Community Foundation Update (1/21/12)

Community Foundation Update (1/21/12)

Indiana

The Central Indiana Community Foundation has elected Mark Hill as chair and Cindy Simon Skjodt as vice chair. The foundation also announced that William Moreau and Sarah Wilson Otte have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF.

Maryland

The Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund, a sponsored program fund of the Community Foundation for Prince George's County, has announced its Forty Under Forty Awardees for 2012. The initiative is designed to identify and recognize young leaders in the county and connect them to the nonprofit community and broader civic activities. An award program will be held on January 31.

Ohio

The Dayton Foundation has named Jerome F. Tatar to an eighteen-month term as chair of its governing board. It also appointed William L. Gillispie and Lisa E. Hanauer to the board.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has appointed Calvin Buford and Thomas D. Croft to its governing board.

Oregon

The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded $25,000 to the Bandon Community Health Center for clinical operations and capacity building efforts, Bandon Western World reports. In 2009, OCF provided BCHC with an initial award of $25,000 and awarded it the same amount in 2010. This is the last award BCHC is eligible for under this particular OCF grant program.

Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced that Sanford Asher, distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded the fourth annual Charles E. Kaufman Award for his work on the chemistry of new materials and spectroscopic techniques for the study of molecules. Established in 2008, the $50,000 award is presented annually to an honoree who demonstrates "substantial contributions to science for both the betterment and understanding of human life."

Wisconsin

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced nearly $633,000 in fourth-quarter grants, including $247,500 to continue work in seven Milwaukee neighborhoods that participate in the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative. Recipients include Danceworks, the Agape Community Center, Urban Anthropology, and United Migrant Opportunity Services.

Wyoming

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has awarded more than $363,000 in grants to area nonprofits, including $75,000 in economic response initiative funds in support of food programs at five organizations, the Jackson Hole Daily reports. Grants will help fund projects designed to reduce organic materials in landfills, reduce roadkill, and allow more children to kayak the Snake River.

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