New Opportunity

The Foundation Seeks Nominations for Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award
The Cape Cod Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award.  The annual award recognizes individuals for their civic leadership on Cape Cod.  To date, more than 30 local citizens who have made lasting contributions in the areas of conservation, arts, science, education, health, and democracy, have received this honorary award.

The Society was established in 1982 in memory of Joshua A. Nickerson II, who played an integral part in the development and preservation of many local institutions, such as the Cape Cod Hospital, Cape Playhouse, Cape Cod National Seashore, and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, where his father had been a founding member. 

Earlier this year, the Society became a permanent program of The Cape Cod Foundation, which will use its experience and resources to champion Nickerson’s legacy and promote the award within the community.  The Society’s current trustees continue to serve as the Society’s Advisory Council.  

The application deadline is Friday, November 15.  NOMINATION FORM


Recent Events

The Cape Cod Foundation 2019 Scholarship Awards Reception
Another Record-Breaking Year for Scholarships
This year, The Cape Cod Foundation awarded more than $560,000 in scholarships to 152 local students from Cape Cod and the Islands who are beginning or continuing their higher education or pursuing certificate programs. Our partner, the Cape Cod Association, awarded $464,000 to 334 students this year. Together, we have exceeded $1 million in scholarship support this year.  Here are some photos from our awards and reception. The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod sponsored the event, held at the beautiful Sea View in Dennisport.