I’m excited to announce our 2011 Kingston Fund grant award recipients.
The Kingston Fund Board of Advisors, my nephew and seven nieces, Arley, Megan, Alysha, Molly, Erin, Lexi, Brianna, and Lindsay (ages 15 to 28 years old) have selected the following nonprofits to receive Kingston Fund grants this year: Homeless Prevention Council, Family Continuity, Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps.
The Kingston Fund was established in 2005 by Kathy Kingston in loving memory of her parents Winnie and Willie Kingston. To play an active role in philanthropy, Kathy Kingston and the Board of Advisors, her nephew and seven nieces, meet annually to make grant recommendations to support educational and charitable programs of Cape Cod.
2011 Grant Awardees from The Kingston Fund
Homeless Prevention Council
To support the Child Enrichment Program, which provides school supplies, winter clothing, and Christmas gifts to children of clients who are low-income and at-risk of losing their housing.
To fund the development and implementation of support and educational groups for families raising children with behavioral and mental health needs.
Community Health Center of Cape Cod
As a program of the Youth Suicide Prevention Project, funds will be used to provide suicide prevention training for students on the Cape Cod Community College Campus. The project focuses on much needed prevention and early intervention strategies for the at-risk population of Cape Cod Community College.
Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
To support the Youth in Progress program, which is an after-school leadership development program for ages 13-18. The program helps young people develop the skills and tools necessary to transition into adulthood. It is estimated that approximately 240 youth will benefit from the Youth in Progress program over a year.
More About The Kingston Fund
Kingston Fund was established by Kathy Kingston in loving memory of her parents Winnie and Willie Kingston. To play an active role in philanthropy, Kathy Kingston and the Board of Advisors, her nephew and seven nieces, meet annually to make grant recommendations to support educational and charitable programs of Cape Cod.
Willie and Winnie Kingston taught our family to always find the positive, to have fun in whatever you do and to care about and reach out to others. Through The Kingston Fund, Winnie and Willie Kingston will always be remembered for their love of Cape Cod, strong values, great sense of humor, and their deep love and caring for their family and many friends.
The Kingston Fund is a donor-advised fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. Tax-deductible contributions to this fund may be made at any time by sending your gift to The Cape Cod Foundation address listed below.
Grant proposals for 2012 are now being accepted through the Cape Cod Foundation. Areas of interest include supporting nonprofits who serve abused children, disabilities, homeless families, Hospice, Cape Cod beaches and the environment, scholarships and families in need.
To apply for Kingston Fund grant, please contact:
The Kingston Fund ~ The Cape Cod Foundation
259 Willow Street
Yarmouthport, MA 02675