SANDWICH — A brand new group group working to advertise diversity, fairness and inclusion has been awarded a grant and a fiscal sponsorship from two main Sandwich organizations.
Sandwich for All introduced it acquired a fiscal sponsorship from The Cape Cod Foundation and a $2,000 grant from The Fund for Sandwich. This cash will permit the group to start planning and elevating cash for occasions.
Sandwich for All was began in October 2021 and stands to additional efforts of diversity, fairness and inclusion within the city of Sandwich and all through Cape Cod, in accordance with the group.
Gretchen Mulroy, a member of Sandwich for All, mentioned she knew she needed to create change on the town after studying of the anecdotes her daughter was listening to at college relating to racist incidents.
“I began listening to another dad and mom, and different individuals on Cape and their experiences in Sandwich. And I spotted that we actually do have an issue. No one had needed to confess it, or focus on it,” Mulroy mentioned. “When this group was first introduced up, I believed, lastly, this is the place I can possibly make a distinction. Here’s the place we will lastly begin to have some conversations.”
Margot Critchfield, one of many founders of Sandwich for All, mentioned the group’s new relationship with The Cape Cod Foundation brings extra credibility and affect to assist push the Sandwich For All mission on a bigger scale.
“Our partnership with The Cape Cod Foundation is a dream come true,” she mentioned in a press launch.
Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, mentioned she is proud to support a mission that aligns with that of the inspiration: supporting your complete Cape Cod group.
“Any likelihood to support our group in creating alternatives for dialog and studying will make us all stronger,” O’Malley mentioned.
The Cape Cod Foundation will function the fiscal sponsor for Sandwich For All, which can permit the group to function beneath a non-profit standing and obtain donations beneath the 501(c)3 tax exception legislation. According to O’Malley, the sponsorship doesn’t include funding.
O’Malley mentioned the group is accountable for producing its personal income and The Cape Cod Foundation is dealing with, for a payment, administrative features similar to acknowledging donations and paying bills.
“We are proud to supply this as a restricted, short-term foundation for a choose variety of new and rising tasks and initiatives that align with our organizational mission,” O’Malley mentioned.
O’Malley mentioned The Cape Cod Foundation additionally serves because the fiscal sponsor for Falmouth “No Place for Hate.” Barnstable additionally has a “No Place for Hate” group, and different native cities have comparable efforts.
“As a well-established group, we provide Sandwich for All administrative economies of scale in order that they will maximize assets and give attention to their mission, which is very essential of their early phases. It offers them time and house to give attention to their programs and tasks and assess the most effective construction to maneuver forward for the long run,” O’Malley mentioned.
Paul Houlihan, a member of The Fund for Sandwich Advisory committee, mentioned the inspiration was established in 2017 to boost cash and supply grants to native organizations in Sandwich. The Fund for Sandwich is a everlasting endowment of The Cape Cod Foundation.
Houlihan mentioned The Fund for Sandwich helps Sandwich for All’s mission, and reached out to the group with the $2,000 donation to get it began.
According to the press launch, the grant issued from The Fund for Sandwich is Sandwich for All’s first supply of funding and can be used instantly.
“This beneficiant grant will assist us fund our on-line infrastructure, print outreach supplies, and permit us to start to boost funds that can be used for programming and occasions to positively impression the group,” Jonathan Finn, member of Sandwich for All’s working and steering committees, mentioned within the launch.
According to Finn, on-line infrastructure contains web site setup, buying URLs, safety certificates, and net and e mail internet hosting. Print outreach supplies embrace primary playing cards and pamphlets that describe the aim and mission. He mentioned the informational supplies may be despatched to individuals who inquire in regards to the group at native companies. Fundraising supplies embrace stickers and window decals for supporters, together with the native enterprise group. Finn mentioned these can be offered to boost cash for operations and programming.
“Our plan is begin fundraising from people and companies to support occasions and programming. We’ll additionally apply for extra grants as wanted,” Finn mentioned.
For extra details about Sandwich for All and to donate, please go to https://www.sandwichforall.org/