Comm. Foundation of SE Mass. Awards $665K to 28 Nonprofits
June 5, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, based in New Bedford, today announced it recently awarded $665,000 in emergency support grants to 28 area nonprofits providing services for immigrants, emergency childcare facilities, and local college students in need in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
More than $130,000 was distributed to organizations responding to urgent financial needs occurring in immigrant households. These funds will provide direct assistance to immigrant families in need of food aid and rent assistance.
“Well into the third month of this pandemic, the need remains incredible as it has revealed the many weaknesses in our society’s ability to take care of our residents, noted John Vasconcellos, president of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. "The innovation, clarity, and facility with which our nonprofit organizations and schools have risen to the challenge is nothing short of awesome."
Receiving the grants, which ranged from $5,000 to $110,000, were the following:
The Arc of Bristol County
Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth
The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing
Bristol Community College Foundation
Catholic Social Services of Fall River
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores
Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County, a program of JRI
Citizens for Citizens
Coastline Elderly Services
Family Service Association of Greater Fall River Inc.
House of Possibilities (HOPe)
Immigrants' Assistance Center
Joe Andruzzi Foundation
Katie Brown Educational Program
The Literacy Center
New Bedford Star Kids Scholarship Program
NorthStar Learning Centers
Samaritans of FR/NB
Schwartz Center for Children
Seven Hills Behavioral Health
Southeastern Massachusetts Ser-Jobs for Progress
United Way of Greater New Bedford
UMASS Dartmouth Foundation
The Women's Center
To date, the foundation has raised more than $2.8 million for its SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund from a wide range of corporate donors, foundations, and individuals.
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