Mission: United way of hampshire county engages and inspires the people, employers, and organizations of hampshire county to give, advocate, and volunteer on behalf of our community. Lifting together, we build strong, vibrant, and inclusive communities.
Programs: Through its community investment process, united way of hampshire county touches the lives of 22,000 (one in six) county residents, and in doing so benefits the entire community. Its strategy includes capacity-building, convening, problem-solving, and direct investment in programs and initiatives that create lasting positive change. The "including grants" figure above includes allocations to partner organizations less any donor designated funds, and as such does not fully represent allocations to partner organizations. Grants of $614,197 represent the total expenses related to partner grants, donor designations and other programs.
united way of hampshire county's impact is strengthened by program activities that fall outside its community investment process due to their scope, duration or regional nature. These include the mass 2-1-1 statewide information and referral system, the emergency food and shelter program.
the united way of hampshire county administers funds for the welcome home northampton initiative to support the succeessful integration of refugee families resettled in hampshire county. Funds will be used for grants to meet the basic needs of resettled families focusing primarily on housing and dental needs.