The Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) Giving Circle recently awarded $10,000 in grants to six local nonprofits serving the Cape Cod community.
“The Giving Circle Grant Program helps CCYP expand its community impact by funding creative projects and programs that address key needs for young professionals age 45-and-under on Cape Cod, like year-round housing, child care, and career development,” said CCYP Chief Executive Officer Lauren Barker. “We are pleased to support these programs, which each meet a critical need for young workers in our community.”
Launched in 2015 in partnership with The Cape Cod Foundation, CCYP’s Giving Circle is a unique collective giving program that pools charitable donations from nearly 100 monthly and annual donors to amplify impact and make a tangible difference in the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod. Since its inception, the Giving Circle has awarded a total of $30,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits while also supporting CCYP’s ongoing efforts to connect, engage, and advance young professionals on Cape Cod.
“CCYP’s Giving Circle beautifully illustrates how, by working together, we can advance the critical work of local nonprofit organizations each year and build resources for the future,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation.
Giving Circle donors can choose their level of involvement in the annual grant-making process by identifying funding priorities, reviewing applications, and advising in the final grant selection.
This year’s recipients are:
Cape Cod Child Development, $1,000
To support the translation of Pre-School, Family Child Care, and School Age program informational documents and online applications into both Spanish and Portuguese.
Cape Cod Children’s Place, $2,000
To provide scholarships for childcare for working families. Funds will be available to help subsidize the cost of early education and care at a licensed early education center or licensed family daycare provider in our region that has been chosen by the family to care for their children.
Community Development Partnership, $2,000
To support the Community Housing Partnership, a comprehensive community-based strategy to build municipal capacity and public support for affordable housing. The Partnership also aims to equip low- to moderate-income residents, business and community leaders, and local elected and appointed officials with the knowledge and skills to support the creation of more affordable housing on Cape Cod.
Housing Assistance Corporation, $2,000
To support the Rental Conversion program initiative which will seek to incentivize second homeowners on Cape Cod to convert their homes to year-round rentals.
Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, $1,000
To support “Tyke Hikes: Educating Children, Supporting Caregivers, Enhancing Family Life,” a free, enrichment program for Outer Cape preschool children and their parents or caregivers.
YMCA Cape Cod, $2,000
To support the childcare program located at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, which offers affordable childcare and an age-appropriate developmental preschool education to children of families living in Cape Cod Tech’s twelve-town district.
For information about Cape Cod Young Professionals and the Giving Circle, visit capecodyoungprofessionals.org/givingcircle. Anyone interested in donating to the CCYP Giving Circle can call The Cape Cod Foundation at 508.790.3040, donate online at capecodfoundation.org, or mail a check, payable to CCYP Giving Circle, to: The Cape Cod Foundation 261 Whites Path, Unit 2, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664.
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