Community Foundation Update (12/03/11)

Community Foundation Update (12/03/11)

Illinois

Rock House Kids has received a grant from the Schneider Electric Charitable Contributions Program Fund of the Rockford-based Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, the Rock River Times reports. The grant will be used to provide school-styled tables for the Rock House Kids cafeteria.

Massachusetts

The Danvers-based Essex County Community Foundation has announced eight grants totaling $27,300 through its Webster Family Fund. The recipients include the Acting Out! Theater Company, Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Groundwork Lawrence, and Lazarus House Ministries.

Michigan

The Bay Area Community Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $75,000 to twenty-nine area nonprofits in Bay and Arenac counties working in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services. Recipients include the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Disability Services Resource Center, the Northeast Michigan Arts Council, and Santa's Cupboard.

Vermont

The Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation has announced a total of $185,000 in grants to forty organizations affected by Tropical Storm Irene through its Special and Urgent Needs - Irene Recovery Fund. In addition, the fund expanded its grantmaking to include community relief funds and programs that provide financial assistance to individuals and families affected by Irene.

Washington

The Renton Community Foundation has awarded grants to the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank and the Friends of Renton School Fund, the Renton Reporter notes.

Wisconsin

The Appleton-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region has announced the winners of its 25 for 25 Charity Challenge in celebration of the foundation's twenty-fifth anniversary. In an online competition that concluded on October 25, area residents cast more than 69,500 votes for the 157 organizations that were eligible. A total of $187,500 was awarded, including $62,500 in unrestricted grants and $125,000 in endowment grants that will be administered by the community foundation.

The Community Foundation of South Wood County has awarded nearly $237,000 in third-quarter grants, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reports. Recipients include Lincoln High School Volunteer Center, Clarity Care, and Wisconsin Rapids Family Center.

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