Grants

2015 Community Investment Grants

Thank you to the 67 Cape and Islands nonprofits that submitted a total of 81 proposals for the 2015 funding period on January 20th. Our Community Investment Committee is currently working hard to review, discuss, and evaluate applications.

Who is the Community Investment Committee?

Our funding decisions, approved by the Board of Directors, are based on the recommendations of our 3 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

Stay tuned for information on the 2015 grant recipients. If you missed this year’s grant deadline, stay tuned for information on how to apply for next year. All applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and must serve residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.

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