A young rider demonstrates the adaptable saddle on Geoffrey at Military Family Day at Smithfield Farm.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
A Sweet
Saddle Story
Geoffrey, the gentle giant, is a rescue horse. Emily, 8, is nonverbal and paraplegic. The two team up at Smithfield Farm in Hatchville for riding lessons. An adaptable saddle makes the connection possible.

The TGC Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation donated it to the farm last fall to help Emily and a variety of other young and adult riders with disabilities experience something new, restorative and life-changing. "Riding gives them a feeling of empowerment, a sense of 'I'm differently abled, not disabled'," says Smithfield Farm's owner, Janice Foster. Click here to read more about the Farm's equestrians (and the horse with a sixth sense) in a feature story by Mary Grauerholz.


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FUNDING DISTRIBUTED
Falmouth Fund Distributes Nearly $80,000 in Grants
The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation awarded $79,545 in grants to 26 local organizations which are bringing youth programs, cultural experiences, educational opportunities, community services and environmental projects to the Falmouth area. 
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Houston Memorial Fund Grants $9,000 To Youth Program
The locally-based UK Soccer Development Program (UKSD) received $9,085 from the Houston Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.  The Fund was established by friends and classmates in memory of long-time Barnstable residents Kevin Houston and Miranda Houston.  UKSD's programs give children year-round opportunities to lace up and play soccer at little or no cost; it also incorporates important life lessons and relevant social issues into its programs.  READ MORE

The Cape Cod Foundation Supports Sober Social
While you may know we manage more than 300 charitable funds, we also award discretionary grants through our own charitable endowment funds. Our Community Impact Grants Committee awarded $5,000 to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod to sponsor a series of Sober Socials, including its upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 5, from 7:30-10 pm. The event, featuring tacos, Tostitos and trivia, is also generously funded by Cape Air and the Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee.  READ MORE

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
CCYP Giving Circle Grant Program
If you have a project or program that advances the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod, this grant opportunity is for you.  The CCYP Giving Circle  will award a total of $10,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations for initiatives in the following areas: Career Development, Access to Housing, Civic Engagement and Children and Youth. 
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Cape Youth Force Proves Kids Can Make a Difference
Students from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School become community philanthropists in this unique experience, part of The Cape Cod Foundation's Youth & Philanthropy Program in partnership with Barnstable County UMass Extension/4H.  Each year, teens discuss issues that are important to them, set priorities and distribute grants to schools, after-school programs and organizations that work with children, youth and families on Cape Cod.  This year's teen commitee is willing to fund everything from wildlife protection to drug awareness and substance abuse prevention programs.
DONATE TO FUND Help students impact the community with a donation to the Community Fund for Young People.
Attend The Fund for Sandwich Kick-Off Event
If you want to make a difference in the Sandwich community, attend the upcoming Fund for Sandwich kick-off event.  There, you'll learn more about this charitable community resource and be able to talk with the residents who jump-started the initiative. You'll also get to meet other interested neighbors and enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.  The Fund for Sandwich is one of three Town Funds of The Cape Cod Foundation. The Funds are designed to build a permanent endowment through private donations and provide grants to local nonprofit organizations for the betterment of the community. See how The Falmouth Fund is doing in the article above. 

THE FUND FOR SANDWICH KICK-OFF EVENT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 5:00-7:00 PM
THE PILOT HOUSE  |  14 GALLO ROAD, SANDWICH
DONATE TO FUND  Can't attend? Donate here.
 

If you're interested in starting a new charitable Town Fund for your community, contact President & CEO Kristin O'Malley.

The Scholarship Scoop!
This year, we received more than 865 scholarship applications.  Last year, The Foundation awarded $386,933 in scholarships to 117 students from the Cape and Islands; our partner, the Cape Cod Association, awarded an additional $405,250 to 282 more students.  The power of education!

Since it's National Volunteer Week, we also wanted to thank our dedicated volunteer committee members, who will spend a combined total of 458 hours reviewing each application and selecting the final recipients at their meeting next month. The monetary value of this time commitment exceeds $13,865.  Wow!
Thank you so much for giving generously of your time and resources to support this worthy cause.

 

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