United Way of Geater New Bedford

Dennis Galvam, Michelle Hantman & Chris Hodgson

About Us

It takes everyone in our community working together to create a brighter future. United Way of Greater New Bedford brings people from all across the region – local businesses, city and town government, volunteer groups, nonprofits and concerned citizens – together to tackle community issues.

United Way of Greater New Bedford is one of over 1,300 independent, self-governing United Way organizations throughout the United States and is overseen by a local Board of Directors.

We serve a total of nine communities, including: New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham. Use the town links below to learn about a specific community. We encourage active citizen participation to create stronger communities.

Our United Way works to address local issues of concerns. Through our funding to partner agencies and the programs we operate, such as the Hunger Commission, South End Engaged, Summer Fund and Mini-Grants, we continue to serve residents throughout Greater New Bedford in a variety of ways. We also manage the New Bedford Community Connections Coalition and the Family Resource and Development Center which offers parent support groups and referral services to families in our community.

Our work would not be possible with out our many donors who support us each year. We encourage everyone to give what they can to make Great Things Happen in Greater New Bedford. Your donation makes a difference in our community.

We are also the leader in volunteerism on the SouthCoast. To volunteer in our community visit Volunteer SouthCoast, there are hundreds of opportunities waiting for you!

To advocate on behalf of United Way, contact your town office:

New Bedford – http://www.ci.new-bedford.ma.us/

Acushnet – http://www.acushnet.ma.us/

Dartmouth – http://www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/

Fairhaven– http://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/

Freetown– http://town.freetown.ma.us/

Marion – http://www.townofmarion.org/

Mattapoisett– http://www.mattapoisett.net/

Rochester– http://www.townofrochestermass.com/

Wareham– http://www.wareham.ma.us/