Community Foundation Update (03/23/19)

Community Foundation Update (03/23/19)


The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has announced the additions of Bert Clark, Doug Hooker, and Howard Palefsky to its board of directors. Clark is an estate and business planning advisor with Estate Strategies Group. Hooker leads the Atlanta Regional Commission, which coordinates local government policy and planning for metro Atlanta. And Palefsky is a principal at Victoria Capital Management.


The Cambridge Community Foundation, in partnership with Cambridge mayor Marc C. McGovern and Somerville mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, has announced that it has expanded the activities of its immigrant legal defense fund to support individuals who live and work in Somerville. Reflecting the growing need for legal support for immigrants in the two cities, the newly renamed United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants will work to help those affected by the stress and uncertainty caused by changes in the government's Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs, as well as those seeking asylum.


The Omaha Foundation has announced that it is responding to the needs of those affected by the recent flooding in the region, which has resulted in emergency evacuations, significant damage to homes and local infrastructure, and loss of life. The foundation has been in touch with its nonprofit partners and is accepting donations for ongoing flood relief and recovery efforts.

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The Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Summit Speech School in support of its Parent/Infant Program, TAPInto Summit reports. The program provides early interventions for babies and toddlers who have been diagnosed with hearing loss.


The Columbus Foundation has named A Kid Again, Columbus Early Learning Centers, Human Service Chamber, ProMusica, and TECH CORPS as organizations it believes are poised for an exceptional year of growth. Established in 2014, the foundation's 5 Nonprofits to Watch program honors remarkable nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve the community and provides each with a $7,500 grant.


The Erie Community Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity for high-quality summer camps and programs in Erie County. Established in 2018, the William and Ethel Hovis Fund will provide grants in support of camp scholarships and operations. The fund works to promote outdoor activities, camp attendance, athletics, and other programs that foster good health and well-being for underserved youth and the elderly. The deadline to apply for up to $5,000 in funding is April 17.


The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced the appointment of Marjie French as its new CEO, succeeding Dennis Noll, who has retired. French joins the foundation after more than a decade at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she served as vice president for external relations and chief development officer.


The Vermont Community Foundation has announced that its Vermont Arts Endowment Fund will award grants of up to $5,000 in support of the creation and presentation of new work by Vermont artists and arts organizations. Grants typically are made in the fields of dance, theater, music composition and performance, creative writing (including poetry, short stories, novels, and plays), sculpture, painting, photography, and film (although work in other media may be eligible). The deadline to apply is April 12 at 5:00 p.m.

"Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Adds New Members to Board of Directors." Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Press Release 03/14/2019. "San Antonio Area Foundation Welcomes New CEO." San Antonio Area Foundation Press Release 03/19/2019. "New United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants to Extend Legal Services to Somerville." Cambridge Community Foundation Press Release 03/18/2019. "Community Responds to Historic Flooding." Omaha Foundation Press Release 03/19/2019. "Summit Area Public Foundation $50,000 Grant Supports Summit Speech School’s Parent/Infant Program." TAPInto Summit 03/18/2019. "The Columbus Foundation Selects 5 Nonprofits To Watch In 2019." Columbus Foundation Press Release 03/19/2019. "Hovis Fund Enables the Erie Community Foundation to Help Send Kids to Summer Camp." Erie Community Foundation Press Release 03/20/2019. "Funding Available for Vermont Artists and Arts Organizations." Vermont Community Foundation Press Release 03/11/2019.