Community Investment

More than 100 programs benefit from United Way of Greater New Bedford’s funding. From small, all-volunteer groups supported through Community Building Mini-Grants to our newest Innovation Challenge, we invest our donors’ dollars in groups and organizations that provide the highest quality of programs and services and aren’t afraid to try new approaches to find breakthroughs in meeting Greater New Bedford’s toughest problems.

We know that our donors value our knowledge of the community and trust us to invest their dollars wisely. For nearly five years, United Way’s funding model has transitioned from a traditional model to one that will have a greater impact with measurable results. As a part of our transition, grantees will be held more accountable to tracking and reporting the outcomes of their programs, which will allow us to better demonstrate and communicate our overall impact.

As a result, we will be even more responsive to our community needs and better able to touch even more lives through the programs and services we fund.