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Cape And Islands United Way

Who We Are

The Cape and Islands United Way is a local and independent organization striving to improve lives and strengthen communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The United Way family -- of donors, volunteers, and citizens who care – raise money, leverage resources, and donate time and talents to not only provide a safety net for those in need, but to create a collective community vision and drive sustainable change. We encourage and facilitate volunteerism through Cape Cod Volunteers and support MASS-2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 information and support line that connects those seeking financial, domestic, and health assistance to the services they need. Out of every dollar raised by the Cape and Islands United Way, 99 cents stays on Cape Cod and the islands, while less than 1% goes to the United Way world organization to cover the cost of its membership fee.  Donations may be made online at or by calling 508-775-4746.

What We Do

We are focused on the big picture -- how to develop lasting solutions to our community challenges. We study needs and research solutions to address underlying causes. We strive to understand what resources exist, and what resources are lacking. We focus on the whole person, the whole family, the whole community -- understanding that the issues we face are inter-connected. By developing strategies to support Education, Health, Financial Stability, and Housing, we connect the dots to ensure that we all succeed. When we all succeed, our communities succeed!