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Micro Grants

One-time funding opportunities of up to $5,000 to support and encourage local volunteer projects. 


The Cape and Islands United Way's micro grant program offers funding to support and encourage local volunteerism.


A typical grant is about $2,500 and is available on a rolling schedule. 

A huge thank you to the Bilezikian Family Foundation, Eversource Charitable Foundation and Granite City Electric who have provided generous funding for our micro grant program!

Micro Grants

Micro Grants

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Good Grief Cape Cod

Cape Cod Challenger Club

Audible Local Ledger

Cape Wellness Collaborative
Duffy Health Center
Harwich Children's Fund
Sassafras Earth Education
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod Toy Library
Falmouth Community Gardens/Farming Falmouth
CARE for the Cape and Islands
Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society
Cape Cod Pride, Inc.
Harwich Conservation Trust
Sandwich Partnership for Families
YMCA Cape Cod
Cape Wildlife Center
Falmouth Historical Society, Inc.
Shea's Youth Basketball Organization
Dream Day on Cape Cod
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Vineyard Conservation Society
Falmouth Volunteers In Public Schools
Dennis Conservation Trust
Cape & Islands Rowing Association
Cape Cod MOVES
A Baby Center
MA Mom Advocates (MAMA)
Resilient Roots
Flower Angels
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Lower Cape Outreach Council
Cape & Islands Veteran Outreach Center
Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society
One Shared Spirit
Sandwich Council on Aging​
Cape Cod Children's Museum
Americorps Cape Cod 
Colorful Kidz
Cape Mediation
Sustainable Cape
Champ Homes

Who can apply?

The common thread of the micro grants is that they all support volunteerism. So, as long as your project engages volunteers in some way and you are based on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, you are welcome to apply! Organizations can be nonprofits, schools, councils of aging, parent/youth organizations or other community groups. 

How do you define volunteerism?

Volunteerism can be in the form of training or education, or as a specific volunteer project. 

What kinds of projects or initiatives do you fund?

The goals of the program are to engage residents of all ages in projects that address local concerns to improve the community landscape, and to bring attention to the value and reward of volunteerism. Project examples include:

  • Local Beautification 

  • Clean Up & Improvements

  • Neighborhood Collaboration

  • Youth-Centered Service

  • Multi-Generational

  • Environmental

Cape & Islands United Way

 If you have any questions about our micro grant program, contact Jackie Barber at

Please provide a brief description of how the funds will be used. This does not have to be long; a bulleted list is fine.

We are processing applications as quickly as possible and will contact you regarding your status via email. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email

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