The Women's Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced grants totaling $195,000 to eleven organizations. Organizations chosen to receive grants were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs in one or more of the fund's priority areas, including domestic violence, girls' empowerment, women's health, and care giving. Recipients include La Plaza, Coburn Place, Seeds of Hope, and the Domestic Violence Network.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced that thirty nonprofit leaders successfully completed its Emerging Leaders Program, which combines leadership development with management skills-building. Funded by the Kresge Foundation, the program exposed participants to important managerial skills such as how to supervise, inspire, and influence. Participants also had the opportunity to sharpen their business skills, with a focus on financial strategies.
The Cambridge Community Foundation has appointed Jennifer Pline to its board of directors. Pline serves as executive vice president and head of wealth management at Cambridge Trust Company.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in Concord has announced that, starting in 2018, 100 percent of grants awarded through its Community Grants program will be unrestricted and the majority will be multiyear. The change was a result of the foundation asking its nonprofit partners in person and through surveys what they need from NHCF, as well as feedback from third-party evaluations conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation in Englewood has announced grants totaling $3,000 from a number of its donor-advised funds, including $2,000 from the Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund to the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and $1,000 from the Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Fund to a Leonia High School senior toward the cost of college.
The Columbus Foundation has announced six grants totaling more than $85,000 through its Paul G. Duke Foundation, which provides support for nonprofits in Miami County. Recipients include Edison State Community College (in support of its Nonprofit Catalyst Project), First United Church of Christ, Troy Lions Charities, and Pink Ribbon Girls.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced grants totaling $288,000 through the Gladys and Ralph Lazarus Education Fund in support of efforts targeting reading and math literacy among the city's youngest learners. The grants include an award of $248,000 to Cincinnati Public Schools to hire a continuous quality improvement manager, an award of $35,000 to Madisonville Education and Assistance Center for the expansion and documentation of its John P. Parker Early Literacy Initiative, and an award of $5,000 to the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative in support of its Math Mindset program.
Established in 2015, the Lehighton-based Carbon County Community Foundation has appointed Amber Breiner as its first executive director, the Standard Speaker reports. To help fund Breiner's position, the foundation received funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission and has applied for funding from the state's Local Share Account. To date, CCCF has awarded $32,000 in grants and will announce new grants in December.
The Nashville-based Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced more than $2 million in grants to three hundred and forty-six local nonprofits. The largest number of grants were awarded in support of the arts and humanities (15 percent), followed by human services, animal welfare, and education, which each received 13 percent of the grants awarded.
The Seattle Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of the Patsy Collins Awards. Established by an anonymous donor in honor of Collins, a local philanthropist and civic leader who believed in stewarding the environment and our natural resources for generations to come, the awards were given to Denise Schuyler Peters, a fourth-grade teacher in Shoreline; Kim Schulze, a recently retired high school teacher in Burien; and Mike Town, a high school teacher of environmental science in Redmond.