BARNSTABLE – Cape Cod Young Professionals has announced its inaugural Giving Circle grant recipients.
The funds, which are pooled from donations by Giving Circle members, are awarded to organizations committed to making positive change in the community.
The grant awards totaled $10,000 and were given to five local organizations.
The Community Development Partnership and Housing Assistance Corporation were each awarded $2,500.
The partnership will be using the funds to expand its First Time Home Buyer Education program. The HAC grant will be used to support free Housing Consumer Education Center classes.
WE CAN and the YMCA of Cape Cod each received $2,000 in grant funding. The WE CAN grant funding will go towards developing a GROW, Get Results with Others Wisdom, Group pilot program. The group will be learning and sharing experience with six to eight women who are working to strengthen, expand or start a business. The YMCA funds will be used to support the Teen Achievers Program which identifies and helps at risk teens.
CCYP also awarded its 5th Career Connect Scholarship to Laura Thorup. Throup is pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Boston University through Cape Cod Community College’s satellite program.
The scholarship, which is $2,500, is awarded annually to young professionals across the Cape who are advancing their professional lives through higher education.