SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund
This Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations that are working with communities at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and most impacted by inequity.
Your gift to the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund will help our community get through this pandemic.
In the past few months the Community Foundation has granted more than $4.8 million to nonprofits on the front lines of this pandemic from the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund. To date, the Fund has raised more than $5.59 million from a wide range of corporate donors, foundations, and individuals, in response to the Community Foundation’s call to come together on behalf of our community.
To learn more, please check out our FAQ, which answers many common questions we are hearing from the community.
Application Inquiries About The Fund
Currently, we are no longer seeking applications for the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund. We do encourage you to register with us to be notified of upcoming grant opportunities.
To date, the Fund has received many more requests than we could possibly support at this time. Given the overwhelming number of emails we are getting, we apologize in advance as we are not able to respond to each email. We will be in contact if we have any questions or need any additional information. We will continue to consider applications on a rolling basis going forward while focusing our efforts on continuing to fund-raise for the Fund. Please direct your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our COVID-19 Sponsors
Major donors of the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund include:
- Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
- BankFive Fund
- Barr Foundation
- BayCoast Bank
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- Boston Foundation
- Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
- Carney Family Charitable Foundation
- Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
- Eversource Foundation
- Greater Fall River Development Corporation
- HarborOne Bank
- Island Foundation
- Karina Foundation
- Manton Foundation
- Montigny Children’s Equity & Empowerment Fund
- Plimoth Investment Advisors
- Prime Buchholz
- Rockland Trust Bank
- Schrafft Charitable Trust
- Tufts Health Plan Foundation
- Van Sloun Foundation
- Wagner Foundation
MEET ME FOR COFFEE
We are all in this together
We understand there’s a lot of anxiety right now concerning our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As your Community Foundation, and in partnership with other funders in our region, we want to be helpful to you as you are at the frontline of this pandemic and our job is to support you.
We are inviting our regional nonprofit leaders to a weekly ‘Meet Me for Coffee’ virtual meeting twice a month. Together, we will check in to see how we are all doing, to share ideas, encourage one another, and remind ourselves that even remotely, we are all in this together. For details about the meeting please email our Office Administrator, Kim Heard email@example.com
News & Resources
We put a list of resources together for our community regarding local, state and national news. We will keep updating this as new resources become available:
- Gov Baker’s Plan for reopening Massachusetts
- Gov. Baker Announces Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public
- Massachusetts prepares for possible second wave of COVID-19 in the fall
- Governor Baker orders Mass. schools closed through the end of school year
- Governor Baker responds to the concerns about when Mass. will re-open following COVID-19
- ‘This is a very different kind of battle’ Gov. Baker detailed the state’s response to COVID-19 vs. other tragedies
- The Mass Health Department of Public Health’s Information on the Outbreak of COVID19
- Massachusetts’ Pandemic Data Cases
- Coronavirus in the U.S: Latest COVID-19 News and Case Counts
- President of the U.S. Narrows Immigration Ban; Senate Passes Aid Package
- Senate approves $480 billion package to help small businesses and hospitals, expand testing
- Johns Hopkins Global Cases Tracker
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Workplace Decision Tree – Reopening
- Marion Institute Southcoast Food Policy Council – COVID Recovery Resources
- Urgent Information for Nonprofits Applying for the CARES Act
- CARES Act: What Nonprofits Need to Apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Checklist
- The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- National Council of Nonprofits Webinar: Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?
- Webinar: Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?
- Stimulus Bill Provides Nonprofit Loans, Grants, and One-Year ‘Universal Deduction’
- Mass 211 is the 24/7 statewide information and referral line available in 140+ languages that connects callers with critical social service programs and organizations in their local community year-round. Mass 211 can answer all of your COVID-19 questions.
- COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits from the Nonprofit Finance Fund
- Non-Profit Tools: Cash Flow, Operating Expenses, and Your Financial Story
- International Resources for Funders
- COVID-19 Impact on Immigrants
- Why Nonprofits Must Be Included in a COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package
AUGUST 2020: NINTH ROUND OF GRANTS
The SouthCoast Community Foundation awarded a total of $55,000 in August to 25 local nonprofit organizations for summer programs serving youth in the region. The awards were made from the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund, which the foundation established in March 2020 to support nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, the fund has raised more than $5.59 million and granted more than $4.8 million to nonprofits providing emergency support for vulnerable populations, including the homeless, immigrant families, and those facing food insecurity in our region.
Details of each grantee’s work can be found listed below.
- Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative
- Attleboro YMCA
- Bay Coast Rowing Center, Inc.
- Boys and Girls Club of Fall River
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham
- Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South
- Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.
- Buzzards Bay Coalition
- Citizens for Citizens
- Community Boating Center
- Dennison Memorial Community Center
- Dream Out Loud Center
True to the Community Foundation’s mantra: Our Community. Your Foundation, we are honored to be a part of the region-wide effort to reduce, to the best of our abilities, the devastating impact of COVID-19. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our neighbors, in awe of the amazing nonprofit leadership, and humbled by your trust in the Community Foundation.
In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations on the front lines of the pandemic, we are not hosting a formal application process, at this time. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases.