Grantee Spotlights

Highlighting the latest SouthCoast Community Foundation news, including grantee and donor spotlights and important happenings in the South Coast community and across Massachusetts.
Impact Profile: Meet Gnome Surf

Impact Profile: Meet Gnome Surf

“I grew up undiagnosed ADHD. I struggled with schoolwork. I struggled with a lot of things. I found peace and calm in art and surfing, and everything seemed to slow down when I was creating or surfing. I knew I had found something special that I needed to share with...

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Impact Profile: Meet the Immigrants’ Assistance Center

Impact Profile: Meet the Immigrants’ Assistance Center

"I came to the United States when I was 10 years old. I have a lot of passion for what I do because I feel I live the mission of this organization, every day. After 38 years, I still love coming in and helping people who are in need." - Helena DaSilva Hughes,...

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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: 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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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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