Other News

  • Valerie Bassett, executive director of Women's Fund, is the 2015 SouthCoast Woman of the Year.   PETER PEREIRA/THE STANDARD-TIMES/SCMGCongratulations to Valerie Bassett, Executive Director of the Women's Fund, who has been named the 2015 SouthCoast Woman of the Year by The Standard-Times, a well-deserved honor. Proud to have her as part of our team! Read the full story in The Standard-Times.

Photo above by Peter Pereira


  • Grants totalling $100,000 have been awarded for 2016 by CFSEMA's Polaroid and Acushnet Foundation funds for workforce development and early literacy programs in Greater New Bedford. Read the press release















  • Fire and IceFire and Ice is the theme of the Feb. 11 AHA! night in downtown New Bedford, when the streets will come alive from 5 to 9 pm with fire performers, ice sculptures, music, art, lectures and more. For a full schedule of events


    • The SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project is a website launched by the UMass Dartmouth Urban Initiative to gather and analyze data related to quality of life issues in New Bedford and Fall River in order to promote informed conversation and decision making. Visit the website at www.southcoastindicators.org for more information.