The Kingston Fund is pleased to announce our 2013 grant recipients.
The 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 her Board of Advisors, her nephew and seven nieces, meet annually on Thanksgiving (usually between turkey and pumpkin pie) to make grant recommendations to support educational and charitable programs of Cape Cod. The Kingston Fund is a donor-advised fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.
2013 Kingston Fund Grant Recipients
Big Brothers Big Sisters for Cape Cod & the Islands
To support the program’s strategic expansion, one-on-one youth mentoring programs and to help create more matches for more youth in more communities. To conduct more outreach, enroll more youth, recruit more volunteers and to provide high-quality professional support for each match.
Cape Cod Challenger Club
To enrich the quality of life for children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic, recreational and social activities that are most often not available to them under typical circumstances.
Homeless Prevention Council
To support the “Adopt a Family Program”, which provides client children of families in need with winter clothes, footwear and two special gifts, which the child has requested, as Christmas presents from the parents.
Housing Assistance Corporation
To provide shelter and services for homeless mothers who are also recovering from alcohol or drug abuse. At Angel House, women receive therapy, alcohol and drug addiction counseling; and workshops on life skills such as parenting, housing search, budgeting, and job readiness. To support HAC’s intensive program for the children as they deal with the dual traumas of homelessness and mothers with substance abuse issues.