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Polaroid Fund offers $100,000 for Adult Education, Family Literacy Programs

The Polaroid Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts has announced that $100,000 is available to fund proposals that enhance the skills and education of the Greater New Bedford workforce.

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from organizations for up to $15,000 from the Polaroid Fund are available now and proposals must be submitted electronically to Holly Stickles at no later than 5 p.m. February 28, 2018.




The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for an Arts & Culture Program Manager position! 





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.