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August 15, 2020
Cape Cod Foundation Deploys $260K to Nine Local Nonprofits
Cape Cod Foundation

July 14, 2020 — The Cape Cod Foundation, based in South Yarmouth, on Thursday announced it deployed a new round of COVID-19 related grants, providing a total of $260,000 to nine nonprofit organizations that are providing food, housing, and emergency assistance across Cape Cod.

“Food insecurity is still high in many areas. It’s also critical to ensure those who have housing don’t lose it and those who are currently homeless find a safe place to live,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “These nonprofit organizations are providing direct financial assistance for rent, utilities, and medical needs for immigrants on Cape Cod, along with many other individuals and families in need.”

In addition to supporting onsite and mobile pantries Cape-wide, some organizations are providing meals for children attending camps and weekend food bags for families over the summer. Others are working with local councils on aging to ensure food delivery to elders in need or helping unsheltered homeless members of the community

Receiving the latest round of grants were the following:

  • Cape Kid Meals, Sandwich
  • Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Fall River
  • Duffy Health Center, Barnstable
  • Food4Kids, Orleans
  • Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth
  • Family Pantry of Cape Cod, Harwich
  • Housing Assistance Corporation, Hyannis
  • Lower Cape Outreach Council, Orleans
  • YMCA Cape Cod, Barnstable

This brings the foundation has provided $1.04 million from its Strategic Emergency Response Fund to support COVID relief. The grants, which have been made over the last 12 weeks, have supported 41 local nonprofit organizations.

To date, The Cape Cod Foundation has raised $1.39 million for its Strategic Emergency Response Fund from discretionary resources, individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations. More grants to address the immediate and long-term needs of the community due to the pandemic are planned.

The foundation has received $635,000 from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund to strategically deploy on Cape Cod. The fund supports people across the state most impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, focusing on essential frontline workers and vulnerable populations including the homeless, immigrant populations, people with disabilities and those facing food insecurity.

The fund works in concert with regional community foundations and nonprofit leaders who partner with local leaders to understand the response and relief landscape, strategically filling in where gaps are pronounced.

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