Cape Cod Foundation Helps During Shutdown


SOUTH YARMOUTH – During the government shutdown earlier this year, the Cape Cod Foundation awarded a total of $35,000 in grants to area nonprofits.

The organization donated $10,000 to the Falmouth Service Center to help the Center meet increased demand.

The foundation also awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to the Family Pantry in Harwich to increase its outreach. Through the Golf Club at Sacconnessett, the foundation provided $15,000 to the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation.

“The Family Pantry is a strong organization with a wide reach,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation.

“Every year, they serve over 9,000 clients and distribute over 72,000 bags of groceries, so we knew, with added resources, they could meet an increased demand quickly and efficiently.”

“While all these grants were in response to the government shutdown, we see this generosity and support at the foundation on a daily basis,” O’Malley added.

“This is exactly what a community foundation is supposed to do: provide for the current needs of the community– including the unexpected–and ensure there are resources for the future.”


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