Community Foundation Update (05/23/20)

Community Foundation Update (05/23/20)


The San Diego Foundation has announced a ninth round of grants totaling $2.9 million from the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, boosting the total awarded by the fund to nearly $10 million. The latest grants will support organizations working to increase access to quality child care, prevent homelessness among low-income families, and support San Diegans impacted by domestic violence. Grant recipients include the YMCA of San Diego County, La Maestra Family Clinic, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and Hannah's House.

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $775,000 to a hundred and eight nonprofits serving residents of the capital region facing operational challenges and non-recoverable expenses as a result of COVID-19. Awarded through the foundation's Sacramento Region Disaster Relief Fund, the grants include support for organizations providing emergency assistance, food security, health care, and child care to the region's most vulnerable populations.


The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced that its president and CEO, Brad Hurlburt, will be retiring next summer. Hurlburt joined the foundation in 2013, and under his leadership its combined assets have grown to more than $200 million, an increase of more than 33 percent.


The Page County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Omaha Foundation, has announced that, in partnership with the Clarinda Foundation and Greater Shenandoah Foundation, it has awarded grants totaling $59,475 in support of COVID-19 response efforts in the county. Grant recipients include Grandma's House Daycare, the Sew and Share Food Pantry, Southwest Iowa Families, and the Turnbull Child Development Center.


The Hutchinson Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $40,200 to three local nonprofits. The recipients include Stage 9, the Reno County Historical Society, and Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre.


The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced grants totaling $322,000 to organizations in southeast Louisiana working to address an increase in food insecurity in the region caused by COVID-19. Recipients of grants from the foundation's Disaster Response and Restoration Fund include Our Daily Bread, Good Samaritan, Northshore Foodbank, and


Through the tenth grantmaking cycle of its Fourth Generation program, the Minneapolis Foundation has awarded grants totaling $76,000 to eight organizations working to advance climate justice. Each year, participants in the Fourth Generation program learn strategic giving skills and pool their resources to make a bigger difference on an issue they have chosen to address. This year, program participants adjusted their grantmaking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, making all grants unrestricted and giving recipients greater flexibility to meet community needs as those needs evolve over the coming months.


Over the past two months, the Columbus Foundation has awarded more than $4.6 million in emergency funding to local nonprofits struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. Since the foundation launched its Emergency Response Fund on March 10, over a hundred Franklin County nonprofits have received a total of more than $4.6 million in support of their efforts to help residents of the region with basic needs, purchase personal protective equipment, and assist organizations as they transition to virtual service delivery.

The Cleveland Foundation has announced that the sixth biennial African American Philanthropy Summit will be held virtually on May 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year's event, "2020 Vision: Disrupting the Cultural Landscape Through Philanthropy," will focus on philanthropy in Northeast Ohio and things that can be done to increase the visibility of those with the passion and drive to create meaningful change.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the appointments of Tony Mendez and Theresa Moore to its board of directors. Mendez is the general manager of Video Mundo Broadcasting, which serves the Latinx community in the greater Providence area. Moore is the president of T-Time Productions, which produces diverse and inclusive programming and content for various media platforms, and is a professor at Providence College, where she teaches in the MBA, Masters of Urban Education, Global Studies, and School of Continuing Education programs.


The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced gifts totaling $1 million to its COVID-19 Response Fund, boosting the total received by the fund to $6.3 million. The gifts include an additional commitment of $500,000 from the H.E. Butt Foundation, increasing its total pledged to the fund to $1 million, and the Humana Foundation, which pledged $300,000. Gifts from other contributors totaled $200,000. To date, more than a hundred and sixty nonprofits have received grants totaling more than $5 million from the fund, with an average award of nearly $30,000.

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