The SouthCoast Community Foundation Announces Rapid-Response Stabilization Grants

In the spirit of National Community Foundation Week and Philanthropy Day, grants totaling up to
$500,000 to be awarded to qualifying nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

What:

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its Stabilization Grants. Awards ranging from $2,500 – $25,000 will be given away from the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund as part of the Foundation’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications can be submitted via the website grant portal.

Why:

 In the spirit of National Community Foundation Week (November 12th – 18th) and Philanthropy Day (November 15th) to provide up to six months of unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit organizations that are recovering from the COVID-19 health crisis and its economic impact.

When:

The fund is now open, and applications will be accepted until November 30th at 5:00 PM.

Where:

Award recipients located and serving residents in the Foundation’s service area.

When:

Grants will be awarded to a select group of 501(c)3 organizations that can clearly demonstrate financial need due to COVID-19 and who align with the Foundation’s strategic focus areas of Arts/Culture, Education, and Economic Opportunity; that actively serve vulnerable populations; are committed to a re-envisioned organization demonstrating commitment to adaptability and innovation; and have racially diverse leadership – board members and executive staff.

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a public charity serving thousands of people throughout Southeastern Massachusetts who share a common goal of improving the quality of life through philanthropy. Since 1995, the Community Foundation has distributed over $39 million from more than 200 funds to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in the region. To date, its Emergency Response Fund has raised over $5.6 million and granted over $4.87 million to 97 nonprofits.

Contact:

Fund questions and inquiries: Holly Weeden – hweeden@southcoastcf.org
Media inquiries and interview requests: Kim Goddard – kgoddard@southcoastcf.org

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