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Improving Lives: 5-Year Snapshot of Community Impact

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

TOGETHER, we can build a stronger community where everyone thrives. These are just some of the many accomplishments made possible by the generosity of our partners, donors, sponsors, advocates and volunteers:


$2.5 million

Awarded to support more than 150 programs and services on Cape Cod & the Islands


$250,000

Distributed to provide fast solutions for our community in times of crisis


$100,000

Granted to fund critical programs that support women and children


$200,000

More than 65 small projects funded that make a large impact and engage volunteers


$210,000

Additional funding raised to support housing and food security


$250,000

Distributed to local nonprofits to help residents offset winter heating costs



Together — with our donors, volunteers, partners and sponsors — we work for a community where every child has an equal opportunity to thrive, every family has the resources to become self-reliant, and every person has a safe place to call home. The Cape and Islands United Way partners with more than 30 local nonprofits to fund programs that address these critical issues, making a positive difference in the lives of more than 50,000 people every year.

Our focus areas

Creating Housing Stability

  • Case management for individuals and families at risk of homelessness

  • Emergency shelter for individuals and families at risk of homelessness

  • Emergency housing for elderly and disabled persons

  • Transitional housing assistance for youths and young adults

Promoting Health

  • Respite and engagement for Alzheimer's caregivers

  • Recovery coaching for individuals with substance abuse disorders

  • Provider training for family childcare workers

  • Out of school programs for children in low-income families

Improving Educational Success

  • Inclusive learning preschool experiences designed to reach all children

  • Mindfulness training trauma-informed mindfulness programs in schools

  • Youth mentoring one-to-one programs for disadvantaged youth

  • STEM programs to support critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration


Encouraging Economic Stability

  • Supplementing critical needs for infants and toddlers

  • Weekend and summer food for school-aged children

  • Healthy eating for programs to support healthy living

  • Food, fuel and rental assistance


 

The mission of the Cape & Islands United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good.


Your support changes lives.


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