In 1910, industrialist turned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was the richest man in the world. He had divested the bulk of his fortune, but not before establishing and funding over 3,000 public libraries in the United States, Britain and Canada.
Today, OpenCape is the modern-day equivalent. We already connect 33 libraries on the Cape alone, as well as most of our region's schools. OpenCape uses our high speed, 100% Fiber Optic Network to ensure businesses can grow, expand, create jobs, and provide economic stability in our communities. Connecting municipalities, schools, research facilities, libraries, and universities is an integral part of our mission. So is ensuring our healthcare providers are equipped to take advantage of our state-of-the-art technology and enabling our public safety officials to work effectively in the worst conditions.
OpenCape is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and while we gladly accept donations of support in any amount, our focus on fundraising is tied to several major key community initiatives, including:
OpenCape seeks funding for Main Street projects to connect businesses and create an environment conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation that will allow towns to move beyond tourism and create year-round jobs and opportunities. These projects typically cost $300,000.
Both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket require additional fiber strands in order to meet demand and offer service. This is a significant expense and OpenCape is currently trying to raise $6,000,000 to accomplish the task.
OpenCape is eager to extend our fiber backbone down Bradford Street to the West End and back up Commercial Street, allowing us to connect many more customers in this underserved community. The build would be at 10,800 linear feet of fiber plus pole attachments with an anticipated cost of $143,532.
Imagine giving a leadership gift to connect your entire community – every household and every business. The cost for each community and project is unique.
Would you like to discuss your leadership gift? OpenCape welcomes the opportunity to discuss these projects, as well as the goals and objectives you have for your philanthropy.