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Giving Circle Grant

Giving Circle Grant Program

Through the Giving Circle Grant Program, CCYP funds creative projects and programs that address key needs for young professionals age 45-and-under on Cape Cod! Each fall, the Giving Circle Grant Program awards up to $10,000 to area nonprofits that offer solutions and resources specifically for young professionals in areas like year-round housing; civic engagement; child and dependent care; and business development.

>> Applications for the 2019 Giving Circle Grant program are now closed. Please check back here again for further information on grant recipients and our 2020 grant application process.

Giving Priorities for 2019

To be awarded, projects or programs must fit under one or more of the grant-making priority areas for 2019, and clearly demonstrate the ability to positively impact quality of life and career opportunity for young people on Cape Cod.

The Giving Circle Grant-making priorities for 2019 are:

  • Access to Housing – programs and projects that provide creative solutions for increasing the stock of attainable, year-round housing options on Cape Cod;
  • Policy Development and Civic Engagement – programs and projects that support non-partisan policymaking solutions for issues facing young professionals; engage young, working-age adults in the local government and policy-making process; or foster participation of young professionals in volunteerism and board service;
  • Child and Dependent Care – programs and projects that increase the availability, affordability, and/or accessibility of child or dependent care; and
  • Business and Economic Development – programs and projects that provide support to young professional entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, operate, or grow their business; provide training, assistance, or creative solutions for job creation and recruitment; or otherwise improve the landscape of business and job opportunities for young professionals on Cape Cod.

Sample projects include educational workshops on homebuying or financial management; support for young entrepreneurs and small business owners; quality child care programs and child care scholarships that allow young parents or caregivers to work outside of home; non-partisan outreach or informational opportunities to engage working age adults in voting, volunteerism, or civic issues; and more.

About the Giving Circle

The Giving Circle Grant is made possible through CCYP’s Giving Circle, a unique, collective giving program that pools charitable donations from nearly 100 annual and monthly donors to amplify impact and make a tangible difference in the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod.

Launched in 2015 in partnership with The Cape Cod Foundation, the Giving Circle has awarded a total of $30,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits since its inception, while also supporting CCYP’s ongoing efforts to connect, engage, and advance young professionals on Cape Cod.

Anyone can join the Giving Circle! Check out our Giving Circle page for more info.