United Way of Central Massachusetts

About Our Work

United Way of Central Massachusetts connects people and resources to improve the community. We do this by first ensuring the most vulnerable among us have a COMMUNITY SAFETY NET to stabilize them. Then we focus on the building blocks for a good life: EDUCATION, FAMILY STABILITY, and HEALTH. We work together, UNITED, responding to the needs of the many individuals and families in our community. This is our community. Everyone has a stake in making it a better place to work and live. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Building Blocks for a Healthy Community

Our work will be organized around Education, Family Stability and Health, which are considered essential building blocks for a successful life. By 2020 United Way aspires to see a 10% change in the following factors in Central Massachusetts:

Making a Difference in the Community

Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Learn more about United Way's strategic initiatives, coalitions, and community programs at work throughout our community to create lasting change on the most pressing issues of Central Massachusetts.

Community Investments

Discover how donations from employees, companies, and foundations enable United Way to invest more than $5 million each year.

Our Strategic Plan

Read our strategic plan created in 2010 to address the most pressing needs of the central Massachusetts community.

Community Collaborations


by volunteering on my company’s United Way committee.  I am very proud of Unum’s ongoing commitment to our community, especially this year when we had record turnout of volunteers for the Day of Caring and increased giving even with tough economic times.”

- Catherine Foster, Unum

Catherine Foster