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 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

     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.








  • The Huidekoper Fund of the Community Foundation has awarded grants to three youth athletic programs in the region. The Boys and Girls Club of Fall River received a $2,000 grant to support staff time for its “Triple Play Challenge”, while the Buzzards  Bay Coalition and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) each received $1,000 to support summer kayaking trips for New Bedford youth.  The Huidekoper Fund was created by a generous bequest of Peter G. and Mary B. Huidekoper, who spent many summer days with their children on the shores and the waves of Buzzards Bay. Read the press release