The Falmouth Fund Distributes More Than $40,000 to Support Local Nonprofit Organizations
The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has distributed $42,500 to five local nonprofit organizations that are addressing basic human needs, including food, healthcare, and housing for diverse, vulnerable populations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
“We are most grateful to our generous donors who have supported The Falmouth Fund’s new fundraising initiative to respond to the pandemic,” said Sharon Nunes, Chair of The Falmouth Fund. She added that the Fund made its first grant of $10,000 in April to The Falmouth Service Center to support the significant increase in demand for its food and financial assistance programs.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations in August to help them meet priority needs imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Belonging To Each Other, Inc. $5,000
To support cold weather housing and meals for the homeless
Community Health Center of Cape Cod, $7,500
To support Behavioral and Mental Health programs for Falmouth residents
Falmouth Public Schools, $7,500
To support materials, programs, or equipment that allow schools to adapt to the shifting needs of educating students
Falmouth Service Center, $7,500
To provide ongoing food and financial support for families
To support its substance use disorder and recovery programs
“We are so impressed by the incredible work of all of the nonprofit organizations in our community that are responding with creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience to the current challenges,” said Nunes. “The Falmouth Fund is committed to our ongoing collaboration to both support immediate needs and ultimately participate in the rebuilding and recovery process.”
Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation said that The Falmouth Fund is demonstrating the impact and power of a community-based Town Fund. “Their ability to respond to emergent needs during challenging times and continue long-term investment in the community is both important and inspiring,” she said.
Since 2010, The Falmouth Fund has invested over $718,000 back into the Falmouth community. The Fund supports local nonprofits that positively impact Falmouth in key areas: health and human services; education, youth and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment.
Anyone interested in contributing to The Falmouth Fund can 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.
Together, we have invested more than $80 million in grants and scholarships in the Cape Cod Community. For good.
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