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Support Alma

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Alma del Mar has more than doubled its impact in New Bedford since 2019. Each year, Alma provides a high quality, individualized education to 1,044 scholars in grades K-8. This means an influx of well-prepared students entering area high schools and colleges all while contributing positively to the greater New Bedford community. 

Alma's most important work is providing a high quality and rigorous academic program. This work is more high stakes than ever because of our scholars’ unfinished learning due to the pandemic. This year, our narrow focus will be to ensure that all scholars are meaningfully engaged in rigorous instruction every day.

This means:
  • hiring and retaining the best teachers possible.
  • investing in leader development so they can effectively coach teachers on excellent instructional practice.
  • inspiring scholars to push themselves to accomplish more than they ever have before.
  • supporting our scholars and families with their other, non-academic needs; we know that serving the whole child is critical to their success. We also know we are uniquely positioned to give our scholars an excellent education that equips them with the tools they need to change the world.
We cannot do this work without the generous support of people like you. Your tax-deductible donation will help us provide greater educational opportunities for children in New Bedford.

Checks made out to the Alma del Mar Foundation may be sent to the following address:
Alma del Mar Administrative Offices
Director of Development
777 Church Street
New Bedford, MA 02745


Give directly from your donor-advised fund:
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF.


Consider a recurring gift:
By committing to a recurring gift, you join a group of donors who sustain our work through consistent and reliable giving, increasing your impact with no extra work for you! Recurring gifts are processed automatically on the schedule of your choosing (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or annually) through our secure online donation processor. 


Donate Stock or IRA Distributions to Realize Tax Benefits
Please contact Director of Development Becca Kurie for instructions on how to donate stock or IRA distributions to Alma del Mar.