Cape Cod Military Support Foundation Inc

#servingthosewhoserveus!

aka CCMSFI   |   Buzzards Bay, MA   |  https://www.ccmsfi.org

Mission

THIS ORGANIZATION'S MISSION IS TO provide assistance to Veteran and Military Families on Cape Cod & the Islands. Established in 2014 as a 501(c)3 CCMSFI has Five Points of the Star Military Support Programs: o Chaplain’s Fund – devoted to supporting military and their families o Children’s Fund – devoted to events, specifically Easter Egg Hunt, Operation Backpack, Operation Pumpkin, and Operation Santa o Education Fund – devoted to providing scholarships to family members and military personnel in continuing education and transition to civilian life. o Family fund – devoted to sharing donations with other military units across the state.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mr. Mickey Wiernasz

Main address

1015 S Inner Rd

Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 USA

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EIN

46-4557235

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Program Funding for the increase demand for services

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Operation Backpack

Provide Backpacks Assistance to Veteran and Military Families

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Pounds of pet food distributed to animal rescues/shelters

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This program was introduced during the Government Shutdown and has been expanded during Covid

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Cape Cod Military Support Foundation (CCMSF) was founded in 2014 to serve the needs of families attached to Joint Base Cape Cod. CCMSF serves veterans and military families through its Empowerment Center located on Joint Base Cape Cod, which provides much needed food, personal hygiene products, and many other life essentials for families, including a full-service baby pantry as well. This Center provides and/or connects clients to services like health care, mental health, substance abuse counseling, job training, and more, and has proven to be a critical support mechanism for those it serves.

Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of programs and services to improve the lives of Veterans, Military Personnel, and their Families. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been focused on addressing food insecurity among those we serve and other vulnerable populations through our Food4Vets program.

Building a strong infrastructure of assets and volunteers has positioned our orginazation the ability to focus on our mission statement and provide exceptional service with an industry low cost program cost. We also have the assets to respond to changes in our demographics be it emergency or changing trends.

SINCE MARCH 2020, CAPE COD MILITARY SUPPORT FOUNDATION, INC. HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,600,000 MEALS AND OVER 7 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD! DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cape Cod Military Support Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/04/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Don Cox

MMSFI

Term: 2013 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. John Kondratowicz

Steve Kelleher

Massachusetts Maritime Accedemy

Steve Torpey

USCG Retired

Steven Xiarhos

MMSFI

Barry Clickstein

Retired

Tony DeMambro

OCAC

Donna Baldwin

USA Veterans and Military Support Foundation Inc.

John Butler

Butler Financial

Eric Levitt

Common Law Assoc.

Don Cox

MMSFI

General Gordon Sullivam

US ARMY Retired

Sari Budrow

OCAC

David Sarlitto

OSJL

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/4/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/04/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.