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September 20, 2020
Nonprofits in Berkshire County, South Coast Granted $181K

August 21, 2020 — Thirteen Berkshire County nonprofit organizations recently were granted $126,000 to support financial literacy/stability and workforce development for low-income residents, and 25 South Coast nonprofits received $55,000 for summer programs serving youth in the region.

Berkshire County Nonprofits Granted $126K

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America's Pittsfield office on Wednesday announced it granted $126,000 to 13 local nonprofits in support of programs focused primarily on financial literacy/stability and workforce development for low-income Berkshire County residents, The Berkshire Eagle reported.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • 18 Degrees
  • Black Economic Council
  • Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
  • Construct
  • Elizabeth Freeman Center
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hillcrest Dental Care
  • Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts
  • Lever
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • Miss Hall's School
  • Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires
  • Roots Rising.

SouthCoast Community Foundation Awards $55K to 25 Nonprofits

The SouthCoast Community Foundation, based in New Bedford, on Wednesday announced it granted $55,000 to 25 local nonprofit organizations for summer programs serving youth in the region.

“Many of us have powerful memories of summers on Buzzards Bay and throughout the region, given the year we are all having, we owe it to our youth to help them create memories, make friends, breathe fresh air, learn a skill, and have a summer” said John Vasconcellos, president of the foundation.

The awards were made from the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund, which the foundation established in March 2020 to support nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The following organizations, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, received the grants:

  • Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative
  • Attleboro YMCA
  • Bay Coast Rowing Center
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham
  • Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South
  • Brockton Area Multi-Services
  • Buzzards Bay Coalition
  • Citizens for Citizens
  • Community Boating Center
  • Dennison Memorial Community Center
  • Dream Out Loud Center
  • Gnome Surf
  • New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
  • NorthStar Learning Centers
  • Old Colony YMCA
  • Old Dartmouth Historical Society
  • On Stage Theatrical Production
  • Our Sisters' School
  • United Neighbors of Fall River
  • YMCA Southcoast
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • YWCA of Southeastern MA

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