We are committed to enhancing the quality of and access to a comprehensive continuum of healthcare services for all the people of Cape Cod.
What is the Community Benefits Program?
As a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, Cape Cod Healthcare has an important fiduciary obligation to provide benefits to the community commensurate with our tax exempt status. The provision of Community Benefits is an important component of Cape Cod Healthcare’s charitable activities to ensure Cape Cod Healthcare remains steadfast to the mission and remains a steward of the valuable community. Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits is a division of the Office of Strategy and Governmental Affairs and, through its Community Health Committee, reports to the Board of Trustees. The Community Health Committee is comprised of members representing healthcare services on Cape Cod, community-based organizations, community advocacy groups and county government, as well as members of the Board of Trustees.
Community Benefits Mission
Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., through its Community Benefits initiative, is committed to enhancing the quality of and access to comprehensive healthcare services for all Cape Cod residents. Through continuous assessment of community needs, coordinated planning and the allocation of resources, this commitment includes a special focus on the unmet needs of the financially disadvantaged and underserved populations. We will assume a leadership role in collaborative efforts joining our resources, talent, and commitment with that of other providers, organizations and community members.
The Community Benefits Mission Statement was affirmed by the CCHC Community Health Committee and the Board of Trustees in 2000 and remains in effect.
Annual Strategic Grant Cycle
The 2023 RFP [PDF] is part of an annual competitive grant process focused on addressing the unmet health needs of the residents of Barnstable County. Organizations are invited to submit proposals Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2022, for programs or projects that improve residents’ physical and/or behavioral health. The CCHC Community Benefits grants program is open to all non-profit community organizations operating in Barnstable County which have programs aligned with CCHC Community Benefits priorities.
You can register and access the grant portal online.
Community Benefits will host two grant information sessions at the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, 32 Main St., Hyannis:
- Monday, Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-noon
These sessions will provide an overview of Cape Cod Healthcare’s Annual Strategic Grant process and are intended for community members who are new to Cape Cod Healthcare’s grant-making process. All are welcome and registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot make one of these information sessions, please feel free to reach out to email@example.com to make an appointment for assistance. Note: You do not have to attend a session to submit a grant application.
Community Health Committee
Sharon Kennedy, Chair, Cape Cod Healthcare Board of Trustees
Beth Albert, Barnstable County Department of Human Services
Leo Blandford, Outer Cape Health Services
Eleanor Claus, Kinlin Grover Real Estate
Elyse DeGroot, Falmouth Service Center
Kristina Dower, Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands
Barbara Dunn, Formal Barnstable School Board Member
Dara Gannon, Cape Cod Foundation
Donald Guadagnoli, MD, Cape Cod Healthcare
Suzie Haptmann, Town of Falmouth Department of Human Services
Jocelyn Howard, Cape Cod US Veterans Center
Tanya Kohli, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
Leah LaCross, CCRTA
Larry Lyford, Thirwood Place
Hadley Luddy, Homeless Prevention Council
Katie Michaud, Cape Cod Healthcare
Michael Maguire, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Madeline Noonan, Town of Barnstable Community Services
Ayanna Parrent, B Free Wellness
Meg Payne, Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod
Stacie Peugh, YMCA Cape Cod
Cecilia Phelan-Stiles, Cape Cod Healthcare
Walter Phinney, Housing Assistance Corp.
Kristy Senatori, Cape Cod Commission