Join us for the event of the season!



Friday, September 13, 2024

5–9:30 PM

Fort Taber, New Bedford

Creative SouthCoast

Arts and creative expression are vital to thriving, inclusive communities. Art brings vibrancy to our places. It attracts people and investment, and injects new thinking and approaches to community change. DATMA-supported art in New Bedford, “Rooster,” is pictured at left.

Economic opportunity

Economic opportunity is a key area of focus for the Community Foundation. We are offer grants through the SouthCoast Wind Fund, the Polaroid Fund and others that help to create new jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities, and new skills development for the betterment of our South Coast communities. New spaces, like the Ignition Space (pictured at left) for the arts, build our local economies.

Our mission is to mobilize philanthropy

by matching donors and resources with community needs

for the benefit of our region.

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