Cape Cod Foundation Grants $88K to Falmouth Nonprofits

April 6, 2018 — The Cape Cod Foundation in South Yarmouth this week announced it has distributed $88,000 in grants to 26 nonprofit organizations based in the Falmouth area that focus on issues relating to education, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment.

Receiving the grants from the Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation were the following:
  • Association to Preserve Cape Cod, $8,000 to support a partnership with the Falmouth Rod and Gun Club to restore the upper Childs River and the Farley Cranberry Bog.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands, $5,000 to support the expansion of outreach programs to establish additional long-term mentoring friendships between caring adults and Falmouth children.

  • Belonging to Each Other, Inc., $4,200 to support additional hours for a Case Manager to develop tailored plans for Falmouth clients in need of housing over the winter months.

  • Buzzards Bay Coalition, $2,500 to support Discover Buzzards Bay: Falmouth, a hands-on program that educates and inspires students to be environmental stewards.

  • Cape Arts and Entertainment, $2,000 to support Cape Conservatory’s inaugural Family Concert (in collaboration with the Falmouth Chamber Orchestra) to introduce orchestral music to children and their families through an engaging, interactive concert experience.

  • College Light Opera Company, $1,000 to support the New Works Initiative that will bring an original one-act work by an emerging composer-lyricist team to the CLOC stage as part of its 50th season.

  • East Falmouth Elementary School PTO, $7,000 to support the school courtyard renovation that transforms the courtyard into a multi-functional learning space for STEM inquiry, reading, art and library activities.

  • Falmouth Band Parents, Inc., $1,730 to purchase a mobile folio cabinet for the Falmouth High School Orchestral Program.

  • Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, $2,000 to support its Beethoven 9th Concert, performed in celebration of the Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary.

  • Falmouth Chorale, $2,000 to support its Brass Quintet Concert, a unique pairing of choral music and brass instruments.

  • Falmouth Service Center, $12,000 to support the redesign of the pantry to expand the produce and freezer areas to serve more residents and to integrate health and wellness activities into food distribution programs.

  • Falmouth Historical Society, Inc., $5,000 to support a part-time Collections Manager position to professionally preserve and inventory museum artifacts of Falmouth’s history.

  • Falmouth STEM Boosters, Inc., $2,000 to support bus transportation for STEM-related field trips, from herring tagging and restoration at the Coonamessett River to WHOI’s Ocean Observatories.

  • Falmouth Theater Guild, $2,000 to support purchase of a theater lighting console to enhance performances and to train those of all ages in this element of stagecraft.

  • Falmouth Together We Can, Inc., $1,200 to support the Celebrations After-Prom event, the tradition of keeping students safe with an evening of non-stop music, food, challenge events, crafts and prizes.

  • Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools, $2,500 to support hiring a consultant to create a development plan for funding short-term projects and ensuring long-term organizational stability.
  • Friends of Fairwinds, $1,000 to fund software and computers for clients preparing to take their GED test to earn their high school diplomas, readying them for the workforce.

  • Habitat for Humanity, $2,500 to support start-up costs for the new Falmouth ReStore whose proceeds will, in turn, support building affordable homes in Falmouth and on the Cape.

  • Highfield Hall & Gardens, $2,900 to support docent training and tour development to expand on the museum’s educational goals and to provide visitors with engaging, informative and interactive experiences.

  • Housing Assistance Corporation, $5,000 to support the Falmouth Housing Assistance Program to strengthen its current work and build on new initiatives including outreach to the homeless and introducing financial literacy classes .

  • Neighborhood Falmouth, $1,000 to support fundraising and database training which will provide infrastructure to sustain the organization’s goal to help seniors live independently, safely and comfortably in their own homes.

  • North Falmouth Elementary School PTO, $4,000 to fund the school playground expansion project that will include ADA accessible structures that will intrigue and delight school children and the broader community.

  • The 300 Committee Land Trust, $3,000 to produce a comprehensive update to the Conservation and Recreation Map of Falmouth that reflects the addition of 180 acres and to improve public access to the more than 2,400 acres of important Falmouth lands that are permanently protected.

  • WE CAN Corporation, $4,500 to expand programs, like legal consults, financial empowerment and PathMakers mentoring for upper Cape women in transition.

  • Woods Hole Film Festival, $1,500 to support Film Falmouth, a community film series, and Bringing Science to the Screen, a unique paring of films with talks by local scientists.

  • YMCA Cape Cod, $2,500 to produce a schematic design package to support the funding phase for Falmouth Wants a Y.