The Kingston Fund

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The Kingston Fund Dedicated
in loving memory Winnie and Willie Kingston

To give back and to play an active role in philanthropy, Kathy Kingston established “The Kingston Fund” in 2006. Her nephew and seven nieces, the Board of Advisors study proposals and make annual grant recommendations. We fund nonprofit, educational and charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping children and families.

A Donor-Advised Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation, Kathy created this fund in loving memory of her parents Winnie and Willie Kingston who dearly loved Cape Cod. Willie and Winnie taught our family to always find the positive, to have fun in whatever you do and to care about and reach out to others. Through The Kingston Fund, Winnie and Willie will always be remembered for their love of Cape Cod, strong values, great sense of humor, and their deep love and caring for their family and many friends.

Their legacy and values are continued with the compassion and leadership of our Board of Advisors: Arley, Lexi, Brie, Lindsey, Kathy, Molly, Megan, Erin and Alysha – and our newest member – my grandnephew Quinton.

Proposals for 2018 grants are now being accepted

Meet The Kingston Fund Board of Advisors – Kathy’s nephew and nieces
Arley, Lexi, Brie, Lindsey, Kathy, Molly, Megan, Erin and Alysha
Our Funding Interests:
Families in need
Abused children
Homeless kids and families
Hospice
Cape Cod beaches
Scholarships
Children with disabilities
 
Contact 1-800-947-2322
Cape Cod Foundation
for grant proposal information

Hear more from our Board of Advisors

  

Lexi, Board of Advisors, The Kingston Fund  Alysha, Erin & Brie, Board of Advisors, The Kingston Fund
“I’m grateful that at an early age I could participate and learn, we started when I was 8 years old and now I’m 19. I think it’s beneficial that we could all come together and learn about community and Cape Cod and find out what people need. My favorite part is all of us cousins going into one room and focusing on a charity rather than ourselves and our lives.” Lindsey, Board of Advisors, The Kingston Fund
“Hearing from those who have received our donations, has given me a deeper appreciation for how financial grants can truly make an impact.” Arley, Board of Advisors, The Kingston Fund
“I am looking forward to sharing the important meaning behind the Kingston Fund with my 1st son Quinton. It will be great to share with him about the importance giving back to a community that was so dear to my grandparents.” Megan, Board of Advisors, The Kingston Fund

Contact Kathy!

The Kingston Fund was pleased to award the following grants

2017 Grants

  • Cape Kid Meals – Blessings in a Backpack
    To support food for elementary school children in need on Cape Cod. 1 in 3 children on Cape Cod are food insecure. Weekends can be very difficult for school children who are food insecure as they may eat very little until they return to school on Monday. Cape Kid Meals was created to close that gap and provide food for the weekend.
  • Dream Day on Cape Cod
    To support children who face life-threatening illnesses by giving them respite from the world of hospitals and treatments, where they enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature, the camaraderie of family and new friends, and the joy of being a child.
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness Cape Cod & the Islands
    To bring a national Mental Health First Aid training team to the Cape to conduct a training for 30 strategically selected individuals for them to become certified Mental Health First Aid instructors in the community.
  • Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc.
    To support for the Housing Stability for Grandfamilies program. This program assists at-risk grandparent and grandchildren families, “grandfamilies”, with rent and mortgage payments, with the understanding that housing is a key component to family and financial stability.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands
    To support mentoring programs that partner with under-resourced families to provide their children with transformational, one-to-one professionally-supported relationships with caring adult mentors, so that their children will thrive. 
  • Homeless Prevention Council To support of our efforts to serve youth facing homelessness on the Lower Cape.  Homeless Prevention Council is happy to be working with programming and support mechanisms that insure youth facing homelessness stay in school and achieve their goals, even during challenging times.

2016 Grants

  • Calmer Choice
    Calmer Choice is a community-based organization that partners with local schools to teach students personal and practical skills that can help them to increase their inner resilience, manage and reduce the impact of stress, strengthen the ability to control their own emotional responses, increase their sense of wellbeing, and improve academics.
  • Homeless Prevention Council
    To support of our efforts to serve youth facing homelessness on the Lower Cape.  Homeless Prevention Council is happy to be working with programming and support mechanisms that insure youth facing homelessness stay in school and achieve their goals, even during challenging times.
  • Helping Our Women
    To support transportation to medical appointments. Dedicated volunteers provide rides to clients on a year- round basis for on-Cape appointments. The goal of this program is to make sure that clients have a way to see the medical providers of their choice, regardless of their income or geographic limitations. HOW has built a welcoming and comfortable place where women along with family or friend caregivers can receive confidential, free and non-judgmental services.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts BayBig Brothers Big Sisters
    To support one to one, long term adult-child mentoring friendships.Mentoring programs to produce proven great outcomes for kids by supporting positive youth development. The result is that children all over Cape Cod to stay in school, graduate from high school, avoid risky behavior and to fulfill their true potential.
  • YMCA
    To support Year Two of the Y Teen Achievers Program, which identifies and helps at-risk teens who have the potential to attend and graduate from college and gain long-term employment. The program is free and based on a successful national YMCA model. It works with participating teens to provide homework assistance, internship and community service opportunities and personalized vision planning. Volunteer Adult Achievers from the Cape Cod community mentor Teen Achievers as they learn goal setting, leadership, communication skills, workforce skills, etiquette and service learning.

2015 Grants

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    To support one to one, long term adult-child mentoring friendships.Mentoring programs to produce proven great outcomes for kids by supporting positive youth development. The result is that children all over Cape Cod to stay in school, graduate from high school, avoid risky behavior and to fulfill their true potential.
  • YMCA
    To support Year Two of the Y Teen Achievers Program, which identifies and helps at-risk teens who have the potential to attend and graduate from college and gain long-term employment. The program is free and based on a successful national YMCA model. It works with participating teens to provide homework assistance, internship and community service opportunities and personalized vision planning. Volunteer Adult Achievers from the Cape Cod community mentor Teen Achievers as they learn goal setting, leadership, communication skills, workforce skills, etiquette and service learning.
  • Cape Cod Center for Women
    The Cape Cod Center for Women provides a new Child Therapy for Domestic Violence Survivors for children age 12 or under from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and their families. This grant will provide vital support to children who have experienced the psychological and physical trauma of living in a violent environment.This new program is designed to fill a gap in existing advocacy services and is unique in it’s ability to serve all members of the family.

  • Children’s Cove
    Children’s Cove provides a compassionate, efficient, child-friendly facility for child abuse intervention. Children and families journey through a streamlined process which reduces the chances that the children are re-traumatized and preserves the best evidence for investigators. Children’s Cove staff facilitates an under-one-roof collaboration of social and legal agencies to protect, treat, and counsel child abuse victims and their families, and to investigate and prosecute the abusers.

2014 Grants

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
    To support expansion of one-to-one youth mentoring in the region. The program is proven to produce several positive long-term and short-term youth development outcomes. Research shows that a match of just one year helps kids stay in school, avoid violent and risky behavior, and gain confidence.
  • Calmer Choice
    To support the program’s expansion into more schools. Calmer Choice is a universal prevention program committed to teaching young people how to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives. Their goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors.
  • Cape Cod Challenger Club
    To support children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic, recreational and social activities that are most often not available to them under typical circumstances.
  • Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
    To support urgent financial assistance for basic human needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket who are experiencing temporary financial hardships. These hardships are brought on by crises such as cancer, car accidents, family deaths, job loss, temporary or permanent disabilities, serious childhood illnesses, and fire among others.
  • Homeless Prevention Council
    To support the “Adopt a Family Program”, which provides client children of families in need with winter clothes, footwear and two special gifts, which the child has requested, as Christmas presents from the parents.
2013 Grants through the Cape Cod Foundation:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters for Cape Cod & the Islands
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts BayTo support the programs’s strategic expansion, one-on-one youth mentoring programs and to help create more matches for more youth in more communities. To conduct more outreach, enroll more youth, recruit more volunteers and to provide high-quality professional support for each match.
  • Cape Cod Challenger Club
    To enrich the quality of life for children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic, recreational and social activities that are most often not available to them under typical circumstances.
  • Homeless Prevention Council
    To support the “Adopt a Family Program”, which provides client children of families in need with winter clothes, footwear and two special gifts, which the child has requested, as Christmas presents from the parents.
  • Housing Assistance Corporation
    To provide shelter and services for homeless mothers who are also recovering from alcohol or drug abuse. At Angel House, women receive therapy, alcohol and drug addiction counseling; and workshops on life skills such as parenting, housing search, budgeting, and job readiness. To support HAC’s intensive program for the children as they deal with the dual traumas of homelessness and mothers with substance abuse issues.
2012 Grants through the Cape Cod Foundation:
  • Harwich Junior Theatre to support a bullying and teasing prevention program with Chatham and Harwich Middle Schools and Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School.
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod for the nutrition education program in local elementary schools.
  • Cape Cod CollaborativeCape Cod Collaborative Alternative Education Program to support a program that will help improve academic performance of at-risk-youth through computer-based tasks, physical exercise and artistic expression.
2011 Grants:
Homeless Prevention Council To support the Child Enrichment Program, which provides school supplies, winter clothing, and Christmas gifts to children of clients who are low-income and at-risk of losing their housing. www.homelessonline.org

Family Continuity
To fund the development and implementation of support and educational groups for families raising children with behavioral and mental health needs.www.familycontinuity.org

Community Health Center of Cape Cod
As a program of the Youth Suicide Prevention Project, funds will be used to provide suicide prevention training for students on the Cape Cod Community College Campus. The project focuses on much needed prevention and early intervention strategies for the at-risk population of Cape Cod Community College.www.chcofcapecod.org

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
To support the Youth in Progress program, which is an after-school leadership development program for ages 13-18. The program helps young people develop the skills and tools necessary to transition into adulthood. It is estimated that approximately 240 youth will benefit from the Youth in Progress program over a year.www.rfkchildren.org

2009 Grants:
Sibling Connections, Inc.Sibling Connections, Inc.to enable children from Barnstable County the opportunity to participate in the Camp to Belong – Massachusetts and Sibling Sunday programs. These programs are dedicated to bringing together children in foster care who are separated from one or more of their siblings.www.siblingconnections.com

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Inc.Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Inc.to support the clean-up and painting of the skate board park in Mashpee, which has fallen into disrepair and become a place for drugs, litter, and grafitti, rather than a safe place for young people.www.boysgirlsclubcapecod.org

Bridges Associates, Inc.Bridges Associates, Inc.to support the “Leadership Think Tank” which is a program where leaders, ages 17-24, work with students in grades 7-12 to organize games, social enrichment, and recreational activity.www.bridgesassociates.com
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2008 Grants:

Family Pantry Corporation to purchase food each of the families we provide food to each month.

2007 Grants:

Dream Day on Cape Codto help fund two off-season events – “Sunshine Sundays” geared specifically toward local families that have children with life-threatening and/or serious illnesses/conditions.www.dreamdayoncapecod.org

Community Action Committee of Cape Code & Islands, Inc.to provide backpacks filled with materials to 250 low income kindergarten and first grade bound children that will promote literacy development and participation in educational activities.www.cacci.cc/

Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homelessto support crisis intervention and short-term counseling of teenagers at risk of emotional problems or suicide.www.hech.orgback to the top…

2006 Grants:

CapeNet Program of Child and Family Services, Inc.to provide services for children who are victims of abuse for individual, family and group counseling, support and case management and linkages to other appropriate community services.www.child-familyservices.org/programs_capecod.html

A Baby Center of the Cape Cod Council of Churchesto purchase and distribute critically needed diapers and wipes for children of low income parents struggling to keep their babies safe and healthy.www.ababycenter.org

Fund Holder:
Kathy Kingston

Advisors:
Kathy Kingston and her nieces & nephew:
Megan, Molly, Erin, Lexi, Lindsey, Brianna,
Alysha, and Arley

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The Kingston Fund ~ The Cape Cod Foundation
259 Willow Street
Yarmouthport, MA 02675

www.capecodfoundation.org

800-947-2322