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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The Northampton Center for the Arts serves as a venue for those who wish to foster a deeper understanding of community through welcoming and inspiring diverse forms of artistic expression.

Federation: N
Code: 15467

Founded in 1986, the Northampton Community Music Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is ìto foster the love and pursuit of music within the community through quality musical education, performances, and activities that are accessible to all.î Its faculty of 50 professional music educators serves more than 800 students each year. Its scholarship fund provides financial aid to more than 150 students each year who would otherwise be unable to afford their tuition.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 130101

One of the best rowing clubs in the region. We offer rowing for all ages, all year round. We'll save you a seat.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15383

The Northampton Education Foundation funds teacher-initiated projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in the public schools of Northampton, MA.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 476790

The Northampton Recovery Center offers:  Recovery Support; Wellness programs for those in Recovery for addiction; post incarceration recovery support; recovery coaches; community connection; educational, social and group support for those in recovery; peer led center

Federation: No
Code: 15427

An emergency food provider and referral service for Hampshire County, with food pantries in Northampton & Goshen

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 478388

NOFA/Mass is an educational and member-based organization that teaches people how to grow food organically, and why growing organic food matters, both to humans and to the Earth.  Their mission: "Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet."

Federation: No
Code: 15453

A Community Meal Program serving the homeless and poor in Amherst, which offers weekend and holiday meals as well as free groceries and baked goods. Not Bread Alone was established in 1983.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 884433

Nuestras Raices is a grass-roots organization that promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts through projects relating to food, agriculture and the environment. Our projects include: Community Gardens, Youth Leadership, and environmental projects.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 316172

Nueva Esperanza is regarded as a pioneer for community-based programs in the neighborhood. As its leaders go through a reorganization process to align its efforts with community needs of today, the organization seeks to maintain opportunities for resident civic engagement and community empowerment, cultural activities, and include entrepreneurial support for small business startups.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 306188

Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 111294

 Old Sturbridge Village is an outdoor living history museum depicting life in an early 19th-century rural New England village, featuring costumed historians, artisans and farmers; historic homes, trade shops and water-powered mills; a working farm with heritage breed animals; and permanent and rotating exhibits.

Federation: No
Code: 15414

With the help of GiveWell, we recommend highly-effective charities that combat the causes and symptoms of extreme poverty. If we give collectively and effectively, we can reduce needless suffering and eradicate problems like malaria and child malnutrition. We motivate people to donate 1% or more of their income to the world’s most cost-effective charities, every month, for life. We update this portfolio every year, so your donations are always as impactful as possible.

The world is more advanced than ever, yet 7,500 children under the age of 5 die every day from preventable, poverty related causes. Roughly 10% of the world's population live in extreme poverty, on less than $1.90 (USD) per day. Most people want to help, but don’t know how. The problem seems too large, too distant, too complex. However, much of this suffering can be easily prevented or mitigated with simple, cost-effective interventions.

Our quality of life is probably no different with only 99% of our salaries. But with that 1%, we can change the lives of those in extreme poverty.

Federation: N
Code: 15504

The Open Pantry endeavors, with humanity and dignity, to provide meaningful services and processes which can assist people who are hungry, homeless or disadvantaged to improve the quality of their lives.

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 911088

Opportunities for Communities Inc. (OfC) is a not-for-profit organization that offers experiential learning through sustainable development programs for students in western Massachusetts.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15328

Our Lady of the Valley Parish is a Roman Catholic church serving the needs of Easthampton, Southampton, Westhampton and surrounding towns.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15351

We are an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 32088

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Federation: Community Health Charities
Code: 15285

PFLAG supports the health, well-being and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their family members and friends through support, education and advocacy.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 709857

Establishes long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 498489

We go. We make house calls. We build health systems. We stay.

Whether to Liberia, Rwanda, or any of the countries we work and live, we go where we’re needed most. We care for patients in their homes and communities. We work in close partnership with local government officials and the world’s leading medical and academic institutions to build capacity and strengthen health systems. And we stay, committed to accompanying the people and communities we serve for the long term.Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

We draw on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.

When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well—just as we would do if a member of our own families or we ourselves were ill.

Federation: N
Code: 15493

OUR MISSION

Pathlight partners with people with disabilities to create opportunities and build relationships throughout their lives.

We want to live in a world where people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and autism are recognized for their full human potential; where they are empowered to build an engaged and connected life, made up of the people and activities that they choose and that are meaningful to them.

We achieve this vision through a shared commitment to a well-trained and supported workforce and by focusing on the wishes and dreams of the people we serve.

We offer a broad range of services tailored to people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, and their families. These include (but are not limited to) residential programs, performing arts, sex and relationship education, recreation and enrichment activities, behavioral supports and medical care. We also provide support and resources for families so that they can be the best advocates for their family members.

Federation: n
Code: 15476

Pathways to Safety International (Formerly Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center) empowers victims of interpersonal & gender based violence abroad. Pathways undertakes the global challenge of assisting victims who are enduring extreme suffering in isolated situations where support seems minimal and many obstacles block the path to safety. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15401

We provide grants, training and other vital resources necessary to grassroots communities working on peaceful conflict resolution, human rights and environmental sustainability in the U.S.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 646567

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