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March 3, 2022

National Grid Foundation Awards United Way $250,000 to Support Families in Need

BOSTON – National Grid Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley to provide emergency financial assistance to help local families in need.…

February 16, 2022

United Way Raises More Than $100,000 to Support and Show Appreciation for Local Childcare Centers

Emergency fundraising campaign aims to boost morale among staff, provide necessary equipment for early childhood centers BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB) announced today that…

February 11, 2022

United Way Celebrates Mass211 Day, Marks 1 Million Pandemic-Related Calls on Health and Human Services Hotline

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley joins Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, United Way organizations across the state, and other…

February 8, 2022

United Way Awarded $4.5M Grant from DESE to Strengthen Social Emotional Learning and Enrichment for Out-of-School Time and After-School Providers

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the receipt of a $4.5M grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide wraparound…

February 4, 2022

Supportive Housing Bill Led by Rep. Meschino, United Way Reported Out Favorably by Joint Committee on Housing

Proposed legislation would expand supportive housing and services and enable swift, equitable and targeted deployment of funds to help adults, youth, and families experiencing chronic homelessness BOSTON – State Representative…

January 31, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Announces Free Tax Services Available to Maximize Refunds for Boston Residents

Boston Tax Help Coalition to provide remote and community-based tax preparation services in 9 languages. BOSTON – On Friday, January 28, Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the Boston Tax Help…

January 24, 2022

Alison Ginsberg Named Chief Financial Officer at United Way

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has named Alison Ginsberg as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer, President and CEO Bob Giannino announced today.  In this…

January 5, 2022

One Haverhill Fund, a partnership of United Way and Haverhill community leaders, receives $50,000 in ARPA funding to continue Covid-19 relief and recovery efforts

HAVERHILL, MA – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is proud to announce that Governor Baker recently approved $50,000 in funding for the One Haverhill Fund as part of…

December 15, 2021

United Way Organizations Secure $1M in ARPA Funding for Mass211 Service

BOSTON – United Way organizations across the Commonwealth have successfully advocated for $1M in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to expand capacity for Mass211, a statewide hotline that provides…

November 23, 2021

CHAPA, The Boston Foundation, and United Way Announce $678,000 in One-Time Funding for 20 Community-Based Organizations

Funding will expand access to emergency housing assistance through local groups’ outreach.