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Strategic Emergency Response Fund Grant Recipients

All grants to nonprofit organizations are in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center
To support a dedicated staff consultant who will teach participants how to use the required technology to access remote services

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
To support the Arts Relief Fund

Association to Preserve Cape Cod
To continue programming

Barnstable Public Schools
To support social and emotional learning needs for local youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands
To continue programming

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod
To continue programming

Brazilian Presbyterian Church*
To provide food cards to members of the Brazilian community

Calmer Choice
To continue programming

Canaan Seventh Day Adventist Church

Cape Abilities*
To support additional hours for residential and front-line staff providing in-home, round-the-clock care to residents; to support technology for delivery of virtual programs or other needs related to COVID-19 relief

Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Council*
To support the food pantry and mobile food delivery program for veterans; to purchase a refrigerated box truck to improve service

Cape Cod Children’s Place*
To provide food cards, gas cards, diapers and other direct emergency support to client families

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance

Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation*
To provide emergency support to students 

Cape Cod Council of Churches*
To provide food, shelter, clothing, diapers, formula, and other basic human needs; to support the Faith Family Kitchen which provides prepared meals for individuals and families three night per week

Cape Cod Family Table Collaborative*
To purchase food and supplies for collaborative serving 800+ meals in the community per week; to provide homemade Thanksgiving meals to residents in need.

Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation General Fund
To support COVID-19 relief

Cape Cod Literacy Council
To continue programming

Cape Cod Military Support Foundation*
To support the food pantry and mobile food delivery program serving active military and veterans on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
To provide direct economic support to qualifying individuals and households for costs related to meeting basic human needs

Cape Cod Seventh Day Adventist Church
To support a food pantry that primarily serves the Haitian and Jamaican immigrant community on Cape Cod, among others.

Cape Kid Meals*
To provide food and expand services to children/families over the weekends 

Catholic Social Service of Fall River*
To provide immediate financial assistance to immigrants on Cape Cod

Center for Coastal Studies
To continue programming

CHAMP Homes*
To provide food and increase safety measures for homeless residents living in close proximity

Child and Family Services
To support COVID-19 relief

Church of the Holy Spirit*
To support the Food4Kids program which provides food to families at eight pick-up sites on the Lower and Outer Cape during the summer

Commercial Kitchen Coop of Cape Cod, Inc.

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands
To provide food cards for families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday

Community Connections*
To purchase personal protection equipment and other supplies needed to re-open; to purchase supplies and other necessities to deliver virtual programming

Community Development Partnership
To provide technical assistance and training to small business owners; to administer a forgivable loan fund for small businesses owned by Lower Cape residents in low- to moderate-income brackets

Duffy Health Center*
To adapt program delivery and services to meet current client needs; to provide food for homeless individuals living on the street and in shelters/motels; to support a shower program for unsheltered homeless

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands*
To support the expansion of the Meals on Wheels program and other critical services

Family Pantry of Cape Cod*
To support the food pantry and mobile food pantry which serves senior citizens in five towns on the Lower/Outer Cape, an area with a high percentage of food insecure elders

Falmouth Service Center*
To provide emergency financial assistance to residents; to support the food pantry, mobile food pantry, and the “To Go Grocery Program” partnered with the local Council on Aging to deliver food to elders in need

Fishing Partnership Support Services*
To provide food cards and financial assistance for rent, utilities, and other needs to fishing families on Cape Cod

Food 4 Kids

Friends of the Bourne Council on Aging, Inc.-Bourne Friends Food Pantry*
To purchase food for the pantry and meal delivery program

Gosnold, Inc.*
To purchase personal protection equipment to increase safety when screening clients entering detox; to provide hazard pay for front-line staff; to support expansion of recovery coaching and school-based counseling

Harbor Health for Harbor Community Health Center
To adapt program delivery and services to meet current needs

Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homeless*
To provide financial support for rent, utilities, transportation, and other emergency needs

Health Imperatives
To provide direct economic support to qualifying individuals and households for costs related to meeting basic human needs

Health Ministry
To support vaccine education and outreach and other services available to the Brazilian community on Cape Cod.

Homeless Prevention Council*
To increase capacity for case managers responding to increased demand for support

Housing Assistance Corporation*
To support basic needs, safety measures, and staffing in four family shelters; to provide direct rental assistance for families in the HomeBASE program to help them stay in their homes; to provide rental assistance for currently homeless individuals in need of safe housing

Independence House*
To provide emergency shelter and other basic needs for survivors of domestic violence or other clients impacted by COVID-19

Kennedy Donovan Center*
To provide food cards and other emergency financial assistance to client families; to purchase additional personal protection equipment for Center; to provide hazard pay for frontline staff in four residential sites

Latham Centers*
To purchase personal protection equipment for Center; to purchase a temperature and tracking system for staff, residents, and visitors; to provide hazard pay for front-line staff

Love Live Local

Lower Cape Outreach Council*
To provide food through the nine food pantries and mobile delivery program

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation

Monomoy Community Services
To provide direct economic support to qualifying individuals and households for costs related to meeting basic human needs

National Alliance on Mental Illness Cape Cod*
To support an additional staff person to respond to the increase in help line calls which have more than tripled since the start of the health crisis; to purchase four new computer monitors with cameras to facilitate remote outreach and the development of new hybrid models of service.

Outer Cape Health Services
To adapt its food delivery and services to meet current needs; to support the organization’s diaper bank

Salvation Army Hyannis*
To buy food for the pantry and to provide prepared meals

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands
To support a more robust website that will serve as an information hub for all constituents and offer enhanced fundraising and donor functionality.

Sandwich Food Pantry*
To purchase food for the pantry

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown*
To support the food pantry and meal delivery service

Sustainable Cape-Center for Agricultural Preservation and Education
To address food insecurity and support access to local produce

The Community Health Center of Cape Cod
To adapt program delivery and services to meet current needs

The Family Table Collaborative

WE CAN Corporation
To continue programming


Yarmouth Food Pantry*
To purchase food for pantry

YMCA Cape Cod/Childcare Services*
To support an emergency childcare program for essential workers; to support food, packaging, and delivery for 20 summer camp meal sites

*Indicates nonprofit organizations whose grants are supported fully or in part with funding received by The Cape Cod Foundation from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund supports those across the state most impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, focusing on essential frontline workers and vulnerable populations including the homeless, immigrant populations, people with disabilities, and those facing food insecurity. The Fund works in concert with regional community foundations and nonprofit leaders who partner with local leaders to understand the response and relief landscape, strategically filling in where gaps are pronounced. For more information, visit MACOVID19RELIEFFUND.ORG.

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