The Manuel S. Pina Scholarship Fund will provide qualified high school graduates of Cape Verdean descent from Wareham High School, Old Rochester Regional High School, and New Bedford High School with financial assistance to attend college.
"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
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Manuel Pina, Jr. Establishes Scholarship Fund for the Cape Verdean Community with the SouthCoast Community Foundation
The scholarship honors Manuel S. Pina on his 100th birthday, September 4, 2022, to support students of Cape Verdean descent from Wareham High School, Old Rochester Regional High School, and New Bedford High School. New Bedford, MA — The SouthCoast Community...
SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces more than Two Million Dollars in Funding to Help Underserved Populations in Southeastern Massachusetts
SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces more than Two Million Dollars in Funding to Help Underserved Populations in Southeastern Massachusetts (New Bedford, MA) The SouthCoast Community Foundation is pleased to announce grants in the amount of $2,577, 844 to 21...
Supporting sixty-four local students in pursuit of higher education. NEW BEDFORD, MA – Today, 64 local students will gather at the Buttonwood Park Zoo for the SouthCoast Community Foundation scholarship reception to receive their awards totaling more than...
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We are thrilled to be celebrating our 18th Annual Summer’s Last Blast with all of you. Please join us on September 9th outdoors in the bucolic setting of Nonquitt, overlooking Buzzards Bay, for a lively evening of delectable food, cocktails, and...
Did you know it takes 100 bees to make just one teaspoon of honey? So why am I talking about honey? Many of you might not know that when I’m not running the Community Foundation, I can be found working in my bee apiary....
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.