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The Cape Ann Community Foundation Received 27 Grant Applications this Year!

Marking their sixth annual funding cycle, the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) today announced that they have awarded grants to ten Cape Ann area non-profit and community organizations. Grants totaling $19,000 and funded by the proceeds of Cape Ann license plate sales and renewals, together with direct donations to the CACF including a special gift of $4,000 from Cape Ann Plein Air (CAPA) to support proposals related to the arts and cultural education, are being made to the following organizations:

Art for Equity, Cape Ann Art Haven, Kops n Kids, Magnolia Library & Community Center, Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, Maritime Gloucester, Rockport Illumination Weekend, SeniorCare, Inc., Together Gloucester, Inc., Town of Essex, Council on Aging

With this year’s grants, the CACF has given almost $95,000 back to Cape Ann non-profits and schools!

2022 Grant Recipient Magnolia Library
2022 Grant Recipient Manchester by the Sea Public Library


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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
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