Helping Cape and Islands Residents Since 1936.

Stage Harbor Chatham


The fund’s first mission was to provide Thanksgiving dinners to the neediest families on Cape Cod. Now, the Needy Fund provides the residents of Cape Cod and the Islands with financial assistance for a range of basic human needs when they fall on tough times.

The Needy Fund is here to help families and individuals through cancer, car accidents, family deaths, job loss, temporary and permanent disabilities, serious childhood illnesses, fire, spousal abandonment and many other urgent situations all year long.

The Needy Fund is a community partner. Sometimes, the crisis is too big for one agency to handle. We network and partner with many local agencies to get people through the toughest of times.

The Needy Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. Contributions to the Needy Fund are tax-deductible as charitable contributions as defined under state and federal laws. You may be able to double your donation through your employee matching gifts program. Please inquire at your company. Donors who contribute $250.00 or more will receive a letter of receipt from the Needy Fund by mail for IRS tax purposes.

The Needy Fund is open year round, Monday through Friday.


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