The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals Announces Grant Opportunities

Supporting programs for domesticated animals and wildlife...

SOUTH YARMOUTH—The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals of The Cape Cod Foundation is now accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects and programs benefitting domesticated animals and wildlife on Cape Cod and the Islands.  The application deadline is Friday, December 1.  The application process is entirely online at

The fund was established at the Foundation through a gift from the late Thomas C. McGowan, who was passionate about animals and wanted to ensure that there would be funds to support their protection and welfare long after his death. In establishing the fund, McGowan indicated a preference for initiatives that focused on medical treatment, spaying/neutering of domestic animals, the prevention of cruelty to animals, “no-kill” shelters, and education and awareness-building on related public issues.

Last year, the Fund awarded $39,500 to ten local organizations to support local spay/neuter programs, critical care clinics, and marine life rescue and rehabilitation. Since its inception in 2009, the Fund has awarded $228,067 in grants.

For additional information, contact Dara Gannon, the Foundation’s Program Officer, at 508.790.3040 or [email protected]. Anyone interested in donating to The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals can call The Cape Cod Foundation at 508.790.3040, donate online at or mail a check, payable to the Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals, to: The Cape Cod Foundation 261 Whites Path, Unit 2, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on