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Grants to Massachusetts Organizations for Programs
and Initiatives to Benefit Local Residents

Community Impact Grants

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Cape and Islands United Way

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Grants to Massachusetts organizations for programs and initiatives and programs to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Areas of focus include education, health, financial stability and basic needs, and housing. Funding is intended to benefit residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199652

Term of Contract:

Given the uncertainty of COVID and its impact, grants for this cycle will be awarded for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations, either on their own or jointly with another non-profit entity, may submit one LOI per grant cycle.

Pre-Application Information:

- November 29, 2021: Letters of Intent due
- January 24, 2022: Notification of LOI status
- March 4, 2022: Grant applications due
- Mid-May 2022: Agencies receive notification of awards
- Late May 2022 (or early fall): Reception for Grantees
- July 2022: Grant Cycle begins
- September 2023: 1st quarterly payment is released

Please note: The Letter of Intent must be accepted by the United Way to be invited to submit a full grant application.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions about Community Impact Grants, please contact

Cape and Islands United Way
1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367
Centerville, MA 02632

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket

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