It's inevitable. The most notable, quotable things always wind up on T-shirts, and I could certainly fill a closet with neatly folded words to live by. I did a doubletake over this one:
 
Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist,
While you were busy arguing about the glass of water, 
I drank it.
--The Opportunist
While opportunists usually get a bad rap; this one got the last laugh. And that got me thinking. There's nothing wrong with seizing opportunities. Carpe diem, so they say. It's what Foundation work is all about-in a more altruistic kind of way. Our mission is to bring resources to our community. Period. End of story. Well, not really. We just added a new chapter.
 
Earlier this year, we applied for a sizeable grant from a private charitable foundation that supports nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts. Long story short, we received $90,000 to distribute as capital grants to those addressing hunger and homelessness on Cape Cod. Recently, eleven hardworking nonprofits received critical funds for furniture, appliances, equipment, and other essentials to help them continue to serve local people in need.  READ MORE

ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING YEAR!  CAPE COD FOUNDATION & CAPE COD ASSOCIATION 
AWARD MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded more than $560,000 in scholarships to 152 local students from Cape Cod and the Islands who are beginning or continuing their higher education or pursuing certificate programs. Its partner, the Cape Cod Association, awarded $464,000 to 334 students in 2019. Together, the organizations have exceeded $1 million in scholarship support this year.  More than 200 people attended the annual reception on June 13 at the Sea View in Dennis Port, where many scholarship donors and review committee members met the recipients in person for the first time. The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod sponsored the event. PRESS RELEASE

CAPE COD 2020: A NEW VISION FOR OUR COMMUNITY
The Vision 2020 initiative is part of the Foundation's civic leadership strategy to make our community stronger. We are actively building discretionary funds to strategically and significantly impact two areas of the Cape: Youth Development and Nonprofit Organization Capacity-Building.  Our goal in funding capacity-building initiatives is to help  nonprofit organizations reach the next level of operational, programmatic, financial or organizational maturity. We also invest in nonprofit leadership development opportunities, partnerships with broad regional impact and projects that bring vital, shared resources to the nonprofit community. 

If you would like to be part of this vision, please contact: 
Kristin O'Malley, President and CEO 

 

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