Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Inc.



The seeds for the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts were planted in 1991 by a group of concerned citizens who formed a steering committee to discuss the need for a public community foundation. Over the next four years, a feasibility study funded by the Island and the Polaroid foundations was conducted, the first Corporators meeting was held, and a board of directors was appointed in 1994.


The Foundation was officially launched in 1995 when CFSEMA incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, obtained nonprofit tax-exempt status from the IRS, and hired Anne M. Beaulieu as its first president. The Foundation’s first $100,000 gift was received that year, and in 1997 CFSEMA received a gift of one million dollars to establish the drug abuse prevention and education effort known as Youth Entitled to Success (Project YES).


Web Address

www.cfsema.org

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Recent News from Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts


New Bedford arts groups awarded rare six-figure grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD — On the heels of major arts news last week, three New Bedford arts organizations have been selected for large, unrestricted...more

New Bedford arts groups awarded rare six-figure grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

... and creative without risking their financial security, said John Vasconcellos, president of the Community Foundation of Southeastern...more

City beginning grant process
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Hours after the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announced the winners of the area's first Creative Commonwealth public...more

Commentary: Bringing art to the people
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Now, some eight months later, the Community Foundation has unveiled the first round of grant recipients in New Bedford and Fall...more

Major arts grants announced for New Bedford, Fall River
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Major arts grants announced for New Bedford, Fall River ..... As with the first round, grants will emphasize youth and culturally diverse...more

Arts grant to bring Portuguese festival to Fall River
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Grace said the next round of Creative Commonwealth grants will focus on pilot projects and youth engagement with the arts. As with the first...more

Education Foundation provides extras for Dartmouth students
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

DARTMOUTH — Robert Perrotti of the Dartmouth High School Media Program was awarded a grant for a studio camera thanks to the...more

BankFive Foundation awards grants to two Fall River agencies
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD – BankFive Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, recently awarded grants...more

United Way of Greater New Bedford awards $90K in grants to SouthCoast programs
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

For more than 20 years, United Way of Greater New Bedford has provided funding and support to the community through its Summer Fund...more

United Way of Greater New Bedford awards $90K in grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD — The United Way of Greater New Bedford will award $90,000 in grants through two programs, Summer Fund and...more

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