CCYP Giving Circle


The mission of Cape Cod Young Professionals is to connect Cape Cod’s emerging workforce and future leaders, engage them in our community, and to support their efforts to advance their lives, both business and personal, on the Cape.

Launched in 2015 in partnership with The Cape Cod Foundation, the CCYP Giving Circle is a philanthropic initiative that engages CCYP members to support CCYP and other Cape-based nonprofit organizations that operate programs and projects that advance the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod.

Funding guidelines align with the specific community action items identified through the Shape the Cape survey intended to improve the retention and recruitment of young professionals and their families on Cape Cod.

In 2017, CCYP will award grants of $500-$2500 for initiatives in the following areas:

Career Development: Programs and projects that offer job training, professional mentoring or development, job or internship placements or entrepreneurial development.

Access to Housing: Programs and projects that promote increased access to year-round rental housing, first-time homeownership and creative housing solutions for the Cape’s year-round workforce.

Civic Engagement: Programs and projects designed to engage young professionals in volunteerism and board service with local nonprofit organizations, civic participation in town committees or workgroups, or elected office. Only non-partisan projects will be considered.

Children and Youth: Programs and projects that provide affordable childcare and/or after-school opportunities that support a family’s ability to live and work on the Cape.

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back next year for the application.