Community Foundation Update (07/21/18)

Community Foundation Update (07/21/18)

Alabama

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is accepting proposals for its next funding cycle. To be considered, proposals should address ways to make communities in the region more sustainable, livable, and vibrant and/or help individuals and family become more economically secure. Proposals are due by August 17.

Alaska

The Juneau Community Foundation has announced scholarships totaling $4,000 to eight local youth summer camp providers, with each organization receiving $500 to support the participation of low-income children in current or upcoming camps and programs. Recipients of the grants, which were awarded through the foundation's Youth Fund and Great Blue Heron Fund, include Canvas, Discovery Southeast, the Lynn Canal Running Camp, and Camp Invention.

California

The Marin Community Foundation in Novato has announced that the Pirkle Jones Fund, established to honor the late Marin photographer, has named Isis Hockenos as the eighth recipient of a grant from its Visual Artist Support Program, which supports promising emerging and mid-career artists living in Marin. Hockenos will receive a grant of $25,000.

The San Diego Foundation has announced grants totaling $558,000 in support of twelve programs aimed at connecting, protecting, or improving access to natural settings in the region. Awarded through the foundation's Opening the Outdoors program, the grants will support collaborations involving local nonprofits working to increase and enhance natural space, promote youth engagement in the environment, and engage communities in the protection and revitalization of outdoor areas. Recipients include the Earth Discovery Institute, Outdoor Outreach, WILDCOAST, and San Diego Canyonlands.

Delaware

The Delaware Community Foundation in Wilmington has announced that, to date in 2018, it has awarded capital grants totaling $298,000 to eighteen organizations in the state. Awarded through the Delaware Forever Fund, the grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 but can be as much as $25,000. Recipients include the Delaware Theatre Company, Ingleside Homes, Primeros Pasos, and United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware.

Massachusetts

The Boston Foundation has announced that its Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico/Massachusetts Unido por Puerto Rico program has awarded new grants totaling $951,300. With this latest round of grants, the program has distributed nearly $2.1 million in support of relief, recovery, and relocation efforts since Hurricane Maria smashed into the island last summer. Recipients include Casa Pueblo, the Puerto Rico Community Foundation, IDEBAJO, and the Spanish American Center in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced Kary L. Moss as the winner of the 2018 Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership and the Coalition on Temporary Shelter as the winner of the 2018 Richard F. Huegli Award for Program Excellence. Named after CFSEM's first and current president, the Noland Award recognizes a nonprofit president or CEO in southeast Michigan whose service exemplifies the critical importance of leadership in his or her organization and the wider nonprofit community. Named after a former director of the foundation, the Huegli Award recognizes a nonprofit that exemplifies the highest standards in human services programming and a strong belief in the potential of every person. Moss has served as executive director of the ACLU of Michigan since 1998, leading the organization's efforts to support and protect voting rights as well as the rights of children, the poor, LGBT and immigrant communities, and women. Established in 1982, COTS provides a range of housing-related services, including outreach, emergency shelter, and permanent housing.

New York

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has announced that its Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, a donor-advised fund at the foundation, has awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to fifty-five organizations in western New York State. The fund provides support to organizations working in areas that were important to Wilson, the late founder of the NFL's Buffalo Bills. Recipients include Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Buffalo String Works, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and the Miracle League of Western New York.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications from Rhode Island-based writers to its Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship program. Fellowship awards of $25,000 are intended to free up the time of three writers so that they can concentrate on their creative process, focus on their personal or professional development, expand an existing body of work, and/or explore a new direction. Applications will be accepted from writers who are creating new original work in any genre, including poetry. The deadline to apply is August 8.

Washington, D.C.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation has announced that it is launching a new Building Thriving Communities Framework aimed at broadening its work with donors and partners across the region to disrupt poverty, deepen human connection, and prepare for the future of work. The framework includes a new partnership with the District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness that will build off the district's ambitious plans to make homelessness in the area a rare occurrence through critical investments designed to accelerate community-based responses to the problem. 

Wisconsin

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced the election of David J. Kundert as chair of its board of directors. In addition, the foundation has announced the appointments of Susan Ela, Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr., and Darryl D. Morin to the board. Ela is the former executive vice president and chief operating officer of Aurora Health Care and is immediate past chair of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Florsheim is chair and CEO of Weyco Group, a publicly traded company that designs and markets footwear, including the Florsheim brand. And Morin is president and CEO of Advanced Wireless.

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