Community Foundation Update (10/25/14)

Community Foundation Update (10/25/14)

California

The San Francisco Foundation has announced the winners of its Joseph Henry Jackson, James D. Phelan, and Mary Tanenbaum Literary Awards, which are intended to encourage emerging artists who are California-born or living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, or San Mateo counties. Prizes were awarded to Indira Allegra, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Richard T. D’Elia, Jennifer Hasegawa, Vanessa Hua, Sylvia Linsteadst, and Juliana Delgado Lopera. In addition to the $2,000 cash award, winning manuscripts are permanently housed at the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley.

The Fresno Regional Foundation has named Hugh Ralston as its new president and CEO. Ralston, who most recently served as president and CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation, will replace Dan DeSantis.

Louisiana

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation in Alexandria has named Hands Over Hearts as the winner of its 2014 Community Impact Award. The organization will use the $75,000 cash prize that comes with the award to teach roughly thirteen thousand students and two thousand other residents of the region hands-only CPR. The Community Impact Award is funded by an anonymous donation of $1 million received by the foundation in 2009 from a local philanthropist. To date, the foundation has made awards totaling $355,000 in support of child abuse victims, arts education, AIDS testing, and domestic violence services.

Massachusetts

The Boston Foundation has announced that its Latino Legacy Fund has awarded an inaugural round of grants totaling $100,000. Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 were awarded to Horizons for Homeless Children, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, La Alianza Hispana, and the Nurtury.

Mississippi

The Community Foundation of East Mississippi in Meridian has named Becky Glover as its new executive director.

Wisconsin

The Door County Community Foundation in Sturgeon Bay has launched a countywide online scholarship network, the Door County Advocate reports. The site will help students, parents, and school counselors identify potential sources of funding for higher education. Those looking for scholarships are asked to fill out a checklist that includes the sex of the student, a list of local high schools, extracurricular activities, colleges, and majors. The database is open for people of any age, including adults looking to go back to school.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $800,000 to local nonprofits. Recipients include the Milwaukee Center for Independence, La Casa de Esperanza, Pathways to College, and Independence First.

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