The San Diego Foundation has announced two grants totaling $130,000 in support of programs that enhance quality of life for older adults in the region and enable them to age affordably in place while remaining socially and civically engaged. Announced as part of Older Americans Month, grants of $65,000 were awarded to Jewish Family Service in support of its On-the-Go Navigator program and to Serving Seniors for its Senior Leadership Development Institute.
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut in New London has announced grants totaling nearly $2 million, including $277,000 in inaugural grants from the Janvrin Fund in support of bird and animal welfare and the preservation of the natural environment. Recipients of the grants, which boost the foundation's year-to-date community investments to $3.7 million, include Sustainable CT, Covenant Soup Kitchen, Sankofa Education and Leadership, and the Groton Animal Foundation.
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced that its vice president for development, Sheila Kinman, has been elected to the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations. CFNSB ensures that national standards for U.S. community foundations remain relevant amid a changing and challenging policy and regulatory environment.
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Boreal Community Media in support of an online clearinghouse for emergency preparedness information, Lake Superior News reports. Recently launched, the Boreal Emergency Preparedness Portal is designed to be a one-stop resource that helps residents and visitors better navigate the state's Arrowhead region. The grant will help Boreal Community Media staff the initiative, collect and curate content, and work with members of the community to share information that is essential to public safety.
The Woodbury Community Foundation has created a new online platform, Woodbury CARES, to support its work in three areas: affordable housing, youth leadership, and health/healthy lifestyles, the Woodbury Bulletin reports. In addition to connecting local businesses and individuals to those causes, the foundation is planning to establish a roundtable discussion group around the three issues and is reaching out to local residents to become a supporting member for just $50.
The Omaha Community Foundation has announced that it received 50,463 donations in support of 970 nonprofits during the sixth annual Omaha Gives! event. This year, the twenty-four-hour event raised a total of $7.4 million, boosting the total raised by the foundation since 2013 to more than $42 million.
The Concord-based New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire to help protect and restore Great Bay. The investment is a continuation of the foundation's multiyear support for Great Bay 2020, a collaborative effort by nonprofits and the public sector to protect and restore the habitats of the Great Bay estuary. Since 2011, NHCF has made $2.6 million in grants to organizations working to protect estuary.
The University of Dayton has announced plans for an academic and office building that will house the Dayton Foundation, the Dayton Development Coalition, and the University's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. The foundation and DDC have signed letters of intent to lease space in the two-story facility, with their relocation contingent on the finalization of the project's details.
The Community Foundation of Utah has announced that its Utah Women's Giving Circle, a group formed in 2011 to address issues impacting women and girls in the state, will host a panel discussion titled "The Slippery Slope of Sexual Harassment" at 6:30 p.m. on May 30 in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Auditorium at the University of Utah. The event — which is part of the giving circle's 2018 initiative to empower men and women to take a stand against sexual harassment — will be moderated by Kim Fischer of ABC4 and will feature Sarah Projansky, a professor of gender studies at the university; Nubia Pena of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault; and Erin Jemison, director of public policy at YWCA Utah.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation in Eastsound has announced that it received more than $234,000 in gifts from three hundred and seventy-five donors — an increase of a hundred donors — as part of its 2018 Give Orcas event. Thirteen proposals were funded and seven received partial funding.
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced that it helped launched a program in which sixteen residents of the Park View Health Center were paired with sixteen students from the Rotary Interact Clubs of West and North High Schools, Communities at North High School, Rotaract of Oshkosh, and students from Valley Christian, Oshkosh West, and Oshkosh North high schools for a four-day memoir workshop. Facilitated by Ibtisan Baraket, Palestinian-American author of two highly acclaimed autobiographical novels, Tasting the Sky and Balcony on the Moon, the Write Your Life workshop guided local residents through the process of sharing their life stories with a participating student, who wrote down what they heard. The culmination of the workshop was the creation of a keepsake book for each resident and student to keep as a memory of the experience.