Bristol County Savings Bank, Cape Cod Foundation Grants

January 7, 2020 — The Bristol County Savings Bank Foundation recently distributed grants to nonprofits serving the Attleboro area, while The Cape Cod Foundation based in South Yarmouth recently awarded capacity building grants to local nonprofits.

Bristol County Savings Bank Foundation Grants $72K to Attleboro Area Nonprofits

The Bristol County Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded $71,900 to seven nonprofits serving the Attleboro area, according to a report in Wicked Local North Attleborough.

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Amego Inc., Attleboro: $25,000
  • Attleboro Area School to Career, Attleboro Area School to Career $10,000
  • BETA Community Partnerships Inc., Attleboro: $12,500
  • Franklin Food Pantry, Franklin: $5,000
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society, Attleboro:$6,900
  • Newman YMCA, Seekonk: $5,000
  • The Salvation Army, Attleboro: $7,500
Patrick J. Murray Jr., president of the foundation, said, "As a mutual community bank, we believe that the neighborhoods we serve are our stakeholders. This allows us to place a premium on being actively involved in the community. In fact, our mission is to support the communities by making them a better place to live and work.”

Cape Cod Foundation Awards $48K to Six Local Nonprofits

The Cape Cod Foundation based in South Yarmouth today announced it recently granted $48,269 in capacity-building grants to six local nonprofits focused on children, education, literacy, and women's empowerment.

Receiving the grants were the following organizations:
  • Cape Cod Children's Place: $10,000 to support a technology audit to identify and ultimately purchase a new cloud-based data tracking system that will increase capabilities and efficiencies in all levels of the organization, provide IT security and encryption appropriate for the sensitive work involved, and minimize future IT support costs.

  • Cape Cod Literacy Council: $9,200 to support the personnel hours necessary to expand the number of English Language Learning Immersion Classes for Adults from four to seven and to add a fifth location. This program helps adult immigrants on Cape Cod learn to read, write and converse in English so they can communicate more effectively in the workplace and in all areas of their lives.

  • Community Connections: $5,000 to support hiring a consultant to oversee the acquisition of Flower Angels by Community Connections. The consultant will review the current state of Flower Angels, identify improvement opportunities, recommend efficiency gains, and develop a comprehensive job description for the new director role.

  • Mass Audubon - Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary: $9,069 to support start-up costs for a two-year pilot program for the first nature preschool on Cape Cod. The Nature Preschool Explorers program draws from the successful experiences of Mass Audubon Society’s four existing nature preschools statewide.

  • Spaulding Cape Cod: $10,000 to create an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device lending library for children with autism spectrum disorders or developmental delays that affect speech and language abilities. The goal is to build each child's communication skills so they can convey basic needs and wants and ultimately learn to express ideas, emotions, pain, and other feelings. AAC strategies include low-tech options (such as letter boards or communication books) and high-tech tools that produce speech. These computerized devices can be customized to meet a child's communication needs at home, at school, at work, and in the community.

  • WE CAN Corporation: $5,000 to increase the frequency of WE CAN’s service offerings to Upper Cape residents. Since 2015, the organization has offered services to at least 8 women or men in this region every month through a strategic partnership with the Falmouth Service Center. However, because of the increased demand, there has been an ongoing waitlist in Falmouth. Funding will support weekly visits for services.