United Way of Greater Fall River believes everyone deserves opportunities for a good life: a quality education that leads to sustaining job opportunities, enough income to support a family, and a good, healthy lifestyle that increases life expectancy.

Your donation supports basic needs, disaster relief and recovery, and programs that provide essential services such as behavioral health and family supports, outreach to seniors and veterans, and quality out-of-school enrichment experiences.

It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. 


United Way directly supports more than 30 partner agencies through allocated funding, food grants, impact grants, and relief funds.  We communicate regularly with these partners to best address the needs of the community.


Registering to vote, completing the census, working towards racial justice, United Way of Greater Fall River participates in advocacy at the city, state, and national level.


We sponsor VolunteerSouthcoast.org, a collaborative site offering volunteer opportunities from Plymouth through the Rhode Island line.  We also organize annual Day of Caring and Day of Action events, both in-person and virtually.

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United We Move 2021

United We Move is back for the second year, this time as a live and in-person trail festival in the Fall River Bioreserve!United We Move is the 2021 kickoff to United Way of Greater Fall River's...

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New Programs Welcome

United Way of Greater Fall River is looking for new programs to fund through a Request for Proposals process this month.  Any 501(c)3 organization wishing to become an Agency Partner for...

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Annual Celebration Announced

United Way of Greater Fall River is excited to announce the 2021 Annual Celebration is Wednesday, September 8th at 5:00pm. The celebration will be at Bittersweet Farm in Westport, MA. After the...

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These unprecedented times have put United Way’s purpose to the test. Our mission “to improve lives by mobilizing people to invest in the community where their resources are needed most” has never been more relevant.  We support our partner agencies with sustainable funding, recognizing that their presence is needed now more than ever. The need for access to behavioral and mental health clinics, crisis hotlines, food pantries and soup kitchens, job assistance and training, early childhood education and youth services is greater now than it has been in recent history.  Together with our partner agencies, we are engaging in the work to respond, recover, reimagine, and rebuild Greater Fall River as a community, post-pandemic.