November 19, 2017
 
Cape Cod Foundation Gives Grants for Young Professionals

September 2, 2017 — The Cape Cod Foundation, based in South Yarmouth, last week announced grants to five nonprofit organizations with projects and programs that advance the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod.

The Cape Cod Foundation said the grants, from its Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) Giving Circle fund, aims to support local organizations and programs working to help young professionals on Cape Cod shape a vibrant, healthy Cape community.

“Our circle has grown to over 100 community members, and together we invite anyone to join the CCYP Giving Circle movement,” said Matt Cronin, board president of CCYP. “We have invested $20,000 in key programs run by dynamic local nonprofits that are central to the mission of CCYP and the future of Cape Cod. Together we share a vision, and make a collective impact.”

The CCYP Giving Circle Fund enables its members to collectively award grants and assume an active role in funding “Shape the Cape” initiatives.

The 2017 grant recipients are:
  • Cape Cod Child Development: $1500, to support training and mentoring for Family Child Care Providers. The Family Child Care Program engages licensed child care workers to provide high-quality child care in their homes for lower-income working families across Cape Cod.

  • Cape Cod Children’s Place: $2,500, to subsidize the cost of early education and care for children of working families who are on the long waiting list for State vouchers or fall just outside the income qualifications.

  • Community Development Partnership: $2,500, to support the new Community Housing Partnership, a comprehensive community-based strategy to build municipal capacity & public support for affordable housing.

  • Housing Assistance Corporation: $1,500, to offset the cost of free Consumer Education Center classes for participants: Creating a Budget, Rebuilding Your Credit, and Community Resources.

  • WE CAN: $2,000, to support Year 2 of the GROW (Get Results with Others Wisdom) Group, a professionally-lead learning and sharing experience for 6-8 women who are working to strengthen
CCYP was founded in 2005 based on the idea that Cape Cod could benefit from an organization of young people dedicated to the betterment of the region.

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