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 that 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
“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.
To learn more about or donate to the Foundation’s Strategic Emergency Response Fund, visit