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Cape Cod Foundation Hits Milestone and Announces Grantees

January 24, 2014

The Cape Cod Foundation begins its 25th anniversary year by announcing that it has hit a major milestone of investing more than $50 million in the community since 1989. Investments have been made from the Foundation’s family of funds in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and human services, youth development, and the environment.

“We are so proud of the fact that we have hit this major milestone,” says Cape Cod Foundation Chairman and President Eileen Miskell. “In addition to these investments we have already made, we have also built a pool of resources totaling more than $48 million to support the changing needs of the community for years to come.”

“We are looking at this milestone and the celebration of our 25th anniversary as an opportunity to evaluate the impact the Foundation and our donors have already had and how we can continue to grow our asset base and expand our position as a philanthropic leader on Cape Cod,” says Kristin O’Malley, Cape Cod Foundation Executive Director.

In 2013 alone, the Foundation distributed $2.2 million in grants and scholarships. This figure includes four Strategic Focus grants totaling $23,500 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 2013 Strategic Focus grants are:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, $7,500
To support the creation of a Cape-wide website promoting all cultural activities, the establishment of a centralized online box office function to allow ticket purchasing for multiple venues, and establishment of an informational syndicate with RSS feed to online listing services.

Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation, $5,000
To support installation of Open-Cell OPFLEX® in different forms in 10 sites across Cape Cod to decrease pollution in these impacted waterways. This project will measure OPFLEX’s efficacy and efficiency in removing contaminants, priority pollutants, oil, and grease from the water.

Cape Cod Council of Churches, $6,000
To support building a Serv Safe-qualifed kitchen for the Nutrition Mission in order to continue providing cooked meals to the homeless and others in need; they serve an average of 180-200 meals per night.

WE CAN Corporation, $5,000
To expand staffing with the addition of a Volunteer and Operations Coordinator. This addition in staff will allow the organization to continue to expand services, manage volunteers and ensure
effective program delivery to meet the needs of an increasing number of women across the
Cape.

For a full listing of grantees and more information about the Cape Cod Foundation, visit www.capecodfoundation.org.

The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership. The Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1989.

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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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