The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded $100,000 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations whose programs address critical and basic human needs.
“We recognize the enormous and ongoing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our families, friends, and neighbors,” said Sharon Nunes, advisory committee chair. “With this round of proactive grants, our goal is to provide extra support for some of our community’s most pressing needs, including food and financial security, mental health programs, housing for the homeless, services for seniors, and access to affordable childcare.”
Nunes credits the generosity of donors for The Falmouth Fund’s ability to make these awards in addition to the $100,000 that was awarded in February 2021 to 30 nonprofit organizations working across all areas of the Falmouth community: health and human services; education, youth and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment. Since 2010, The Falmouth Fund has invested more than $900,000 back into the Falmouth community.
The Falmouth Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:
- Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, $10,000 To provide services and support for Falmouth patients and families struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Amazing Grace of Cape Cod Inc., $10,000 To support the summer camp program for Falmouth children who have a family member who is incarcerated.
- Belonging to Each Other, Inc., $10,000 In support of its goal to end homelessness in Falmouth.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, $5,000 In support of programs serving Falmouth youth.
- Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, $5,000 In support of programs serving Falmouth youth.
- Cape Abilities, $2,500 In support of services for Falmouth clients.
- Child & Family Services, Inc., $5,000 In support of services for Falmouth families.
- Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, $10,000 To support the Meals on Wheels program for Falmouth residents.
- Falmouth Service Center, $5,000 In support of financial relief for Falmouth residents as the rent and mortgage moratorium lifts.
- Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), $2,500 In support of mentoring programs in the Falmouth Public Schools.
- Gosnold, Inc., $5,000 In support of the program that provides counselors in Falmouth schools.
- Neighborhood Falmouth, $5,000 To provide scholarship assistance for programs that help Falmouth seniors who wish to stay in their homes.
- The Samaritans on Cape Cod & the Islands, $2,500 In support of their outreach programs to combat suicide risk.
- Upper Cape Chaplaincy, $2,500 In support of three interfaith chaplains to support families, staff, and patients at Falmouth Hospital and four skilled nursing facilities.
- WellStrong, $10,000 To support health and mental/physical fitness programs for Falmouth residents in recovery.
- Woods Hole Child Center, $5,000 To assist with increased costs for childcare due to the pandemic.
- YMCA Cape Cod, $5,000 To assist with the voucher program to offset costs of childcare for Falmouth families.
To support The Falmouth Fund, donate online at www.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.