Community Foundation Update (04/20/19)

Community Foundation Update (04/20/19)


The Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative — a partnership of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers, and other funders — has announced that it will award approximately $1 million in support of census education and outreach efforts in the nine-county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties). Created to help ensure a fair and complete 2020 census count, the collaborative will be hosting six informational sessions to review the RFP, eligibility, application process, selection criteria, and grants timeline. The deadline to apply for a grant is May 31.


The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced that its knowledge officer, Kara Straun, received the Philanthropic Emerging Leadership Award from the Association of Black Foundation Executives. The award recognizes individuals whose innovative leadership promotes philanthropy as a vehicle for social change.


The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced that its Founder's Luncheon on May 7 will feature Carol R. Naughton, president of Purpose Built Communities, an organization working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Naughton will discuss why place-based work is an effective way to address the cycle of poverty and what that might look like for the West Palm Beach community.


The Community Foundation of Teton Valley in Driggs has awarded sixteen grants totaling $51,000 to local nonprofits and the school district, Teton Valley News reports. Grant recipients include Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, Mountain Bike the Tetons, Girls Actively Participating, and Teton Valley Community Recycling.


The Hutchinson Community Foundation has announced the addition of Jane E. Wagler, Kim Moore, and Dale J. Snell to its board of directors. Wagler runs the EtCetera Shop and Ten Thousand Villages. Moore, who retired in 2018 after three decades as president of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, is a nonprofit consultant, while Snell is an accountant and managing partner of Prairie Hills Financial Group.


The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced grants totaling nearly $19 million in support of organizations working in the areas of health, education, the arts, the environment, youth, housing, and human services. Grant recipients include Brilliant Detroit, the Fair Food Network, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and South Oakland Shelter Support.


The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced that it is working with community partners to host Racial Equity Matters, a series of equity training sessions that will explore the causes of racism and ways to pursue constructive dialogue. The Racial Equity Institute will conduct the two-part training: Groundwater, a half-day introduction to racial equity that uses stories and data to illustrate the structural and cross-sector nature of racism; and Phase 1, a two-day session that will provide talking points, historical factors, and an organizational definition of racism. The foundation and its partners are underwriting the event as part of their efforts to build community awareness about the persistence of racism in the community.


The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced scholarships totaling $368,000 to nearly two hundred graduating seniors from fifty-four high schools in central Oklahoma. Awarded through the Community Foundation Scholars program, the scholarships are part of the more than $2 million the foundation will award to students in Oklahoma in 2019.


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in Nashville has announced that nearly a thousand nonprofits and community organizations, including schools and religious institutions, will participate in its Big Payback, a community-wide online giving day. Starting at midnight on May 2, donors will have twenty-four hours to make donations to the nonprofits participating. Last year, more than $3.1 million was raised from a total of 22,071 gifts.


Communities Foundation of Texas has announced that its W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund has awarded grants totaling $6.3 million in support of fifteen organizations working to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research. Grant recipients include Behind Every Door, Catch Up and Read, TexProtects, and Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation.

The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced that more than sixty board members representing area nonprofits attended its Board Boot Camp on April 13. The daylong workshop provided board governance training in the form of advice, tools, and case studies. In addition, participants heard from a panel of experts who described their experiences with board service and nonprofit leadership.

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