Falmouth Fund Awards $100K To 25 Nonprofits

Filed Under: Non Profit News, Philanthropy

The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently announced its 2022 grants, awarding $100,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations whose vital programs serve thousands of children, adults and seniors.

With the 2022 grants, The Falmouth Fund has also reached a significant milestone: the investment of more than $1 million back into the community over the past 13 years.

“While we are gratified by these accomplishments, we are most proud of the profound impact that our nonprofit colleagues have had — and continue to have — in the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors,” said Sharon Nunes, Advisory Committee Chair.

Nunes added that it is the ongoing generosity of donors who make it possible for The Falmouth Fund to both support immediate needs and respond to future opportunities. She said The Falmouth Fund supports organizations working in the areas of health and human services; education, youth, and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment.

“We also recognize the enormous impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have across our community, and we remain committed to collaborating with our nonprofit colleagues in the recovery and rebuilding process,” said Nunes.

Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, said The Falmouth Fund demonstrates both the power and the spirit of a Town Fund.

“Their long-term investment strategy allows them to build resources while also deploying them to important projects. And, they are demonstrating the inspiration and strength of a community, like Falmouth, working together.”

The 2022 Capacity Building Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Calmer Choice, $10,000

To support comprehensive mindfulness in Falmouth schools, including a return to in-classroom activities, volunteer training, and development of a pilot program for at-risk students

Community Health Center, $5,000

To address social determinants of health for residents of Falmouth through a Community Health Worker who will connect clients with needed resources and vital community services

Farming Falmouth, $10,000

To support Growing Together, an educational event and digital content series that includes hands-on workshops, classes, and guest speakers

Falmouth Jazz, Inc., $3,000

To support live jazz in Falmouth through social media and marketing efforts

Falmouth Volunteers In Public Schools, $2,500

To support the development of an organizational communications strategy

WellStrong, Inc., $7,000

To support increased hours for a Strategic Partnership Coordinator, who will develop and manage partnerships and projects that are critical to the organization’s service provision and growth

The 2022 Program Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, $2,000

To expand access to free fentanyl testing to reduce fatal overdoses

Belonging to Each Other, Inc., $10,000

To provide cold weather housing and case management support for those experiencing homelessness in Falmouth

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Inc., $5,000

To support approximately 150 Falmouth children and teens to participate in extracurricular activities

Buzzards Bay Coalition, $2,500

To support outdoor exploration with Falmouth Public School youth

College Light Opera Company, $2,000

To support free community shows in Falmouth for 500 attendees

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc., $3,000

To support Meals on Wheels programming for approximately 300 Falmouth residents

Falmouth Art Center, $2,500

To support art engagement programming for adults receiving community-based mental health services

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, $2,000

To support the 2022 concert season

Falmouth Chorale, $2,000

To support the production and performance of the concert, The Dance of Life

Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green, $3,000

To support Without Julia, a cultural and educational program about the historic Dr. Francis Wicks House

Falmouth Housing Trust, $5,000

To support the Pheasant Lane affordable housing project

Falmouth Theatre Guild, $2,124

To support technology purchases that are essential for the organization’s operations and programming

Falmouth Water Stewards, $2,500

To support cyanobacteria monitoring in Falmouth ponds and community educational outreach

Highfield Hall & Gardens, $2,000

To support the launch of a year-round Indigenous Peoples Awareness Program, including educational exhibits, events, and partnership development

Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break Inc., $2,500

To support social media outreach and engagement for veterans and military families

Marine Biological Laboratory, $2,000

To support the Falmouth Forum lecture series which provides accessible cultural and educational programming to the Falmouth community

Oyster Pond Environmental Trust, $3,500

To support water quality monitoring and management planning for Oyster Pond

WE CAN Corporation, $4,100

To provide legal, employment, and financial empowerment services for Falmouth residents through workshops and personalized support

Wings For Falmouth Families, $5,000

To provide aid packages and financial support to Falmouth families in need

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