Community Foundation Update (04/15/17)

Community Foundation Update (04/15/17)

California

The California Community Foundation has announced fifty-two grants totaling more than $5.1 million to Los Angeles County nonprofits working in the areas of arts and culture, civic engagement, education, health, housing and economic opportunity, and immigrant integration. Recipients include the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Latino Equality Alliance, and L.A. Kitchen.

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $47,972 from the Burney Regional Community Fund to address the needs of the greater Burney region (Burney, Cassel, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, McArthur, and Old Station). Recipients include the Great Shasta Rail Trail Association and the Mountain Valleys Health Centers.

Connecticut

Fairfield County's Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Tricia Hyacinth as director of its Fund for Women & Girls, the largest women's fund in New England. Since joining the foundation four years ago, Hyacinth has made significant contributions to the fund and spearheaded the creation of the Girls Symposium, which brings together practitioners in the field to learn about best practices for improving the health, safety, and success of girls and young women.

Florida

The Martin County Community Foundation has announced the recipients of the Frances Langford Fund for Martin County's 2017 Agents of Change awards. The recipients are Helping People Succeed ($100,000), Hope Center for Autism ($40,906), Project LIFT ($50,000), Tykes & Teens ($75,202), the Institute for Not for Profit Leadership at the Martin County Community Foundation ($20,094) and House of Hope ($25,000).

Indiana

The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced that its affiliate, the Legacy Fund, has selected Tom Kilian, Jr. as its next president. Kilian previously served as the executive director of the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation.

Massachusetts

The Boston Foundation has announced quarterly discretionary grants totaling $1.7 million in the areas of early childhood, elementary, and higher education; community development and housing; and nonprofit effectiveness. Recipients include the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care and the Institute of Early Education Leadership and Innovation at University of Massachusetts Boston. TBF also awarded Open Door Grants to fifteen small organizations, grassroots efforts, and other nonprofit programs whose activities do not fall within its major strategic areas.

Minnesota

The board of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation and its consultant, Community Giving, a collaboration of community foundations, have announced Kathy Pfeffer as the foundation's first executive director, Echo Press reports. Pfeffer, who began her career as an educator, previously served for twenty years as executive director of the Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation.

Ohio

The Cleveland Foundation has announced a grant of $3.1 million over three years to Neighborhood Connections, a community-building program the foundation launched in 2003. The grant will support the organization's grassroots grants program and Neighbor Up network, a diverse group of greater Cleveland residents who are working to create positive change in their communities and find innovative solutions to broader health and employment issues. The foundation also announced a $198,721 grant to the YMCA of Greater Cleveland to expand its opioid addiction recovery housing program, with a focus on men who are homeless or have mental health issues or criminal histories as well as women recently released from prison or participating in a prison diversion program.

The Dayton Foundation has announced that the DMH-Fund has awarded grants totaling $125,500 through its Del Mar Social Innovation Award for Older Adult Programming initiative. Through the initiative, the Dayton Metro Library, in partnership with Rebuilding Together Dayton and WYSO 91.3FM, was awarded $100,000 for a Senior Voices project designed to address the physical and mental well-being of older adults in the region, while the Yellow Springs Senior Center will receive $25,500 in support of its efforts to assist individuals with dementia and their families and caregivers.

Wisconsin

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has awarded $88,000 through its Funds for Greater Green Bay grant program to seventeen local nonprofit organizations, including the Family & Childcare Resources of Northeastern Wisconsin, Literacy Green Bay, and Unity Hospice. The foundation also announced that the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, has awarded eight grants totaling more than $45,000 in support of programs and services supporting leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls. Recipients include Brown County Human Services and Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes.

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