Creating A Responsible Environment (CARE) for the Cape and Islands announces that grant applications for 2022 projects are now being accepted through February.
Proposals must meet specific criteria and fit within at least one of seven funding themes, some of which include Environmental Education, Environmental Stewardship, Food and Culture, Reduce and Reuse and Sense of Place. To be considered for CARE for the Cape and Islands funding you must be a 501c3 organization and the project must directly affect visitors’ experiences.
Previous grants have been awarded for projects throughout Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. CARE has awarded grants providing education about native food and pollinators, permanent historical art exhibits and to a variety of nonprofits for water bottle filling stations to help reduce the use of single use plastic bottles. Recent grants also helped with the development of the Mayflower Compact interpretive display at Pilgrim Heights, Cape Cod National Seashore in Truro and development of the Codfish Park Historical Walking Tour in Nantucket.
“As we prepare to celebrate CARE’s 10th anniversary we are proud to have awarded more than 50 grants that help to fulfill our mission, to inspire stewardship that supports the long-term sustainability of the region” said Jill Talladay, CARE’s founder and executive director. “Through contributions of “time, talent and treasure” and mindful actions, this beautiful place will be preserved for future generations.”
A complete description of the grant criteria and information on previously funded projects can be found on CARE’s website.
Selected projects will be announced in the spring. For more information about CARE and partnership opportunities, visit careforthecapeandislands.org.