The Fund for Sandwich of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded a total of $3,907 to six nonprofit organizations serving the Sandwich community.
“This year, we were able to increase the grant awards by more than 15%,” said Dr. Madeleine Wing Adler, a member of the Advisory Committee. “With continued community support, we will be able to expand our assistance to the nonprofit organizations serving Sandwich residents every year.”
This is the fund’s third year of grantmaking. It was established in 2015 to build a permanent endowment for the town through private donations. Each year, the fund will award grants to nonprofit organizations that improve and enhance the quality of life in the community.
This year’s recipients are:
Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center, $750
To support bi-monthly support groups in Sandwich for people who are caring for others with Alzheimer’s/dementia.
Amazing Grace of Cape Cod, $750
To provide a summer camp experience for a child who lives in Sandwich. The organization offers children who have an incarcerated family member a week at summer camp at no charge.
Friends of Sandwich Council on Aging, $750
To support the Caregiver Respite Program, which provides temporary, in-home health assistance or respite care to older adults who are aging in place. This assistance gives regular caregivers the opportunity to travel or attend to their own needs.
Friends of Sandwich Glass Town Cultural District, $750
To support a local artist/team of artists to conceptualize, design, and build a public art display. The project, which will be on display for three years in the historic downtown and Sandwich Glass Town Cultural District, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.
Friends of Sandwich Town Archives, $700
To support the preservation of the Town’s historical manuscripts and photographs
Sandwich Conservation Trust, $207
To purchase an exterior sign to enhance the organization’s visibility in the community and promote the land conservation mission for the town of Sandwich.
Anyone interested in supporting The Fund for Sandwich can donate online at fundforsandwich.org, call the Foundation at 508.790.3040 or mail a check, payable to the fund, to: The Cape Cod Foundation; 261 Whites Path, Unit 2; South Yarmouth, MA, 02664.