New Bedford Non-Profit Awarded Grant from Cordeiro Foundation

FALL RIVER — The Anthony F. Cordeiro Charitable Foundation recently announced that in its second grant cycle of 2020, grants totaling $37,850 were awarded to six area nonprofit organizations for a variety of activities that support the organization’s mission.

The Anthony F. Cordeiro Charitable Foundation serves communities within Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Its mission is to enrich the lives of families and children who are burdened by life’s challenges by providing access to vital resources including health and mental health services, food and shelter. Funding is awarded twice a year to nonprofit organizations that provide vital services and programming.

The second round of awards for 2020 announced are:

The Anthony F. Cordeiro Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Southcoast Hospitals Group. From left, outside Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, are Ethan Kehoe (Southcoast Hospitals Group advancement officer, corporate and foundation relations); Sarah Gonet, Southcoast philanthropy manager; Alison Bettencourt, Southcoast community benefits specialist; Melanie Cordeiro, Cordeiro Foundation executive director; Merrill Cordeiro, Cordeiro Foundation board secretary; and Christine Pavao, Cordeiro Foundation representative.
Southcoast Hospitals Group (New Bedford)
$2,500 was granted to support the Wellness Van that enables Southcoast Hospitals Group to provide more services to local residents. This includes maintaining COVID-19 testing in addition to offering flu, pneumonia and pediatric vaccination clinics, preventative screenings and health education.

Forever Paws (Fall River)
$1,000 was granted to this pet shelter to help two severely abused animals on the road to recovery and eventual adoption. The pets — a cat named Molly who lost her eye, and a black Labrador retriever named Giovanni Cannoli who suffers from heart-related issues — have since been adopted and are doing well.

Date: Mar 17, 2021
Source: Herald News