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Cape Cod Foundation Distributes Over $2.5 Million

YARMOUTHPORT – The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that its total grant and scholarship distributions for 2014 exceeded $2.5 million, bringing its 25-year total distributions to more than $52 million.

The $2.5 million figure for 2014 includes over $820,000 in scholarship support to local Cape Cod or Islands students, in partnership with the Foundation’s supporting organization, the Cape Cod Association. Distributions also include investment in local nonprofits that support all aspects of Cape Cod life: health and human services; education; arts and culture; the environment; and children, youth, and families.

As part of its annual grantmaking, the Foundation also announced six Strategic Focus grants totaling $35,900 that were awarded in December. Strategic Focus grants support the sustainability and long-term planning of local organizations that are addressing critical community needs.

The 2014 Strategic Focus grantees are:

Association to Preserve Cape Cod: $7,500
To support the Salt Marsh Study, which will identify marshes that have the best potential for fish and shellfish habitat, provide data on climate change impacts on salt marshes and water quality, and identify salt marshes on Cape Cod that have potential to migrate landward. 

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod: $5,000
To launch a new Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Program afterschool and in the summer at the Boys & Girls Club.

Calmer Choice: $8,400
To support a Resource Development Coordinator to create new revenue streams for the Calmer Choice organization, giving Calmer Choice the capacity to serve more of Cape Cod’s students in more schools.

Community Development Partnership: $5,000
To review and refine the Community Investment Plan with critical input from CDP clients, Lower Cape community members, stakeholders, business leaders, and CDP Board to apply for a greater allotment of tax credits from the CITC Program in 2015. 

Sail Cape Cod: $5,000
To support hiring Adaptive Sailing Instructors. Sail Cape Cod is expanding on its existing Community Outreach Program by establishing an Adaptive/Access Sailing Program to allow physically disabled individuals the joy, freedom and empowerment of sailing. 

WE CAN: $5,000
To build and strengthen relationships with the Falmouth Service Center and other Upper Cape organizations to expand services to reach beyond their geographic center. Services include legal consultations, workshops, and mentoring.

For a full listing of grantees and more information about The Cape Cod Foundation, visit

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Together, we have invested more than $75 million in grants and scholarships in the Cape Cod Community. For good.

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