Community Foundation Update (2/16/13)

Community Foundation Update (2/16/13)

California

The Fresno Regional Foundation has announced that it will award $206,000 in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to youth-serving organizations in the area. Of that, $105,000 will be earmarked for the communities of Dinuba, Cutler-Orosi, Orange Cove, and Reedley, while $10,000 will be allocated for charter school petition development.

Kentucky

The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced that it is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. The foundation encourages high school students in the area to check out Scholar Search, an online database created to help students find scholarships that match their needs and interests.

Maine

The Maine Community Foundation has appointed four advisors to its Hancock County Committee, which serves as the board of the foundation's Hancock affiliate. The new advisors are Mary Blackstone, Frank Dorsey, Lauri Fernald, and Sherry Streeter.

Michigan

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has launched a Web site for the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo. Funded by the community foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Learning Network is working to create a culture of learning in Kalamazoo County to ensure that all kids in the region are ready for school, post-secondary education, and careers in the twenty-first century.

New Jersey

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has announced the induction of Chris Lokhammer, of PNC Wealth Management, and Albert Stark, of Stark & Stark, into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society, which honors professionals who have shown extraordinary commitment to their communities and have helped to promote philanthropy in Mercer County and beyond.

North Carolina

The Charlotte Mecklenburg African American Community Fund, a grantmaking program managed by the Foundation for the Carolinas, has announced four grants totaling $19,000. The recipients are Catawba Riverkeeper, YBM Leadership, Men Who Care Global, and the Charlotte Area Fund.

Pennsylvania

The Heinz Endowments has announced that its Breathe Project, a coalition of organizations and thousands of individuals working to improve the air quality in the Pittsburgh area, has teamed with the Pittsburgh Foundation to create an online youth engagement program for local middle and high school students. The program, New Voices of Youth, provides young people in southwestern Pennsylvania with opportunities to make their voices heard on community issues that affect their lives. Participants in this year's program are being asked to develop projects that raise awareness about air-quality challenges in the region.

Wisconsin

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation celebrated its eighty-fifth anniversary on Valentine's Day, Northwester.com reports. Over those eight and a half decades, the foundation has awarded approximately $70 million in grants to the community and has seen its service area grown to include all of Winnebago, Green Lake, and Waushara counties as well as the city of Ripon.

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