The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is now the SouthCoast Community Foundation, the organization announced last Tuesday at its 25th annual meeting.
The foundation unveiled its new name and logo at the virtual event, also announcing that the organization awarded nearly $3.5 million in grants and scholarships in 2019.
John Vasconcellos, foundation president, said the new name reflects the momentum, excitement and aspirations of this region, as well as a growing sense of regional identity. The new name does not change the foundation’s commitment to continuing to serve all 41 cities and towns in the region.
“Over the past year, our Board, with significant input from many of you in our community, has embraced the energy, excitement, potential, and self-defining spirit that is the SouthCoast,” he said. “This does not change our mission to mobilize philanthropy by matching donors and resources with community needs for the benefit of our region, nor does it change the region we serve – stretching from Cuttyhunk up to Stoughton, from Plymouth over to North Attleboro – nor does it affect the services we provide – but it does embrace the spirit of renewal and vitality of our work.”
Since its founding in 1995, the Community Foundation has distributed more than $25 million from more than 175 funds to humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations in the region.To see the foundations redesigned website, as well as its 2019 annual report, visit https://southcoastcf.org/.