Marking their fifth annual funding cycle, the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) recently awarded grants to eight Cape Ann area non-profit and community organizations. Grants funded through the proceeds of Cape Ann license plate sales and renewals are being made to the following organizations:
- CCB Foundation, Inc. to support addiction recovery services on Cape Ann.
- Gloucester’s City-Owned Cemeteries Advisory Committee to support the professional restoration of damaged historic gravestones.
- Gloucester Stage Company to support live performances this summer on the outdoor stage at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts in Rockport, in partnership with Windhover and other local arts organizations.
- NAMI, Cape Ann to support the Cape Ann Social Club whose members are living with mental health challenges and working on active recovery and management of their symptoms.
- Rockport Council on Aging to help pay for transportation by taxi for seniors needing medical services out of town.
- Seaside Sustainability to help purchase video recording equipment and motion graphics software to bring their “Green Scholars” curriculum to an online platform.
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Family (Cape Ann) Conference to support the reopening of their “Clothes Closet” and their work helping Cape Ann people meet basic needs, including rent, energy, food and clothing.
- Young Legends Street Hockey, Inc. to help build a state-of-the-art street hockey rink in Gloucester for the community.
The Cape Ann Community Foundation received a record 31 grant applications this year. The Foundation will present grants to each of this year’s recipients at ceremonies that will be scheduled soon.