United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Community Impact Grants are how we invest local dollars into our communities to address targeted issues in our impact areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs. Our grants go to high performing nonprofit organizations that provide high quality programs and services vetted by a Citizens Review Committee.

    Organizations that apply for funding must be aligned with United Way of Greater New Bedford’s impact areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs.

    Click here to view the Community Impact RFP. The next Community Impact Letter of Intent can be submitted starting March 4, 2020 and is due March 18, 2020 by noon. Click here to submit.

    If you have questions regarding Community Impact Funding, contact Michelle Hantman at 508-994-9625 ext. 212 or mhantman@unitedwayofgnb.org

    2019 Community Impact Grants

    Organization Name Program Name Impact Area 2019 Award
    Damien’s Place The Family Pantry-Damien’s Place Basic Needs $25,000.00
    Immigrants’ Assistance Center Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc. Basic Needs $25,000.00
    Turning Point Turning Point: Supporting Need in Wareham Basic Needs $10,000.00
    Global Learning Charter Public School GLCPS Literacy Program Education $12,250.00
    New Bedford Parks, Recreation, Beaches Full STEAM Ahead Education $10,000.00
    PACE Inc. PACE Head Start Education $25,000.00
    YMCA Southcoast New Bedford Power Scholars Academy Education $25,000.00
    YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts YWKids School Age Program Education $25,000.00
    CEDC Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) Asset Builders Financial Stability $25,000.00
    PACE YouthBuild PACE YB Youth Development Center – Blueprint to a Healthy Financial Life Financial Stability $22,000.00
    The Capital Good Fund Emergency Loans in the Greater New Bedford Area Financial Stability $15,000.00
    Child & Family Services, Inc. Caring Network Health $19,750.00
    Health Imperatives New Bedford Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic Health $25,000.00
    SEMCOA, Inc. WRAP House Health $15,000.00
    Total Community Impact Funding $279,000.00


    Evidence Based Approach Tutorials

    United Way of Greater New Bedford partnered with the University of Massachusetts Public Policy Center to host three beginner tutorials on how to use an evidence based approach to improving community outcomes. These tutorials are helpful for organizations that seek to apply to United Way’s Community Impact Grants for funding. The application requires a short description on the use of evidence based approaches and a logic model.

    Part One: Developing and using a logic model

    Part Two: Measuring Outputs & Outcomes

    Part Three: Effecting Positive Change