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January 18, 2021
 
SouthCoast Comm. Foundation Grants $605K to 60 Nonprofits
SouthCoast Community Foundation

January 7, 2021 — The SouthCoast Community Foundation, based in New Bedford, yesterday announced it granted $605,710 to 60 nonprofits in the region that serve vulnerable populations to help mitigate the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Although we have seen amazing resilience from community-grounded nonprofits they are still struggling due to the relentless impact of COVID-19,” said, John Vasconcellos, president of the SouthCoast Community Foundation. “We are exceedingly grateful that our Emergency Response Fund has been able to provide them critical support thanks to the outpouring of philanthropic partnerships we’ve found with so many local individuals, families, businesses, and other foundations. This is our tenth round of grant making from the Fund.

“Given the state of the pandemic and its continuing impact to our most vulnerable, we look forward to continuing to raise and grant these important funds well into 2021.”

Receiving the grants were the following organizations:

  • AHA!, New Bedford: $9,200
  • The Arc of Bristol County, South Attleboro: $8,000
  • The Arc of Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod, Plymouth: $5,000
  • Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro: $5,635
  • Attleboro YMCA, Attleboro: $15,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, Taunton: $10,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River, Fall River: $10,000
  • Brockton Day Nursery, Brockton: $20,000
  • Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford, New Bedford: $10,500
  • Catholic Social Services, Fall River: $6,500
  • Coaching4Change, Taunton: $10,000
  • Coastal Foodshed New Bedford: $15,000
  • Community Action for Better Housing, New Bedford: $15,000
  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeast Massachusetts, New Bedford: $8,500
  • Dartmouth Cultural Center, Dartmouth: $5,000
  • Dennison Memorial Community Center, New Bedford: $15,000
  • Dream Out Loud Center, New Bedford: $18,250
  • Fall River Symphony Orchestra, Fall River: $5,000
  • Father Bill's & MainSpring, Brockton: $5,000
  • Gleason Family YMCA, Wareham: $2,500
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Carver: $5,000
  • Haven's Healing Hands, Fall River: $3,500
  • Health Imperatives, Brockton: $7,000
  • Hockomock Area YMCA, North Attleboro: $15,000
  • House of Possibilities, North Easton: $8,500
  • Joe Andruzzi Foundation, North Attleboro: $4,500
  • Kennedy-Donovan Center, Foxboro: $7,500
  • The Literacy Center, South Attleboro: $8,000
  • Marion Institute, Marion: $5,500
  • Mass Music & Arts Society, Mansfield: $5,000
  • Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, New Bedford: $11,875
  • Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River: $18,000
  • New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, New Bedford: $20,750
  • New Bedford Festival Theatre, New Bedford: $5,000
  • New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, New Bedford: $5,000
  • New Bedford Historical Society, New Bedford: $9,000
  • NorthStar Learning Centers, New Bedford: $25,000
  • Old Dartmouth Historical Society, New Bedford: $20,000
  • On Stage Theatrical Productions, Fall River: $10,000
  • Our Sisters' School, New Bedford: $20,000
  • PACE, New Bedford: $8,000
  • People Incorporated, Fall River: $5,000
  • Plymouth Guild, Plymouth: $2,500
  • Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness, Plymouth: $8,000
  • Round the Bend Farm, South Dartmouth: $5,000
  • The Salvation Army – Brockton, Brockton: $6,500
  • The Salvation Army – New Bedford, New Bedford: $7,000
  • Schwartz Center for Children, North Dartmouth: $15,000
  • Seaglass Theater Company, New Bedford: $2,500
  • SouthCoast LGBTQ Network, New Bedford: $7,000
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, New Bedford: $12,500
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Dartmouth: $6,500
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society/Sacred Heart Food Pantry, Middleboro: $5,000
  • United Way of Greater New Bedford, New Bedford: $10,000
  • The Women's Center, New Bedford: $15,000
  • YEAH! Corps, Fall River: $12,000
  • Your Theatre, New Bedford: $10,000
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited, New Bedford: $15,000
  • YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts, New Bedford: $25,000
  • Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford: $15,000

Since the foundation established the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund last March, it has granted $5.4 million to 120 nonprofits.

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