Other News

  • Our 2015 Scholarship Applications are now online! Please visit our scholarship page for information and to apply.

 Tent at Summers Last Blast X

  • Summer's Last Blast X was a smashing success! Held on Sept. 5 at the beautiful Destruction Brook Farm in South Dartmouth, the annual gala celebration attracted a record 460 guests and raised more than $110,000 for Community Foundation operations! Many thanks to our hosts. George J. Leontire, Esq., and Will J. Milbury, and to our many sponsors, including Gold Sponsors Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp., Barry Investment Advisors, BayCoast Bank, and Old North Advisors.

   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.



  • According to a new report released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), MA received a B+ on indicators related to women’s poverty and opportunity, ranking third in the United States. New Bedford and Fall River would receive a much lower grade, however, with poverty rates for women double those of women statewide.  The Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA, in partnership with the UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center, released local numbers today showing that approximately one-quarter of all women in both New Bedford and Fall River are living at or below federal poverty levels.

    Read the full press release   For the report's key findings
  • Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Women's Fund Tiara 5K, which will start at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett on Mother's Day, May 10. Join hundreds of runners/walkers and their families beginning at 9 am for the Kids Fun Run and at 9:30 am for the run/walk. To register
  • SEEAL Environmental Merit AwardMore than 12,000 SouthCoast residents are now taking the SouthCoast Energy Challenge and are committed to reducing their energy consumption. The Energy Challenge, a project of SEEAL, is a region-wide energy efficiency campaign to mobilize 15% of SouthCoast households to take energy saving actions.