Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation supports Falmouth Y Facility Development
Barnstable, MA – YMCA Cape Cod is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation to the Y Founders Fundraising Drive for Falmouth. This grant will provide partial funding for the site permitting and site due diligence for a new Y facility located near the intersection of Brick Kiln Road and Gifford Street.
The plans for a new Y began ten years ago when Falmouth residents wanted a facility with a swimming pool in town; it has since expanded to include the entire Upper Cape community. The “Upper Cape Y Without Walls” began shortly after a community needs assessment cited affordable child care as one of the top community needs. The Upper Cape Y Founders Fund has a goal of $120,000 to raise for capital campaign consultants, land acquisition payments, site due diligence and critical on-going scholarships for families who need assistance with summer camp, child care, and child nutrition programs.
“We are delighted to receive this grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation,” said Stacie Peugh, President & CEO of YMCA Cape Cod, “these funds will get us one step closer to making an Upper Cape YMCA facility a reality for Falmouth and the surrounding communities.”
Through programs rooted in their core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y serves 10,000+ people annually, from infants to seniors; no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. YMCA Cape Cod continues to be in service to the community through the Covid-19 pandemic and remains committed to providing safe and healthy activities for individuals and families. Focus for the upcoming year includes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, Y Without Walls at outreach sites including schools, churches and food programs, childcare scholarships funded by Falmouth Human Services and ongoing fundraising efforts through the Upper Cape Y Founders Fund.
For more information, please contact Stacie Peugh, President & CEO, YMCA Cape Cod at email@example.com.