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The Falmouth Fund Awards $100,000 in Grants

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded $100,000 in grants to 30 nonprofit organizations whose vital programs benefit thousands of people across the Falmouth community.

“We recognize the enormous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our families, friends, and neighbors — as well as the nonprofit organizations that support them,” said Sharon Nunes, Advisory Committee Chair. “We remain most impressed by the creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience that these nonprofit leaders have demonstrated to meet the challenges head-on.”

Nunes said The Falmouth Fund supports all areas of the Falmouth community: health and human services; education, youth and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment.

“We recognize that there will be additional challenges and opportunities and we remain committed to our ongoing collaboration to both support immediate needs and to participate in the rebuilding and recovery process,” added Nunes.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, since 2010, we have invested more than $800,000 back into the Falmouth community,” said Nunes. “We are extremely grateful for their continued support.”

Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation said The Falmouth Fund is demonstrating the collective impact of a Community Fund.

“Their long-term investment strategy allows them to effectively respond to emergent needs, like those caused by the pandemic, while still planning for the future. This is the power of a community, like Falmouth, coming together — and it’s both inspiring and important.”

The 2021 grants were awarded to the following organizations:

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Inc., $5,000
To fight the opioid crisis

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center, Inc., $6,000
To provide free remote services for Falmouth’s Alzheimer’s/Dementia community

Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Inc., $2,000
To support the Falmouth Pond Health program

Belonging to Each Other, Inc., $10,000
To provide temporary cold-weather housing and support for Falmouth homeless individuals during the pandemic

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc., $5,000
To support one-to-one mentoring programs

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Inc., $5,000
To support programs for youth and teens

Calmer Choice, $7,500
To provide virtual programming in the Falmouth elementary schools

Cape Abilities, $3,000
To support its community-based vocational day support program

Cape Arts & Entertainment/Cape Symphony, $2,500
For general operating support

Cape Cod Theatre Project, $1,000
To support virtual experiences for the 2021 season

Child & Family Services, $1,800
To support activities for Falmouth at-risk youth

College Light Opera Company, $1,000
To support the 2021 summer season

Community Health Center of Cape Cod, $8,000
To provide increased access to integrated care and COVID-19 testing in Falmouth

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, $5,000
To support the Senior Nutrition Program, Meals-on-Wheels

Falmouth Art Center, $2,500
For general operational support

Falmouth Chorale, 1,000
To support small group singing activities

Falmouth Community Television, $1,500
To support the Virtualization Assistance Project

Falmouth Theatre Guild, $2,000
For COVID-19 safety compliance improvements

Farming Falmouth, $3,000
To support the community garden effort

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, $5,000
To provide solar panels for the Falmouth Build 2021 project

Highfield Hall & Gardens, $2,000
For general operating support

Marine Biological Laboratory, $2,000
To support the Falmouth Forum lecture series

Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc., $1,000
To support the Knob Restoration project

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands, $1,700
To purchase crisis line, remote answering technology

Sea Education Association, $2,500
To support the summer diversity program

WE CAN Corporation, $4,588
To support work/career and financial empowerment services for Falmouth residents

Wellstrong, Inc., $5,000
To support wellness and connection opportunities during a time of isolation

Woods Hole Film Festival, $1,000
To support the 30th Woods Hole Film Festival in 2021

Woods Hole Historical Collection & Museum, $1,250
To support summer internships

YMCA Cape Cod, $1,500
To create a nature-based art classroom

To support The Falmouth Fund, donate online at falmouthfund.org, or mail a check, payable to The Falmouth Fund, to: The Cape Cod Foundation, 261 Whites Path, Unit 2, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664.

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

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