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.

    The next Community Impact Grant Application can be submitted starting April 1, 2021 and is due April 23, 2021 by noon.

    • Click Here to view the 2021 Community Impact RFP
    • Click Here to view United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Community Impact Focus Areas
    • Click Here to submit and application

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

    2020 Community Impact Grants

    Organization Name Project/Program Name Impact Area Award
    Child & Family Services Caring Network Health  $             20,000
    Health Imperatives New Bedford Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic Health  $              25,000
    SEMCOA, Inc. WRAP House Health  $              15,000
    Health Total $60,000
    Dennison Memorial Community Center Academic Excellence Program Education  $              25,000
    Global Learning Charter Public School GLCPS Developmental Reading Program Education  $              17,000
    Meeting Street Pop-Up Screenings for Early Childhood Developmental Delays Education  $              10,000
    Our Sisters’ School Counseling Services at Our Sisters’ School Education  $              15,000
    PACE PACE Head Start Education  $              25,000
    YMCA Southcoast Summer Learning Loss Program Education  $             20,000
    YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts YWkids School Age Program Education  $              25,000
    Education Total  $137,000
    Community Economic Development Center VITA Free Tax Preparation Financial Stability  $              25,000
    PACE YouthBuild PACE YB Youth Development Center – Blueprint to a Healthy Financial Life Financial Stability  $              23,000
    Financial Stability Total  $48,000
    Immigrants’ Assistance Center Multi-lingual Basic Needs Program Basic Needs  $              25,000
    The Family Pantry-Damien’s Place Feed the People Basic Needs  $              25,000
    Turning Point Turning Point:  Supporting Need in Wareham Basic Needs  $              25,000
    Basic Needs Total  $75,000
    Total Community Impact Funding  $320,000

    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