Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Awards $95,500 in Grants to 11 Non-Profits in Northern Rhode Island

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, one of the 11 non-profit organizations in northern Rhode Island that BCSCF awarded grants to, is presented with a check as part of the Bank's committment and support to the local community. 

TAUNTON, MA, July 27, 2022 — Bristol County Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) recently awarded grants totaling $95,500 to eleven non-profit organizations in northern Rhode Island.  All total, the Bank presented $345,898.01 in grants to 38 organizations in northern Rhode Island, as well as the Taunton/Attleboro and the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River regions. Since the Foundation was formed in 1996, more than $27 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profits. 
The organizations in northern Rhode Island that received grants from the Foundation are as follows: 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 Foundation and President & CEO of the Bank, awarded the grants to the organizations. “As we have moved through the pandemic, the non-profits organizations in northern Rhode Island continue to be the glue that have held our local 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.” Murray added that the Foundation awarded $2.3 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations last year.

Also participating in the event were Shaunna O’Connell, Mayor, City of Taunton; Paul Coogan, Mayor, City of Fall River; Emily Rizzo, Communications Director for the office of Don Grebien, Mayor, City of Pawtucket; Ty Waterman, Councilman At-Large, representing the City of Attleboro; Janet Barbosa, Director of Special Projects & Programs for the office of Jon Mitchell, Mayor, City of New Bedford; 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 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.