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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards Grants to Six New Bedford/Dartmouth Area Non-Profits


TAUNTON, MA, March 25, 2016 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), awarded grants totaling $45,000 to six New Bedford/Dartmouth, Massachusetts area non-profit organizations during a ceremony which took place today at the Bank’s branch office at 1307 Ashley Boulevard in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  The organizations that received checks were Coaching4Change ($7,500), Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc. ($5,000), Lloyd Center for the Environment ($5,000), New Bedford Festival Theatre ($7,500), New Bedford Star Kids Scholarship Program ($10,000) and Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum ($10,000).

“Being a community Bank, one of our core tenants is to invest in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of County Savings Charitable Foundation and President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank. “We continue to be inspired by all the organizations we are supporting today, specifically the good work they are doing throughout the greater New Bedford area.”  Since 2007, the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation has donated more than $3.8 million to 501©(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, over $15 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations.  In 2015, the Foundation awarded $1.7 million to various 501©(3) organizations.