September 22, 2019
 
Cape Cod Foundation Grants $90K to 11 Area Nonprofits

August 5, 2019 — The Cape Cod Foundation, based in South Yarmouth, last week announced it received $90,000 from a private charitable foundation and subsequently awarded the funds to 11 nonprofit organizations addressing hunger and homelessness on Cape Cod.

Kristin O’Malley, president and chief executive officer of The Cape Cod Foundation said, “These grants helped several nonprofits with centralized and mobile food pantries purchase commercial-grade refrigerators or freezers to increase their fresh food distribution to clients. They also helped purchase new windows, doors and other security improvements for local shelters.”

She add that the grants also supported the purchase of dining tables and chairs for a community kitchen, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system repairs for a shelter, and solar panels for two affordable homes built by Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.

The following organizations received up to $10,000 each for capital expenditures:
  • Cape Cod Council of Churches, Hyannis
  • Cape Cod Military Support Foundation,
  • Catholic Social Services of Fall River for St. Joseph’s Shelters, Hyannis
  • Champ Homes, Hyannis
  • The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, Harwich
  • Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, Yarmouth Port
  • Homeless Prevention Council, Orleans
  • Housing Assistance Corporation, Hyannis
  • Independence House, Hyannis
  • Lower Cape Outreach Council, Orleans
  • The Salvation Army, Hyannis
“When we learned about this grant opportunity, we made it a top priority to apply,” said O’Malley. “As a community foundation, we have a broad overview of the needs within our community, yet sometimes we do not have the resources we need to address those needs.

"The opportunity to make grants specifically for capital expenditures serves as a nice complement to our capacity-building funding, where we have not traditionally made large capital investments. Through this generous support, we were able to deploy resources to help meet immediate unmet needs.”

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