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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...