Meaningful partnerships for meaningful change

United Way has spent the past two years developing a new organizational strategy aimed at advancing our vision of an economically-just region where access to financial wellbeing is universal, and prosperity is shared across race and ethnicity. The portfolio of 124 organizations we’ve selected for partnership as part of our seven-year plan truly represents our new way forward.
We prioritized organizations that reflect inclusive leadership, work deeply in our 12 focus communities, and those that ensure community perspectives and experiences are integrated into program design and implementation. We believe that together with our community partners, we can create opportunity and work toward a future where every individual is empowered to meet their financial goals, high quality early education and out of school time programs are available when and where they are needed most, youth and young adults, especially those who have been disconnected from school or work, have access to education and career pathways, and safe and stable housing is abundant, and homelessness is a rare, brief, one-time event.



Within the Direct Service portfolio, we are partnering with organizations that exemplify our new systems change framework. We are working with organizations that raise the visibility of economic justice; organizations that focus their efforts on centering community voice; those that use and share data for systems change, and organizations that view partnership as central to their mission. Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc. Economic Mobility Pathways For Kids Only Afterschool Inc. Jewish Vocational Service, Inc. Lawrence CommunityWorks Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development Nurtury, Inc. Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. The Center for Teen Empowerment The Neighborhood Developers, Inc. Urban Edge Housing Corp. Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Inc. Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) Center For Working Families (CWF) Children's Services of Roxbury Community Action, Inc. Community Day Care of Lawrence, Inc. (d/b/a The Community Group) Community Teamwork, Inc. Compass Working Capital Father Bill's & MainSpring Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc HopeWell, Inc. Horizons for Homeless Children Inc Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Inc. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation Justice For Housing Inc La Colaborativa More Than Words Neighborworks (Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore) Project Hope Roca Inc. Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center Uncornered, Inc. UTEC Inc. YMCA of the North Shore, Inc. Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston, Inc. ACT Lawrence, Inc. Alray Taylor Second Chance Scholarship Fund Corporation Amirah, Inc. Asian Community Development Corporation Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Inc. BAGLY, Inc. Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology Boston Day and Evening Academy Foundation Boston Private Industry Council Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South Boys And Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. Building Audacity Inc Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. Camp Fire North Shore, Inc. Caribbean Youth Club Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Inc. Commonwealth Land Trust, Inc. Community Art Center, Inc. Community Counseling of Bristol County, Inc. East Boston Social Centers Inc. East End House, Inc. Elevated Thought, Inc. Ellis Early Learning Emmaus Empowered and Dedicated to Edify the Nation, Inc (EDEN) Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. FamilyAid Boston Freedom House Inc. Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell Girls Incorporated of Lynn Gregg Neighborhood House Heading Home, Inc. Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. HomeStart, Inc. Housing Families Inc. Housing Navigator Massachusetts, Inc. Hyde Square Task Force InnerCity Weightlifting, Inc. Just A Start Corporation Lawrence Boys & Girls Club, Inc. LEO Inc. Love Your Magic, Inc. Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc. Mothers for Justice and Equality, Inc. Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA) Mystic Valley Young Mens Christian Association/Mystic Valley YMCA Neighborhood of Affordable Housing Inc. New American Association of Massachusetts North Shore Community Development Coalition, Inc. Old Colony Young Men's Christian Association, Inc. Pine Street Inn, Inc. Raw Art Works Root NS, Inc. Roxbury Stone House Soccer Without Borders Sociedad Latina South Boston Neighborhood House South Coastal Counties Legal Services South Shore Stars The Haven Project, Inc. The Loop Lab United South End Settlements West End House, Inc. Young Men's Christian Association of Metro North, Inc. Young Women's Christian Association of Malden Youth Enrichment Services YouthBuild Boston, Inc. YWCA of Northeastern MA


The Public Policy portfolio includes statewide organizations that are key partners to United Way, regionally focused nonprofits, direct service organizations that have built up robust policy departments, and research and data organizations. Citizens' Housing and Planning Association Strategies for Children The Midas Collaborative, Inc. Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs Boston After School & Beyond Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Inc. Comunidades Enraizadas Community Land Trust, Inc. Essex County Community Organization Fortaleza, Inc. Harborlight Community Partners Massachusetts Advocates for Children Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Inc Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Inc. UTEC Inc. Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. Youth Justice and Power Union (YJPU) Lawrence CommunityWorks