SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces more than Two Million Dollars in Funding to Help Underserved Populations in Southeastern Massachusetts

Aug 2, 2022

SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces more than Two Million Dollars in Funding to Help Underserved Populations in Southeastern Massachusetts

(New Bedford, MA) The SouthCoast Community Foundation is pleased to announce grants in the amount of $2,577, 844 to 21 nonprofit organizations in the region. This award cycle marks the 15th round of grantmaking from the Foundation’s SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund. The grants have been awarded to nonprofits serving Attleboro, Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, the South Shore, and Taunton. The awards are made possible with funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Housing and Community Development.

Leonard Lee, President of the SouthCoast Community Foundation, said, “This funding will help providers expand their capacity and fill some of the gaps in services left wanting due to the pandemic. We are grateful to the Commonwealth for helping us to meet the needs of the people who are still feeling the severe impacts of the health crisis coupled with rising prices.”

The nonprofits that applied and were awarded grants will address food insecurity for families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.

Organization Name, Amount
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro South, $65,000
Brockton Day Nursery, $184,790
Brockton Interfaith Community, $140,000
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, $147,500
Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese, $150,000
Coastal Food Shed, $87,490
Farm & Community Collaborative, $150,000
Greater New Bedford Youth Development, $112,150
Groundwork Southcoast, $150,000
Hockomock Area YMCA, $119,637
M.O. L.I.F.E., $27,699
NorthStar Learning Centers, $187,262
Old Colony YMCA, $200,000
Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center, $100,000
PACE, $178,432
Seven Hills Behavioral Health, $178,432
South Shore Community Action Council, $58,271
The Family Pantry-Damien’s Place, $164, 681
The Salvation Army, $60,000
United Way of Greater New Bedford, $69,500
Youth Opportunities Unlimited, $47,000

About the SouthCoast Community Foundation
The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts through philanthropy. The Community Foundation 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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