The Orange County Community Foundation in Newport Beach has announced the appointment of Tammy Tumbling as its first executive vice president and chief operating officer. Tumbling most recently served as director of government relations at Southern California Edison, where she oversaw $20 million in annual philanthropic and community giving.
Fairfield County's Community Foundation in Norwalk has announced that it awarded nearly $560,000 in grants to thirty organizations during fiscal year 2019 through its Fund for Women and Girls.
The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced that the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program, which is administered by its Indianapolis Foundation affiliate, has awarded grants totaling more than $2.3 million in support of fifty-four projects. A total of $1 million was awarded for long-term crime prevention activities, including those related to prisoner re-entry, while another $1 million was awarded in support of short-term crime prevention and reduction efforts, as well as community outreach activities. In addition, more than $250,000 will be used for ongoing capacity-building programs and activities directed by the city's Office of Public Health and Safety and the Indianapolis Foundation.
The Cambridge Community Foundation has announced the appointments of three people to its board of directors and the additions of two members to its professional advisors council. Board members appointed to five-year terms include Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer, lead minister at First Parish in Cambridge; Ed Feijo, a Coldwell Banker sales associate; and Michael Monestime, executive director of the Central Square Business Association and Cultural District. New PAC members include Bill Laskin, co-founder of PG Calc, a provider of gift planning software and services, and Nadia Yassa, director of estate and gift planning and technical advisor at Emerson College.
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has announced the creation of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Fund. With a total of $1 million in funding from the Stryker Johnston Foundation, in addition to support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and KZCF, the fund will support long-term efforts to address racial inequity, discrimination, bias as well as institutional and systemic racism while supporting racial healing work in the county.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas, has announced grants totaling more than $800,000 in support of thirty-seven organizations working to assist children and families. Grant recipients include the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition, Heart Math Tutoring, Families Forward Charlotte, and EmpowHERment.
The Columbus Foundation has announced that it is partnering with the Aspen Institute and other organizations to research and recommend ways of increasing access to sports opportunities for young people in Franklin County. Over the next ten months, State of Play Ohio will examine how well adults in the region are serving youth through sports regardless of ZIP code or athletic ability. A report will be produced in 2020 featuring results from the survey, findings with respect to gaps in access to sport, recommendations and "Game Changer" opportunities, and sector-specific ideas that stakeholders can adopt.
The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced that it is ramping up its convening power with respect to stakeholders, including thousands of donors who focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in their giving. Announced during a forum at the United Nations General Assembly that highlighted regional accomplishments in advancing the SDGs, the foundation's commitment includes serving as a community leader in efforts to ensure that all residents of the region benefit from a strong economy. As a public charity with advocacy power, the foundation also has pledged to adopt a systems-change approach in its social justice work, promote peace and conflict resolution in local communities, and build more responsive regional institutions.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in Nashville has announced scholarships totaling more than $715,000 to three hundred and twenty students pursuing secondary education. Awarded through a hundred and twenty-eight funds at the foundation, the scholarships will assist students with tuition and other school-related expenses.
The Vermont Community Foundation has announced that two of its fundholders have awarded a total of $120,000 to the Mount Holly Conservation Trust to permanently protect nearly three hundred and fifty acres in Mount Holly that connect the southern part of the Green Mountain National Forest with Okemo State Forest and Coolidge State Forest. One anonymous VCF fundholder awarded a $100,000 challenge grant that — combined with a $20,000 gift from the Lyman Orton Fund — will move the Mount Holly Conservation Trust closer to its overall fundraising goal of $400,000. To meet the challenge and finalize the purchase of the property, the trust needs to raise approximately $70,000.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation has announced the election of Katharine Weymouth, former publisher and CEO of the Washington Post, as its new board chair. Weymouth is the grand-daughter of Katharine Graham, who ran the Post for more than two decades and also served on the foundation's board.