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December 3, 2021
SouthCoast Comm. Foundation Grants $479K to 39 Nonprofits
SouthCoast Community Foundation

October 10, 2021 — The SouthCoast Community Foundation, based in New Bedford, last week announced it granted $479,495 to 39 nonprofit organizations from the arts and culture, economic opportunity, and education sectors in southeastern Massachusetts to address the impact of COVID-19 on their organizations, programming, and the communities they serve.

Julia Kehoe, president and CEO of the SouthCoast Community Foundation, said, “With these funds, we will provide outreach, training, and pop-up clinics to reach more people who need the COVID-19 vaccine. We will also give individualized support to those who are experiencing prolonged financial hardships. These efforts will make a major difference in the lives of residents who have been hardest hit by the pandemic.”

Added Sarah Rose, director of engagement for the foundation, “We see a continuing urgent need to address vaccine hesitancy and help our local nonprofits reimagine their organizations as they navigate the lingering, economic impact of the pandemic.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • 3rd Eye Youth Empowerment: $12,000
  • Amego Inc.: $13,000
  • Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative: $6,500
  • Attleboro YMCA: $9,700
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South: $5,600
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River: $2,500
  • Brockton Day Nursery, Inc.: $11,200
  • Community Economic Development Center of SE MA: $10,400
  • Citizens for Citizens: $10,800
  • Downtown New Bedford Inc.: $2,500
  • Fall River Symphony Orchestra: $4,000
  • Fellowship Health Resources - Towne House Clubhouse: $11,200
  • Gallery X: $5,000
  • The Greater Attleboro Norton Social Responsibility Alliance: $15,000
  • Health Imperatives, Inc.: $46,000
  • Hockomock Area YMCA: $9,700
  • Immigrants Assistance Center: $44,000
  • Kennedy-Donovan Center, Inc.: $6,700
  • The Literacy Center: $6,700
  • Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.: $2,600
  • Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute: $10,000
  • New Bedford Symphony Orchestra: $15,000
  • New Hope, Inc.: $2,600
  • NorthStar Learning Center: $9,100
  • On Stage Theatrical Productions, Inc: $10,000
  • Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center: $8,000
  • PACE, Inc.: $5,200
  • Plymouth Guild, Inc.: $20,000
  • Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness: $7,800
  • School on Wheels: $5,600
  • South Coast Children's Chorus: $6,000
  • South Shore Community Action Council: $9,100
  • SouthCoast LGBTQ Network, Inc.: $9,100
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church: $6,500
  • United Neighbors of Fall River: $5,000
  • United Way of Greater Fall River: $21,395
  • YEAH! Corps: $10,000
  • YMCA SouthCoast: $44,000
  • YWCA of Southeastern MA: $40,000

Since March 2020, the foundation has granted $8.1 million to 135 nonprofits from its SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund.

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