What We Do
Our Leadership Role
The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts takes special pride in their leadership role, in which works to facilitate, advise, convene and/or respond to critical community issues, such as education, the arts and the environment.
The Women's Fund continues this mission with focusing on women and girls.
Women, especially single head-of-households fall far below the state median income in Southeastern Massachusetts, and a quarter of women in New Bedford and Fall River live below the federal poverty level.
Through research and advocacy, the Women's Fund has become a leader in directing funding to organizations and causes that will have the most sustainable impact.