Supporting a community that cares.
Every year thousands of people from around the world come to Falmouth to capture a little of the Cape Cod experience that lifts the spirit and sustains the soul. With its beaches, bike path, famous road race, vibrant arts community, scientific institutions and small town charm, Falmouth is one of the jewels in Cape Cod’s crown.
Many of us fortunate enough to live in Falmouth – whether year-round or as summer residents – know how lucky we are. And yet amid our good fortune we also know that there are many who struggle with low-income jobs, poor access to healthcare, lack of affordable housing and limited opportunities that can make living on the Cape difficult. And these challenges have become more acute in recent years.
Spurred by the challenges facing our community, a group of Falmouth residents has established The Falmouth Fund. The Fund’s mission is far-reaching – to improve and enrich the quality of life in Falmouth through informed and judicious grantmaking.
The Falmouth Fund makes grants to initiatives that tackle the wide range of issues and opportunities facing our community, such as:
- human services
- cost of healthcare and access
- educational and cultural enrichment
- broad environmental concerns
The Falmouth Fund will actively promote local philanthropy. It will champion an easy, effective and proven way to help build a sustainable, permanent endowment that will make a difference for the Falmouth of future generations.
The Falmouth Fund is a fund of The Cape Cod Foundation, our local community foundation with over 25 years of grantmaking experience and civic leadership in the Cape Cod community. The Falmouth Fund will benefit from The Foundation’s proven and thorough grant review process and its established relationships with the nonprofit community, professional advisors and donors. The Falmouth Fund advisory committee will work to build its philanthropic resources and add a strong, local presence with knowledge of the issues facing the Falmouth community and the organizations that can rise to meet these challenges.
What You Can Do
The Falmouth Fund is a permanent endowment of The Cape Cod Foundation. Its mission is to raise funds and give grants that strengthen our community. You can:
- Make a Donation – Gifts of any size are gratefully received and can be earmarked for endowment or for grantmaking.
- Become a Falmouth Fund Community Philanthropist – with a gift of $5,000 or more, which may be spread over five years.
- Make a Planned Gift – The Cape Cod Foundation can provide unbiased information to you or your legal or financial advisors about planned giving options, including charitable gift annuities.
- Include The Falmouth Fund in your will.
“Everyone can feel the joy of being part of the solution by leaving a legacy to The Falmouth Fund that will support the current pressing needs of the community and be available into the future. My hope is for The Falmouth Fund to become ‘the place’ to leave a bequest. Your gift will be wisely invested, thoughtfully spent, and benefit many people and programs in the community.”
– Eileen Miskell, Chair, Advisory Committee
For more information on The Falmouth Fund, please contact The Cape Cod Foundation, at 508-790-3040, or Eileen Miskell, Falmouth Fund Advisory Committee Chair, at 508-540-3192.