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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.
COVID Response: Hockomock Area YMCA

COVID Response: Hockomock Area YMCA

When its facilities closed on March 15th, the Hockomock Area YMCA, which serves 15 communities, shifted its focus to meet two critical community needs, food security and emergency childcare. Despite losing 41% of its membership and nearly 100% of programming revenue,...

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COVID Response: Innovative Funding Collaboration

COVID Response: Innovative Funding Collaboration

Last fall, the Commonwealth Children’s Fund (CCF), Eastern Bank Charitable Fund, SouthCoast Community Foundation, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley came together to discuss how all four philanthropic organizations could partner to provide early...

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COVID Response: The Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness

COVID Response: The Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness

The Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness, an all-volunteer organization in partnership with Father Bill’s & Mainspring, has been providing shelter for the homeless since 2004. For the last seventeen years, two churches were used to provide a warm respite for...

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No Gift is Ever Too Small

No Gift is Ever Too Small

“As soon as we learned about the Emergency Response Fund, we knew we wanted to pitch in,” commented Elizabeth Merrick. “We had such a positive experience partnering with the team when we set up the scholarship. We knew they would have a good handle on which nonprofits...

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COVID Response: The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

COVID Response: The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center was conducting its board meeting on March 10th, when the Governor issued a state of emergency. The next day, the Center had to close. Gone were all the wonderful opportunities the organization regularly used to raise revenue...

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Impact Profile: Meet the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

Impact Profile: Meet the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

  "I love music, and I love New Bedford, so leading the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is the perfect job for me. I know firsthand the impact music can have on a person’s life, and I want as many people to experience that as possible in our community." - Dave...

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