The Anchorage-based Alaska Community Foundation has announced four new Affiliate community foundations: the Kodiak Community Foundation, the Ketchikan Community Foundation, the Greater Sitka Legacy Fund, and the Golden Heart Community Foundation (Fairbanks and surrounding areas). With support from the Rasmuson Foundation, the newly formed affiliates will work to establish permanent endowments in their respective communities to support local philanthropic goals today and into the future.
The Fresno Regional Foundation has announced grants totaling $600,000 to five community organizations working to help children living in poverty succeed in school. Grants were awarded to Community Services Employment Training, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County, Reading and Beyond, Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Woodlake Family Resource Center.
The Santa Barbara Foundation has elected Diane Adam, Fred Gluck, and Chris Slaughter to three-year terms on its board.
The Waterbury-based Connecticut Community Foundation has announced its slate of officers for 2013: Jack Baker, chair; Margaret W. Field, vice chair; and Wayne McCormack, secretary. The trustees also re-elected Charles Boulier III as treasurer.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced that it awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant to the Center for Planning Excellence, which, in partnership with local, state, and national entities, will work to identify what coastal towns and settlements in Louisiana need in order to adapt to the many challenges, including land loss, of living in a coastal environment. The project, which also is receiving support from the Ford Foundation, will educate residents on future perils, what their options are, and what tools they will need in order to adapt. Recently updated by the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Coastal Master Plan clearly identifies a need for more human-centered approaches to helping communities cope with land loss, especially in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has named Michele Carey as its senior giving strategies officer, Laura Shamp as its giving strategies officer, and Shelly Espich as its giving strategies coordinator.
Meals on Wheels Plus has announced that it received a grant of $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Abilene to provide home-delivered meals to people on a waiting list. The meals are provided to frail individuals who are unable to provide balanced meals for themselves on a daily basis and need the service. Most clients are low income and receive their meals free of charge.
The Lander Community Foundation has announced that it awarded grants totaling $7,250 to eleven organizations during 2012. Recipients include Help for Health Hospice Care, Injury Prevention, the Fremont County Orchestra, and the Lander Cycling Club.