Race Beneficiaries

Over $5.5 million has been raised for 43 nonprofits in the past 16 years.

Major Crisis Relief FundCape Cod & Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund

(Humanitarian Aid After Disaster)
The Major Crisis Relief Fund (MCRF), a program of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, is an emergency fund for a large-scale disaster affecting 100 people or more on Cape Cod and the Islands. The organization will work hand-in-hand with first and second responders to provide basic needs to those affected. This fund will be triggered and utilized when the immediate crisis has passed and shelters and feeding stations start closing down. MCRF will assist people with long-range problems, particularly housing, food, transportation, and other basic needs, and is poised to go into action at any time.

Cape Cod Healthcare logoCape Cod Healthcare

(Heart & Vascular Institute)
The mission of Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is to coordinate and deliver the highest quality, accessible health services to all Cape Cod residents and visitors. The CCHC Heart & Vascular Institute was launched to bring together the skill and experience of board-certified cardiovascular specialists and the full resources of the Cape’s leading healthcare system. The Institute is dedicated to the coordination and delivery of top-quality, best-practice medicine using the latest technology. This unprecedented partnership delivers exceptional cardiovascular care to the region through a continuum of care that provides seamless diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

Lower Cape Outreach logoLower Cape Outreach Council

(Basic Needs Assistance for Lower Cape Families)
Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) provides emergency food, clothing and financial assistance to residents of Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. LCOC sponsors food pantries and conducts monthly food distributions to partner organizations and provides financial assistance to working Cape Codders who struggle to make ends meet. LCOC helps residents remain in their homes, provide food for their families, heat their homes in the winter, prevent utility shut-offs, and meet transportation and child care costs.

Mass Audubon logoMass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

(Science & Environmental School Education Programs)
Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is a 110-acre property on Barnstable Harbor offering 2.5 miles of hiking trails through woods, fields, freshwater wetlands, salt marshes and sandy beach habitats. Programming includes kayaking, paddle boarding, natural history boat cruises, and tidal flat explorations as well as workshops, classes, festivals and tours featuring natural history themes. Long Pasture provides local children with excitement for learning, preparation for upper level science classes and skills that can last a lifetime. By providing inquiry-based science programs as part of school curriculums, the organization makes the most of the dynamic ecology all around us as living laboratories.

Special Olympics logoSpecial Olympics Massachusetts

(Unified Sports Inclusive High School Programs)
Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year-round sports training and athletic competition on the Cape & Islands for nearly 800 athletes with intellectual disabilities in eight sports with the help of 965 volunteers. Through the power of sport, the movement transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics Massachusetts/ MIAA Unified Sports® partnership brings inclusive athletic competition to high schools across the state. Through sports, students with and without disabilities work and learn together, on the same team, on the same field, toward the same goal.


2016: $50,000 for each organization

· Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCan!)
· Cape Cod Healthcare ($100,000)
· Gosnold on Cape Cod
· Homeless Not Hopeless
· Sail Cape Cod

2015: $50,000 for each organization

· Calmer Choice
· Cape Cod Healthcare ($100,000)
· Cape Cod Maritime Museum
· Independence House
· Katelynn's Closet

2014: $42,000 for each organization

· Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center
· Cape Cod Baseball League
· Cape Cod Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative
· Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
· Cape Cod Healthcare ($100,000)

2013: $37,500 for each organization

· Outer Cape Health Services
· Hope Hospice
· Children’s Cove
· Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
· Cape Cod Healthcare ($100,000)

2012: $40,000 for each organization

· Cape & Islands Special Olympics
· CHAMP Homes
· Community Health Center of Cape Cod
· Sight Loss Services

2011: $31,250 for each organization

· Cape Abilities
· Cape Cod Child Development
· Duffy Health Center
· Elder Services Meals-on-Wheels

2010: $30,000 for each organization

· American Red Cross, Cape Cod & Islands Chapter
· Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands
· Cape Cod Hunger Network
· Tri-County Collaborative for Oral Health Excellence (Tri-CCOHE)

2009: $40,000 for each organization

· The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
· Children’s Cove
· The Genesis Foundation