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UNITED WAY OF GREATER NEW BEDFORD INC

United Way fights for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in Greater New Bedford.

New Bedford, MA   |  unitedwayofgnb.org

Mission

United Way of Greater New Bedford mobilizes people, partnerships, and resources to catalyze change that strengthens the communities we serve.

Ruling year info

1953

President & CEO

Ms. Michelle N. Hantman

Main address

128 Union St. Suite 105

New Bedford, MA 02740 USA

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EIN

04-2104264

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Changemakers

Promotes civic involvement and brings about positive change at the grassroots all-volunteer level. Changemaker Grants provides financial and technical support to all-volunteer groups working to strengthen the community through projects that address locally identified concerns, issues and events. Through workshops and networking opportunities, grant recipients learn new skills, collaborate and leverage resources.

Past projects include: neighborhood events, senior and youth activities, public safety, nonviolence, historical, advocacy and community gardens and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age. United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Family Resource and Development Center is one of the 14 FRCs in Massachusetts. FRCs are located across the state to provide easy access to information and assistance related to health care, safety, employment training, education and peer support. The goal of FRCs is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community. Our core values are: RESPECT, TRUST, SAFETY, WELLNESS, CARING, CONNECTIVITY, and EDUCATION. To learn more about Family Resource Centers, visit their website at http://www.frcma.org/

Population(s) Served
Families

NBCCC is continually working to improve the landscape for families in New Bedford. This year NBCCC’s Task Force for Foster Care Support members worked to increase our community’s awareness and responsive to the needs of foster children and their foster families; developed and supported a cross section of fathers to be more competent and nurturing through its Nurturing Father’s Program; created access and opportunities for parent leadership; and helped to advance the our community’s Early Literacy/Early Learning efforts.

Population(s) Served
Families

Volunteer SouthCoast is a volunteer database that connects volunteers with local opportunities.

www.volunteersouthcoast.org

Population(s) Served

United Way of Greater New Bedford has a strong partnership with the SIngleCare to provide free prescription discount cards to those uninsured or underinsured in Greater New Bedford. Last year, residents saved over $98,000 on their prescriptions.SIngleCare can save you an average of 43% on prescriptions for you and your family and 5% on pet medication. Present the card at your local pharmacy for instant savings. Cards can be obtained at our United Way or by visiting www.singlecare.org. Disponible en Español. You can also download the free SIngleCare app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Population(s) Served

Mass 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, referral hotline that connects residents to local information on critical health and human services. Mass 2-1-1 can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by simply dialing 2-1-1, visiting mass211.org or texting your zip code to 877-211-6277. United Ways statewide partner with the Massachusetts Association and Referral Specialists (MAIRS) to provide the resources to operate Mass 2-1-1. Callers receive the most up-to-date information in areas such as support groups, child care facilities, utility assistance, government benefits or crisis response programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

UWGNB brings Bright by Text to local parents and caregivers. Bright By Text, a national texting resource puts expert tips, information, resources, and local events directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. Part of Women United’s initiatives focused on early childhood development, Bright by Text is a FREE resource for anyone with a young child in their lives: parents, grandparents, babysitters, uncles or aunties, teachers, or older siblings.
Subscribers receive research-based content on childcare and localized, critical information related to housing and food insecurity, parenting classes, outdoor activities, and preschool open enrollment periods.
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Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families
Caregivers
Parents

Where we work

Awards

Service Enterprise Certified 2018

Points of Light

Affiliations & memberships

Points of Light Service Enterprise 2018

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER NEW BEDFORD INC

Board of directors
as of 04/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Shanna Howell

Bristol Community College

Term: 2022 -

Nicole Almeida

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Francine Ferguson

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David Gomes

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Jennifer Downing

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability