CCYP Giving Circle

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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 2018, CCYP will award grants of $500-$2500 for initiatives in the following areas:

Access to Housing – programs and projects that provide creative solutions for increasing the stock of attainable, year-round housing options on Cape Cod. Example programs include, but not limited to: first-time homebuyer education, mortgage savings programs, and year-round rental solutions.

Policy Development and Civic Engagement – programs and projects that support non-partisan policymaking solutions for issues facing young professionals; engage young, working-age adults in the local government and policy-making process; or foster participation of young professionals in volunteerism and board service.

Child and Dependent Care – programs and projects that increase the availability, affordability, and/or accessibility of child or dependent care. Example solutions include, but are not limited to: voucher programs, scholarships, employer reimbursement/incentives, and business development programs for care providers.

Business and Economic Development – programs and projects that provide support to young professional entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, operate, or grow their business; provide training, assistance, or creative solutions for job creation and recruitment; or otherwise improve the landscape of business and job opportunities for young professionals on Cape Cod.

The deadline has passed.  Please check back in 2019.