Standard Grants fund general operating expenses or innovative projects by nonprofits whose primary work is to improve access to food security, social services and education in the arts. Standard grants are up to $25,000 and are intended for nonprofits on Cape Ann or in neighboring communities. A few of our standard grants are featured below. 

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    Cape Ann

    Farmers Market


    Supporting local farmers, fishermen and food producers

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    LEAP for Education


    Training Gloucester High School students through summer internships 


    Beverly Bootstraps


    Providing critical resources to families and individuals so that they may achieve self-sufficiency. 

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    Essex County Community Foundation


    Sponsoring annual Institute for Trustees conference for nonprofit Board development

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    Cape Ann YMCA


    Partnering with Special Olympics to offer swim program to adults with special needs.

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    Inspiring families and adults on the North Shore to achieve employment and financial security though stable housing, education, job training and career readiness. 

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