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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.

November 9, 2021

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative to Reduce Chronic and Long-Term Homelessness Exceeds Housing Goal, Leads to Ground-Breaking Systemic Change

BOSTON – As the region grapples with the complex public health and homelessness crises associated with growing encampments, the first-in-the-nation Pay for Success (PFS) initiative designed to reduce chronic and…

November 3, 2021

United Way congratulates Michelle Wu on Historic Election as Mayor of Boston

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today congratulated Michelle Wu on her historic election to Mayor of the City of Boston and expressed optimism and excitement…

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…