Community Foundation Update (1/09/16)

Community Foundation Update (1/09/16)


The Solano Community Foundation has announced a donation of $5,000 from the Kinder-Morgan Foundation in support of its Education Plus! Grant program, which provides cash assistance to grade-level reading and math programs in the county.

The Santa Barbara Foundation has appointed Phil Alvarado, Pamela Gann, and Susan T. Richards to its board of trustees and has elected a new slate of officers for 2016: James Morouse, board chair; Diane Adam, vice chair; Gretchen Milligan, treasurer; Stephen Hicks, secretary; and Eileen Sheridan, chair emeritus.


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in Salisbury has announced Workforce Development Grants totaling $37,500 in support of  work readiness, education training/advancement, and professional development programs. Grants of $7,500 each were awarded to Pokomoke High School, Smith Island United, Dove Pointe, Wor-Wic Community College, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.


The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in Detroit has named Pamela D. Lewis as the director of its new economy initiative. Lewis joined the initiative in 2011 as senior program officer after serving as a member of the Kauffman Foundation’s Detroit team. She succeeds David O. Egner, who was recently named president and CEO of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

New York

The Soldiers Project in North Hollywood, California, has announced a grant of $20,000 from the Long Island Community Foundation, a division of the New York Community Foundation, to fund orientation and training materials for new volunteer therapists, community education, and its Adopt a College Program, which engages college-age veterans in need of psychological services. As of late November, the organization had provided 4,872 hours of free psychological services to veterans, with the Long Island chapter providing 687 hours.


The Dayton Foundation has announced the launch of its Greenlight Grants program, which will entertain grant requests from local nonprofits of between $500 and $7,500 for special projects, capital improvements, or capacity-building initiatives and provide a decision within two weeks of each grant cycle deadline. The first grant cycle application deadline is March 1 for organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy, and community-building initiatives.

South Carolina

The Greenwood County Community Foundation has launched the Greenwood Gives website with the aim of connecting local donors to projects with budgets of up to $3,000, the Index-Journal reports. To date, the site has facilitated gifts ranging from $250 to $1,500 in support of thirteen projects. While the foundation supports the website and its affiliated PayPal portal, recipient organizations are responsible for reaching out to attract support for their projects. Organizations must submit an application, including a project description and details to GCCF. If a project is not fully funded in ninety days, the donations will be disbursed through GCCF's general granting category for projects closely related to the underfunded project.

"Kinder-Morgan Makes Grant to Solano Community Foundation" Solano Community Foundation Press Release 01/04/2016. "Santa Barbara Foundation Welcomes 2016 Trustees." Santa Barbara Foundation Press Release 01/04/2016. "Community Foundation Awards $37,500 to Stimulate Workforce Development Programs." Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Press Release 01/06/2016. "Pamela D. Lewis Named Director of New Economy Initiative." Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Press Release 01/05/2016. "The Soldiers Project Receives $20,000 Grant to Fund Recruitment, Education, and Adopt a College Program" The Soldiers Project Press Release 01/01/2016. "The Dayton Foundation Launches New Quick Grants Program for Greater Dayton Nonprofits." Dayton Foundation Press Release 01/06/2016. "Foundation Refocusing on Greenwood Gives." Index-Journal 01/03/2016.