Community Foundation Update (11/02/19)

Community Foundation Update (11/02/19)


The Orange County Community Foundation in Newport Beach has awarded grants totaling $378,322 to organizations working to improve outcomes for women affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues, the Orange County Business Journal reports. Recipients of grants awarded through the foundation's Margaret E. Oser Fund for Women include Casa Teresa, Human Options, Laura's House, and Mom's OC.


The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced a three-year, $125,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven in support of BGCNH's afterschool services for children and families. Awarded through the foundation's responsive grants program, the funding, which includes $75,000 to be disbursed in year one, will enable the youth development organization to continue providing those services, which were in danger of being suspended for lack of funding.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a second cohort of participants in its Building on Success program. Over the next two years, eleven organizations will be awarded a total of $10,000 and opportunities to participate in quarterly learning sessions and receive individual consultations. The goals of the program are to help participating nonprofits understand their current capabilities and areas for improvement, strengthen areas of greatest need, acquire and apply information about key nonprofit management functions, and develop a strategic plan.


Florida Studio Theater has announced a $45,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation in support of the theater's winter mainstage and cabaret seasons and to underwrite a fundraising event.


The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine has announced grants totaling almost $120,000 to twenty-seven organizations. Grant recipients include Vision 20/20, Riverbend Foodbank, Muscatine Community YMCA, and Quad City Arts.


The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that it has signed on as a funder of the fourth year of the Core Certificate Program. Led by the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, the program offers approximately fifty hours of nonprofit management and skills training to local nonprofit leaders and another thirty hours of small group sessions focused on shared problem solving and skills application. In April 2020, program participants will graduate with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the institute and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.

The Cambridge Community Foundation has announced that its United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants has raised more than $50,000 from more than two hundred donors over the past seven months, including nearly $13,000 in proceeds from a recent benefit concert. The fund, which awarded a total of $255,000 to four local legal immigration organizations last year, also announced that a new group of grantees will be announced in the coming months.


The Ashland County Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Courtney McNaull as its first communications director. For the past seven years, McNaull has served as a reporter covering Ashland and Mansfield. Currently on maternity leave, she will step into her new position in early December.


The Pittsburgh Foundation's Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program has announced grants totaling $388,000 in support of individual artists and arts programs. A partnership with the Heinz Endowments, the program is focused on supporting local excellence in the presentation and production of art rooted in the black experience. Launched in 2010, the program has awarded more than three hundred and fifty grants totaling $5.6 million to date.

The Erie Community Foundation has announced grants and scholarships totaling more than $7.2 million in support of local organizations. Grant recipients include the Erie Art Museum, Mercy Center for Women, Empower Erie, and the Millcreek Paramedic Service.


The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced a three-year, $600,000 investment in the city's newly announced plan to address domestic violence. Developed by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the Department of Human Services, and the San Antonio Police Department, the plan applies a public health lens to domestic violence and will help guide the work of local nonprofits to help community members understand, address, and prevent the causes of partner violence.

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