The SouthCoast Community Foundation has announced the recipients of a total of $97,000 in grants from the Polaroid Fund .
Nine local nonprofits seeking to enhance the skills and education of the New Bedford workforce received these grants. The award recipients include The Arc of Bristol County, Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts, Inc., Marion Institute, New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, Portuguese United for Education (Discovery Language Academy), School on Wheels, United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusetts, and YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts.
“Supporting nonprofits that are helping New Bedford’s newest community members build the skills necessary to attain their educational and employment goals is an honor,” said SouthCoast Community Foundation President John Vasconcellos. “Every year, we are inspired by the tenacity and passion of all involved, whether it be the dedicated instructors or residents committed to a better future.”
For more than a decade, the SouthCoast Community Foundation has managed the New Bedford- based grant program of the Polaroid Fund. The SouthCoast Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving thousands of people throughout Southeastern Massachusetts who share a common goal of improving the quality of life through philanthropy. More information at www.southcoastcf.org