The Pasadena Community Foundation has announced forty-three grants totaling $687,000 to organizations it designated as "local heroes." Grants of up to $50,000 were awarded to organizations working to sustain the quality of life in and around Pasadena.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has named Erica Wood as its vice president of community leadership and grantmaking.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced that a directory of summer camps, tutorial programs, counselor-in-training opportunities, and other summer programs serving children and youth in the area is available at the foundation's Web site and in printed form at Hartford schools and branches of the Hartford Public library. Produced by HFPG and Hartford Public Schools, the directory highlight summer programs as well as pool schedules and other recreation programs.
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice has announced that it was named the nonprofit business of the year by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The foundation was one of eight category winners in the chamber's twenty-first annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards ceremony.
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced a total of $489,000 in grants through its Alleviate Hunger and Affordable Housing initiatives. To leverage the grants, the foundation also issued a one-to-one matching challenge; organizations that received grants have until October to meet their matching opportunity.
The Greater Salina Community Foundation has announced scholarships totaling more than $46,000 to area students through the twenty-three funds it administers.
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $173,000 to nearly forty organizations in the area, including the Actors Guild of Parkerburg, the Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughter of American Pioneers, and Friends of Mountwood Park, WTAP.com reports.