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The Falmouth Fund Announces 2014 Grantees

The Falmouth Fund Announces 2014 Grantees

March 20, 2014

The grant review committee of The Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation has awarded $45,035 in grants for 2014. According to Eileen Miskell, Chair of The Falmouth Fund, this brings the total awards from The Falmouth Fund to$150,278 in its fifth year of grantmaking.

The Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation was started to build a permanent endowment and award grants to supportour community. The Falmouth Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are responsive to community needs and opportunities, work in collaboration with others, think innovatively in their solutions and work strategically to enhance the quality of life in Falmouth for all its residents.

“With grants for youth and education leading the way, The Falmouth Fund has been able to make grants for health, human services, housing, the arts, the environment, senior living and recreation since 2010. We are proud of the community involvement of so many in Falmouth. And we thank our donors for making this all possible. The Falmouth Fund would not be as successful without the Cape Cod Foundation. This is great way to help the Foundation celebrate its 25th anniversary.”

Grantees formally accepted their awards on Tuesday, March 18th at The Falmouth Art Center, 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA.

The following organizations received funding this year:

ArtsFalmouth Inc, $825: To support the Arts Alive Festival ’14, a free three-day celebration of the arts in the Falmouth area.

Audible Local Ledger, Inc., $1,000: General support to bring localized reading of news and items of interest to the blind, visually impaired and print disabled on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, $2,000: To support expansion of the mentoring program in Falmouth and to increase community partnerships.

Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts, $1,000: To support the ‘Bus for the Arts’ educational program in Falmouth, in collaboration with Lawrence and Morse Pond Schools.

Child & Family Services of Cape Cod, $1,000: To support outings for the Therapeutic Mentor program for youth in Falmouth.

Falmouth Academy, Inc., $750: To support the 2013-2014 Falmouth Academy Community Series (FACS), a yearly offering that features local and international experts speaking on topics of global interest.

Falmouth Artists Guild, $2,360: To support equipment for the ceramics and sculpture studio.

Falmouth Builds Together, $1,500: To support the Falmouth community’s part in the Habitat for Humanity project of building two homes on Glenwood Avenue in Falmouth center.

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, $1,000: General Support for high quality live performances of classical music for the community and providing a format for adult and student instrumentalists to develop their skills.

Falmouth Chorale, $2,000: To support publicizing the 50th Anniversary band shell concert.

Falmouth High School, $1,600: To support equipment for the Falmouth High School Studio Art Program “Cardsharks”.

Falmouth Historical Society, Inc., $1,000: To support the collaborative children’s summer program entitled “Inspired by Nature” through Falmouth Museums on the Green, the Falmouth Art Center, the Cape Cod Conservatory, Salt Pond Area Bird Sanctuaries, and the Falmouth School Department.

Falmouth Housing Trust, $2,000: To support the construction phase of the Adaptive Reuse of the Odd Fellows Hall building to create 4 affordable workforce housing apartments.

Falmouth Service Center, $2,500: To support the FRESH (free, recipes, education and shopping healthy) Choices market.

Falmouth Together We Can, Inc., $1,000: To support Celebrations 2014, Falmouth High School’s drug-free and alcohol-free After-Prom Event

Falmouth Together We Can, Inc. for the All Purpose Community Athletic Field, $2,500: To support the installation of an all-purpose artificial turf to be sited at Falmouth High School.

Falmouth Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS), $2,500: To support a match for the State Mentoring Grant that will allow Falmouth VIPS to better measure the effectiveness of the school-based mentoring program.

Friends of Falmouth Bikeways, Inc., $1,500: To support a professional landscape designer to create a Vegetation Management Plan for the Shining Sea Bikeway.

Gosnold, Inc., $2,000: General support of the mission, which is to excel in addiction and mental health treatment, to serve men, women and families affected by these illnesses and to promote lasting recovery.

Highfield Hall & Gardens, $1,250: To support three school programs that were piloted with first and third graders at Mullen Hall School.

Mass Audubon, $1,500: To support a project that combines a multi-partnered, hands-on conservation project at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary with a unique educational program for 7th grade students at Lawrence Elementary School in Falmouth.

Sight Loss Services, Inc., $1,000: Funding for Support Groups which meet September to June, led by visually-impaired coordinators.

The 300 Committee Land Trust, $7,500: To support a portion of the cost increase associated with the growth of T3C’s Land Stewardship Coordinator position.

The Cape Cod Theater Project, $750: To support the purchase of six personal audio devices to provide to the hearing-impaired audience members.

West Falmouth Library, $1,000: To support equipment to create an oral history project about experiences growing up and specifically summer memories of living in West Falmouth.

Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., $1,000: To support collaborative programming of “Bringing Science to the Screen” presentations and a “Best of the Fest Screenings” between WHFF, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL).

Woods Hole Public Library, $1,000: To support technology to enable the effective projection of computerized, digital and internet access in ground floor meeting room.

The following are members of the grant review committee: Robert Ament, Peter Annicelli, Janet Buckingham, Tucker Clark, Todd Duffany, JoAnn Fishbein, Ron Garcia, Steven Haddad, Holly Harney, Bill Hough, Chris Leboeuf, Jim Lloyd, Vicky Lowell, Stephanie McDowell, Sharon Nunes, Sarah Pring, Mindy Todd, and Eric Turkington. For more information on The Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, call the Foundation at 508-790-3040 or email them at: info@capecodfoundation.org. Also, visit our website at www.capecodfoundation.org.

The Falmouth Fund is a permanent endowment of the Cape Cod Foundation, 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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