News and Events 

Community Foundation announces opening of 2018 Scholarship Applications

On February 1, 2018, the Community Foundation opened its 2018 Scholarship application process for students from area high schools in the Class of 2018.  The Community Foundation offers more than 60 different scholarship opportunities totaling over $400,000 in financial aid.  Interested applicants should begin by CLICKING HERE.


Community Foundation Funds Accepting Grant Proposals

The James Arnold Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is accepting requests for funding through April 9th. For information on how to apply, contact Holly Stickles, Grant & Scholarship Associate, at

The John Lipsky- George Whittaker Fund believes strongly in making strategic investments for the well-being of the greater New Bedford GLBT community and in combating HIV and AIDS through prevention and education. The Fund encourages collaboration among individuals, groups, and organizations interested in ending bigotry, violence, and discrimination towards GLBT individuals and families, as well as promoting respect and inclusion as foundations of the greater New Bedford community’s values and actions. Click HERE to read the Request for Proposals and application instructions.

The New Bedford Education Foundation Fund is now accepting proposals from 501(c)3 organizations that work with New Bedford Public School children for its Summer Grants Program. These summer grants provide hands-on and real-world learning opportunities during the summer months that expand learning into the community and beyond.  Proposals are due by March 28.  Click HERE (you will be directed away from this site) to learn more and download an application.





We've Moved!

The Community Foundation offices are now located in the DeMello International Center in New Bedford's historic Downtown.

Please note our new business and mailing address:

128 Union Street, Suite 403, New Bedford, MA 02740

Click here for a map and directions!



      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 for more information.