The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded $100,000 in grants to 30 nonprofit organizations whose vital programs benefit thousands of people across the Falmouth community. “We recognize the enormous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our families, friends, and neighbors—as well as the nonprofit organizations that support them,” said Sharon Nunes, advisory committee chairman. “We remain most impressed by the creativity, resourcefulness and resilience that these nonprofit leaders have demonstrated to meet the challenges head-on.” Ms. Nunes said The Falmouth Fund supports all areas of the Falmouth community: health and human services; education, youth and recreation; arts and culture; and the environment. Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, said The Falmouth Fund is demonstrating the collective impact of a community fund. “Their long-term investment strategy allows them to effectively respond to emergent needs, like those caused by the pandemic, while still planning for the future. This is the power of a community, like Falmouth, coming together—and it’s both inspiring and important,” she said. The 2021 grants were awarded to the following organizations: AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Inc., $5,000, to fight the opioid crisis; Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center, Inc., $6,000, to provide free remote services for Falmouth’s Alzheimer’s/dementia community; Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Inc., $2,000, to support the Falmouth Pond Health program. Also, Belonging to Each Other, Inc., $10,000, to provide temporary cold-weather housing and support for Falmouth homeless individuals during the pandemic; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc., $5,000, to support one-to-one mentoring programs; Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Inc., $5,000, to support programs for youth and teens. Also, Calmer Choice, $7,500, to provide virtual programming in the Falmouth elementary schools; Cape Abilities, $3,000 to support its community-based vocational day support program; Cape Arts & Entertainment/Cape Symphony, $2,500, for general operating support; Cape Cod Theatre Project, $1,000, to support virtual experiences for the 2021 season. Also, Child & Family Services, $1,800, to support activities for Falmouth at-risk youth; College Light Opera Company, $1,000, to support the 2021 summer season; Community Health Center of Cape Cod, $8,000, to provide increased access to integrated care and COVID-19 testing in Falmouth; Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, $5,000, to support the senior nutrition program, Meals on Wheels. Also, Falmouth Art Center, $2,500, for general operational support; Falmouth Chorale, $1,000, to support small group singing activities; Falmouth Community Television, $1,500, to support the Virtualization Assistance Project; Falmouth Theatre Guild, $2,000, for COVID-19 safety compliance improvements; Farming Falmouth, $3,000, to support the community garden effort. Also, Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, $5,000, to provide solar panels for the Falmouth Build 2021 project; Highfield Hall & Gardens, $2,000, for general operating support; Marine Biological Laboratory, $2,000, to support the Falmouth Forum lecture series; Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc., $1,000, to support the Knob Restoration project. Also, Samaritans on Cape Cod and the islands, $1,700, to purchase crisis line, remote answering technology; Sea Education Association, $2,500, to support the summer diversity program; WE CAN Corporation, $4,588, to support work/career and financial empowerment services for Falmouth residents; Wellstrong, Inc., $5,000, to support wellness and connection opportunities during a time of isolation. Also, Woods Hole Film Festival, $1,000, to support the 30th Woods Hole Film Festival in 2021; Woods Hole Historical Collection & Museum, $1,250, to support summer internships; YMCA Cape Cod, $1,500, to create a nature-based art classroom.