The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation enters its ninth year of grantmaking with big news–a big increase in the amount they will grant to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Falmouth. Last year, The Fund awarded $79,545 in grants to 26 local organizations. This year, it will increase the amount awarded up to $100,000 for innovative and capacity-building projects and programs across a range of focus areas.
There are two funding categories for nonprofit organizations submitting applications this year: General Grants and Strategic Focus Grants. General Grants address emerging opportunities, launch creative initiatives, or cover costs of small, one-time projects for the organization. The application deadline is December 15. Strategic Focus Grants address strategic initiatives and long-range organizational capacity-building. The first step in the Strategic Focus Grant process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to The Cape Cod Foundation by October 15. The Advisory Committee will notify applicants who have been selected for further consideration by November 15. A full proposal must be submitted by the applicant by December 15. Information and online applications are available at capecodfoundation.org.
Two other Cape towns have Town Funds with The Cape Cod Foundation. The Chatham Fund is in its fifth year of grantmaking. The Fund for Sandwich will award its inaugural grants in November.
“Town Funds are a unique way for residents to power up the nonprofits serving their communities,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “By pooling and investing donations into a Town Fund, you not only generate a large amount of revenue for grantmaking every year. You also help create a permanent, growing endowment to support the community for the long-term.”
Anyone interested in donating to a specific Town Fund can call 508.790.3040 or donate online at capecodfoundation.org.