The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in Tucson has announced the availability of scholarships for the 2014-15 school year. The scholarship program was created to meet the needs of talented but not necessarily top-of-the-class students who are able to demonstrate significant financial need. Scholarships are $3,000 per academic year for a four‐year school and $1,000 for a two‐year or vocational school.
The Boston Foundation has made grants totaling $210,000 to local organizations that provide winter assistance to Massachusetts residents. Awarded through its Food and Fuel Fund, a cooperative effort of the foundation and its donors to specifically support organizations providing food, fuel, housing, and other much-needed services to citizens in need, the grants range in amount from $10,000 to $25,000. Recipients include Action for Boston Community Development, Citizens Energy, the Greater Boston Food Bank, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation in East Jordan has announced the appointment of Bill Aten, Ann Hollis, Karen Johnson, and Jack Poindexter to its board of trustees.
The Lincoln-based Nebraska Community Foundation has elected Lynn Roper, Greg Vasek, and Sandra Wendell to its board of directors.
The Columbus Foundation has announced that its Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund has awarded eleven grants totaling more than $66,000 to organizations serving Chillicothe and Ross County. Recipients include Ross County Christian Academy, P-u-r-r-fect Companions Cat Adoption Center, Seeds of Hope, and the Ross County Genealogical Society.
The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced that its emergency community-wide appeal has raised more than $600,000 to help foodbanks in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties meet an unprecedented increase in demand. In the four weeks spanning the holiday season, almost fourteen hundred individual donations were received at the foundation’s giving site at www.pittsburghgives.org. All contributions have been matched dollar-for-dollar, and the foundation also covered credit card transaction fees.
The Eastern Carolina Community Foundation in Florence awarded a record sixty-five grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2013, WMBF News reports. The funds included support for education, afterschool programs, youth athletics, the arts, local churches, and hunger and homelessness outreach. Grantees include the Boy Scouts of America, Bread of Life Food Pantry in Marlboro County, Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic in Cheraw, and the Darlington Humane Society.