Since 2001, WE CAN, Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking, has been supporting Cape Cod women as they navigate challenging life transitions and supporting their development through information and referral to other resources on Cape Cod, mentoring, free legal services, and training and workshops. In 2010, the organization took the opportunity to apply for funding through the Cape Cod Foundation’s Strategic Focus grantmaking process, which provides organizational support to address strategic initiatives and long-range capacity-building. Since that time, WE CAN has received grants totaling $20,000 to address key strategic initiatives and to greatly enhance their ability to serve their rapidly growing client base.
“With funding from the Cape Cod Foundation’s Strategic Focus Grants, WE CAN has been able to increase our administrative support, expand the use of our database to register participants, track their attendance at our programs and capture our messages and program data in our computerized system. This has allowed us to improve our data gathering and reporting, to train our volunteers to take on increasing responsibility and most importantly, to serve more women with a wider array of services.”
Andi Genser, Executive Director, WE CAN