Community Foundation Update (1/10/15)

Community Foundation Update (1/10/15)

California

The San Diego Foundation has announced grants totaling $62,786 in support of sixty-five projects at forty-four schools through its Teachers' Fund. Since 1995, the fund has distributed over $1 million to more than a thousand deserving teachers in the region.

Illinois

The Evanston Community Foundation has announced that president and CEO Sara Schastok plans to step down by the end of the year.

Indiana

The Community Foundation of Howard County in Kokomo awarded more than $243,447 in grants during the second half of 2014, the Kokomo Perspective reports. For the full year, the foundation awarded more than $303,800 in competitive grants. Grant recipients in the second half of the year include Bridges Outreach, the Ivy Tech Foundation, the Nickel Plate Trail, and Servants at Work.

Missouri

The Community Foundation of the Lake in Lake Ozark has appointed Kim Spangler to its board of directors.

New York

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties in Utica has announced that Peggy O'Shea, its recently retired president and CEO, has been recognized by the Oneida branch of the NAACP and On Point for College for her years of service and commitment. The NAACP honored O'Shea for bringing people from different backgrounds together around important community issues, including school readiness, college access, and literacy, while On Point gave her its Dream Maker award in recognition of her commitment to advancing access to college.

Ohio

The Akron Community Foundation has announced that, starting Monday, January 12, its Medina County Community Fund and Medina County Women's Endowment Fund will accept grant proposals from Medina County nonprofit organizations working to improve quality of life for Medina residents. The deadline to apply is March 1. In 2014, the two funds awarded a total of $42,523 in grants.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced that it is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City on OK5210, an awareness campaign to promote four principles of healthy living. The "5210" name and tagline are meant to encourage residents to consume five servings of fruit and vegetables each day, reduce their screen time by two hours, spend an hour exercising, and consume zero ounces of sugary beverages. OK5210 is modeled after "5210, Let's Go!" which was launched in Maine and helped reduce obesity in the state by 1.5 percent over three years.

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