Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $104,800 In Grants To 15 Non-profits In Southcoast Massachusetts

TAUNTON, MA, January 22, 2024 — Bristol County Savings Bank’s Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) awarded grants totaling $104,800 to 15 non-profit organizations in the SouthCoast region during a ceremony today at The Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. All total, including the Taunton-Attleboro and northern Rhode Island regions, the Foundation donated $376,300 to 46 charitable organizations. Since the Foundation was formed in 1996, more than $31 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profits in the communities the Bank serves. In 2023, the Foundation awarded $2.3 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations.

The organizations that received grants from the Foundation are as follows:

SouthCoast area, $104,800 – Alma del Mar Foundation, Inc. ($10,000); Atlantis Educational Foundation, Inc. ($10,000); Coastal Foodshed, Inc. ($10,000); Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Mass ($10,000); Fall River Deaconess Home ($7,500); Father Bills & Mainspring, Inc. ($5,000); Lloyd Center for the Environment ($5,000); Mercy Meals & More ($5,000); New Bedford Art Museum ($5,000); St. Vincent’s Services ($5,000); STEAM the Streets ($5,000); Steppingstone, Inc. ($5,000); The S.E.A.L. Foundation ($10,000); Thomas Chew Boys & Girls Club of Fall River ($10,000); and Youth Opportunities Unlimited ($2,300).

Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB, awarded the grants to the organizations. Also participating in the event were: Paul Coogan, Mayor, City of Fall River; Janet Barbosa, Director of Special projects & Programs, Major Jon Mitchell’s Office, City of New Bedford; and representatives from the BCSCF advisory boards and the Bank’s area branches.

“As we are a community bank, we gravitate toward people who are helping people and what better example of that than the non-profit organizations we are supporting today,” said Murray.  “We look forward to seeing the positive impact of these grants as we continue to realize our mission of making the communities we serve a better place to live and work.”

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 greater Fall River region and the northern Rhode Island region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population.  In 2020, the Foundation added an additional area of focus supporting organizations that are on the frontlines of the pandemic or experiencing hardship as a result.
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