Community Foundation Update (8/29/09)

Community Foundation Update (8/29/09)

Alabama

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and the Jefferson County Department of Health have announced ten grants totaling $133,000 to support the work of the Health Action Partnership, a coalition of some sixty agencies�led by�JCDH that will use�Our Community Roadmap to Health as a blueprint to improve health for Jefferson County residents. Four grants were awarded to projects working to address specific issues in the East Lake and Rosebuck neighborhoods, while six grants were awarded to support the county-wide goals of the Health Action Partnership.

California

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has appointed Kia Sullivan as its senior director for grants, gifts, and compliance.

Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust has announced that Illinois Institute of Technology president emeritus Lew Collens has joined CCT as a volunteer senior advisor. He will provide assistance on education policy initiatives and help the trust enhance its donor-advised fund activities.

Louisiana

The Lafayette-based Community Foundation of Acadiana has announced more than $60,000 in grants from the South Louisiana Recovery Fund to groups working to help those affected by the 2008 hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $10,000 were awarded to seven organizations, including the Family Tree, Rebuilding Together, Acadiana Legal Service Corporation, and Lafayette Habitat for Humanity.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced that approximately $50,000 is available to nonprofits serving the Norco community. Grants made from the Norco Community Fund provide support for programs in the fields of arts and humanities, community building and development, education, environment, healthcare, human services, and youth development. The grant application deadline is September 18, 2009.

Maine

The Ellsworth-based Maine Community Foundation has elected Brian Hamel and George Shaw to its board of directors.

Massachusetts

The Springfield-based Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to fifty-five projects in the Pioneer Valley, the Springfield Republican reports. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 were distributed from more than thirty funds. Recipients include the Cancer House of Hop, the Carson Center for Human Services, the Hockey Project, and Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry.

Ohio

The Columbus Foundation has announced thirty-five grants totaling more than $420,000 through its small grants program, which provides funding for organizations working in a variety of impact areas, including animal welfare, the arts, community improvement, health, social services, and special populations. Recipients include the LifeCare Alliance, Carpe Diem String Quartet, Four Seasons City Farms, and the Ohio Environmental Council.

Wisconsin

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced that its women's fund will hold a workshop for nonprofits working to support women of all ages in Winnebago County.

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