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  2023-2024 Mini-Grants  |  $1,000 Grant Winners  |  About Mini-Grants  |  Mini-Grants by the Numbers

Congratulations again to all 2023-2024 Cape Cod 5 Educational Mini-Grant recipients! At Cape Cod 5 we have complete respect for you, our local teachers and educators, and the important role you each play in the development of our communities' future leaders. 

Thank you all for your depth of commitment to your students. We are honored to share and celebrate your accomplishments!

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2023-2024 Mini-Grants

This year, 213 grants were awarded totaling $102,328 to 220 teachers at 82 schools in our communities.

Thank you to those who sent in photos of their Mini-Grants projects. Check out some of the creative and inspiring projects submitted by fellow educators below!
2023 - 2024 Mini-Grants Project Photo Submissions

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$1,000 Grant Winners

This year, 5 teachers who submitted outstanding projects were chosen to receive larger grants of $1,000 to fund their projects.
Project Description
Kimberly Gainey, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

Educating Through Exploration and Demonstration:

This project aims to demonstrate abstract scientific concepts through hands-on experiential labs. By building models, students will be able to visualize and explore how biological and ecological systems work, including oysters’ ability to remove water pollutants; how different conditions affect an ecosystem; and how an aquifer works – specifically, how this impacts the Cape’s future freshwater access.  

Traci Wyse, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Coloring Outside the Lines:
This program supports the DYRHS Alternative Learning Program, which focuses on providing engaging learning opportunities for students who may not thrive in a traditional classroom setting. In order to create sustainable revenue to support these projects, students will create custom t-shirts and hats to sell and engage with the community for fundraising.
Dr. Rebecca Lewis, Hingham High School Can We Make Gold?:
This lab project will focus on chemical identity by having students heat pennies until they appear as gold. They will next investigate various chemical and physical properties to determine the actual identity of the gold metal the pennies become.  
Chris Brothers, Lawrence School

Lawrence School Greenhouse:
These funds will be used to help build an educational greenhouse at the Lawrence School to teach lessons in the MA curriculum frameworks related to plant life cycles, plant reproduction, pollination, photosynthesis, soils, agriculture and human impacts on the environment.  Students will grow native, ornamental and food plants to plant in the pollinator garden, place in classrooms throughout the school, take home, donate to the Falmouth Service center/community gardens, or eat themselves. They also hope to partner with the Food Justice program at Falmouth High School.

Sarah Ward, Sturgis Public Charter School Menstrual Product Accessibility for All:
This Mini-Grant will help provide free menstrual products in all Sturgis school bathrooms. This project was inspired by students in the Sturgis Women’s Empowerment Club, who identified this as a top priority and a contributing factor to not only supporting those who are unable to afford the products but to creating an overall welcoming and safe environment for all students.

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About Mini-Grants

Educational Mini-Grants are grants for amounts up to $500 given to public schools in the communities we serve to fund educational projects. Since its inception in 2000, Cape Cod 5 has awarded 1,876 mini-grants totaling $781,053.

Mini-Grants by the Numbers


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