Donor Stories

Highlighting the latest SouthCoast Community Foundation news, including grantee and donor spotlights and important happenings in the South Coast community and across Massachusetts.
Donor Story: Henry H. Crapo Fund

Donor Story: Henry H. Crapo Fund

A LEGACY OF GENEROSITY “Moving our family foundation to the Community Foundation has amplified the impact of our grantmaking investment. Not only did we gain their administrative and financial expertise, but our ability to support the community in perpetuity is...

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Donor Story: Dr. Gilbert and Timmy Shapiro

Donor Story: Dr. Gilbert and Timmy Shapiro

LIFELONG ANNUAL FUND SUPPORTERS   Gilbert and Timmy Shapiro moved to the South Coast area in the early 1960’s, to set up Dr. Shapiro’s Orthopedic practice. Given he was in the medical field, Dr. Shapiro was naturally focused on being helpful to community members,...

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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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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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The Power of Philanthropy: The Leo & Muriel Lanouette Story

The Power of Philanthropy: The Leo & Muriel Lanouette Story

One morning several years ago, an unassuming widower named Leo Lanouette read a story in The Standard-Times about our annual Scholarship program and was inspired to reach out to us to discuss his and his late wife Muriel’s estate. Leo grew up in Fall River and, after...

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