In order to create the greatest positive change, we first identify the immediate and most crucial needs of the Central Massachusetts community. With the help of many volunteers, needs and impact areas were identified.
Working in collaboration with community organizations, United Way seeks to address these issues and create positive change and results in these areas. Through our collaborations with the Partner Agencies listed below, Central Massachusetts residents are more able to lead self-sufficient and successful lives.
The agencies and programs listed below make up the $3.17 million in program funding that United Way granted in central Massachusetts this year. Each of the programs listed are working to provide services in one or more of the three basic building blocks for a good life: EDUCATION, HEALTH, and FAMILY STABILITY, or are helping the most vulnerable among us with immediate needs such as food, housing and crisis intervention through our Safety Net funding. In total, United Way of Central Massachusetts will invest more than $5.7 million in the community this year, through these and dozens of other programs.
As part of National Volunteer Week, United Way of Central Massachusetts will honor the outstanding work of volunteers with Inspire by Example Awards. Community volunteers who demonstrate a commitment to community service will be selected to receive special recognition for the valuable work that they do to strengthen the community. Winning volunteers and the nominating organizations will be honored at United Way’s annual meeting on May 8, 2013.
Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer: Organizations interested in nominating an outstanding volunteer or group must complete the nomination form available at www.unitedwaycm.org no later than April 1, 2013. Nominating organizations will be notified in advance of National Volunteer Week if their submission has been selected.
Fuller Small Capital Grants
The United Way of Central Massachusetts’ Board of Directors has made available approximately $50,000 for small capital grants…Read More
Request for Proposals and Reports
United Way of Central Massachusetts issues requests for proposals aligned with our strategic vision to LIVE UNITED.Read More
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- Patsy C. Lewis, Women’s Initiative member