The 2019-2020 Community Impact Grants, totaling $150,000, are awarded through United Way of Greater Fall River’s Endowment and the continued generosity of The Charlton Charitable Trusts & The Thomas A. Rodgers Jr. Family Foundation, The Honorable Beatrice H. & Rosemary W. Mullaney Fund, The Bower Fund, The Margaret L. Jackson Fund, The Pierce Foundation, The Bannister Family, and The Lafrance Family Fund
Bay Coast Rowing Center:
United We Row – free summer rowing program that avails low-to-moderate income high school students the opportunity to participate in crew to achieve collegiate scholarships
Boys and Girls Club:
Safe and Sound Saturdays – improve academic preparedness, build character development, and offer recreation during out-of-school hours.
Outside School Hours Programs – homework and tutoring assistance, social recreation and meals
Boys Scouts of America, Narragansett Council:
Scoutreach – direct assistance to young men and women enrolled in in-school scouting and summer camp programs
Bristol Elder Services:
Creating an Accessible Community –Trains restaurant staff on how best to serve non-neurotypical patrons, such as those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia; also provides gift cards for dining at participating establishments
Child & Family Services:
Parent Cafes – a shared meal followed by discussions and interactions with parents of children enrolled in host schools/organizations
Children’s Advocacy Center:
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Education & Outreach- Digital & Media Responsibility Workshops – workshops and training on digital responsibility for youths, parents, and community agency staff
Coaching 4 Change:
Change Today – Lead Tomorrow – strengthen the teacher pipeline and improve educational attainment through a tiered mentoring model
Fall River Deaconess Home:
Family Transport, Family Treatment, Family Triumph – provide transportation opportunities to residents for family treatment and reunification for more successful placements for young women in the program
Family Service Association:
The Inclusion and Acceptance Project – provides training and education to health care and social service professionals regarding specific issues and challenges of the LGBTQ+ community.
Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community:
TRUCE Center – Twice weekly afterschool program that provides academic support, explorative enrichment and social interaction for students, with a parent coffee hour to build school community
Katie Brown Educational Program:
Parent Relationship Violence Education – educational opportunities for parents/caregivers to help their children navigate relationships, focusing on relationship violence, self-respect, and personal accountability.
Consent Awareness Pledge Initiative – educate students on consent to reduce the incidences of students becoming victims to or perpetrators of sexual violence.
On Stage Theatrical Productions:
Empowering Youth Through the Performing Arts –lessons in dance, musical theater, vocalization, and public speaking while promoting acceptance, tolerance, and teamwork for economically disadvantaged youth
Fall River RE-CREATION:
Sail, Rec! Community Boating – provides maritime education and activities for local children ages 9 and up on the Taunton River.
River to Recovery:
Recovery Center – supplementation of a current SAMHSA grant to provide a part-time case manager to work with homeless individuals in recovery.
SER-Jobs for Progress:
“Convivio” Socialization and Informational Group for Portuguese Immigrant Seniors – serves retirement aged immigrants who have not assimilated by providing space for individuals to share traditional crafts and skills and participate in educational opportunities.
Daytime Family Learning Center – provides childcare services for the children of participants attending adult education and workforce development programs at SER.
Evening Bi-Lingual Program for Children – onsite classroom and tutoring center for the children of speakers of other languages attending SER’s evening adult classes.
Southeast Center for Independent Living:
Budget Your Bucks –education regarding financial decisions to individuals with disabilities, helping them to lead more independent, financially stable lives.
Family Support Seminar – provides education and support for families of individuals affected by a substance use disorder.
Family-Focused Peer Recovery Support Project – supports a part-time Family-Focused Peer Specialist to support P2P members that have families, primarily single mothers.
Mobile Zen Dens – construct mobile safe spaces for students who act out in class or have trouble controlling emotions to learn to control emotional responses
Veteran’s Assoc. of Bristol County:
Yoga and Meditation for Veterans – on-site yoga and meditation classes for local veterans to help with PTSD.
Fall River YMCA:
Leaders’ Club – after school program for at-risk teens that focuses on positive personal growth, organizational skills, time management and life skills.