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September 20, 2020
SouthCoast Comm. Foundation Grants $1.26M to 34 Nonprofits
SouthCoast Community Foundation

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:

  • Amego
  • 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
  • Coastal Foodshed
  • Community Action for Better Housing
  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Mass
  • Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth
  • Health Imperatives
  • Hebron Food Pantry
  • Hockomock Area YMCA
  • Immigrants' Assistance Center
  • Kennedy-Donovan Center
  • The Marion Institute
  • M.O.L.I.F.E.
  • 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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