CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE • Youth Clinic Scholarships
The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier college summer league in the nation, dating back to 1885, with 350 players on teams in 10 villages across the Cape. The league recruits college players from across the country who quickly become part of the Cape community, living with local families and teaching youth clinics during the day. In addition to the fundamentals and skills of baseball, these college players are also role models, teaching the benefits of hard work, respect and teamwork to local kids in a fun environment. The Cape League players are very accessible after their nightly games, much to the delight of their clinic “students” who often attend with their parents to cheer on their mentors.
CAPE COD HEALTHCARE • Hospice Services
The mission of Cape Cod Healthcare is to coordinate and deliver the highest quality, accessible health services to all Cape Cod residents and visitors. The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod Hospice enhances the quality of life for those facing terminal illness through compassionate care thoughtfully tailored to each patient and family as they navigate the end of life together. Hospice philosophy includes medical care, support, and guidance to help patients live the rest of their days as comfortably and fully as possible. The VNA of Cape Cod Hospice cares for patients in the hospital, at home, or in a skilled nursing facility, including the McCarthy Care Center, an inpatient hospice facility.
CAPE COD MILITARY SUPPORT FOUNDATION • Enhanced Services for Military Families
The Cape Cod Military Support Foundation helps satisfy critical needs and enhances the well-being and quality of life for Veterans and Active Duty Military and their families. Programs include an Empowerment Center that provides emergency services, food assistance, clothing, prepared meals and personal hygiene products; Operation Backpacks; Family Services; Coats4 Vets; Holiday Parties for Veteran and Military families; Military Awards and Education, Transitional Assistance and the Food4Vets program. The Foundation is located on Joint Base Cape Cod and serves Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY • Youth Education Programs
The mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning. The Museum integrates the three strands of organizational identity as a museum of natural history, a nature education center, and steward of conservation land. The Museum will be updating the Coastal Explorer Science Mobile Van with standards-based classroom curriculum and interactive exhibits. The van will travel to schools and other venues across the region with updatable educational programs designed to teach about local animals and their habitat, the environment and conservation efforts to protect Cape Cod.
CAPE KID MEALS • Expanded Weekend Hunger Relief Program
Cape Kid Meals (CKM) has one goal: to fight childhood hunger across Cape Cod. Working with local schools, CKM helps provide meals to children who otherwise go with little or no food on weekends during the school year. The CKM backpack program discreetly provides at-risk students with a bag of food each weekend throughout the school year. This food helps sustain the students’ nutritional needs over the weekends when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Initially serving 50 children in 2 schools, the program has grown to feeding over 650 children in 27 schools and will continue to expand.
2020: $20,000 for each organization
2019: $50,000 for each organization
2018: $50,000 for each organization
2017: $50,000 for each organization
2016: $50,000 for each organization
2015: $50,000 for each organization
2014: $42,000 for each organization
2013: $37,500 for each organization
2012: $40,000 for each organization
2011: $31,250 for each organization
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
2008: $30,000 for each organization
2007: $35,000 for each organization
2006: $35,000 for each organization
2005: $50,000 for each organization
· American Red Cross (Cape Cod Chapter)
· Cape Cod Literacy Council
· Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygiene Program
· Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands
· Cape Cod Hospital ($300,000)
2004: $40,000 for each organization
2003: $40,000 for each organization
2002: $30,000 for each organization
2001: $40,000 for each organization
Interested in being a beneficiary?
Since 2001, Seaside Le Mans has supported 46 charitable organizations on Cape Cod. The Charitable Giving Committee begins the selection process each fall, with beneficiaries announced early in the new year. Seaside Le Mans considers beneficiaries in the areas of Health & Human Services, Social Services and Children’s Organizations and all funding must be invested on Cape Cod.Beneficiary Interest Form
While there is no formal application process, any interested organizations can fill out the interest form or email Kelsey Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted if more information is needed. The committee will review the interest forms, and will also consider many other organizations serving the needs of Cape Codders. You do not need to contact us to be considered as a beneficiary.