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, and Financial Stability. Our grants go to high performing nonprofit organizations that provide high quality programs and services vetted by a Citizens Review Committee.

While traditionally Community Impact Grants were only available to select agencies, United Way of Greater New Bedford will open the RFP to nonprofits from across Greater New Bedford starting in the Spring of 2018. Organizations from all of our communities will be invited to apply. Organizations that apply for funding must be aligned with United Way of Greater New Bedford’s impact areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability and must be able to report on outcomes that align with the outlined target issues and community goals in those impact areas, below.

To learn more about the requirements of the Community Impact Grants and how to apply, please click here. Note that the application will not be available until the Spring of 2018.


Here is a list of our recently funded partners:

 Child & Family Services ($15,000)

Community Nurse Home Care ($5,000)

The Family Pantry- Damien’s Place ($18,000)

 Meeting Street Massachusetts ($25,000)

 Samaritans of Bristol County ($5,000)

 SEMCOA ($14,000)

 The Women’s Center ($18,5000)


 YMCA Southcoast ($15,000)

 The ARC of Bristol County ($7,500)


 Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford ($32,275)


 Dennison Memorial Community Center ($20,000)


NorthStar Learning Centers ($15,000)


 People Acting in Community Endeavors ($5,000)


 People, Incorporated ($15,000)

 YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts ($40,000)


 Coastline Elderly Services ($10,000)


 Immigrants’ Assistance Center ($12,000)


 The Nemasket Group ($5,000)


 The Salvation Army ($12,000)