"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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Support of BIPOC-led Nonprofits, Leaders, and Leadership Programs Continues Through SouthCoast Community Foundation Funding
Second round of grants from the Leadership Equity Fund provides $50,000 to four, local organizations. NEW BEDFORD, MA – Brockton-based BAMSI, Coaching4Change out of Taunton, and New Bedford’s Buy Black NB and the Whaling Museum are the latest grant recipients...
Description of Position: Under the direction of the Director of Engagement, the Senior Programs Officer is an integral member of the Engagement team, responsible for implementing, managing, and, at times, designing grantmaking programs for a select portfolio of the...
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...
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‘Tis the Giving Season – President and CEO Vasconcellos Interviewed on WBSM “Money Wise with the Money Guys” Radio Program
In honor of Giving Tuesday, the Community Foundation was invited to discuss the power of philanthropy on the weekly WBSM radio program "Money Wise with the Money Guys." President and CEO John Vasconcellos discussed how the job of the Foundation is...
“I constantly have these moments of pride for not just what this organization does but what art can do for humanity.” -Ashley Occhino, Executive Director, New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! Ashley Occhino’s words resonant because we firmly...
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.