The Escondido Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, has announced grants totaling $210,000 to seven nonprofits working to prevent homelessness and promote housing stability in the region. The recipients are A Step Beyond, the Escondido Community Child Development Center, Community Housing Works, the Center for Community Solutions, Interfaith Community Services, Neighborhood Healthcare, and Solutions for Change.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley in Aurora has announced a $15,000 grant to the Steel Beam Theatre, which will use the grant to upgrade its lighting system.
The Peabody Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, has announced that it is accepting requests for funding and will award up to $5,400 in support of community services and community development projects. The deadline to apply is October 14 at 5:00 p.m.
The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced that $4.15 million was raised during the 24-hour Give Local Louisville event on Sept. 15 for more than six hundred local nonprofits, an increase of more than $1 million over the previous year’s total. In just its third year, the event generated more than 21,000 gifts, more than double the number of gifts received in 2015.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in Concord has announced grants totaling $234,586 from its Wellborn Ecology Fund to provide support to place-based ecology education programs in New Hampshire and Vermont's Upper Valley. Since its inception in 2001, the fund has awarded more than $5.3 million to a hundred and twenty-five organizations and programs in the region.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has named Jennifer D. Powell as its new vice president for marketing and communications. A former chief marketing officer at U.S. Bank, Powell also serves as board president of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and on the boards of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation and ArtsWave.
The Cleveland Foundation has announced that, by the end of the year, the Hingetown/Ohio City neighborhood will be home to several public-scale visual art pieces as part of its Creative Fusion program. Launched in 2008, Creative Fusion is an international artist residency program that has brought more than seventy artists from around the world to Cleveland. This year, the three-month program will pair a local artist with a visiting international artist at each of the host arts organizations to explore the theme it has dubbed "Street Art Edition."
The Seattle Foundation has announced that SkillUp Washington has been selected to receive the 2016 Constance W. Rice Partner of the Year Award by Seattle Colleges. A workforce intermediary organization incubated and launched by the foundation, SkillUp Washington works to strengthen career training programs for low-income adults at Seattle colleges in the areas of manufacturing, transportation, construction, business, healthcare, and technology.
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has announced the election of Chris Woleske as its board chair and the addition of four new directors to its board. Elected to three-year terms, the new directors are Kate Burgess, Evan Lin, Hector Rodriguez, and Jeanne Wolf.