United Way of Greater Fall River

The United Way of Greater Fall River was established 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 60 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 $54 million since 1947, beginning with $127,881 raised in the first Annual Campaign, which was led by Atty. Lincoln D. Brayton.  Through the years, the fundraising level has grown to over $2 million annually.  This effort is a tribute to the ongoing volunteer leadership of the organization.

Today's United Way continues its annual campaign success, with over 12,000 generous donors, along with a strong Endowment Fund and an award-winning Planned Giving effort.  The organization supports 37 member and affiliate agencies which provide important health and human services in the community throughout Greater Fall River. The United Way’s mission to increase the organized capacity of people to care for each other is as meaningful and relevant as it was in our early days.

Helping people to help themselves, and reminding our community that when you give, you change lives.

Keeping Families Strong

We are committed to providing a wide array of high quality programs and services designed to
strengthen and support individuals and families and to addressing the social service needs of our very diverse and changing communities.