Acton-Boxborough United Way supports our local community – being there in a crisis and planning for long term change.

Founded in 1981 as the Acton-Boxborough Community Chest, we became part of the international United Way in 1991, while retaining our independent and local status.


The Mission of the Acton-Boxborough United Way is to identify and raise public awareness of community needs; link needs with quality services; and raise and allocate funds to support the charitable efforts of the community.

How Do We Help?

With your support, ABUW has invested $4.25 million into the community through grants, community forums and impact measures over the past 30 years.

  • We collaborate with service agency leaders and town officials to identify the greatest needs within our community.
  • We raise funds for grants to a wide array of organizations delivering needed social services.
  • We carefully vet these organizations to be sure they are serving the citizens of Acton and Boxborough

We are governed by an all-volunteer board of community members.  In our thirty-year history, many people who live and/or work in Acton and Boxborough have served as volunteers and valued advisors on the Board of Directors. We thank you for your support and welcome your involvement with ABUW. Check out opportunities to help your community by clicking on the buttons to your right.


Memberships and Affiliations

United Way Worldwide,

Council of Massachusetts United Ways (COMUW)

Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce,

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network,

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