United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

North Shore


We have a mix of strong nonprofit agencies and partners involved in our innovative initiatives serving children, youth and families on the North Shore.

$1,796,445 invested in 32 partner agencies to ensure financial opportunity and educational success for children and families from Gloucester to Lynn.


Financial Opportunity

  • $3,588 median increase in net worth among individuals served at our financial opportunity centers, including the Lynn Family Success Center operated in partnership with the Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development.
  • 2,674 families in crisis avoided homelessness.
  • 4,273 families received emergency financial assistance through United Way’s Family Fund.
  • 222 individuals received free tax preparation and assistance claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, returning more than $484,000 in tax refunds and credits to families and the local economy.


  • 470 immigrant students received academic support services through United Way’s Northshore AmeriCorps program, which this year expanded to Salem.
  • 709 young children will receive high quality early education services this year to prepare them for kindergarten.
  • 3,331 school-age youth will receive the academic support needed to succeed in school and graduate.
  • 913 children grades K-3 participated in United Way’s Summer Learning Collaboratve, which increases literacy and reverses summer learning loss

Click below to browse North Shore volunteer opportunities!


  • A complete list of partner agencies can be found here. (PDF)
  • Click here to learn about Women in Action!
  • Watch the short video “North Shore United Way: Impact in Three Parts” here.
  • View the 2015 Annual Report here. (PDF)
  • Click here for the list of North Shore United Way Local Council members. (PDF)

Regional Contact

Margo Casey
978-922-3966 (ext 2002)

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