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Announcing Our 2019-2020 Community Impact Partners

Updated: May 20, 2019

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.



  • 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

2019-2020 Community Impact Partners, Education


  • 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

2019-2020 Community Impact Partners, Housing

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

2019-2020 Community Impact Partners, Health


  • 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

2019-2020 Community Impact Partners, Financial Stability

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

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2019-2020 Community Impact Partners, Martha's Vineyard

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.

  1. The United Way Youth Community Service Award was presented to Courtney Story, a senior at Mashpee High.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Courtney Story with Chairman Todd Machnik and Immediate Past Chair Donna Morris

Marieluise Hutchinson with Todd Machnik and Vice Chair Carrie Woods

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Emily Armstrong of Island Grown Initiative with Todd Machnik

Rana Murphy with President and CEO Mark Skala and Todd Machnik

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