The Phoenix-based Arizona Community Foundation has appointed Robbin M. Coulon and Jodi O. Padgett to its board of directors.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has named Vera L. Bennett as its chief operating officer and Leigh M. Stilwell as its chief donor experience and engagement officer.
The Indianapolis-based Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2013 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship program. Funded by the Efroymson Family Fund, the program, which aims to reward creativity and encourage emerging individual artists, will award $25,000 each to five visual artists in the Midwest.
The Howard County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Waterloo-based Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, has announced that it is accepting applications for 2013 grants through February 1. Grant awards will be announced in April.
The Berrien Community Foundation in St. Joseph has announced that its president, Nanette Keiser, will retire at the end of June.
The Dayton Foundation, in cooperation with Learn to Earn Dayton, has announced the launch of ScholarshipCONNECT, a new online college readiness resource designed to help students in the greater Dayton area attend college. The site features a scholarship search and application system that uses a detailed questionnaire to match students, based on their educational interests and background, with more than a hundred and thirty scholarship opportunities available through the Dayton Foundation and other education funders.
The Columbus Foundation has announced seven grants totaling $70,285 from the Joseph A. Jeffrey Endowment Fund to local nonprofits in support of beautification initiatives and programs benefiting residents of central Ohio. Recipients include the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, the Columbus Collegiate Academy, the German Village Society, and BalletMet.
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the establishment of the Providence Journal Charitable Fund. The $14 million endowment, the largest corporate donor-advised fund at the foundation, was created to ensure that the newspaper's charitable legacy serves residents in perpetuity.