The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation Awards $120,000 in Grants
$1.2 Million+ Invested in the Community Since 2010

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently announced its 2024 grant recipients, awarding $120,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations supporting all areas of community life: health and human services; education, youth, and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment.

Sharon Nunes, Chair of The Falmouth Fund Advisory Committee, said, “The generosity of our donors has enabled us to support a broad range of organizations developing and delivering vital and innovative programs that serve thousands of children, adults, and seniors in Falmouth.”
Nunes said this is the 15th year The Falmouth Fund has distributed grants to local nonprofits, growing its annual awards from $15,000 in 2010 to $120,000 this year. Since inception, the fund has invested more than $1.2 million in 97 nonprofits serving the Falmouth community.
She added, “In my ten years with The Falmouth Fund, I have seen the growth and continued impact the nonprofits have in our community. We are humbled by the work they do every day and honored to support them.”

Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, said The Falmouth Fund demonstrates the impact of a community working together.  “Since The Falmouth Fund was established as an endowment, they can make grants annually and into the future, helping to ensure a healthy and vibrant community.”

This year’s grant recipients are:

Alzheimers Family Support Center, $1,500
To support the family ceramics program at the Falmouth Art Center

Amazing Grace of Cape Cod, $8,000
To support Falmouth youth impacted by family incarceration

Arts Falmouth Events, $2,500
To support annual community events highlighting Falmouth artists and musicians

Behavioral Health Innovators, $5,000
To support the PASS program in Falmouth High School: Positive Alternative to Student Suspension

Belonging to Each Other, $7,500
To provide cold weather housing and case management support for those experiencing homelessness in Falmouth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands, $2,500
To support one-to-one mentoring relationships in Falmouth

Colorful Kidz, $2,000
To provide room makeovers for Falmouth children in need

College Light Opera Company, $5,000
To support theatre internship programs for students at Falmouth High School and Falmouth Academy

Consumer Assistance Council, $5,000
To support community education and outreach to the Falmouth community

Elder Services of Cape Cod & The Islands, $4,000 
To support the Meals on Wheels program for Falmouth residents

Falmouth Band Parents, $2,000  
To support the purchase of marching band jackets

Falmouth Bike Lab, $1,500
To support the purchase of bike lights, bike helmets, and high visibility vests

Falmouth Chorale, $3,000
To support the spring 2024 concert “Et Lux Perpetua”

Falmouth Housing Trust, $5,000
To support Phase 1 of the New Projects program for housing on Waquoit Highway

Falmouth Service Center, $10,000
To support the purchase of fresh food from local organizations, supplementing food allocations from the Boston Food Bank

Falmouth Theatre Guild, $4,000
To support the purchase of LED lights to enhance the theatre experience

Farming Falmouth, $10,000
To support expansion of the program currently growing food for the Falmouth Service Center

Friends Of Nobska Light, $3,000
To support the volunteer education and training program

Highfield Hall & Gardens, $5,000
To support the Woodwell Climate Research Center Visiting Artist program

LINK – Linking Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Knowledge, $8,000
To support the 2024 educational program on Wampanoag history and culture

Penikese Island School, $8,000
To support the Penikese Island Discovery Days program for all Falmouth sixth graders

Sustainable Cape, $5,000
To support the Nutrition Incentive Program at the Falmouth Farmers’ Market

The 300 Committee Land Trust, $5,000
To support Falmouth’s land conservation through the TerraCorps program

Woods Hole Film Festival, $2,500
To support video streaming for the 2024 season

YMCA Cape Cod, $5,000
To support summer camp scholarships for Falmouth students

The Falmouth Fund, established in 2009, has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to 97 nonprofit organizations pursuing important projects in health and human services; education, youth, and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment — all for the benefit of Falmouth and its citizens. The Falmouth Fund is a permanent endowment fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.

The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership. It was founded in 1989 and is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year. Since inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $100 million in grants and scholarships.