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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards Grants to Eleven New Bedford and Fall River Area Non-Profits

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards Grants to Eleven New Bedford and Fall River Area Non-ProfitsTAUNTON, MA, August 12, 2016 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), awarded grants totaling $80,000 to eleven New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts area non-profit organizations during a ceremony which took place today at White’s of Westport, Westport, Massachusetts. The organizations that received checks were Camp Ellie Mae ($2,500); Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County ($15,000); Narrows Center for the Arts, Inc. ($2,500); Our Sisters’ School, Inc. ($10,000); Boys & Girls Club of Fall River ($10,000); The Schwartz Center ($12,500); Horizons For Homeless Children ($2,500); New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! ($5,000); Nativity Preparatory School – New Bedford ($10,000); Partners in Housing, Inc. ($5,000); and Alma del Mar Foundation ($5,000).

“Just as the Bank has invested in the region for years, the not-for-profit organizations in greater New Bedford and Fall River that we assisted here today are also building a stronger community in a variety of ways,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB. “We couldn’t be more proud to help support their respective missions.” Since 2007, the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation has donated more than $4 million to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Southcoast.

Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. The Bristol County Savings Charitable 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 Attleboro/Taunton 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, more than $16 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $1.7 million to various 501©(3) organizations.