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United Way receives major grant from Eversource

The Cape and Islands United Way has received a $62,000 grant from Eversource Energy to continue supporting areas around food security, affordable housing, health, and early childhood education.

Left to right: Mark Skala, President & CEO (CIUW); Ronit Goldstein, Community Relations (Eversource); Evy Nelson, Director of Business Development (CIUW); Jackie Barber, Community Impact Manager (CIUW)

Recognizing the growing need in the region, this is the second year Eversource Charitable Foundation has supported the Cape and Islands United Way with this significant grant. “The work that you have done to help our communities over the past few years continues to be amazing,” said Theresa Hopkins-Staten, president of Eversource Foundation and vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Equity.

Mark Skala, president/CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way, noted that $20,000 of the $62,000 will support the organization’s micro-grant program and will receive a matching $20,000 from a private family foundation. “These small grants are making a big impact in so many areas because of our generous donors,” Skala said. (To learn more about the micro-grants, click on link:

The remaining grant will be used to support the Cape and Islands United Way collaborations and partnerships around early childhood education, families, and wellness.

Hopkins-Staten noted Eversource considered it a “great honor to partner with” the Cape and Islands United Way in providing meaningful and measurable solutions to challenges in the region.

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