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Grant Making Organizations on Cape Cod

The following organizations offer information and resources, which can be accessed at the links provided.

The Bilezikian Family Foundation furthers the charitable purposes of the Bilezikian Family in the fields of education, health and human services, science, the arts, and the environment; educates family members and others in the values and practices of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship.

Visit Bilezikian Family Foundation

The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns of Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The Commission’s interdisciplinary work covers a broad range of topics, addressing Cape Cod’s needs in land use, transportation, economic development, GIS, natural resources, and more. Here is a full list of Grant Programs that Support Historic Preservation Projects.

Visit Historic Preservation Tools & Grants | Cape Cod Commission

The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation. The Foundation was established in 1989 with a single $10,000 scholarship fund. Today, they manage over 300 funds. Their assets now exceed $90 million; since inception, they have distributed more than $95 million back into the community. Over the past three decades, they have become deeply entrenched in the community and the nonprofit sector.

Visit Discretionary Grants Overview – Cape Cod Foundation

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc. (CACCI) is a private, non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to low-income individuals and families to help them improve the quality of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Established in 1965 as one of Massachusetts’ 23 Community Action Agencies (CAAs), CACCI has evolved over the years to address the needs of residents on Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

CACCI accomplishes its mission by providing services primarily in the areas of access to public health insurance and carechildcare subsidy and provider support servicesimmigration servicesemergency shelterSNAP benefits assistance: and free tax preparation during tax season. During the months of November and December it offers holiday programs. CACCI works with community partners to mobilize resources and to support economic and social opportunities.

In FY20, CACCI served nearly 9,000 unduplicated individuals through state, federal, and private foundation contracts. The organization also receives support from private donors and foundations for many of its activities. CACCI continuously seeks new resources and creative ways to deliver services that meet changing community needs.

CACCI provides resources and skills to individuals and families in the region to attain and retain independence and self-sufficiency through personal growth, family stabilization, life skills and employment readiness.

Visit Programs • Community Action Committee of Cape & Islands, Inc (

The mission of the Kelley Foundation is to enrich the quality of life on Cape Cod through the Kelley Foundation Scholars Program and grants to nonprofit organizations providing programs and services that support all areas of the community: health and human services; housing; youth development; food security and access; arts & culture; and the environment.

Visit Kelley Foundation | Funding for Projects with Urgent Need on Cape Cod

The Tower Foundation is a family foundation that helps children, adolescents, and young people affected by intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health issues, and/or substance use disorders. The Foundation’s goal is to improve the lives of young people in their geographic footprint, which includes Barnstable and Nantucket Counties in Massachusetts.

Visit Apply for a Grant – The Tower Foundation