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October 15, 2021

United Way Launches $1M Fundraising Drive to Distribute 18,000 Thanksgiving Meals in 27 Communities Across the Region

BOSTON – Food insecurity in Massachusetts doubled during the Covid-19 crisis, with more than 19% of households across the state struggling to put food on the table during the peak…

October 15, 2021

Granite United Way and the Greater Seacoast Region Announce New Alignment

Manchester and Seacoast Region, NH – Strengthening communities has never been more important, making this the optimal time for Granite United Way and the Greater Seacoast Region to officially align…

October 12, 2021

Broad coalition urges support of legislation to expand supportive housing and services

BOSTON – A broad coalition of 70 housing advocates and providers, healthcare institutions, and nonprofit and philanthropic leaders today urged the Joint Committee on Housing to favorably report out new…

October 5, 2021

United Way organizations request $1M for Mass211, the statewide hotline that connects Massachusetts residents to life-sustaining heath and human services

Massachusetts United Way organizations from across the Commonwealth are today urging the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees and the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight to…

October 1, 2021

United Way: Invest ARPA funding to reimagine the Commonwealth’s social safety net and uplift communities of color and low-income residents

BOSTON — With an infusion of $5.3 billion in direct aid from the American Rescue Plan Act, Massachusetts has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in communities and address systemic inequities…

August 17, 2021

What Does the Future Hold for Boston?

Mayoral Candidates Outline Key Role for Nonprofit Partnerships in Advancing a Strong, Equitable and More Resilient City BOSTON – Boston’s Mayoral Candidates are affirming the value of partnering with the…

August 5, 2021

United Way announces 2021 Venture Fund Awards in partnership with Aetna/CVS Health

As the region recovers from the impact of Covid-19, grants will address continued need for food security, housing stability and transitions to back to school for young children BOSTON –…

August 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Summer Learning Opportunities

Administration Awards $7 million to New Summer Step Up Programs to Give Extra Support to Young Learners REVERE– The Baker-Polito Administration, in partnership with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and…

July 27, 2021

United Way: Invest American Rescue Act Funds in Affordable Housing and Supportive Services

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today urged the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight to…

July 12, 2021

Daphne Principe-Griffin, New Chief of Staff of Region’s Largest United Way, Brings Experience Addressing Equity and Opportunity Gaps

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley welcomes Daphne Principe-Griffin as the organization’s new Chief of Staff, President and CEO Bob Giannino announced today.  Principe-Griffin brings more…