Community Foundation Update (6/02/12)

Community Foundation Update (6/02/12)

Alabama

The Women's Breast Health Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced an initial round of grants totaling $550,000. The three recipients are the Baptist Health Foundation, the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the School of Nursing at UAB.

Colorado

The Roots and Branches Foundation, a grantmaking initiative of the Denver-based Rose Community Foundation, has announced nearly $64,000 in grants to eleven projects working to engage families with children between the ages of 5 and 13 and older adults in Jewish life and Jewish community. Recipients include the Boulder Jewish Community Center, Limmud Colorado, and Ekar, the Hebrew Educational Alliance.

Indiana

The Indianapolis-based Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced that Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has launched mobile food pantries to supplement the efforts of food pantries across Hamilton County. Funded in part by a grant from the Legacy Fund, CICF's Hamilton County affiliate, Gleaners aims to distribute some 150,000 pounds of food to families at risk of hunger through twenty mobile pantry visits.

Michigan

The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation has announced the creation of a Paint the High Street Bridge Fund, which aims to promote and improve the image of the community by painting a welcome sign on a bridge passed by thousands of drivers each day. The estimated cost of painting both sides of the bridge is $100,000, including $40,000 for sandblasting and traffic control, $35,000 for painting and lettering, and $25,000 for future maintenance.

New Hampshire

The Concord-based New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has named Department of Transportation commissioner Christopher Clement the 2012 recipient of the Caroline L. Gross Fellowship. Established in memory of the state's late house majority leader, the fellowship enables an individual in public life to attend a three-week seminar for state and local officials at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

North Carolina

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas, has named Carolyn Flowers, Mark Reed, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, and Brian Bailey to its board of trustees.

Pennsylvania

The Marcus L. Ruscitto Foundation, in alliance with the Pittsburgh Foundation and a number of educational partners, including the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, has announced that it awarded grants totaling more than $35,000 in support of anti-bullying education initiatives in southwestern Pennsylvania. Recipients include Propel Charter Schools, the Blackhawk School District, and the Penn Trafford School District.

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