Community Foundation Update (02/15/20)

Community Foundation Update (02/15/20)

Arizona

In recognition of their support, the Arizona Community Foundation is renaming its center for LGBTQ philanthropy after Richard Tollefson and Marc Kellenberger. The Tollefson-Kellenberger center will work to promote philanthropy and charitable investment for LGBTQ communities across the state, while Kellenberger and Tollefson will work with the foundation to launch the Tollefson-Kellenberger Forum for Social Justice, a lecture series focused on LGBTQ and social justice issues.

California

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has announced that it awarded more than $15 million in grants in 2019, surpassing its 2018 grantmaking total by nearly $1 million. The awards included some eighteen hundred grants totaling more than $12.5 million, nearly half of which were directed by donor-advised fundholders, including those with funds at the affiliated Yolo Community Foundation and Lodi Community Foundation. The foundation also awarded scholarships totaling more than $1.6 million, including over $500,000 through its Capital Area Promise Scholars program.

Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust has announced the appointment of Omar Duque and Margie Stineman to its executive committee. Duque is the president of the Hispanic Information Technology Council, a global executive leadership organization, while Stineman has served as associate director of Crown Family Philanthropies and currently serves on the founder's board of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the board of the hospital's Stanley Manne Research Institute.

Indiana

The Central Indiana Community Foundation and Indianapolis-based Certified B Corp Selfless.ly have announced a new partnership. CICF will provide fiduciary support to Selfless.ly, which will route all charitable contributions through CICF. A turnkey corporate social responsibility platform, Selfless.ly provides tools that help companies of all sizes make a bigger impact in their community. The platform recently released its beta program to companies in central Indiana and intends to make additional key hires in 2020 in the areas of client success, engineering, and sales.

Iowa

The Quad Cities Community Foundation in Bettendorf has announced that it awarded grants totaling $75,000 through its Q2030 Grants program in support of thirty-nine nonprofits in Rock Island and Scott counties. Grant recipients include the Child Abuse Council, MidCoast Fine Arts, Tapestry Farms, and Transitions Mental Health Services.

Kansas

The Hutchinson Community Foundation has announced the addition of Lisa French, Dashona Mahoney, Michelle Inskeep, and Jon Richardson to its board of directors. French is project coordinator for Cheney Lake Watershed. Mahoney works for Data Center, Inc. Inskeep is a loan officer at and president of the local People's Bank and Trust branch. And Richardson owns and operates Richardson Brothers Construction.

Minnesota

The Minneapolis Foundation has announced grants of nearly $3 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve lives and advance equity in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Organizational Effectiveness grants ranging from $4,500 to $50,000 were awarded to nearly a hundred and twenty organizations providing a range of services, including hot meals for seniors and job training for members of the Native American community. Grant recipients include the African American Leadership Forum, American Indian OIC, Navigate MN, and Gender Justice.

New Mexico

The Santa Fe Community Foundation has announced the creation of the Community Health Funder Alliance. A funders collaborative dedicated to improving health and wellness in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, the alliance includes Anchorum St. Vincent, CHRISTUS St. Vincent, and the foundation. With a total of more than $1.5 million in community health funding resources, the alliance will work with community partners to strengthen the regional care system while reducing administrative costs.

Ohio

The Dayton Foundation has announced that its donor-advised fund holders have awarded more than twelve thousand grants totaling $48.2 million since July 1 in support of nonprofit organizations locally and across the country. Discretionary grants awarded by the foundation include support for Dayton Crayons to Classrooms, the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, the Victoria Theatre Association, and the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced that it is committing $1 million — above and beyond its annual education grantmaking — in support of improvements in the state's pre-K-12 public education system. The investment will be aligned with the recommendations of the Long Term Education Planning committee, which, led by the foundation, was convened in late 2018 and subsequently released its recommendations in a report, Chart a Course, Stay the Course. The report includes input from more than three hundred parents, students, educators, policy makers, and nonprofit and for-profit leaders in the state.

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