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 Huidekoper Fund will award a total of $4,000.00 to local organizations seeking funding for programs focused on athletic activity and fitness for youth.  Click HERE for application instructions.

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.

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! 




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.