Cape and Islands United Way Announces 2018-2019 Community Impact Partnerships

HYANNIS – The Cape and Islands United Way has awarded $400,000 in community impact grants to numerous local nonprofits throughout the region.

“We feel we have selected grants that make a lasting impact in the community on both Cape Cod and the Islands, and we have a fairly robust application process,” said Acting Director Beth Bowman.

In our four focus areas, we look closely at operations that focus on education, financial stability, basic needs, housing/health, and then those for the Vineyard, [after reviewing all facets,] we have selected a range of organizations to support,” said Bowman.

Recognition for these organizations and programs was made public at C&I United’s annual grant reception at the Cape Cod Museum of Art last month.

“This July is when folks will begin to receive the actual grant funding and we hope to announce what our next round of grants looks like, and the requirements for them, in the fall,” said Bowman.

The Cape and Islands United Way serves as an independent organization striving to improve lives and strengthen communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

A full list of grants awarded follows this story.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

2018-2019 Partners


Big Brother Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands

One-to-One Mentoring

Boy Scouts of America, Cape & Islands Council


Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod

The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod

Calmer Choice

Calmer Choice Primary Prevention Programming in Cape Cod Schools: Building Partner Schools, Year 2

Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network

Engaged in Learning: High School Inclusion Visual and Performing Arts Project

Cape Cod Children’s Place

Literacy Home Visiting Program

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Rise and Shine Program for Youth at Risk


Mentoring Youth Nantucket

Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools

Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Youth Through Positive Mentoring Relationships

Katelynn’s Closet

Critical Clothing Needs for Children Ages 4-18

Shea’s Youth Basketball Association

Winter Basketball Program

YMCA of Cape Cod

Teen Achievers Program




Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation

Cape Cod Community College Food Pantry and Emergency Services

Cape Cod Council of Churches

Faith Family Kitchen

Falmouth Service Center

Financial Stability for those Households Struggling to Remain on Cape Cod

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

Food Program

Lower Cape Outreach Council

Emergency and On-going Support Services

Nantucket Interfaith Council

Nantucket Food, Fuel & Rental Assistance


Moving Women and Families Towards Financial Sustainability




Cape Cod Challenger Club

Athletic, Recreational & Social Activities for People with Disabilities

Community Health Center of Cape Cod

Caring for Patients with Complex Needs Program


Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic

Falmouth Service Center

FSC Health Nutrition Initiative

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

Foods to Encourage


Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services

Neighborhood Falmouth

Aging in Place

Recovery Without Walls

Relapse Prevention through a Holistic Model of Auricular Acupuncture and Guided Meditation

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod

Dementia Preparedness Program: Free In-Home and In-Community Care Planning for Families




Catholic Social Services

Housing Navigator

Community Development Partnership

Cape Community Housing Partnership

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

Dickinson Drive, Marstons Mills

Homeless Prevention Council

Case Management for Lower Cape Families at Risk of Homelessness

Independence House

Emergency Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence



County of Dukes

Homeless Prevention Case Management and Coordination for Martha’s Vineyard

Island Grown Initiative

Summer Food Service for Vineyard Youth

Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living

Dementia Support Services

Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp aka Camp Jabberwocky

Scholarships for Campers to Attend Summer Sessions

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

Respite Care Program

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