About Us

United Way of Pioneer Valley fights to lift the 25 communities of Hampden County, Granby, and South Hadley out of poverty. For 100 years, we have created solutions to solve our communities’ toughest problems, and are still improving upon our methods and programs to solve even more.


Tangible Results

In 2022, we accomplished:


Feeding the Hungry

The cost of food has skyrocketed, and COVID-era SNAP benefits have disappeared. Our Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke Cupboards have stepped up, distributing 164,316 pounds of food to 10,357 people in the last year. During the holidays, “Feed a Family” provided full meals to 146 families.


Thrive Financial Wellness

700 people benefited from financial coaching in 2022; many paid down debt, built credit, purchased homes, etc.

Series of interactive classes on budgeting, credit, debt, savings, banking, and identity theft

• Available in English and Spanish

Support groups meet monthly

• Individual mini-sessions available

Thrive for Youth classes held at non-profit sites for ages 13-18


OnBoard: Nonprofit diversity from the top down

Quarterly board matching events and training sessions to enhance diversity and inclusion at a board level.


Days of Caring

Regional volunteer events powered by the United Way of Pioneer Valley.


Stuff the Bus

2500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students who are homeless in 2022.


Warming Hearts

More than 120 veterans, service members, and surviving spouses assisted with fuel bills during the winter months.



Emotional support and suicide prevention fielded by call takers in our Springfield offices in the past year.


Boo Bash

October family-fun event in Tower Square Park offers activities, games, food, and social service information for hundreds of families.


Hope for the Holidays

More than 650 families received quality toys for all of their children for the 2022 holiday season


Dora D. Robinson Women’s Leadership Council

Opportunity for local women to volunteer together and lend support to programs for women and girls.


Connecting the Community

For 100 years and counting, United Way of Pioneer Valley has held a reputation as our community’s fundraiser, but we are much more. Today’s United Way is a focused, results-driven system that works year-round to change community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are impacting our community today and building the foundation for tomorrow. Through strong partnerships with volunteers, local businesses, government and nonprofit organizations, United Way accomplishes what no one can do alone.


United Way of Pioneer Valley mobilizes people and resources to strengthen our communities.


We envision a thriving, caring region where individuals have opportunities to realize their potential, become economically self-sufficient, and contribute collectively to improve the quality of life in their communities.


  • Accountability — Transparency and fairness in all our relationships that instills the highest level of public trust in our effort.
  • Creativity — Continuous improvement and innovative approaches to improving community conditions.
  • Diversity — The dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual.
  • Excellence — Providing the highest quality of service to achieve our goals with clear and measurable outcomes.
  • Relevance — Clear identification of our value to the community using data driven and community engagement strategies to guide our work.



View our financial documentation at uwpv.org/financials.