The Cape Cod Resilience Fund provides direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer some relief from economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many small businesses on Cape Cod have been devastated by the unforeseen and unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. While necessary, strict mandates for business operations during the public health crisis, coupled with an uncertain outlook for the future and limited availability of government funding, have taken the wind out of these businesses’ sails.
Owned by our neighbors, staffed by our friends, small, independent businesses are the cornerstones of our community and they need us now. Through the Cape Cod Resilience Fund, Cape Codders near and far can invest directly in sustaining our most vulnerable small businesses and help keep them going during this extraordinary moment in history.
The fallout from a spike in COVID cases in Provincetown after the 4th of July weekend has caused many local businesses to lose as much as 80% of their business. After struggling to make it through the impacts of the pandemic in 2020, and with the cost of doing business higher than ever, they need the Cape Cod community’s support.
Love Live Local + the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for a special fundraising effort for the Cape Cod Resilience Fund to provide a bit of a boost to the local businesses who have already been through so much. The goal is to raise $15,000 throughout the month of September to provide support to as many businesses as we can.
FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: CAPECODRESILIENCEFUND@GMAIL.COM
How does it work?
The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will issue one-time grants of $500 to $2,000 to eligible Cape Cod small businesses with 1-20 full-time year-round employees to supplement day-to-day operational expenses such as rent, staff, supplies, inventory, marketing and training. Preference will be given to year-round, community minded, brick and mortar businesses located in a downtown area. The more money we raise, the more businesses we can help.
Are donations tax deductible?
All donations to the fund will be tax deductible through Love Live Local Inc (Tax ID 84-4106461).
Who is eligible to apply for a grant from the Cape Cod Resilience Fund?
Any small business owned and operated on Cape Cod can apply. Preference will be given to year-round, community- minded, brick and mortar businesses located in a downtown area.
Who is taking part in this effort?
The effort is powered by Love Live Local and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, with help from our friends from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Chamber of Commerce, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce, and the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce.
Our business/organization would like to partner with the Cape Cod Resilience Fund. How do we do that?
Launching, growing, and maintaining the Cape Cod Resilience Fund requires both grassroots support and the generosity of those who have the capacity to give a little bit more. We would be thrilled to talk with you about how you can help, and how we can recognize your contribution. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Cape Cod Resilience Fund going to go away after the COVID-19 crisis ends?
No, we’re in it for the long haul! We created the Cape Cod Resilience Fund in the wake of this public health crisis but our goal is to grow it over time so that it can be a ready resource for our small business community during especially challenging times. The Fund complements Love Live Local’s ongoing advocacy for the Cape Cod community and the importance of shopping local.
Since launching in April 2020, the Cape Cod Resilience Fund has sent $115,500 to 127 Cape Cod small businesses.
First Round Grant Recipients
19th Hole Tavern, Hyannis
Apt Cape Cod, Brewster
Beaconlight Guest House, P’Town
Blue Claw Boat Tours, Orleans
The Bike Shack, P’Town
Bugg’s Place, Hyannis
Cape Cod Winery, Falmouth
Captain Linnell House, Orleans
Changing Tides Boutique, Chatham
Country Soul, Hyannis
Customs House, Wellfleet
de Castellane Gallery, Dennis Port
Erin Peterson Reiki, Mashpee
Foraged Floral, Osterville
Fox & Crow, Wellfleet
Fox & Kit, Mashpee
Harbor Lounge, P’Town
Heart Core Health, Wellfleet
innerglow yoga, Mashpee
Jay Horowitz Architect, Orleans
Kknight Artistry, online
Knockout Pizza, Dennis Port
Mark August, Chatham
Murphy’s General Store, Harwich Port
Murray’s Fabrics, Orleans
North Side Nursery, Yarmouthport
Parrot Bar & Grill, Cataumet
Pilgrim House, P’Town
Plum Porch Gift Shop, Marstons Mills
Port Cargo, Hyannis
Rose’s Books, online
Salt Yarn Studio, Dennis
Salty Duck, Wellfleet
Seaside Selections, Hyannis
Snowy Owl, Brewster
Solstice Day Spa, Hyannis
Spice & Tea Exchange, Mashpee
Sposabella Bridal, Hyannis
Wellfleet Chick Koop Farm, Wellfleet
Second Round Grant Recipients
Angel Face Esthetics, Wellfleet
BFree Coaching + Wellness, Harwich
Camp Wingate*Kirkland, Yarmouth
Centerville Cleaners, Hyannis
Cape Cod HERS Raters, Yarmouth
Cape Cod Toy Chest, Yarmouth
Cape Tip’n Charter Fishing, P’Town
CCB11 Oyster Farm, Wellfleet
Chatham T Co., Chatham
Coop’s Coop, Chatham
Cranberry Collective, Mashpee
Field Point Oyster Farm, Wellfleet
Westies Shoes, Dennis
Holbrook Oyster Ranch, Eastham
Hyannis Mixed Martial Arts, Hyannis
Hyora Publications, Chatham
Island Cafe & Grill, Hyannis
JS Gallery, Wellfleet
Just Breathe Salt Spa, Hyannis
Karol Richardson, Wellfleet
Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, Falmouth
Martha’s Eats, Falmouth
Mooncusser Tattoo, P’Town
Northeast Unlimited Tours, Sandwich
Nove Yoga & Wellness Studio, Dennis
Old Wharfs Oysters, Wellfleet
Optimist Cafe, Yarmouth
Platinum Pebble Inn, Harwich
Quiet Mind Studio, Wellfleet
Riddle Cape Cod, Mashpee
Route 28 Diner, Yarmouth
Seacoast Inn, Hyannis
Jack’s Outback, Yarmouth
Swirls Jewelry, Sandwich
The Bashful Tarte Bakery, Yarmouth
The Family Schools, Brewster
The Inn at Cape Cod, Yarmouth
The Nail Shoppe, Hyannis
The Provincetown Independent
The Rocking Unicorn, Chatham
The Sanctuary, Brewster
Tidal Marketing, Harwich
Viv’s Kitchen & Juice Bar, Orleans
Wellfleetian Oyster Co., Wellfleet
Whisk Cafe, Orleans
2021 Grant Recipients
A Beach Breeze Inn, Harwich
Artisan Skin Care, Orleans
Christopher’s by the Bay B&B, P’town
Cshore Kitchen, Wellfleet
House Of Hatchets, Hyannis
Jefferson S Dexter DMD, West Yarmouth
Joseph D’Andrea Accounting, P’town
Kenneth Scott, P’town
Henry & Company, P’town
Lori Designs and Company, Chatham
LoveDays Photography, Sandwich
Oceanair Himalayan Salt Cave, Orleans
Seashore Nail Boutique, South Yarmouth
Susan Peavey Travel Inc, Harwichport
Taste of Siam, Hyannis
The Block & Tackle, Wellfleet
The Well, Wellfleet
Thank you to our incredible small business community that has stepped up and raised funds and awareness for the Cape Cod Resilience Fund.
VIEW THEIR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS HERE!