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2022 Grant Applications to Open Friday April 1, 2022

The Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) invites 2022 proposals for grants. Applications will be available on April 1st 2022 and must be submitted by May 6th 2022. Grants are awarded from the proceeds made from the Cape Ann License Plate and direct donations from the community. Our grants range from $2,000 to $5,000 for projects that support the Foundation’s mission to improve our regions economy and overall quality of life for the residents of Cape Ann. 

SUCCESS! Our Annual Low-Number License Plate Auction Raised $17,901

The Cape Ann Community Foundation hosted its annual Low-Number Cape Ann License Plate Online Auction from March 21st–March 28th 2022. Our board of directors is so grateful for the support received from the community during this auction and are excited to begin taking 2022 grant applications starting April 1, 2022.

Direct donations are stillepted!


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Get Your “I Love Cape Ann” Koozie!

For a limited time, when you donate $25 or more to the CACF, you’ll receive a limited edition “I Love Cape Ann” Koozie that you can sport at home, at the beach, on your boat, or at a barbeque. Show your Cape Ann pride while helping make a difference in your community.

Our Cape Ann License Plate Helps Fund Our Grants

Each plate, upon renewal, generates $40 for our foundation. That’s $20/year per plate—out grant recipients can make that go far!

Pathways for Children
Art Haven
Generous Gardeners
The Sunrise Fund
Backyard Growers
Why Get A Plate?