivableStreets Alliance envisions a world where streets are safe, vibrant public spaces that connect people to the places where they live, work and play. We advocate for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that create safe, affordable and convenient options for everyone in Metro Boston.

Federation: No
Code: 15448