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August 25, 2020

In the Face of COVID-19 Challenges, Nonprofits Innovate and Partner to Solve Community Issues

United Way’s 2020 Venture Fund Competition, presented by Aetna, awards $300,000 to four game-changing Ideas BOSTON — To help local nonprofits innovate and address the critical needs that are growing…

August 21, 2020

Northern Trust Awards $75,000 to United Way to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Massachusetts

BOSTON — United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley received a $75,000 donation from Northern Trust in support of COVID-19 relief efforts as part of THE NORTHERN TRUST Charity…

August 18, 2020

United Way Announces Christi Staples as New Director of Statewide Campaign to End Homelessness

BOSTON – Since 2015, the Commonwealth’s Pay for Success partnership to reduce chronic individual homelessness has provided stable housing for 1,014 homeless individuals.  Over 87% of the people aided by this…

August 3, 2020

Bob Giannino Steps in to Lead United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley as Next President and CEO

BOSTON — Bob Giannino officially begins serving in his new role today as the new President and Chief Executive Officer at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, leading…

July 9, 2020

Envision Bank Contributes $10,000 to Resilient Randolph Fund

Randolph, MA — Helping to meet a dire and growing need for financial assistance among families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Envision Bank is contributing $10,000 to the Resilient Randolph…

June 22, 2020

Massachusetts United Ways meet with Congressional delegation, urge greater support for nonprofits and working families

BOSTON – On June 18, 2020, nine United Way chapters across Massachusetts joined 200 leaders from 35 states for the first ever United Way Virtual Hill Day to advocate for…

June 18, 2020

In Partnership with United Way, Mayor Arrigo Launches Raise Up Revere Fund to Support Families and Businesses through Ongoing COVID-19 Recovery

REVERE, MA — Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the launch of the Raise Up Revere Fund, focused on meeting…

June 4, 2020

Milton, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester launch Neponset Neighbors Together Fund in historic partnership with United Way 

New fund will help individuals and families who have been financially impacted by this coronavirus pandemic   BOSTON, MA — Recognizing that all families have been deeply impacted by the…

May 28, 2020

Dedham Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund

Contributions will help residents pay for food, housing, utilities and other basic needs Dedham, MA — In an effort to mobilize resources to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families…

May 26, 2020

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Offers Fans Chance to Win “Virtual Hangout” with retired New England Patriot Benjamin Watson

Funds raised support families affected by COVID-19 BOSTON — As part of our collective efforts to #stayhomestaystrong, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is partnering with retired New…