Community Foundation Update (1/04/14)

Community Foundation Update (1/04/14)


The Community Foundation of Mendocino County, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, is seeking applications for the first cycle of grants from the Blood Bank of the Redwoods Legacy Fund, which will provide funding to local organizations, programs, and initiatives that help improve the level of blood donations in the county. Letters of Intent are due electronically at the Community Foundation of Sonoma by 5:00 p.m. on January 17.


The Connecticut Community Foundation in Waterbury has announced grants totaling nearly $455,000 in support of arts and youth programs, leadership initiatives, literacy efforts, nonprofit assistance, older adult services, and health initiatives. Awards include grants from the Saunders Fund for the Sick and Infirm of the Borough of Naugatuck and the Southbury Community Trust Fund.


The Columbus Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for its Summer Fellowship program, which aims to engage and inspire the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Through the initiative, eleven college or graduate students will be awarded paid fellowships at a range of Franklin County nonprofit organizations. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 7.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced the retirement of senior program officer Ray Watson, who was responsible for its health and wellness and environmental stewardship programs, after nearly ten years with the foundation.

North Carolina

The Community Foundation of Henderson County in Hendersonville has announced that it received more than $3.6 million in gifts, awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants and scholarships, and ended its 2013 fiscal year, which closed on June 30, with more than $77.6 million in assets.


The Johnson County Community Foundation, a fund of the Knoxville-based East Tennessee Foundation, has announced gifts totaling $196,000 from an anonymous donor. The gifts will support the Johnson County Scholarship Fund and the Johnson County Community Foundation Endowment Fund.


The Community Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City has named Katherine Fife as its new philanthropic services manager. Fife has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than sixteen years and is currently the board president of the Utah Society of Fund Raisers.

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