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


Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announces grant awards
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD — The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announced that 15 of its funds granted a total of $707,953 to...more

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announces grant awards
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD — The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announced that 15 of its funds granted a total of $707,953 to...more

Information sessions set for new $50000 New Bedford grant opportunity
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Art is Everywhere! an arts-based economic impact grant is due Feb. 21. The Art is Everywhere grant program is a new opportunity with the intention...more

Hawthorn Medical increases charitable giving by 100K
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Hawthorn Medical Associates has increased the size of the Hawthorn Medical Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of...more

Elevating the Arts in the South Coast of Massachusetts
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

As Creative Commonwealth Initiative enters new phase, Rayana Grace and John Vasconcellos of the Community Foundation of...more

$1 million more directed to boost local arts and culture
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Essex County Community Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation

$1 million more directed to boost local arts and culture .... Over two years, Creative Commonwealth grants have focused on funding public art ... and when thoughtful and innovative, can bring...more

Business Newsmaker: BankFive Foundation awards grants totaling $30000
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

We are excited to support the FABRIC Arts Festival and for the positive impact it ... Fabric Arts Festival is a celebration of art, music, community and the city, ... presentation of artistic...more

BankFive awards $30K in grants to community organizations
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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

MassDevelopment to pilot arts development program in New Bedford; announces TDI grants ...
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

MassDevelopment to pilot arts development program in New Bedford; .... a competitive grant program for art and other creative industry projects...more

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra musicians play free Whaling Museum event
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

The initiative is funded by the Creative Commonwealth Initiative of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. Beilman said...more

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Bristol County, MA

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