Cape & Islands United Way Awards More Than $450,000 In Grants

Filed Under: Non Profit News, Philanthropy

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

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