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Discretionary Grants Overview

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These grants support and strengthen new, existing, pilot, and one-time projects or programs that address the unique needs of our communities. MORE INFO

Beach Cleanup

These grants support initiatives that help nonprofits reach the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity. MORE INFO

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Residents created these funds to support the important work of nonprofit organizations in their individual communities: Chatham, Falmouth, Harwich, and Sandwich. MORE INFO

Grants Overview

The Cape Cod Foundation develops permanent and flexible endowment funds to help nonprofit organizations seize opportunities and respond to the existing and emerging needs of communities across Cape Cod. Our grantmaking is broad and supports all areas of our community: health, human services, the environment, education, the arts, and community development. We are particularly interested in supporting collaborative initiatives that respond to our PROGRAMMATIC PRIORITIES.

This year, the Foundation has refined its grantmaking programs to reflect new funds, to complement our pandemic relief efforts, and to increase our impact by making fewer, larger grants.  There are three discretionary grant programs: Program Grants, Capacity Building Grants, and Town Fund Grants.  Visit each grant page for specific criteria and deadlines.  

GRANT INFORMATION SESSION: This video summarizes the program and provides helpful tips for applicants.

Strategic Emergency Response Fund Grants

We are making proactive grants from our Strategic Emergency Response Fund based on ongoing needs assessments, community conversations including partnerships with civic leaders, and high priority areas identified by our staff and Board. The Fund was developed to address basic human needs for vulnerable populations and to provide support for nonprofits who are rebuilding and reimagining services. We have asked nonprofit organizations to keep us updated through this quick Needs assessment survey. This approach has helped inform and direct much of our grantmaking. GRANTMAKING UPDATES

General Information

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Use this link to submit information for all grant applications.

Note About Profiles: Each organization can only have one profile.  You will only need to create it once.  Since multiple users can access this, please do not create multiple profiles.  Once logged in, you will see the appropriate grant application on the APPLY page.

GRANT FAQS: Review frequently asked questions about eligibility and the application process.

GRANT TUTORIAL: Watch a video about the online grant management system.

ONLINE APPLICATION HELP:  We recommend reviewing the online instructions and reference materials carefully before registering and starting your first application.

Create your own fund. Donate to an existing fund. Support the Foundation’s Civic Leadership Initiatives.

Together, we have invested more than $80 million in grants and scholarships in the Cape Cod Community. For good.

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