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Highlighting the latest SouthCoast Community Foundation news, including grantee and donor spotlights and important happenings in the South Coast community and across Massachusetts.
CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is FRACC?

CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is FRACC?

Even from the highway, you get a sense of the proliferating art scene in Fall River. A colorful Viva Fall River mural on the side of Rt 195 is one of many recent public art installations across the city. If you have plans next weekend, cancel them and head over to...

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CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is New Bedford Creative?

CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is New Bedford Creative?

Fall River and New Bedford art communities are thriving with engaging art installations, well-appointed museums - both new and old, burgeoning artist communities, and an incredible creative vibe. Our Creative SouthCoast Initiative supports these efforts and works with...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog: Not Just a “Nice to Have”

Creative SouthCoast Blog: Not Just a “Nice to Have”

When it comes to economic development, are the arts a “nice to have” or a “must-have”? The answer to that question was made clear when MassDevelopment chose, not a commercial business, but a mill converted to artists’ studios in New Bedford to announce the newest...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog: Capacity Building

Creative SouthCoast Blog: Capacity Building

So, what do we mean by capacity building? Glad you asked! Capacity building is the investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of a nonprofit. This can take the form of financial support, community building, mentoring, and resources to strengthen...

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Addressing Food Insecurity

Addressing Food Insecurity

Last week’s blizzard, with record snow totals and cold temperatures, reminds us of our good fortune to have a warm home and well-stocked kitchen. Despite the significant disruption of COVID-19, for many of us, our “new normal” is still filled with a sense of security....

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APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS – 7 TOP TIPS

APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS – 7 TOP TIPS

Scholarship season is underway at the SouthCoast Community Foundation, an exciting and inspiring time! However, we recognize that this can be especially stressful for some students and parents. So, if you find yourself wondering where to begin, look no further. What...

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