Yarmouth Port, MA - Grant applications for 2022 projects are being accepted through February. Proposals must meet specific criteria and fit within at least one of seven funding themes, some of which include Environmental Education, Environmental Stewardship, Food and Culture, Reduce and Reuse; and Sense of Place. To be considered for CARE for the Cape and Islands funding you must be a 501c3 and your project must directly affect visitors’ experiences. Previous grants have been awarded for projects throughout Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket typically ranging from $1,000-$2,000. CARE has awarded grants providing education about native food and pollinators, permanent historical art exhibits, and to a variety of nonprofits for water bottle filling stations to help reduce the use of single use plastic bottles. Recent grants also helped with the development of the Mayflower Compact interpretive display at Pilgrim Heights, Cape Cod National Seashore in Truro and development of the Codfish Park Historical Walking Tour in Nantucket. “As we prepare to celebrate CARE’s 10th anniversary we are proud to have awarded more than fifty grants that help to fulfill our mission, to inspire stewardship that supports the long-term sustainability of the region” Jill Talladay, CARE’s founder and executive director explained. “Through contributions of “time, talent and treasure” and mindful actions, this beautiful place will be preserved for future generations”. A complete description of the grant criteria and information on previously funded projects may be found on CARE’s website, https://careforthecapeandislands.org/project-criteria/. Applications will be accepted through February 2022, and selected projects will be announced in the spring. For more information about CARE and partnership opportunities, visit www.careforthecapeandislands.org.