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REMEMBER THAT MOVIE PAY IT FORWARD? A social studies teacher (Kevin Spacey) gives his class an assignment to change the world for the better. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) comes up with the perfect plan, pay it forward. It's basically a good deed network. When someone does a favor for you, you do a favor for three other people. Something big. Something they can't do for themselves. Well, Caroline Neville was too young to catch this 2000 box office blockbuster, but somehow the 18-year-old came up with her own way to make a difference in people's lives. Including ours.  READ MORE
INCREASED GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INNOVATIVE THINKERS.
The Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation enters its eighth year of grantmaking with big news--a big increase in the amount they will grant to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Falmouth.

Last year, The Fund awarded $79,545 in grants to 26 local organizations.  This year, it will increase the amount awarded up to $100,000 for projects and programs that bring innovative thinking to issues, big and small, across a range of fields: human services, environmental, and cultural.

There are two grant categories. General Grants address emerging opportunities, launch creative initiatives, or cover costs of small, one-time projects. The application deadline is December 15.  Strategic Focus Grants address strategic initiatives and long-range organizational capacity-building. The first step in the Strategic Focus Grant process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by October 15. Select applicants will be notified by November 15 to submit a full proposal by December 15.
 
 
QUESTIONS?  CONTACT DARA GANNON, PROGRAM OFFICER
PHONE 508.790.3040  | dgannon@capecodfoundation.org

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JEAN HAMILTON MEMORIAL FUND
GOLF TOURNAMENT
Go solo or form a foursome for a day of golf and an after-party dinner at the Cummaquid Golf Club. Tournament gifts, raffle prizes and a Silent Auction are also part of the fun. What's more, great things can happen for children when you tee off for this fundraiser.  The Jean Hamilton Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation helps support the needs, growth and development of children and families on Cape Cod.  Jean Hamilton was a compassionate and dedicated teacher at North Side Nursery and Country Day School.  She also operated her own schools for little ones: Learning and Growing and Primary Colors.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit children affected by Type 1 Diabetes through the C.A.R.E.S. K-9 Assistance Program, the Massachusetts Special Olympics and families working to improve the lives of children with Down Syndrome, and students pursuing careers in Early Childhood Education.
 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 12:3O PM SHOTGUN START
THE CUMMAQUID GOLF CLUB
35 MARSTONS LANE, CUMMAQUID
TICKETS: $185/GOLFER, $740/FOURSOME
QUESTIONS/REGISTRATION: CONTACT BOB HAMILTON  508.394.4039 / EMAIL 

CAN'T ATTEND? Click to DONATE to the fund through the Foundation



ROGERS & GRAY CHARITALBE FOUNDATION PRESENTS: COMEDY FOR THE COMMUNITY
What do you get when you put John Turco and Kevin Flynn into a room? An evening of smart, sarcastic, satirical material, dead-on impressions,  brilliant caricatures, a little improv, and non-stop laughter. You also get to support three incredible nonprofit organizations that support those with disabilities: Cape Abilities, Community Connections, and New England Village. Comedy for the Community, hosted by The Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation of The Cape Cod Foundation, features two exceptionally funny performances by world-class comedians, a live auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres catered by The Casual Gourmet and some "Surprise Grants" for other nonprofit leaders in the audience.
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 | 5:30 PM
HERITAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS, SANDWICH

CAN'T ATTEND? Click to DONATE to the fund through the Foundation

 
CELTIC PERFORMANCES RAISE MONEY
FOR CAPE COD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Two benefit performances will take you on an unforgettable Celtic journey...one, close to home, the other a very short drive away. On October 22, The Dinah Mellin Trio and the Rose Clancy duo will perform live at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. A wine pull and silent auction are part of the event. On October 28, WGBH's Brian O'Donovan will host A Celtic Sojourn live from the station's Fraser Performance Center in Boston. This special broadcast features Celtic performances by Robbie O'Connell and Rose Clancy, Night Tree, and Conor Hearn and Maura Shawn Scanlin. A reception with the host and musicians follows.
 
Both performances benefit the Valerie Gunderson Osiecki Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. As the Budget Manager for WGBH Boston, Valerie successfully navigated the world of budgets and economics.  Yet, she was a true Renaissance woman: a prolific reader, violinist, published poet, and world traveler. She was also a Cape Cod resident.  Every year, the memorial fund her husband Ted Osiecki established in her memory awards a scholarship to a Cape & Islands High School Senior who is pursuing a degree in the arts at a college or university.  Over the past three years, three students have each received a $2,000 scholarship.
 
DINAH MELLIN TRIO & ROSE CLANCY DUO
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2:00-5:00 PM
CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD
307 OLD MAIN STREET, SOUTH YARMOUTH
TICKETS $30   
 
A CELTIC SOJOURN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 5:00-7:00 PM
WGBH, FRASER PERFORMANCE CENTER
ONE GUEST STREET, BOSTON, MA
TICKETS $50   
 
CAN'T ATTEND? Click to DONATE to the fund through the Foundation




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