The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has reached a ten-year milestone. Since 2009, it has granted over a half million dollars to more than 70 local nonprofit organizations serving the Falmouth community. As it enters its 11th year of grantmaking, it will award up to $100,000 to nonprofits for projects and programs across a range of focus areas: education; health and human services; arts and culture; and the environment.
“Each year we support the important work the nonprofits in our community are doing by providing grants that will impact many people’s lives,” Sharon Nunes, Chair of The Falmouth Fund’s Advisory Committee, said. “We also actively fundraise to build the fund’s endowment so that it will continue to provide resources for the community in the future.”
There are two funding categories for nonprofit organizations submitting applications this year:
Strategic Focus Grants address strategic initiatives and long-range organizational capacity-building. The first step in the Strategic Focus Grant process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to The Cape Cod Foundation by October 15. The Advisory Committee will notify applicants who have been selected for further consideration by November 15.
General Grants address emerging opportunities, launch creative initiatives, or cover costs of small, one-time projects for the organization. The application deadline is December 15.
Three other Cape towns have Town Funds with The Cape Cod Foundation. The Chatham Fund, now entering its seventh year of grantmaking, has awarded $122,845 in grants to date. The Fund for Sandwich, which will award its third round of grants in November, has awarded $5,000 in grants to date. The Fund for Harwich, established in 2018, is in the early stages of development.
All four Town Funds started as grass roots efforts by individuals in their communities.
Information and online applications are available at capecodfoundation.org. For questions concerning the grant application process, contact the Foundation’s Program Officer, Carrie Bearse, at 508.790.3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone interested in donating to The Falmouth Fund can contact Kristin O’Malley, Foundation President and CEO, at 508.790.3040, donate online at falmouthfund.org, or mail a check payable to The Falmouth Fund to: The Cape Cod Foundation; 261 White’s Path; Unit 2, South Yarmouth, MA 02664.