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Come to a Benefit for the Unidos Para Familias Fund


Another fantastic Summer's Last Blast is on the books! Many thanks to our sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor BayCoast Bank; Lead Sponsor Bristol County Savings Bank; Gold Sponsors Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp., Barry Investment Advisors, Carney Family Charitable Foundation, and G Lopes Construction; and to our hosts, the Huidekoper and Gebelein families, for helping make the event a success! Click the image above to see more photos from the event. 












November 15 was National Philanthropy Day!  Read a message from Community Foundation President John Vasconcellos...



A huge Thank You to the hundreds of stakeholders who participated in one of our Community Conversations in Fall River and New Bedford over the past two months, as well as those who completed our online survey, all in support of the Arts, Culture & Creativity Initiative. This initiative, made possible through the support of the Barr Foundation, is exploring opportunities to realize an even more vibrant and diverse arts and culture community for both cities. Read the ideas and insights from the New Bedford conversations or from the Fall River conversations.   Send your thoughts and ideas to


      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.