Community Foundation Update (03/07/20)

Community Foundation Update (03/07/20)


The Tucson-based Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and the David and Lura Lovell Foundation have announced that they are extending a partnership established in 2017 to address awareness, understanding, and availability of end-of-life care and planning in Pima County, with a focus on underserved and vulnerable communities. Since the initiative's inception, the Lovell Foundation has awarded more than $3.4 million in support of end-of-life care and planning projects, while CFSA has awarded nearly $500,000 in support of programs designed to engage the community, educate professionals and patients, develop and implement organizational and community standards of practice, and inform public policy.


The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has named Dawn Cole, a retired attorney, as the winner of its prestigious Don Poole Award. Cole, the tenth recipient of the award, which recognizes professional advisors in the region who exemplify a commitment to charitable causes and their clients, has served as president of Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Bar Estate Planning and Probate Section and is a member of the American Red Cross Planned Giving Committee and the Sacramento Estate Planning Council.

The San Diego Foundation has announced the availability of Environmental Initiative grant funding through its Opening the Outdoors Program. According to the foundation's Parks for Everyone report, 45 percent of San Diego County's total land area is green space, yet many low-income communities of color in the region are disadvantaged by a disproportionately lower level of access to parks and open spaces. To address the issue, Opening the Outdoors will invest in programs that contribute to system or individual change resulting in opportunities for children and families to grow, connect, and thrive through positive interactions with the outdoors. The deadline to apply is April 6.


Person-to-Person, a Norwalk-based nonprofit that assists low-income individuals and families with emergency needs, has announced a $65,000 grant from the Darien Foundation in support of a technology initiative. The grant will help P2P create and onboard a tech-related infrastructure that enables it to expand its client services and better manage its extensive network of volunteers, including some seven hundred from Darien. Originally founded as a technology-focused grantmaker, the foundation remains committed to funding technology as well as capital projects in the community.


The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced a grant of $35,000 to the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation. CICF manages and houses the fund, which supports accessible and inclusive mobility solutions in the region.


The Cambridge Community Foundation has named a diverse group of twenty artists and creators as Cambridge Cultural Visionaries in recognition of their impact over more than half a century on Cambridge and the surrounding area. With a median age of eighty-three, the honorees include playwright Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, polymath and Nobel laureate Wally Gilbert, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and El Mundo founder and publisher Alberto Vasallo, Jr.


The Minneapolis Foundation has announced grants totaling $800,000 in support of organizations working to build the capacity for self-care and embed culturally meaningful trauma-healing practices in their communities. Awarded through the foundation's Catalyst Initiative and made possible with additional funding from the Bush Foundation, two-year grants ranging between $140,000 and $190,000 were awarded to the Islamic Civic Society of America/Open Path Resources, the Irreducible Grace Foundation, the Native American Community Clinic, the Northside Healing Space Collaborative, and the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

New Jersey

The Princeton Area Community Foundation in Lawrenceville has announced four grants totaling $40,000 in support of local nonprofits working to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count. Grant recipients include Arm in Arm, the Hamilton YMCA, the Princeton YMCA, and RISE. In addition, the foundation has established a separate statewide fund with contributions from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Nicholson Foundation, and the Community Foundation of New Jersey in support of nonprofits working to ensure a complete and accurate count.

New Mexico

The Los Alamos Community Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for grants of up to $1,500 in support of competitive youth sports activities in Los Alamos County. Youths (ages 5-18) served by the program must live in Los Alamos County and/or attend Los Alamos public schools. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on April 15.


The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced grants totaling $100,000 to nonprofits working to address racial inequities experienced by emancipated youth, young children, and single mothers in the region. Awarded in partnership with the Cincinnati Black Giving Circle, the grants will support efforts to encourage and leverage giving by African-American donors to nonprofits working to address the critical needs of African Americans in the greater Cincinnati area. Grant recipients include Cincinnati Union Bethel Scholar House, the D.A.D. Initiative, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, and Rosemary's Babies.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced awards of $25,000 from the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund to three Rhode island visual artists. Selected from more than a hundred applicants, David Barnes, Kelsey Miller, and Eric Telford will use the no-strings-attached awards to concentrate on their creative process, take advantage of personal and professional development opportunities, and explore new directions. The fund also awarded $3,000 fellowships and a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center to three finalists and $1,500 fellowships to three semi-finalists. Established in 2003, MacColl Johnson fellowships are rotated among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. In the next round, fellowships will be awarded to composers.

"CFSA Partners With the David and Lura Lovell Foundation to Support End-of-Life Care and Planning Services." Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Press Release 02/28/2020. "Cole Receives Prestigious Don Poole Award." Sacramento Region Community Foundation Press Release 02/27/2020. "The San Diego Foundation Announces Availability of Grants to Increase Outdoor Engagement." San Diego Foundation Press Release 02/27/2020. "Person-to-Person Receives Darien Foundation Grant." Person-to-Person Press Release 03/03/2020. "CICF Donates $35,000 to Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation." Central Indiana Community Foundation Press Release 03/02/2020. "Cambridge Celebrates 20 Cultural Visionaries in 2020." Cambridge Community Foundation Press Release 02/27/2020. "Catalyst Initiative at the Minneapolis Foundation Awards Grants to Five Community Organizations Advancing Self-Care in Communities." Minneapolis Foundation Press Release 03/05/2020. "Princeton Area Community Foundation Awards $40,000 in Census Initiative Grants." Princeton Area Community Foundation Press Release 03/04/2020. "LACF Invites Applications for Youth Sports Grants." Los Alamos Community Foundation Press Release 03/04/2020. "Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati Black Giving Circle Announce $100,000 in Grants to Drive Racial Equity." Greater Cincinnati Foundation Press Release 02/21/2020. "Fellowships Help Artists Grow." Rhode Island Foundation Press Release 03/02/2020.