Community Foundation Update (2/04/12)

Community Foundation Update (2/04/12)

Alabama

The Mobile-based Community Foundation of South Alabama has awarded $145,000 to A Servant's Love to help address the needs of individuals, families, and children who were significantly affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the Mobile Press-Register reports. The grant will help support ASL and the Harvest of Hope program, an immediate source of food security to seniors in Mobile County.

Iowa

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation has announced that it is accepting nominations through February 25 for the 2012 Eichacker and Lofton awards, which recognize those individuals and organizations that have made a sincere commitment to volunteer service and charitable giving in the area. The winners will be announced in April.

Florida

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced eleven grants totaling more than $900,000 through its John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund in support of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education. Recipients include the Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches, Florida Press Educational Services, the Education Foundation of Martin County, and the ARC of Martin County.

Massachusetts

The Danvers-based Essex County Community Foundation has announced that it has renamed its Greater Lawrence Summer Fund after its founder, Betty Beland. The collaborative donor fund provides support for more than forty summer programs in Greater Lawrence for low-income youth. According to the foundation, low-income students may fall as much as three grade levels behind their more affluent peers without access to summer enrichment activities.

Missouri

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation has announced that general counsel and chief operating officer Deborah Wilkerson will succeed Laura McKnight as CEO, effective March 31. McKnight has been with the foundation for eleven years, including the past six as CEO.

New York

The Kingston-based Community Foundation of Ulster County, an affiliate of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, has announced grants totaling $17,500 to nonprofits serving Ulster County. Recipients include Agri-Business Child Development, American Sewing Guild Hudson Valley Chapter, CASA of Ulster County, and the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Washington

The Seattle Foundation has named Fidelma McGinn as its new vice president of philanthropic services.

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