Cape and Islands United Way celebrates with community grantees at annual event
With the generous support of our community, the Cape and Islands United Way is happy to announce 32 local nonprofit partnerships for 2019-2020, made public at our annual grant reception at CapeSpace on May 14th.
Close to $500,000 in grant money was awarded to make 35 critical programs possible in our four focus areas: education, financial stability, health and housing. In addition, we have a fifth community impact team dedicated to Martha's Vineyard.
The grant review process allows us to study the needs and identify strategies that will affect lasting change. In addition to the community impact grants, four awards were presented and the efforts of the many donors and volunteers were recognized.
2019-2020 COMMUNITY IMPACT PARTNERS
Boy Scouts of America – Scoutreach
Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod – The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod's Education Program
Calmer Choice – Mentoring Program for Partner Schools
Cape Cod Children’s Place – Sensational Kids - Improving self-regulation skills for increased school readiness and achievement
Cape Cod Theatre Company – Cape Tech Pilot Program / Let Our Voices Soar
Fairwinds – Mentoring Youth Nantucket
Shea’s Youth Basketball Organization – 2019/2020 Overall Program Support
Catholic Social Services – Housing Navigator
Community Development Partnership – Cape Community Housing Partnership
Homeless Prevention Council – Comprehensive Case Management for Lower Cape Individuals and Families at Risk of Homelessness
Housing Assistance Corporation – Homelessness Prevention Emergency Financial Assistance
Independence House – Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims
Thank you for your grant to support our homeless prevention program. Too many people live one or two paychecks away from homelessness. Together, we can help our neighbors stay housed and keep our community strong. Great event last night surrounded by our dedicated community members! – Housing Assistance Cape Cod
Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod – Free Cape-wide Alzheimer's Family Consultation Program
Cape Cod Council of Churches – Faith Family Kitchen
Community Health Center of Cape Cod – Mobile Health Program
Helping Our Women – COMPASS
National Alliance on Mental Illness Cape Cod & The Islands – Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod – Preventative Health Plans
WellStrong – WellStrong Studio Mentorship
YMCA Cape Cod – Closing the Gap in Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation – Meeting the Needs of CCCC Students to Ensure Educational Success
Cape Cod Council of Churches – A Baby Center
Falmouth Service Center – Basic Healthy Food for Falmouth Service Center Programs
Food4Kids – Food4Kids Summer Food Program
Health Imperatives – Cape Cod Financial Stability
Lower Cape Outreach Council – Emergency and Ongoing Support Services
Nantucket Interfaith Council – Nantucket Food, Fuel, Rental Assistance
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod – Food Program
WE CAN – Cape Women Empowered to Achieve Financial Sustainability
Thank you for a lovely reception honoring those who put money into action to serve our communities. Thank you for believing in us! - A Baby Center, Hyannis
Dukes County – Homeless Prevention Case Management and Coordination
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard – 2019 Respite Care Program
Island Grown Initiative – Right Food, Right People, Right Time
Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club – After School Program
Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp – Scholarships for Summer Sessions of Camp Jabberwocky
Martha's Vineyard Community Services – Community Employment Solutions
We are proud to be among the many amazing Cape Cod non profits who received a community impact grant this year. Together, we can all make a big difference in our community! – Falmouth Service Center
In addition to the community impact grants, four special awards were given.
The United Way Youth Community Service Award was presented to Courtney Story, a senior at Mashpee High.
Local artist Marieluise Hutchinson received the Ron Reed Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership. Marieluise has used her artistic design to raise more than $200,000 for local nonprofit organizations since 1993!
The Grant and Helene Wilson Award is given to an organization who exemplifies nonprofit excellence through programs, accountability, partnerships, innovation and leadership. This award was given to Martha's Vineyards' Island Grown Initiative, who is also a grant recipient this year.
Finally, the Chairman's Award was presented to Rana Murphy of Eastern Bank. Rana served on our board for 10 years and has recently accepted a new position with Eastern Bank in Boston.