Our new grant winners from The Kingston Fund

We are excited to announce this year’s grant winners from The Kingston Fund!

The Kingston Fund Board
Meet the Kingston Fund Board of Advisors – Kathy’s nephew and nieces
Arley, Lexi, Brie, Lindsey, Kathy, Molly, Megan, Erin and Alysha

To give back and to play an active role in philanthropy, Kathy established “The Kingston Fund” in 2006. Her nephew and seven nieces, the Board of Advisors study proposals and make annual grant recommendations.

We fund groups that help abused children, families in need, people with disabilities, homeless kids and families, hospice, beaches and education. A Donor-Advised Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation, Kathy created this fund in loving memory of her parents Winnie and Willie Kingston who dearly loved Cape Cod.

Cape Kid Meals – Blessings in a Backpack
To support food for elementary school children in need on Cape Cod. 1 in 3 children on Cape Cod are food insecure. Weekends can be very difficult for school children who are food insecure as they may eat very little until they return to school on Monday. Cape Kid Meals was created to close that gap and provide food for the weekend.

Dream Day on Cape Cod
To support children who face life-threatening illnesses by giving them respite from the world of hospitals and treatments, where they enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature, the camaraderie of family and new friends, and the joy of being a child.

National Alliance for Mental Illness Cape Cod & the Islands
To bring a national Mental Health First Aid training team to the Cape to conduct a training for 30 strategically selected individuals for them to become certified Mental Health First Aid instructors in the community.

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc.
To support for the Housing Stability for Grandfamilies program. This program assists at-risk grandparent and grandchildren families, “grandfamilies”, with rent and mortgage payments, with the understanding that housing is a key component to family and financial stability.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands
To support mentoring programs that partner with under-resourced families to provide their children with transformational, one-to-one professionally-supported relationships with caring adult mentors, so that their children will thrive.

Homeless Prevention Council
To support of our efforts to serve youth facing homelessness on the Lower Cape. Homeless Prevention Council is happy to be working with programming and support mechanisms that insure youth facing homelessness stay in school and achieve their goals, even during challenging times.

The Kingston Fund

A Donor Advised Fund of Cape Cod Foundation

For more information: http://www.kingstonauction.com/about-us/the-kingston-fund

Contact Kathy Kingston:  kathy@kingstonauction.com   603-235-1196

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