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Educational and Employment Aspirations Get a Boost in New Bedford

SouthCoast Community Foundation Polaroid Fund awards $97,000 to twelve New Bedford nonprofits.   NEW BEDFORD, MA – 6,000 students (pre-K through college-age) are receiving customized backpacks and grade-level school supplies during the 2021-2022 school year...

SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces New President and CEO

Passionate community leader Leonard M. Lee to head the organization.   NEW BEDFORD, MA --- The SouthCoast Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonard M. Lee as the organization’s new President and CEO. Lee brings over...

South Coast Region Trails the State in Early Education and Child Care

Newly published report commissioned by the SouthCoast Community Foundation illuminates pain points and opportunities. NEW BEDFORD, MA --- Across the 41 cities and towns the SouthCoast Community Foundation serves, there are approximately 50,000 children under the age...

Jacobs Scholarships Totaling $175,000 Awarded to Five Local Students

The SouthCoast Community Foundation Fund supports next-generation STEM leaders   NEW BEDFORD, MA -- Addylene Darosa Semedo can now realize her dream of going to college and then medical school without worrying about how to afford both. Jocelyn Kingman always...

SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces Team Additions and Promotion

Deepening the organization's development, program, and financial capabilities.   NEW BEDFORD, MA – The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced today the hiring of two new positions, Werlaine Badio as Programs Officer, supporting arts and culture, education, and...

The SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces 2021 Polaroid Grantees

Award total of $97,000 will support New Bedford workforce development and literacy programming.   NEW BEDFORD, MA – The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced today $97,000 in grants from the Polaroid Fund to nine local nonprofits seeking to enhance the skills...

Hawthorn Medical Associates Charitable Fund Announce Grant Recipients

Awards $25,000 to support programs that focus on vulnerable women and children. New Bedford, MA – The Hawthorn Medical Associates Charitable Fund of the SouthCoast Community Foundation announced today the five recipients for their grants, totaling $25,000. The 2020...