The Community Foundation has awarded $100,000 in grants from the Polaroid and Acushnet Foundation funds for workforce development and family literacy programs. These grants help support our newest Americans through English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Education Development (GED) classes, as well as family literacy programs that integrate early literacy for children with ABE/ESOL and parenting courses. Read more
Current Job Openings
- The Community Foundation is seeking resumes for a full-time Grants Associate to provide administrative support for all donor-advised, committee-advised, designated, field-of-interest and discretionary funds. The Associate will also act as an important liaison to fund advisors and non-profits in the region. Applications will be accepted by email only on a rolling basis until the position is filled; click the link below to see the job description.
The Community Foundation is also seeking resumes for a new full-time position, Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the annual fundraising that the Foundation relies on to cover its operating expenses, as well as working closely with the President in developing new philanthropic business by attracting new funds, scholarships and sponsorships. Applications will be accepted by email only; see the job description below for more details.
A partnership of community organizations, including the Community Foundation, has announced the return of a city tradition that once brought the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to New Bedford. In the 19th Century, the New Bedford Lyceum established a tradition of intellectual debate in the city, with a model for discussion that brought people together to get to the heart of social and political issues. The first event of the newly revived Lyceum is a presentation of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, who will examine “The Age of the American Presidency” on Saturday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. at The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford. Read the press release
- Do you know someone in our business community who has great leadership skills, vision and initiative, and who gives back to the community? SouthCoast Media Group, in partnership with the Community Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 4th annual Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who best demonstrates vision, innovation, generosity and initiative. For more details
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.