2020-2022 Grant Cycle

The application window for our new 2-year grant funding cycle (July 2020 – June 2022) has closed. If you have a smaller, volunteer-based project that needs funding, we encourage you to look into our Micro Grant program.


In addition to the focus on Desired Community Outcomes, the 2020 grant cycle also starts our new two-year grant funding period.  Specifically, this means that organizations applying in the fall of 2019 will be awarded a two-year grant (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022).  Approved organizations are eligible to receive between $5,000-$25,000 in grant awards; payments are made in quarterly installments.


The grant must be for two continuous years of funding for the same program. Applicants will include a two-year budget in their full application. This multi-year funding will increase focus on outcomes and allow more opportunities for deeper and richer partnerships. Letters of Agreement will be completed annually, and all funding is contingent upon the achievement of anticipated results and the availability of funds.  


Two year funding also provides the opportunity for more real-time reporting on results throughout the grant period. Brief quarterly reports will be required that are uploaded to the grants portal. The report only focuses on results and does not contain a narrative piece.

If you have any questions about Community Impact Grants, please contact info@uwcapecod.org
September 9, 2019

Notice of funding availability release

October 4, 2019

Letters of Intent due

October 5 - November 1, 2019

LOI Review Period

November 4, 2019

Notification of LOI status

January 10, 2020

Grant applications due

January 10 - May 8, 2020

Grant application peview period

May 19, 2020

Presentation at board meeting and vote for approval of funding recommendations

June 2020

Notification of funding awards

July 1, 2020

Contracts begin

August, 2020

First quarter grant award funds released

Fall 2020

Community Impact Celebration on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

(locations TBD)

May 2021

Community Impact Celebration - Honoring the UW impact in 2020

March 2021 - June 2021

Contract review and renewal process

Resources and links
Tips for Using the On-line Portal (Community Force):
  • Save after you enter any information

  • Practice in the new system to make sure you understand how to submit a grant

  • Technical Assistance is located within the system, the presentation and by contacting info@uwcapecod.org

  • Live technical assistance is only available during normal business hours


We encourage our nonprofit community to take advantage of the programs offered by the Philanthropy Partnership of Cape Cod who provide “Knowledge and Networking for the Nonprofit Community.”

Learn more or join here: http://capecodphilanthropy.org/