Preserving the best of Sandwich for generations to come.
The oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich is the first impression for those who traverse the bridge from the mainland. Among its historic lanes lies a town that glass built. Its miles of coastal marsh trails, picturesque ponds and cranberry bogs change throughout the seasons, providing a backdrop to our quaint village homes and businesses. Sandwich is a vacation destination for many, but for the 20,000 year-round residents, it is also our cherished home.
As fortunate as we are to live here, we know there are challenges for countless members of our community. Many struggle with low-income jobs, a scarcity of affordable housing and limited opportunities that make living on Cape Cod difficult. These challenges continue despite the best efforts of many.
Inspired by the challenges our town faces, a group of Sandwich residents and community leaders has established The Fund for Sandwich. The mission of the Fund is to preserve what we love about Sandwich for the benefit of generations to come by promoting community philanthropy and responsive, informed grantmaking. The Fund for Sandwich will champion an easy, effective and proven way for each of us to help build a sustainable, permanent endowment to support the needs of our community now and in perpetuity.
Our goal is to grant resources into the community to support initiatives that impact a wide range of challenges facing our community, such as:
- human/elder services
- educational and cultural enrichment
- conservation issues
While meeting short term needs, these grants will also be long-term investments in our community’s overall health.
The Fund for Sandwich 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 Fund for Sandwich 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 Fund for Sandwich advisory committee will work to build its philanthropic resources and add a strong, local presence with knowledge of the issues facing the Sandwich community and the organizations that can rise to meet these challenges.
What You Can Do
The Fund for Sandwich 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 Fund for Sandwich 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 Fund for Sandwich in your will.