The Falmouth Fund Awards $100,000 In Grants To 24 Organizations

Filed Under: Non Profit News, Philanthropy

The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently announced its 2023 grants, awarding $100,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations whose vital programs serve thousands of children, adults, and seniors — all while contributing to a healthy and vibrant town.

“We remain deeply impressed by the resourcefulness of our nonprofit community partners as they both respond to new opportunities and manage ongoing challenges,” said Sharon Nunes, Advisory Committee Chair. “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary impact that their work has had — and continues to have — in the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.”

Nunes said that the ongoing generosity of donors makes it possible for The Falmouth Fund to support impactful programs across the Falmouth community. She said the Fund supports organizations working in the areas of health and human services; education, youth, and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment.

Since 2010, The Falmouth Fund has invested more than $1.1 million into the Falmouth Community.

Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, said, “The Town Fund model is a highly effective way for a community, like Falmouth, to work together to expand impact.  As a permanent endowment fund, it generates resources for annual grantmaking in perpetuity, benefitting residents now and for generations to come.”

The 2023 grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Amazing Grace of Cape Cod, $8,000

To support youth impacted by family incarceration

Association to Preserve Cape Cod, $5,000

To support the completion of the Childs River restoration project

Behavioral Health Innovators, Inc., $5,000

To provide a positive alternative to school suspension

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

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


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc., $5,000

To support one-to-one mentoring relationships in Falmouth

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

To support Falmouth youth participation at the Boys & Girls Club

Cape Abilities, $3,500

To support the Falmouth Farm Market job experience

Calmer Choice, $10,000

To support comprehensive mindfulness programs in Falmouth elementary schools

College Light Opera Company, $2,500

To support free community shows in Falmouth

Colorful Kidz Inc., $2,000

To provide room makeovers for children in need

Duffy Health Center, $2,500

To support the In From the Streets program for those experiencing homelessness in winter

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc., $5,000

To support the Meals on Wheels program

Falmouth Art Center, $2,500

To support the summer camp program for children

Falmouth Band Parents, $2,500

To support the purchase of a tuba for the Falmouth High School music program

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, $2,000

To support the 2023 concert season

Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green, $2,000

To support the Discovery Backpack project

Falmouth Housing Trust, $3,000

To support organizational infrastructure

Falmouth Jazz, Inc., $2,000

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

Falmouth Volunteers In Public Schools, $1,500

To support student volunteerism in the community

Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break Inc., $3,500

To support the needs of Falmouth veterans

Marine Biological Laboratory, $2,000

To support the Falmouth Forum lecture series

Penikese Island School, $9,000

To support the Penikese Island Discovery Days program for all Falmouth sixth graders

Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., $1,500

To support the 2023 season

YMCA Cape Cod, $5,000

To support the after-school programs at Falmouth’s four elementary schools

Learn more about The Falmouth Fund at To support The Falmouth Fund, donate online at, or mail a check, payable to The Falmouth Fund, to: The Cape Cod Foundation, 261 Whites Path, Unit 2, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664.