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:
Black Economic Council
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Elizabeth Freeman Center
Hillcrest Dental Care
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Miss Hall's School
Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires
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
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
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
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
YWCA of Southeastern MA
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