United Way of Greater Fall River is a locally incorporated,volunteer-led,non-profit organization that raises charitable contributions to invest in programs and services that deliver measurable results in changing lives and building stronger communities.
The United Way of Greater Fall River was established in this community in 1947 and incorporated in 1957 as the United Fund. Eventually changing its name to the United Way, the organization has been a leader in the community for over 66 years, helping to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Fall River and the surrounding towns of Swansea, Somerset, Westport, Assonet, Little Compton and Tiverton.
The organization has raised over $65 million since 1947, beginning with $127,881 raised in the first Annual Campaign, which was led by Attorney Lincoln D. Brayton. Through the years, the fundraising level has grown to $1.5 million annually. This effort is a tribute to the ongoing volunteer leadership of the organization. Today’s United Way continues its annual campaign success along with a strong Endowment Fund and Planned Giving effort. The organization helps fund programs and services for 31 health and human service agencies in the community throughout Greater Fall River.