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Current Use
  Donate Annual Fund of SouthCoast Community Foundation
Contributions to the Annual Fund help us address our community’s greatest needs by supporting the daily operations of the SouthCoast Community Foundation. Your gift ensures we are well-positioned to address economic disparities, elevate the arts as an essential community service, champion early childhood education, and help local students prepare for a productive future.
  Donate SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund
The SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund fulfills the obligation of the Community Foundation as the philanthropic institution best suited to rapidly attract and deploy resources for emergency needs for our region. The Fund is currently serving communities and organizations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  Donate SCCF Staff Directed Fund
The SCCF Staff Directed Fund will make an annual grant(s) as determined by the current staff of the Community Foundation. The process to determine the annual grant(s) will be overseen by the current Director of Finance and Administration (or most senior financial staff person) and will engage the staff, excluding the President (or most senior executive). Each year, the Director of F&A will select a committee of three staff (rotating membership annually so as to ensure broad participation) who will make the grant(s) recommendation. Grant(s) will seek to be in accord with the strategic priorities of the Community Foundation and must adhere to any other current policies.
  Donate Emma Whittaker Fund
Emma made a lifetime's worth of impact in her fifteen years, and she passionately supported organizations that protect our oceans, empower women, and advance STEM education. She was a swimmer, a sailor, and a good friend, and this fund continues the work that she loved.
  Donate John Vasconcellos Fund
This endowment will support, in perpetuity, John’s passion for innovation, growth, and sustainability for communities that are democratic, fair, inclusive, and respectful, all hallmarks of John’s transformational leadership. Grants from this permanent fund will be awarded using our existing Grants Committee.
  Donate Leadership Equity Fund
The Leadership Equity Fund of the SouthCoast Community Foundation was created to support non-profit organizations working to end racism run by leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and support the professional development of employees of nonprofit organizations who identify as BIPOC.
  Donate Carlin Lynch Scholarship Fund
The Carlin Lynch Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial aid to students who are graduates (or graduating seniors) of Dartmouth High School, who will be attending an accredited two or four year college or university, or an accredited technical education program in a specific field relating to an occupation leading to employment. Students who are making outstanding progress in their approved program [in the top 25% of their class/cohort] are eligible to annually re-apply for aid during that time. The financial aid will be awarded on the basis of 40% scholastic performance (academics and co-curricular activities), 20% financial need and 40% on evidence that candidates have demonstrated the resilience to deal with a significant obstacle in their life that has challenged their efforts to achieve to their potential in school.
  Donate Colton-Khoo Scholarship Fund
Scholarships will be awarded to graduating Oliver Ames High School students who exemplify the Easton Public School core value of respecting and valuing diversity.
  Donate David C. DuBois Scholarship Fund
The David C. DuBois Scholarship Fund was established to honor the legacy and memory of David DuBois. The fund will distribut financial awards to deserving students who are enrolled and pursuing a post-secondary school course of study in a maritime field, such as marine surveying, marine transportation, marine engineering, naval architecture, naval engineering, marine safety, or environmental protection.
  Donate Eric C. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Eric C. Johnson Memorial Fund was established to offer scholarships to members of Apponequet's senior class who are planning to continue their education at a college or trade school. These scholarships are given in his memory to support members of the community he loved.
  Donate Gosnold Community Scholarship Fund
The Gosnold Community Scholarship Fund was established to distribute scholarships to recipients who have contributed to the Gosnold community and who has demonstrated financial need to support educational pursuits.
  Donate Gregory G. Misodoulakis Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gregory G. Misodoulakis Scholarship Fund was created to provide annual college scholarships to students who meet the following criteria: Student has performed volunteer work, student has contributed to Apponequet school community, student may show interest in History/Education and Liberal Arts, Student shows commitment to academic achievement, and open to Lakeville and Freetown senior based on financial need.
  Donate Somerset Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to provide scholarships to graduating Town of Somerset students who are attending an accredited two or four year institution in the fall. The criteria used for selecting recipients shall be financial need and academic performance.
  Donate Dr. Frederick M. Kalisz Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Kalisz Memorial Scholarship was created to award exemplary work by New Bedford area high school seniors who reside in New Bedford in pursuit of college study in the fields of Political Science, Public Policy, Organizational Leadership or Management, Business Administration, Sustainability, or related majors. This scholarship is being awarded in memory of and to honor the late Dr. Frederick M. Kalisz, Jr. who lived his passion for public service and higher education throughout his life. This donation is also a gift to the people in the City of New Bedford who directly benefit from all the public service organizations in the community.
  Donate Women & Girls Endowment Fund
Women’s Fund SouthCoast provides support to programs that develop, promote, and protect the mind, body, spirit, and choices of women and girls.
Board Created
  Donate President's Fund- Permanent
The purpose of the fund is to allow the President of the Community Foundation discretionary funds for grantmaking without board approval (unless the grant size exceeds the President's financial authority.) This fund MAY NOT BE USED TO FUND OPERATING OR PROGRAMS OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.
  Donate SouthCoast Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Contributions to the Endowment Fund are invested to provide long-term assets, the income of which becomes a reliable funding source in perpetuity, fueling the work of the Foundation. These funds can be deployed with greater flexibility in times of crisis, to meet emerging community needs, and seed innovative solutions.
Donor Advised
  Donate Dartmouth Education Foundation Endowment Fund
The mission of the Dartmouth Education Foundation Fund is to enhance the educational experience of the students and the teachers in the Dartmouth Public School System.
  Donate Easton Legacy Fund
The Easton Legacy Fund was established to support the non-profit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for the residents of Easton, Massachusetts.
  Donate MacGregor Fiske Fund
The MacGregor Fiske Fund was established in memory of MacGregor Fiske and to perpetrate his values. The purpose of the fund includes the donor's intentions to: recognize an individual in the field of journalism, recognize the contributions made by journalists to sustaining an informed society, and provide financial support to a journalist early in his or her career to encourage perseverance in the profession.
  Donate New Bedford Education Foundation Endowment Fund
The New Bedford Education Foundation Endowment Fund is to be a catalyst to obtain funding for initiatives to enrich education beyond what can be funded within the local school budget.
  Donate ORR Tri Town Education Foundation Fund
The mission of the ORR Tri Town Education Foundation Fund is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in the Old Rochester Regional School.
  Donate Westport Education Foundation Endowment Fund
The Westport Education Foundation Endowment Fund was established with the intention that a portion of the fund will be endowed, allowing resources to be available in perpetuity to encourage excellence. The other portion of the fund will be distributed to assist in programs under the scope of funding.
  Donate Neediest Families Fund
The Neediest Families Fund, established by The Standard-Times in 1921, is now a fund of the SouthCoast Community Foundation. This new partnership will continue to support families living in our community who are struggling to access basic needs such as housing, food, and clothing, especially during the winter holidays. Each year, the fund provides resources to nonprofit organizations on the frontlines working with New Bedford's most vulnerable populations. All of this is possible because of the generosity of a wide range of community members who give from their hearts with small and larger donations that add up to measurable impact on the lives of people who otherwise would not be able to enjoy the holidays.
  Donate The Jake Fabian Memorial Fund
The Jake Fabian Memorial Fund was established to honor the memory of a loving son who made friends easily and lifted spirits everywhere he went. Among Jake’s many talents was songwriting. His lyric “Give me a platform and money so I can turn one cloud to sunny," serves as a guiding ideology for the Memorial Fund, ensuring his magnetic energy of inclusiveness and helpfulness lives on
Field of Interest
  Donate Creative Southcoast Initiative
The Creative Southcoast Initiative (formerly Creative Commonwealth Initiative) supports arts and culturally focused nonprofits in Fall River and New Bedford through direct grants and capacity-building programs. With a focus on organizations serving youth as well as culturally diverse and immigrant communities, the Community Foundation is building upon a long-term partnership with the Barr Foundation, working closely with nonprofits to expand access to and increase participation in arts and culture in the region.
Fiscal Sponsorships
  Donate Dear Santa Fund
The Dear Santa Fund was established to provide charitable contributions to local non-profits in support of the communities they serve.
  Donate Martin Luther King Day Fund
  Donate AHA New Bedford Fund
AHA! New Bedford Fund was established to help fund arts and history within the city of New Bedford.
Other Funds