Your gift to the Cape and Islands United means you are investing in programs that change lives and build stronger communities. With one donation, you are investing in programs that provide care for the elderly, after school programs for children, affordable housing, food and utilities for people struggling to make ends meet – and so much more.  100% of donations raised here stay at work in our community. 

Make a Donation

Your gift makes so many things possible. We invest your money responsibly in our community, funding initiatives in which children succeed, families are financially stable, residents are healthy, and there is safe and affordable housing for all.

Business Support

Local and regional civic-minded businesses support our community each year through direct contributions, in-kind goods and services, sponsorships, work-place campaigns, and employee volunteering.


For more information about how your business can participate, contact us today.

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Donate Securities, IRA Rollovers or Cryptocurrency

For stock donation instructions, please contact the Cape and Islands United Way President & CEO, Mark Skala by email or phone at 508-775-4746.

Now that the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) charitable rollover has been made permanent, you may wish to consider making a gift of IRA assets to the Cape and Islands United Way. This provision allows American taxpayers ages 70.5 and older to donate up to and including $100,000 from their IRAs each year without having to treat the withdrawals as taxable income. For more information, contact your financial advisor.

CIUW may accept gifts of cryptocurrency and other forms of digital assets after appropriate due diligence is performed to determine that the donor is acceptable to CIUW, and that the asset is able to be transferred and liquidated.  Any such cryptocurrency donations that meet this criteria will be sold upon receipt.  CIUW will establish a third-party account relationship whereby any cryptocurrency donations will be received and sold on CIUW's behalf, with US $ proceeds remitted to CIUW at the settlement of the sales transaction.

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Leadership Giving

Our leadership circle includes seasonal and year-round residents who recognize the tremendous human service needs in our communities. As a whole, we know that, together, we can make a real difference.

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Legacy Giving

When you include the Cape and Islands United Way in your estate planning, you are leaving a legacy of hope and making a lasting change in the lives of future generations. All legacy gifts support the Cape and Islands United Way endowment – ensuring that your gift keeps giving to your community in perpetuity.

A bequest is the simplest way to make a lasting gift – and amendments can easily be added to your existing will without the need to re-do the entire document. To make a gift to the Cape and Islands United Way through your will, please use the following language: “I give the sum of $_________ dollars to the Cape and Islands United Way for its general purposes without restriction.” (Alternately, you may wish to stipulate a percentage of your estate.)

We are happy to work with you, your family, and your advisers on a confidential basis to ensure a future gift that meets your needs. For more information about making a bequest, donating life insurance, or funding a charitable gift annuity, please contact Mark Skala.

Women United

An affinity group of the Cape and Islands United Way, Women United engages women in philanthropy and service to change our local communities for the better.


Through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy, Women United supports collaborative efforts to lift up children and families. To make a donation, click the button below and select "Women United" in the gift designation dropdown menu on the donation form.

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Donor Advised Fund

We are happy to work with you, your family, and your advisors on giving through a Donor Advised Fund. 

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the Cape and Islands United Way directly from your DAF.

If you would like help, we are happy to work with you, your family, and your advisers on giving through a Donor Advised Fund.