Blog

Highlighting the latest SouthCoast Community Foundation news, including grantee and donor spotlights and important happenings in the South Coast community and across Massachusetts.

27th Annual Meeting Recap

After two years of being remote, it was a treat to gather in person for our 27th Annual Meeting to recap our 2021 accomplishments and provide an opportunity for community partners and friends to get to know our new President and CEO,...

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2022 Scholarship Reception

2022 Scholarship Reception

On May 25th, 64 local students gathered at the Buttonwood Park Zoo for the SouthCoast Community Foundation Scholarship Reception to receive their awards totaling more than $514,000. This year’s recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 1100 high school seniors...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog – Looking Forward

Creative SouthCoast Blog – Looking Forward

Pictured: Barr Foundation Director of Arts & Creativity, San San Wong with Community Foundation President & CEO Leonard Lee. Through the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, we work with the Barr Foundation and four other community foundations across the state....

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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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