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CIUW grants nearly half a million to local organizations making a difference in the community

Updated: May 24, 2023

On Wednesday, May 17th, the Cape and Islands United Way hosted a grant reception at the West End restaurant in Hyannis, recognizing the nonprofit partners awarded community impact funding in the 2023-24 grant cycle.

More than $450,000 was granted to fund programs that create housing stability, promote health, improve educational success, and encourage economic stability and support basic needs. In addition to these main focus areas, there were committtees dedicated to overseeing the grant awards to organizations serving Martha's Vineyard and programs that support women and children (Women United).

The following organizations received funding:

A Baby Center

Education program

Alzheimer’s Family Support

Community Alzheimer's Respite and Engagement (or CARE) program

Behavioral Health Innovators

Cape Cod PASS Program

Belonging to Each Other

Transitional housing and case management for adults experiencing homelessness

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands

One-to-one mentoring for Cape & Islands youth

Boys & Girl’s Club of Cape Cod

Education and STEAM programs

Boys and Girls Club of Martha's Vineyard

After school program, for out-of-school time learning

Calmer Choice

Growing a Culture of Mindfulness in Cape Cod Communities

Cape Cod Children’s Place

Inclusive Preschool Learning Experiences for Improved Educational Success (IPLE), 2023

Cape Kid Meals

Weekend food program and a new initiative: the in-school pantry program

Champ Homes

Transitional housing assistance – youth & young adult cohort

Community Development Partnership

Affordable & community rental housing

Community Health Center of Cape Cod

Addressing substance use disorders through recovery coaching

Duffy Health Center

In From the Streets program

Food 4 Kids

To assist food-insecure families by providing children with the nutritious meals and snacks they would normally receive during the school year.


School-based program

Homeless Prevention Council

Personalized case management for Lower Cape individuals and families at risk of homelessness

Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard

Respite program

Housing Assistance

The Elderly & Disabled Emergency Housing Project

Independence House

Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

Island Grown Initiative Summer lunch program

Lower Cape Outreach Council

Feeding Our Families program

Martha's Vineyard Community Services

Family childcare provider training and engagement

Nantucket Interfaith Council

Food, fuel and rental assistance

Sassafras Earth Education

Earth Knowledge program

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

Healthy Eating for Healthy Living program

WE CAN & Amplify POC (joint project)

Partnership to increase economic stability and opportunities for women of color living and working on Cape Cod.

YMCA of Cape Cod

Wholesome Kids-Wholesome Families program

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