2015 Community Investment Grants

The Cape and Islands United Way is now accepting proposals for our 2015 Community Investment Grants. Proposals must be submitted electronically to and are due by midnight, January 20, 2015.

Our funding decisions, approved by the Board of Directors, are based on the recommendations of our Community Investment Committees comprised of local business owners and residents. We use a grant-funding model that strategically invests in human service programs that demonstrate need, collaboration, sustainability, efficient and effective use of resources, measurable results and evidence of practicality. This process is driven by volunteers from the community who research and review each grant to ensure that the funding we provide addresses the most pressing community needs. Each focus area has its own review committee comprised of about a dozen local residents and business leaders.

For 2015, the three key investment areas are:

• Nurturing and Protecting Children and Youth
• Sustaining Families
• Support for Aging and Vulnerable Populations

To apply for a grant, an organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and must serve residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.

Please click here for Application Instructions and Information

Please click here for the Application Cover Sheet

All organizations that received funding in 2014 must submit their completed final report by January 9, 2015 in order to be considered for future funding. Find the Final Report Form here.

Please email if you have questions or call our office at 508-775-4746.