The Cape Cod Foundation Awards Additional $650,000 From Strategic Emergency Response Fund to Support 23 Nonprofits
South Yarmouth—The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded an additional $650,000 from its Strategic Emergency Response Fund to support 23 nonprofit organizations providing critical programs and services to residents across Cape Cod.
“We are building resources for the community in two ways,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “We are actively fundraising with local partners and individual donors who are deeply invested in the welfare of Cape Cod. We are also applying for grants available to community foundations throughout the Commonwealth in order to bring additional resources to Cape Cod it would not have otherwise.”
The following organizations received a total of $210,000 to support food security and access and mental and physical health care programs across the region: Cape Cod Council of Churches; Cape Cod Family Table Collaborative; Cape Kid Meals; Cape Cod Military Support Foundation; Community Development Partnership; Community Health Center of Cape Cod; Duffy Health Center; Family Pantry of Cape Cod; Harbor Community Health Center; and Outer Cape Health Services.
To date, the Foundation has applied for and received two Community Foundation Grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development totaling $671,322.
“These funds from the State have been earmarked for low-income Cape Cod households who are experiencing severe economic hardship due to the pandemic. The direct financial assistance supports food, childcare, healthcare, housing/shelter, utilities, transportation, technology for remote work/school, and other basic human needs,” O’Malley said.
The following organizations received a total of $450,000 during the first round of grantmaking from the state grant: Cape Cod Children’s Place; Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc.; Catholic Social Services of Fall River; Fishing Partnership Support Services; Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing; Homeless Prevention Council; Housing Assistance Corporation; Health Imperatives; Independence House; Kennedy Donovan Center; Lower Cape Outreach Council;
and Monomoy Community Services.
“Those in need should contact these organizations directly to see if they are eligible to receive financial assistance and access to other resources,” O’Malley added.
The Foundation has raised $2.86 million and distributed $1.86 million to nonprofit organizations through its Strategic Emergency Response Fund since it was established at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. O’Malley said more grants that provide direct financial support to residents in need, along with grants to nonprofits for operational and capacity-building support, are planned.
The Foundation’s current “Respond, Rebuild & Reimagine” Community Challenge has raised $1,281,944 in donations and is now $218,056 from meeting its $1.5 million goal.
To learn more about or donate to the Foundation’s Strategic Emergency Response Fund, visit capecodfoundation.org.
Together, we have invested more than $80 million in grants and scholarships in the Cape Cod Community. For good.
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