Community Foundation Update (11/30/19)

Community Foundation Update (11/30/19)


The Arizona Grantmakers Forum has announced that Arizona Community Foundation senior director of community initiatives Kim Covington, a former television news anchor, will moderate an event that explores the demographics of aging in the state. Aging advocate and public scholar Karen D. Lincoln will deliver the keynote address. The annual networking event and membership meeting will be held at the Heard Museum on December 12 at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the organization's members, nonprofit and business community professionals, and the public.


The Santa Barbara Foundation has announced that longtime president and CEO Ronald V. Gallo will assume the position of CEO emeritus effective January 1, 2020. Jackie Carrera, currently the foundation's chief revenue and business development officer, will serve as interim CEO. Gallo joined the foundation in 2008 after leading the Rhode Island Foundation for fifteen years.

The San Diego Foundation has announced that its Rancho Bernardo affiliate has awarded grants totaling more than $96,000 to twenty nonprofits. Grant recipients include Alzheimer's San Diego, Classics 4 Kids, the Burn Institute, and Rancho Bernardo Neighborhood Watch.


The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced that its Impact 100 giving circle awarded a $100,000 grant to unCommon Construction, which works to create a more sustainable and equitable New Orleans. Now in its seventh year, Impact 100 is a group of more than a hundred and forty local women who have each committed to give $1,100 for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit. Since its inception, Impact 100 has awarded more than $960,000 to nonprofits across the region.


The Cambridge Community Foundation has announced that its United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants has awarded grants totaling $120,000 — the second installment of last year's grantmaking award — to the De Novo Center for Justice and Healing, Greater Boston Legal Services, and the Irish International Immigrant Center. The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project also received support from the fund earlier this year.


The Minneapolis Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, has announced that it will host a Reimagine Education event on December 5. The conference will bring together school leaders, educators, policy makers, funders, and changemakers to discuss what is — and isn't — working in Minnesota's schools. At the event, researchers also will unveil the findings of Expanding the Vision of Reimagine Minnesota: A Collective Education Roadmap for Action, a report produced by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

New Mexico

To mark its four-year anniversary, the Los Alamos Community Foundation honored its fifty-five founding members, the Los Alamos Daily Post reports. Established in 2015, the foundation administers six local endowment funds and currently holds assets totaling more than $266,000.


The Dayton Foundation has announced gifts totaling more than $3.8 million from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. Forty-seven applicants received awards ranging from $7,644 to $334,465, with amounts determined by the specific nature of the individual’s injury and the duration of his/her hospital stay, with the families of those who were killed in the mass shooting on August 4 receiving the largest amount.


The Philadelphia Foundation has announced unrestricted grants totaling $400,000 to ten nonprofits making an impact on health outcomes in the region. GSK Impact Awards of $40,000 each were awarded to After School Activities Partnerships, Coded by Kids, Girls Inc of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the Legal Clinic for the Disabled.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced that the 2019 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment has been awarded to Eileen Hayes, executive director of Amos House. Along with the honor, which has only been bestowed twice before, Hayes will receive $50,000. Over the course of Hayes' nineteen-year tenure, the Providence nonprofit organization has helped thousands of struggling Rhode Islanders with meals, housing, and a range of services, including culinary and carpentry job training programs.


The Nashville-based Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced Megan Prange, owner and creator of Prange Apparel, as the recipient of its 2019 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund award. Prange started her company six years ago in response to the demand from independent designers and boutique owners for small batch production. Launched with three home sewing machines and a few interns, Prange Apparel now employs twenty-five full-time employees, operates more than thirty industrial machines, and serves a national client base.


The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced that Students + Startups, a ten-week internship program led by Trinity University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the 80/20 Foundation, will be managed going forward as a supporting organization of SAAF. Established originally for Trinity University students, the program enables summer interns to gain experience in young, dynamic startups, learn about the multiple roles and skill sets early startup hires need, and exposing them to San Antonio's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year, Trinity University and the 80/20 Foundation decided to expand the program to include other university students as part of the city’s commitment to improve the climate of local entrepreneurship through the National League of Cities’ Innovation Ecosystem Program, with eight additional universities from across three states and six cities participating. Since its founding, nearly two hundred summer interns have been placed at over fifty startups in San Antonio.

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