Applications Now Being Accepted For CARE For Cape & Islands 2021 Grants

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For the second time this year, CARE for the Cape and Islands is accepting grant applications for projects that help preserve and protect Cape and Islands’ natural environment, culture and historical places.

Each year CARE for the Cape and Islands seeks proposals from local nonprofits that fit within five themes: Carbon Footprint Reduction, Environmental Stewardship, Food and Culture, and Infrastructure and Sense of Place. CARE is dedicated to advancing ideas for small and innovative community-based projects and believes that many small steps can bring the Cape community closer to long-term sustainability, protecting our fragile environment.

Applications can be submitted April 30 through May 31 and are open to all 501c3 nonprofit organizations in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

This is the first time CARE has accepted applications twice in one year. Grants typically range from $1,000 to 2,000. Interested parties may find criteria and an online application at

“It is important to CARE to raise awareness of smaller initiatives that might not have otherwise get support,” said Director of CARE for the Cape and Islands Jill Talladay. “To date, we are proud to have funded over 50 projects that have created enduring, sustainable value.”

CARE for the Cape and the Islands gives preference to long-lasting projects, easily maintained and ones that impact a significant number of people. Projects should fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • Environmental education
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Infrastructure for community livability
  • Sense of place
  • Food and culture
  • Reduce and reuse
  • Protection of the natural environment, cultural, and historical elements

For a list of previous projects funded by CARE, visit