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.

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

    2021 Community Impact Grants

    Organization Name Program Name Amount Awarded Impact Area
    Child & Family Services, Inc. Caring Network $20,000.00 Health
    Health Imperatives New Bedford Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic $25,000.00 Health
    SEMCOA, Inc. WRAP House $15,000.00 Health
    Steppingstone Incorporated The New Bedford Women’s Program $15,000.00 Health
    Health Total $75,000.00
    Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford After School and Summer Programming $25,000.00 Education
    Dennison Memorial Community Center Academic Excellence Program $25,000.00 Education
    P.A.C.E. Head Start P.A.C.E. Head Start $25,000.00 Education
    Portuguese United for Education/ Discovery Language Academy English Literacy Language Program for ELL Students of the Southcoast Community $15,000.00 Education
    YMCA Southcoast Summer Learning Enrichment Program $25,000.00 Education
    YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts YWkids School Age Program $25,000.00 Education
    Education Total $140,000.00
    CEDC VITA – Free Tax Preparation $25,000.00 Financial Stability
    Immigrants’ Assistance Center Citizenship and Financial Stability for Immigrants $25,000.00 Financial Stability
    PACE YouthBuild PACE YouthBuild New Bedford (Blueprint to Financial Literacy) $25,000.00 Financial Stability
    Financial Stability Total $75,000.00
    Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, a program of JRI CAC Healing & Resiliency Program (HARP) $25,000.00 Basic Needs
    Family Food Pantry – Damien’s Place Capacity Expansion $25,000.00 Basic Needs
    South Coast LGBTQ Network Elevate Youth $25,000.00 Basic Needs
    Turning Point Turning Point $25,000.00 Basic Needs
    Basic Needs Total $100,000.00
    Total Amount Awarded $390,000.00


    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