The New Balance Falmouth Road Race is just 24 days away and while runners have been busy prepping for the seven mile run, race organizers have been busy handing out grants to non-profits.
Twelve non-profit community groups have been awarded a little over $100,000 in grants in the latest semi-annual series of donations by Falmouth Road Race, Inc.
The program was established as a way for Falmouth Road Race, Inc. to give back to the community for its help and support.
Since fiscal year 2012-13, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has contributed more than $1.2 million to the health and wellness of Falmouth and the surrounding area through the grants.
The non-profit groups awarded grants for their successful proposals were:
Arts Falmouth (to support a part-time staffer)
Cape Cod Challenger Club (goals, balls, and uniforms)
Cape Cod Clippers (batting cage, infield tractor, shed)
Cape Cod Venturing Crew 37 (Hiking supplies, camping equipment)
Cape and Islands Rowing Association, Inc. (trailer)
Falmouth Band Parents (instruments for marching band)
Falmouth Fire Department CPR Program (AED trainer instruments)
Falmouth Marine & Environmental Services (AED instruments)
Korey Stringer Institute (to support heat lab equipment fund)
Morse Pond School (fitness center equipment)
Samaritans (suicide prevention services)
WellStrong (weight training and yoga equipment)
Applications for the next round of grants will be solicited in the fall. Interested organizations can visit the Falmouth Road Race website for grant-proposal guidelines and information.