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 awards annual scholarships
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD - The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts announced the award of over $430,000 in scholarships to support...more

Polaroid Fund awards $100000 to SouthCoast nonprofits
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD — The Polaroid Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts has awarded $100,000 to...more

Grants available for projects celebrating diverse communities in New Bedford, Fall River
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Grants available for projects celebrating diverse communities in New .... should direct questions to Rayana Grace, Arts & Culture Program...more

Last week's top stories and a look ahead at this week
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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

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Bristol County, MA

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