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– Dr. LaSella Hall, President New Bedford Branch, NAACP
“With the Community Foundation’s help, our Food Assistance Program has increased services by 300% since March 2020."
– Erich Miller, President, My Brother’s Keeper
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William C. Decas Establishes Wareham Focused Scholarship Fund with the SouthCoast Community Foundation
The scholarship honors George C. Decas and joins an additional Decas fund with the Foundation honoring Georgia and Constantine Decas. New Bedford, MA -- The SouthCoast Community Foundation, one of the largest aggregators of scholarships in the Southeastern...
Search committee embarks on nationwide search to secure successor by January 2022. NEW BEDFORD, MA – The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced today that John Vasconcellos is retiring and stepping down as its President at the end of the year. During his...
Supporting eighty-four local students in pursuit of a higher education. NEW BEDFORD, MA – On July 28th, local students gathered at the Buttonwood Park Zoo for the SouthCoast Community Foundation scholarship reception to receive their awards totaling more than...
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“I grew up undiagnosed ADHD. I struggled with schoolwork. I struggled with a lot of things. I found peace and calm in art and surfing, and everything seemed to slow down when I was creating or surfing. I knew I had found something special that I...
New Bedford Light Publishes Vice Chair Gail Fortes’ Personal Story on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
During our Annual Meeting on June 8th, we launched the Leadership Equity Fund to address racial disparities and work towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. On July 22nd, the new media outlet New Bedford Light published Vice Chair...
Since 1995, area residents have been turning to the SouthCoast Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. The Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern for improving the quality of life for all in Southeastern Massachusetts.