Community Foundation Update (10/06/18)

Community Foundation Update (10/06/18)

Alaska

The Juneau Community Foundation has announced a partnership with Eaglecrest Ski Area and the Eaglecrest Foundation to build a public-use cabin. Located on Douglas Island, Eaglecrest has sought, since the 1990s, to build such a facility as a way to boost year-round use of its six hundred and forty acres. Representatives of the foundation and the ski area, local architects, engineers, contractors, and community volunteers have been meeting for more than a year about the project, which, when completed, will be owned and operated by Eaglecrest on a year-round basis, with JCF assisting with fundraising and financial administration of the project.

Colorado

In partnership with the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation Boulder County has announced the 2018-19 class of Leadership Fellows Boulder County. During the eleven-month program, forty-one participants will attend seminars on topics such as business and the local economy, collaboration, critical human needs, education funding and systems, and Government 101, as well as roundtable discussions on a range of issues, from affordable housing to criminal justice to the arts. In addition, participants commit to taking on leadership roles in the community within six months of completing the program. A recent survey of fellows shows that since the program was launched in 2009, 81 percent of survey respondents have joined a nonprofit board, 26 percent have joined a government board or commission, 13 percent have worked on a local campaign for a candidate or issue, and 32 percent have been offered a career promotion within twelve months of graduation.

Louisiana

The Community Foundation of Acadiana in Lafayette has named Cyril and Lydia Guidry as the winners of 2018 Leaders in Philanthropy Award for St. Martin Parish, the Acadiana Advocate reports. The Guidrys have supported Cathedral Carmel School and St. Thomas More High School, where their grandchildren are enrolled, and have made contributions to many other charities serving the parish, including Food for the Poor, the Salvation Army, Home for the Holidays, St. Jude's Children Hospital, Lafayette Ballet Theatre, and the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Leaders in Philanthropy Awards are presented annually to individuals or couples from each of the eight parishes comprising the foundation's service area who have made a philanthropic impact in their communities.

Massachusetts

The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that its Falmouth Fund has granted almost $500,000 to more than seventy nonprofit organizations. Now in its tenth year of grantmaking, the fund has pledged to award up to $100,000 this year.

Nebraska

The Omaha Foundation has announced that its Equality Fund has awarded nearly $200,000 to ten organizations working to strengthen programming for the LGBTQUIA community. Recipients include the Women's Center for Advancement, the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, the ACLU Nebraska Foundation, and the River City Mixed Chorus.

New Jersey

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $3 million to ten organizations and school partnerships working to reduce chronic school absenteeism in the region. Through the foundation's All Kids Thrive program, recipients will receive $300,000 over five years to help them reduce their administrative burdens and focus more of their resources on creating impact.

Ohio

The Columbus Foundation has announced that nonprofits in Miami County are now able to accept gifts online through a platform supported by the foundation's Paul G. Duke Foundation. Through the initiative, local nonprofits will have the opportunity to create a free online directory listing that introduces viewers to their mission, includes images and links to their websites and social media profiles, and makes it possible for them to accept credit card gifts. Five Troy-area organizations have already created directory listings, and seventy others, all past recipients of Duke the Foundation, will be invited to join those organizations during the initial expansion phase. It's expected that other organizations serving Miami County will be invited to join in the future.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced that during October it will award $8 million to three hundred and sixty organizations serving central Oklahoma. Awarded though the foundation's charitable organization endowment program, the largest permanent endowment program for nonprofits in the nation, the grants will support organizations working in the areas of education, health care, social services, arts and culture.

Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in Nashville has announced scholarship awards totaling $644,000 to more than two hundred and forty students pursuing secondary education at accredited colleges and universities across country.

Texas

The San Antonio Area Foundation has appointed Patricia Mejia as vice president of community engagement and impact. Mejia joins the foundation from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, where she served as director of community engagement.

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