SCCF Announces Promotion and Opening – Deepening Philanthropic and Grantmaking Capabilities

Mar 3, 2023

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced today that Tricia Grime was promoted to Director of Philanthropy and will be on the management team of the Foundation. “I’m honored and excited to take on this new role. It feels like an extension of my personal values, which are rooted in community and giving back,” said Tricia.

She is a lifelong resident of New Bedford and joined the Community Foundation in 2019 as Development Manager. Previously, she was co-owner of her family’s business, a New Bedford-based sweater manufacturing company, Whalerknits, and then, Development Associate and Special Events Manager with Southcoast Health.

“I am thrilled that Tricia has accepted this role, where she will be able to use her experience in philanthropy and strong ties to the community in working directly with our donors and fund advisors,” said Board Chair Gail Fortes.

The Foundation also just announced the creation of a new senior position, Director of Programs, for which they are currently recruiting. The Director of Programs will oversee grantmaking for the organization, working closely with nonprofits in the region. Please visit this page for a detailed job description and instructions on applying.

“This new role will focus exclusively on our grantmaking and management of the program staff. The grants committee looks forward to bringing on someone with expertise in grantmaking and deep knowledge of our region,” said Carl Cruz, Board Clerk and Co-Chair of the Foundation’s grants committee.

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving the communities of southeastern Massachusetts through philanthropy. The Foundation’s mission is to mobilize philanthropy by matching donors and resources with community needs for the benefit of our region. Since 1995, the organization has distributed over $50 million from more than 200 funds to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in the region. For more information, visit

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