SouthCoast Comm. Foundation Grants $1.26M to 34 Nonprofits
August 14, 2020 — The SouthCoast Community Foundation, based in New Bedford, today announced it recently granted $1,260,000 in COVID-19 relief funding to 34 nonprofits that are providing emergency support for vulnerable populations, including the homeless, immigrant families, and those facing food insecurity in the region.
“The challenges to the health and well-being of our community during this time has been ever shifting. Thanks to the generosity of so many in our community, we have been able to put food on people’s tables, keep people in their homes, protect our frontline workers, support those struggling with mental health issues, get kids into safe and engaging summer programs, and help our most vulnerable neighbors during this uncertain time,” said John Vasconcellos, president of the SouthCoast Community Foundation.
Funding from the foundation' s SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund was provided, in part, from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports people across the state most impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
Receiving the grants, awarded last month, were the following:
Angels Anonymous Inc.
Attleboro Interfaith Area Collaborative
Bristol Community College Foundation
Cambodian American Rescue Organization
Catholic Social Services Diocese of Fall River
Centro Comunitario De Trabajadores
Citizens for Citizens
Community Action for Better Housing
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Mass
Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth
Hebron Food Pantry
Hockomock Area YMCA
Immigrants' Assistance Center
The Marion Institute
Massachusetts Military Support Foundation
My Brother's Keeper
People Acting In Community Endeavors
Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness
Round the Bend Farm
Saint Anne’s Food Pantry
The Salvation Army
Seven Hills Behavioral Health
South Shore Community Action Council
SouthCoast LGBTQ Network
Southeastern Massachusetts SER-Jobs for Progress
United Neighbors of Fall River
United Way of Greater Fall River
The Women’s Center
To date, the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund has raised more than $5.5 million and granted more than $4.7 million to 82 nonprofits providing emergency support for vulnerable populations, including the homeless, immigrant families, and those facing food insecurity.
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