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The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation Awards Additional $100,000 in Grants

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded $100,000 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations whose programs address critical and basic human needs.

“We recognize the enormous and ongoing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our families, friends, and neighbors,” said Sharon Nunes, Advisory Committee Chair. “With this round of proactive grants, our goal is to provide extra support for some of our community’s most pressing needs, including food and financial security, mental health programs, housing for the homeless, services for seniors, and access to affordable childcare.”

Nunes said The Falmouth Fund remains committed to working with area nonprofit
organizations to both support immediate needs and to participate in the longer-term rebuilding and recovery process across the community. “We are inspired by our nonprofit leaders and confident that they will continue to meet challenges head-on and leverage new opportunities as we move forward,” she added.

Nunes credits the generosity of donors for The Falmouth Fund’s ability to make these awards in addition to the $100,000 that was awarded in February 2021 to 30 nonprofit organizations working across all areas of the Falmouth community: health and human services; education, youth and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment. Since 2010, The Falmouth Fund has invested more than $900,000 back into the Falmouth community.

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

“Through a long-term strategic plan and investment strategy, The Falmouth Fund can 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,” O’Malley said.

The Falmouth Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, $10,000
To provide services and support for Falmouth patients and families struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s

Amazing Grace of Cape Cod Inc., $10,000
To support the summer camp program for Falmouth children who have a family member who is incarcerated

Belonging to Each Other, Inc., $10,000
In support of its goal to end homelessness in Falmouth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, $5,000
In support of programs serving Falmouth youth

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, $5,000
In support of programs serving Falmouth youth

Cape Abilities, $2,500
In support of services for Falmouth clients

Child & Family Services, Inc., $5,000
In support of services for Falmouth families

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, $10,000
To support the Meals on Wheels program for Falmouth residents

Falmouth Service Center, $5,000
In support of financial relief for Falmouth residents as the rent and mortgage moratorium lifts

Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), $2,500
In support of mentoring programs in the Falmouth Public Schools

Gosnold, Inc., $5,000
In support of the program that provides counselors in Falmouth schools

Neighborhood Falmouth, $5,000
To provide scholarship assistance for programs that help Falmouth seniors who wish to stay in their homes

The Samaritans on Cape Cod & the Islands, $2,500
In support of their outreach programs to combat suicide risk

Upper Cape Chaplaincy, $2,500
In support of three interfaith chaplains to support families, staff, and patients at Falmouth Hospital and four skilled nursing facilities

WellStrong, $10,000
To support health and mental/physical fitness programs for Falmouth residents in recovery

Woods Hole Child Center, $5,000
To assist with increased costs for childcare due to the pandemic

YMCA Cape Cod, $5,000
To assist with the voucher program to offset costs of childcare for Falmouth families

To support The Falmouth Fund, donate online at www.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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