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The Cape Cod Foundation Joins Partners in COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts

South Yarmouth—The Cape Cod Foundation has joined local partners working to support the community during the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak.

The organization has made initial investments of $5,000 to the Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund, a program of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, to support immediate individual needs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and $5,000 to the Cape and Islands United Way for immediate support to nonprofit organizations whose clients are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this

In addition, The Cape Cod Foundation has allocated $100,000 in discretionary money to seed a Strategic Emergency Response Fund, which will provide immediate and long-term funding to support the continued operation of vital Cape Cod nonprofit organizations as they address the evolving impacts of COVID-19 on the health, economy, and vitality of our community.

“We live in an amazing community where people are ready to step up, work together, and help their neighbors. We know the needs will continue to evolve, and we are so grateful, and proud, to support the organizations in the community that are immediately serving our residents and providing critical services and needed financial relief during this difficult time,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation.

“We also know that to battle something on this scale requires a tiered, multi-pronged approach. As the community foundation for Barnstable County, our role is to not only provide resources to support the needs of today, but to provide resources as the needs of the community change.

With that in mind, the Strategic Emergency Response Fund compliments the efforts of our colleagues on the front lines by providing needed operational support to our local nonprofits now and after this emergency” added O’Malley.

O’Malley also said that the Foundation is exploring how to work with existing grantees to release them from the original restrictions of their grants and repurpose funds since many may not be able to accomplish their original goals.

For more information about The Cape Cod Foundation Strategic Emergency Response Fund, including how to donate, visit

For more information about the Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund, including how to donate, visit

For more information about the Cape and Islands United Way Community Response Fund, including how to donate, visit

The Cape Cod Foundation also encourages those wanting to support their favorite nonprofits to donate to them directly during this time of need.

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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