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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The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts has an opportunity for groups that are eager to spread the word about what they have...more

Valerie Bassett leaving Women's Fund
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John Vasconcellos, president of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, which administers the Women's Fund, said Bassett...more

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts launches new training program
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NEW BEDFORD — As part of its Creative Commonwealth Initiative, the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is launching...more

South Coast LGBTQ Network planning wide range of programs in New Bedford
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Previously, the network was a program and fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. The network applied to be a...more

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Scholarships Now Open
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The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA), is offering $400,000 in financial aid to students from...more

Ideas wanted to alleviate hunger, homelessness in SouthCoast
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The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts has released a Request for Proposals for grants to nonprofits in...more

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts seeking grant proposals
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The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts has just released a Request for Proposals for grants to nonprofits in...more

'He never, ever forgot': New Bedford schools celebrate grants from Jacobs
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

... received a grant of $48,000 to support enrichment and instructional resources from the Community Foundation's Jacobs Family Donor Advised...more

SouthCoast Business Persons of the Year: New Bedford artists are serious about the business of art
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In addition to city money, drawn from a dedicated Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund, the Barr Foundation, in partnership with the Community...more

NBSO presents free community concert
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The grants, awarded by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, were created as an outreach of the Boston-based...more

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