Annual Fund of SouthCoast Community Foundation

Help us address our community’s greatest needs by supporting the daily operation of the Community Foundation.

John Vasconcellos Fund

Support retiring President and CEO John Vasconcellos’ passion for innovation, growth, and sustainability for communities that are democratic, fair, inclusive, and respectful.

“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

2020 Annual Report

A recap of our 2020 efforts including our response to the pandemic.


Our March 2020 – March 2021 recap of last year’s efforts, insights, and plans for 2021.

Our mission is to mobilize philanthropy

by matching donors and resources with community needs

for the benefit of our region.

Latest News

Now Hiring – Senior Programs Officer

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...

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Partner with the SouthCoast Community Foundation to reach your goals for charitable giving and answer the needs of our community.


The SouthCoast Community Foundation provides many opportunities for personal and organizational success through grants and scholarships.


Establish your legacy and secure the future of your charitable funds by partnering with the SouthCoast Community Foundation to plan your estate.


Learn more about the SouthCoast Community Foundation, our team, and the communities we serve.

Blog & Events

Impact Profile: New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!

Impact Profile: New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!

“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...

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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.

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