United Way harnesses the power of communities working together – people, companies, nonprofits, and government agencies – to deliver innovative, effective and lasting solutions.
Through research, analysis, and direct involvement we identify where our communities need the most help and where your donation will deliver the greatest results.
Our approach is unique:
- We focus on the core foundations of better lives: financial opportunity and educational success.
- We create partnerships and collaborations that deliver change that lasts.
- We select and fund nonprofit partners with proven track records of success.
- We help our partners build greater capacity by providing resources and connecting them with additional top performers and experts.
With Coordinated Access, The Greater Seacoast Coalition to End Homelessness and United Way have pioneered a streamlined way to access homelessness prevention and ease the intake burden on shelters. Learn more»
Moving Families Out of Poverty
You could be one of the IRS-certified volunteer tax preparation assistants who help local citizens navigate tax season, making sure working families get thousands back on their return. Learn more»
Supporting Young Children
Somersworth Ready Together allows low-income families and those in need to receive one-on-one, in-home conferences with teachers. The aim is to set children up for success before the school year starts. These sessions set expectations and address any needs families have, ensuring every child is ready for kindergarten from day one. Learn more»
Preparing Youth to Succeed
The Alliance is a year-round middle and high school program in the New Hampshire Seacoast that helps students become effective agents of social change. Students select a cause, canvass their community, collect signatures and ultimately lobby the state legislature to pass bills that will alleviate the problem. At the end of the year, they create short films that are screened for the community and become part of their platform in advocating for change. Learn more»
Regional Advisory Board
The Seacoast Advisory Board is a group of community leaders who help support United Way’s work in communities throughout the region. We’re immensely grateful for their continued dedication to helping those in need.