Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Literacy and Workforce Development

Polaroid Fund


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: New Bedford

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/26/22 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $15,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for literacy and workforce development programs. Funding is intended to help vulnerable residents build the skills needed to reach their educational and employment goals, including ESOL, ABE, and GED programs, as well as family literacy and early literacy programs. Eligible applicants must benefit the community of New Bedford.

Proposals will be considered from organizations seeking to:

  • Mitigate barriers to learning such as cultural and language differences, transportation and childcare issues, and fragmentation of available services.
  • Advocate for public policy changes that increase provider capacity, create employer incentives to offer workplace literacy programs, and increases state and local funding.
  • Advocate for greater private and employer investment in worker education.
  • Support programs integrating early literacy programming for children birth to three years old with ABE/ESOL and parenting courses.
  • Protect the cultural context and bonds of a community by preserving and supporting neighborhood-based programs providing access to literacy and ABE/ESOL classes.
  • Address gaps in programming and provider services. Encourage programming for all stages of adult learning, from adult basic education to preparation for successful enrollment in post-secondary education and training.
  • Support capacity building of programs that meet one or more of the objectives listed above.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Only requests from 501(c)3 organizations will be considered.

The SouthCoast Community Foundation does not make grants to individuals.

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is also prohibited from making grants or loans to small businesses. All grants must be used for charitable purposes.

Pre-Application Information
Accepting Submissions from 02/02/2022 to 02/28/2022

Further information:

How to Apply:

Estimated Size of Grant
Organizations can request up to $15,000.

Term of Contract
Programs will be funded for a period of 9 months to support activities and expenses from April 15, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

Contact Information
Apply online:

SouthCoast Community Foundation
128 Union Street, Suite 403
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-996-8253

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now