United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Service Area


Our focus and our impact are 100% local.

We work every day to improve lives in Eastern Massachusetts and Southeastern New Hampshire and Maine.  And we do it by mobilizing people, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies neighborhood by neighborhood, town by town, city by city.  It  creates a ripple effect that can be felt across our region.

Whether it’s a child in Boston learning to read, a family in Lowell saving enough to purchase their first home, or a teenager in Portsmouth making a film about prescription drug abuse, the lives of those we touch are interlocked and interwoven.

To get a deeper understanding of the change happening in your own backyard or across our region, please click on a region to learn more.