Join the Giving Circle

Give through the CCYP Giving Circle and help shape a vibrant future for Cape Cod!

Giving Circle donors are visionaries; they know that investing in CCYP means they are investing in their community's future. Giving Circle donors make either a one-time or recurring monthly donation, and then once per year decide as a group how best to apply these funds for positive community change.

When you give through CCYP's Giving Circle, your charitable impact is AMPLIFIED. Join a group of philanthropically-minded individuals, and combine your resources to make a big difference right here on the Cape!

How does it work?

Launched in 2015 in partnership with The Cape Cod Foundation, CCYP's Giving Circle is a unique collective giving program that pools charitable donations from nearly 100 monthly and annual donors to amplify impact and make a tangible difference in the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod.

Since its inception, the Giving Circle has awarded a total of $30,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits while also supporting CCYP’s ongoing efforts to connect, engage, and advance young professionals on Cape Cod. There are TWO ways to give through the Giving Circle:

1) Giving Circle donors can give a monthly recurring donation. For example...

  • $10/mo = $120/year
  • $20/mo = $240/year
  • $50/mo = $600/year

2) OR make a one-time donation in any amount.

How will my donations be used?

Giving Circle donations are pooled and distributed in a number of ways to ensure the greatest possible impact for young working age adults on Cape Cod. Your contributions support an annual grant-making process with up to $10,000 in funds awarded to area nonprofits each year. Additionally, Giving Circle donations support the ongoing work of CCYP and the many programs and initiatives we offer each year for the benefit of Cape Cod's young professional community.

  • 45% - Giving Circle Grant Fund - Awards grants for nonprofit projects and programs that align with CCYP’s mission to connect, engage, and advance the next generation of Cape Cod’s workforce and community leaders. Giving Circle donors can choose their level of involvement in the annual grant-making process by identifying funding priorities, reviewing applications, and advising in the final grant selections.
  • 40% - CCYP Programs and Initiatives - This portion of Giving Circle funding supports CCYP's ongoing efforts to foster a thriving community of young professionals through monthly networking events, career development opportunities, and advocacy for policies and resources that positively affect quality of life for young people living and working on Cape Cod.
  • 15% - CCYP Endowment Fund - A small percentage of your Giving Circle contributions help ensure that CCYP can continue to offer quality programs and resources for Cape Cod's young workforce for years to come!
What else can I expect?
  • Impact: pool your dollars with others to give more than many people could do alone. Giving Circle grants promote meaningful programs and projects in our community.
  • Information: learn about community issues and the various groups on the Cape working to address them.
  • Flexibility: Giving Circle donors can be as active as they'd like to be. Some members just contribute financially. Others join the grant review team. Choose the level of involvement that's right for you!
  • Education: Learn about grant-making and philanthropy, including how to look critically at potential grantees and make funding decisions for maximum impact.

Make an Impact - Give through the Giving Circle!