Capital Campaign

In just four years, we’ve created a game-changing school for hundreds of New Bedford kids. Help us lay the foundation for our next fifty years by supporting our Capital Campaign.

With the purchase of our current school site, encompassing 2.3 acres of land, Alma del Mar has an incredible opportunity to provide our hard-working scholars with a permanent home. Our new building will allow us to expand our enrollment to encompass our full K-8 grade span and to serve 450 scholars per year – that’s thousands of future Alma del Mar graduates who will go on to serve and succeed in college and beyond.

With the help of world class school architects HMFH, we’re building a school that reflects the high standards our scholars and teachers hold for themselves and the sense of pride our families take in Alma del Mar. We broke ground on the new school site in September and have enjoyed watching the project transform from a few piles of dirt to a steel beam structure with walls and windows.

In December we celebrated the progress with a beam signing event to allow all scholars, staff, volunteers and supporters the chance to put their name on a piece of the new building. The project is already 20% complete.

We have made great progress on the Capital Campaign side as well; raising 85% of our $3.4 million goal already. In order for our new home to be ready in time to graduate our first class of scholars, we need to close that fundraising gap. Will you help make it happen?

Please donate to our Capital Campaign today!

Check out our campaign brochure to learn more about our plans.

Alma del Mar also appreciates donations by mail. Checks should be made payable to “Alma del Mar Foundation” and sent to the following address:

Alma del Mar
515 Belleville Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02746

To discuss a large gift or naming opportunities, please contact Executive Director Will Gardner at

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