2023 Annual Meeting

Please join us for our annual meeting and a presentation from Lee Pelton, CEO & President of The Boston Foundation. He will discuss the history of health inequities and recent efforts to address access to health care relative to social injustice or social, economic, or policy barriers.

Annual Fund of the SouthCoast Community Foundation

Your gift to the Annual Fund supports the areas of greatest need for the Foundation, ensuring we can focus our efforts on our strategic priorities: elevating education, the arts, and economic development. Your support will have an immediate impact in our region.

2023 Scholarships Break Records

The Community Foundation recently awarded 71 local students with college scholarships totaling more than $668,000. This year, the Foundation received over 1,600 applications from throughout the South Coast, making it the most competitive year for scholarships the Foundation has ever seen, with just 6% of applicants receiving awards.

Our mission is to mobilize philanthropy

by matching donors and resources with community needs

for the benefit of our region.

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Announcing Director of Programs: Julie Ramos Gagliardi

NEW BEDFORD, MA — The SouthCoast Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Ramos Gagliardi as the organization’s Director of Programs, overseeing programmatic initiatives and grantmaking, including the Creative South Coast Initiative,...

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