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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When violence erupts or war breaks out, life can change in a matter of minutes—shattering families and communities and driving millions to flee. During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering. USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity.

Federation: No
Code: 15472

The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by raising money to fund cancer research and awareness projects.

Federation: Neighbor To Nation
Code: 682738

V-Day is a global grassroots movement to end all forms of violence against women and girls spanning over 140 countries. Through art and activism, V-Day supports safe houses, grassroots anti-violence work and awareness campaigsn.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 313989

Valley Classical Concerts presents a mix of eminent established musicians and exciting early-career ensembles, in varied programs that include both mainstream classical music and the works of 20th and 21st century composers – concerts that Valley residents might otherwise hear only by traveling to a major metropolitan area. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15331

Develops affordable housing in addition to providing first-time homebuyer assistance including pre- and post-purchase counseling and technical assistance to start-up or existing small businesses.

Federation: United Way of Hampshire County
Code: 683021


Mom and daughter on front stoop

Tracy Routhier’s sense of security was shattered when her landlord raised her rent over a year ago. She was suddenly forced to move with her 8-year-old daughter Leah.

Valley Free Radio is a non-profit, community based and volunteer run radio station for the Greater Northampton area. We seek to educate, inspire, and entertain through programming that reflects the diversity of the local community.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 155750

The primary purpose of Valley Light Opera is to prepare and present theatrical productions, generally light opera and musical comedy, on a non-profit basis. The organization was incorporated in 1975 and has operated continuously since then. VLO is volunteer run; longstanding volunteers serve as producers and heads of costume and set crews, with the rest of the crews taken from the cast and members of the community. VLO mounts a major production in the autumn (at the Academy of Music in Northampton) and two to four minor events at other times. Over  the past decade, attendance at the autumn show has been on average 2000 people.

Federation: N
Code: 15499

The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gether and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 763333

Protects productive recreational and scenic lands that help give Vermont and its communities their distinctive rural character while providing for agricultural forestry and open space

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 242555

Military veterans volunteering in schools, to share stories, teach history and deglorify violence; Providing a support group to families of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 104772

Vintage Pet Rescue is a senior animal retirement home/hospice home. We are committed to rescuing vintage (senior) pets from shelters and assisting owners who can no longer care for their senior pets. We give these animals love, attention, and medical care for the last months or years of their lives.   

Federation: N
Code: 15439

Homecare Services: nursing; Rehab therapies: physical, occupational, speech; medical social work; home health aids; maternal/newborn health; Constant Companion Personal Emergency Response; Falls Prevention; Palliative Care; Hospice.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 402000

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 21532

A co-operative effort of newspapers and the communities they serve which provides new winter clothing for the children of needy families.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 789012

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, they have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.

Federation: N
Code: 15446

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The West Suburban YMCA, a charitable non-profit organization, strengthens the foundations of our community by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all.

OUR COMMUNITY BENEFIT
We rely on the generosity of our community to enable us to keep our programs open and accessible to all. Today, we are stronger than ever... we serve more individuals and families, provide more community benefits and financial aid, have more strategic partners and are involved in the community more than any time in our history.

Federation: No
Code: 15459

To provide, free of charge, the highest quality multi-sensory reading and written language tutorial services for children with dyslexia within a network of public-school-based learning centers throughout western Massachusetts.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 757800

The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is a non- profit 501(c)3 cat rescue completely staffed by volunteers and based in Westfield, MA. We are approved and registered with the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture and all of our cats are rescues that have been abandoned, abused, surrendered, or just simply left to die. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15356

WGBH Boston first hit the airwaves in October 1951 with a live radio concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. WGBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives. WGBH holds the licenses for eight broadcast operations, and is the source of one-third of all prime-time programming seen on public television nationwide, including such series as Frontline, Nova, and Antiques Roadshow. Today, WGBH offers multiple television and radio channels, vibrant Web content, and a wide range of teaching tools used in classrooms from coast to coast.

Federation: No
Code: 15449

Whole Children offers inclusive and specialized recreation, social and enrichment programs for children and teens with special needs. Our goal is to meet each child at their skill level in the most appropriate environment for that child.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 345987

Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15274

Works to protect special wild places from development so that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy America's natural heritage.

Federation: EarthShare New England
Code: 700023

Our mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species. 

Federation: Unaffiliated
Code: 15400

Strengthening people's capacity to meet global interdependence challenges through health security; economic empowerment; leadership development/citizen service; climate change; and racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation.

Federation: Global Impact
Code: 621549

Dedicated to assisting, supporting, and empowering those whose lives are affected by battering and abuse. Services include an emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, counseling, and support groups.

Federation: United Way of Pioneer Valley
Code: 499088


Drawing of a house, flowers, and hearts

Womanshelter/Compañeras is a place where all those fleeing from an unsafe situation are welcome. Holyoke-based, the organization provides confidential shelter and community-based services to those who need it most: women, children, and men.

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