SouthCoast Today: BCSB awards $86,423 to non-profits

BCSB awards $86,423 to non-profits

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $86,423 to 13 non-profits in Southcoast Massachusetts at a ceremony which took place recently at the Pawtucket Country Club, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

All total, the bank presented $274,423 in grants to 39 non-profit organizations in the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River regions, as well as the Taunton/Attleboro, Massachusetts and Pawtucket, Rhode Island regions.

The organizations in the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River region that received grants from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) are as follows: Alma del Mar Foundation ($7,923), Atlantis Education Foundation ($7,500), Camp Ellie Mae ($5,000), City on a Hill Charter Public School ($7,500), Community Autism Resources ($6,500), Global Learning Charter Public School ($10,000), Horizons for Homeless Children ($5,000), Narrows Center for the Arts ($5,000), SHARE Foundation, Inc. ($5,000), S.T.E.A.M. School Outreach Program ($4,500), The ARC of Bristol County ($7,500), Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Fall River ($10,000) and YEAH Corps ($5,000). Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB, awarded the grants to the organizations. Also participating were representatives from the BCSCF – Southcoast Advisory Board and the Bank’s branch offices in the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River regions.

“We look at these charitable organizations in the Southcoast as 13 points of light in our community and it is our hope that the grants provided by our Foundation will make those lights shine as brightly as possible,” said Patrick J. Murray, president and CEO of BCSB and President of BCSCF. “Being a community bank, it is a core principle of ours to support the neighborhoods were our customers live and work so we look forward to seeing firsthand the positive impact these grants make throughout greater New Bedford and Fall River.”


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