The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced grants totaling $560,000 to sixty-nine organizations working to meet the food and other basic needs of residents in the greater Hartford region. Recipients include Operation Fuel, the Cornerstone Foundation, the Chrysalis Center, and Covenant to Care for Children.
The Emporia Area Community Foundation is conducting its fifth annual Match Day on Monday, November 12, as part of Community Foundation Week, Osage County Online reports. From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., donors can go to the Flinthills Mall and stop by participating organizations' booths to learn more about their work and make a donation, or, starting at midnight, log on to the secure Emporia Match Day website and make a donation. The foundation has established a $50,000 matching pool that will be divided among the twenty-five participating organizations in proportion to the total raised (i.e., if an organization raises 20 percent of the total raised by all participating groups, it will receive 20 percent of the matching pool funds).
The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced the winners of its Voices of Philanthropy awards. Established in partnership with the Voice-Tribune, the awards recognize individuals between the ages of 21 and 35 who are making an impact with their philanthropic efforts. This year's winners are Ryan and Rachel Miranda, Miles Harrison, and Jacqueline Brill, who were recognized for their support of and work with local nonprofits, and Anjali Chadha and Shelby Allen, who were named Future Voices of Philanthropy.
The Kearney Area Community Foundation and the Grand Island Community Foundation have received bequests of more than $2 million each from the estate of Arthur E. Klinkacek, a central Nebraska farmer, KHGI reports. In honor of Klinkacek's wishes, both foundations are creating funds that will provide scholarships for area youth as well as support for community preservation and enrichment.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation has announced that it has awarded the 2018 Leslie "Bud" Vivian Award for Community Service to Marvin and Ingrid Reed. The award, which was established in 1995 to honor the longtime director of community and regional affairs at Princeton University and is made possible through the Vivian Memorial Fund, an endowed fund of PACF, includes a small grant that is distributed to organizations suggested by the honorees. The Reeds have chosen the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Arts Council, and the Paul Robeson House to receive the funding.
The Cabarrus County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas, is closing in on its goal of raising the $50,000 needed to receive a matching gift from an anonymous donors, Cabarrus Magazine reports. Earlier this year, the anonymous donor pledged to award $100,000, split evenly between CCCF's annual fund and its endowment, if it could raise $50,000 by December 1. To date, the foundation has raised $33,000 toward the goal. Earlier this year, another donor gave $25,000 in support of the foundation's endowment, and the original donor agreed to match that gift if the foundation met the overall goal. If the foundation succeeds in raising $50,000 from the community, it will trigger gifts of another $50,000 for its discretionary grantmaking fund and $100,000 for its endowment.
The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced that its Critical Needs Program has raised $556,000 in support of organizations working to help victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Donors to a #LoveIsStronger crowdfunding campaign that ran from November 1 to November 4, with dollar-for-dollar matching support from the foundation, included Walmart, which made a $50,000 contribution, and a Jefferson Hills family that pledged $210 in memory of their Irish-born parents who were victims of religious bigotry.
The Foundation for Delaware County in Media has announced that grants awarded through its first official grantmaking cycle totaled more than $1.1 million to forty-two area nonprofits. Grants were awarded in the areas of children's health and nutrition, maternal health services, preventive health care, substance abuse, preparing high school students for postgraduate success, hospice and home care, and strengthening the nonprofit community.
Philanthropy West Virginia has announced that two community foundations in the state were honored with WV Spirit of Philanthropy awards at the organization's annual conference. The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley in Wheeling were recognized with the Critical Impact awards, while Usha Vasan of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation received the association's Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Leadership award.