The Santa Barbara Foundation and KEYT have announced Clifford W. Sponsel and Gerd Jordano as the recipients of the foundation's sixty-ninth annual Man and Woman of the Year award. A former trustee of the foundation, Sponsel also has volunteered with and financially supported several local organizations. Jordano, a longtime volunteer with the Cottage Health System, also helped to create and is involved with a local educational foundation.
The board of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County has announced its unanimous support for Proposition 103, a statewide school funding measure that will be voted on in November. The foundation also awarded $10,000 to the Yes on 103 campaign. Per-pupil funding for education in Colorado ranks near the bottom nationally, and proponents of the measure argue that the lack of funding has led to a widening of the achievement gap in Boulder and across the state. Proposition 103 would impose a five-year moratorium on school cuts by restoring the tax rates Colorado had during the 1990s, with all the new revenue earmarked for preschool, K-12, and higher education.
The Winchester-based Community Foundation of Randolph County has become a partner with the Indiana Arts Commission and will serve IAC's Region 5, effective January 1, the Star Press reports. The foundation will work to provide core services such as arts planning, technical assistance, information referral, and grantmaking.
The Community Foundation of the Quincy Area has announced grants totaling more than $90,000 from twenty-six of its endowed funds in support of a wide range of causes and organizations. Recipients include the Advocacy Network for Children, the Barry Food Pantry, Cheerful Home, and the Cornerstone Foundations for Families.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced that it will host informational sessions for nonprofits serving Assumption, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist counties to determine whether they are eligible for funding through its Coastal Communities Fund, which provides funding to organizations working with individuals directly affected by last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To be held on October 10, the River Parish Information Session is intended for organizations that focus on mental health and wellness, social services and financial stability, and youth resiliency.
The Concord-based New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has announced Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Community Services and Nashua Pastoral Care Center as the 2011 recipients of its Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.
The Erie Community Foundation has awarded nearly $29,000 to help the Erie Area Council of Governments develop an intranet site that enables council members, municipalities in the area, and municipal organizations to communicate with each other and ultimately share resources and services, the Erie Times-News reports. The funding will be used to buy a server and software licenses.