News and Events 

Hawthorn Medical Associates Charitable Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is now accepting applications for grants from the Hawthorn Medical Associates Charitable Fund. Approximately $20,000.00 will be awarded to local organizations in support of programming pertaining to one or more of the following areas: Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment, Economic Self Sufficiency, Victims of Domestic Violence.

Learn How To Apply


Crapo Foundation Fund Now Accepting Requests

The Crapo Foundation Fund is accepting requests for funding through September 28. For information on how to apply, please contact Holly Stickles at 508-996-8253 ext. 202 or

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2018 Jacobs Family New Bedford Scholarships Awarded

On May 18, five deserving scholars representing New Bedford High School, Global Learning Public Charter School, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School each received $35,000 scholarships from Dr. Irwin and Mrs. Joan Klein Jacobs in a ceremony at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.



Community Foundation Awards over $460,000 in Scholarships

On May 22 the Community Foundation held a dinner and presentation to celebrate the award of more than 60 scholarships to high school and college students from the region.









Community Foundation Celebrates 23rd Annual Meeting

The Community Foundation held its 23rd Annual Meeting on June 12 at the Charlton College of Business located at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

More than 70 attendees were welcomed by Chancellor Robert E. Johnson followed by guest speaker Dr. Michael D. Goodman, Executive Director at the UMASS Public Policy Center who shared his research and observations on current economic conditions and their implication in the South Coast region.

The Foundation also elected two new members to its Board of Directors, Maria Rosario and Cynthia Rose, and elected its Board Officers with Linda Bodenmann as the new Chairperson, Eric Strand as Vice Chair, Louis E. Sousa as Treasurer, and Carl Cruz as Clerk.  Also elected as an Officer was Seth Garfield as Past Chair, and Mr. Garfield (pictured above with Ms. Bodenmann) was recognized for his outstanding volunteer leadership and contribution to the mission of the Community Foundation.


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.