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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $199,500 in Grants to 27 Area Non-Profits

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $199,500 in Grants to 27 Area Non-ProfitsTAUNTON, MA, December 16, 2016 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $199,500 to 27 non-profit organizations in the Taunton-Attleboro, Southcoast and Rhode Island areas during a ceremony which took place today, Friday, December 16th, at the Holiday Inn Taunton-Foxboro, 700 Myles Standish Blvd. in Taunton, Massachusetts.

The organizations that received grants from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) are as follows:

Taunton-Attleboro area, $68,5000 – Associates for Human Services, Attleboro Area Council of Churches, Boys & Girls Club of Taunton, Greater Taunton Community Services Center, Old Colony Habitat for Humanity, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, TASC (now Associates for Human Services) and The Salvation Army;

Southcoast area, $97,000 – ARC of Bristol County, Bishop Stang High School, City On A Hill Charter Public School New Bedford, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, Global Learning Charter Public School, Marion Institute, New Bedford Port Society, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, St. Vincent’s Home Corporation, Southeastern Massachusetts Veteran’s Housing Program, Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford and Zeiterion Theatre; and

Rhode Island area $34,000 – Old Slater Mill Association, Providence Children’s Museum, St. Cecilia School, The Learning Community Charter School and YMCA of Pawtucket.

Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB, awarded the grants to the organizations. Also participating were: Thomas Hoye, Mayor of the City of Taunton, Kevin Dumas, Mayor of Attleboro; and representatives from the BCSCF advisory boards and the Bank’s area branches.

Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. The Foundation was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Its purpose is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and the social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Taunton/Attleboro Region, the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth Region, the Fall River Region and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population. Since the Foundation began, $17.6 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $1.7 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations.