Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Gives $242K to Cape Nonprofits
March 14, 2019 The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation Trust last week announced it is awarding $137,500 to seven Cape nonprofits that focus on the arts, environmental, educational, and housing issues, adding to the $105,000 it awarded to four other nonprofits in connection with the foundation's launch.
These awardees provide much needed services to the Cape Cod community, said Lisa Oliver, president of The Coop Foundation board of trustees.
Receiving the new grants were the following:
JR Mell, Regional Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, said, This gift enables us a solid foundation to support the next three years of defending potential for under-resourced families right here on Cape Cod.
- The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod in Hyannis: $5,000 to provide access to the arts to all families.
- Barnstable Land Trust, West Barnstable: $15,000 for its Conservation Center capital campaign.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands, Hyannis: $30,000 over the next three years to expand programming and recruit more volunteers.
- Calmer Choice, South Yarmouth: $15,000 to support growth into new schools and provide training scholarships.
- Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, Yarmouth Port: $10,000 to support affordable housing.
- Health Imperatives, Hyannis: $7,500 to underwrite family stability and sustainability programming.
- Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Cummaquid: $25,000 over two years, to kick off its Discovery Center capital campaign, and an additional $30,000 in sponsored events over the next three years
Added Wendy Cullinan, Director of Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod,We are delighted and deeply appreciative that The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation Trust has made such a significant donation to the Rotarys Campaign to raise $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. We rely on the support of our community to serve our mission and this is community at its best.
When the foundation launched in December, it awarded $105,000, as follows:
- Cape Cod & Islands Council of the Boys Scouts of America, in Yarmouthport: $5,000 to fund a new Welcome and Education Center at historic Camp Greenough in Yarmouth. Additionally, The Foundation pledged to donate an additional $5,000 each year for the following four years.
- Cotuit Center for the Arts Cotuit: $10,000 to support the Centers capital campaign to redevelop the campus and build upon the newly purchased 1.5 acres. Additionally, The Foundation pledged to donate an additional $10,000 each year for the following four years.
- The Falmouth Housing Trust, Falmouth: $25,000 to fund renovations and repairs at the Gerald Flynn House.
- The Lower Cape Outreach Council,, Orleans: $5,000 to support families on the Lower Cape struggling financially.