Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $345,898 in Grants to 38 Non-Profits in Communities the Bank Serves

Representatives from 38 non-profit organizations in Taunton/Attleboro, New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River and northern Rhode Island regions, were presented with a check for a total of $345,898 in grant funding from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation during a ceremony at White’s of Westport in Westport, Massachusetts.

TAUNTON, MA, July 27, 2022 — Bristol County Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) awarded grants totaling $345,898 to 38 non-profit organizations in the Taunton/Attleboro, New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River and northern Rhode Island regions during a ceremony today at White’s of Westport in Westport, Massachusetts. Since the Foundation was formed in 1996, more than $27 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profits.  In 2021, the Foundation awarded $2.3 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations.
The organizations that received grants from the Foundation are as follows:

Taunton/Attleboro area, $124,698.01 – AMEGO, Inc. ($16,168.01); Applause Academy ($5,000); Arc of Bristol County ($10,000); Associates for Human Services ($23,530); Hockomock Area YMCA ($20,000); Junior Achievement of Southern MA ($10,000); Pride, Inc. ($7,500); Raising Multicultural Kids, Inc. ($5,000); Reach Out and Read, Inc. ($10,000); Triboro Youth Theatre, Inc. ($5,000); and True Diversity, Inc. ($12,500).
New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River area, $125,700 – AHA! New Bedford ($5,000); Argosy Collegiate Charter School ($10,000); Bishop Connolly High School ($12,500); DATMA ($10,000); Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition ($5,000); Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford ($10,000); New Bedford Festival Theatre ($7,500); New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. ($5,000); New Bedford Whaling Museum ($10,000); Our Sisters’ School, Inc. ($10,000); Partners in Housing, Inc. ($5,700); School on Wheels of Massachusetts ($5,000); Seven Hills Behavioral Health ($5,000); uAspire ($5,000); Veterans Transition House ($10,000); and YMCA Southcoast ($10,000).
Northern Rhode Island area, $95,500 – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy ($20,000); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket ($15,000); Camp Ruggles ($5,000); Comprehensive Community Action, Inc. ($4,000); Cumberland School Volunteers, Inc. ($1,000); Junior Achievement of Rhode Island ($3,000); OpenDoors ($5,000); Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corp. ($15,000); Rhode Island Community Food Bank ($7,500); Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School ($10,000); and The VNA of Care New England ($10,000).
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; Shaunna O’Connell, Mayor, City of Taunton; Janet Barbosa, Director of Special Projects & Programs for the office of Jon Mitchell, Mayor, City of New Bedford; Ty Waterman, Councilman At-Large, representing the City of Attleboro; Emily Rizzo, Communications Director for the office of Don Grebien, Mayor, City of Pawtucket; and representatives from the BCSCF advisory boards and the Bank’s area branches.
“As we have moved through the pandemic, the non-profits organizations in the area continue to be the glue that have held our communities together,” said Murray.  “We try and do our part by supporting these amazing non-profits which, in turn, help make our communities 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.