"The Leadership Equity Fund gift will further enhance our advocacy work on behalf of communities of color while advancing our footprint and platform and underserved communities."
– 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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An Inclusive and Equitable Approach is Cornerstone of Planned Fund Dedicated to Local, Offshore Wind Supply Chain, Workforce Development, And Training
Mayflower Wind to devote between $27 million and $47.5 million to new SouthCoast Community Foundation fund. NEW BEDFORD and BOSTON, MA – Mayflower Wind and the SouthCoast Community Foundation today announced the future creation of The Mayflower Fund – a...
Arts & Culture, Economic Opportunity, and Education Sectors Receive Financial Assistance to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Maintain Operations Hard Hit by COVID Pandemic
Grants totaling $479,495 will support 39 nonprofits throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. NEW BEDFORD, MA – The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced today that 39 nonprofits throughout Southeastern Massachusetts will receive a total of $479,495 to address the...
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...
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Just two weeks ago, we came together with many of you at our annual Summer's Last Blast! celebration. We couldn't have asked for better weather or a more magical setting. Thank you to everyone who supported our event and for your commitment to the...
“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...
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.