]The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has distributed $42,500 to five local nonprofit organizations that are addressing basic human needs, including food, healthcare, and housing for diverse, vulnerable populations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
“We are most grateful to our generous donors who have supported The Falmouth Fund’s new fundraising initiative to respond to the pandemic,” said Sharon Nunes, chair of The Falmouth Fund.
She added that the fund made its first grant of $10,000 in April to The Falmouth Service Center to support the significant increase in demand for its food and financial assistance programs.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations in August to help them meet priority needs imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Belonging To Each Other, Inc. $5,000 to support cold weather housing and meals for the homeless
- Community Health Center of Cape Cod, $7,500, to support behavioral and mental health programs for Falmouth residents;
- Falmouth Public Schools, $7,500 to support materials, programs, or equipment that allow schools to adapt to the shifting needs of educating students;
- Falmouth Service Center, $7,500 to provide ongoing food and financial support for families; and
- WellStrong, $5,000 to support its substance use disorder and recovery programs
Since 2010, The Falmouth Fund has invested more than $718,000 back into the Falmouth community. The fund supports local nonprofits that positively impact Falmouth in key areas: health and human services; education, youth and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment.
Anyone interested in contributing to The Falmouth Fund can 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.