On Wednesday, May 17, 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 2023-2024 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 committees 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.
Gosnold – 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
To learn more, visit capeandislandsuw.org.