Community Foundation Update (12/02/17)

Community Foundation Update (12/02/17)

California

The San Diego Foundation has announced that its Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation affiliate has awarded $71,821 to Rancho Bernardo nonprofits and schools. Recipients include the YMCA of San Diego County, Rancho Bernardo Historical Society, Poway OnStage, San Diego Zoo Global, and Black Mountain Dance — Southern California Ballet.

The Solano Community Foundation in Fairfield has announced that it received nearly $95,000 in donations on the day before and the day of #GivingTuesday. Nearly all was given via Genentech, a large Solano County employer.  The foundation will allocate $21,500 from the #GivingTuesday and Genentech donations to its Nonprofit Partnership Program, a capacity-building program that offers monthly workshops and professional development grants for local nonprofit staff and board members.

Indiana

The Central Indiana Community Foundation in Indianapolis has announced that its Central Indiana Senior Fund, a special interest fund, has awarded grants totaling $746,566 to thirty-three organizations working to assist and create opportunities for the growing senior population in the region. Recipients include the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, the Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County, Johnson County Senior Services, and Connect2Help.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has appointed Brad Little as president and CEO, effective January 8, 2018. He will succeed David Bennett, who has served the foundation for twenty-two years. Little currently is president and CEO of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation and previously served as president of the Legacy Fund, an affiliate of CICF.

Massachusetts

The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that its Fund for Sandwich has awarded a total of $2,500 to five nonprofit organizations serving Sandwich residents. The inaugural recipients of the fund's grantmaking are Calmer Choice, the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, the Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network, Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives, and the Sandwich Council on Aging.

Ohio

The Dayton Foundation has announced the launch of #Hometown360, a social media campaign designed to share the good happening throughout the greater Dayton region. Through December 15, individuals are invited to take a panoramic photo of a favorite scene or landscape and upload it to the foundation's Facebook page for an opportunity to have a local charity of their choice receive a one-time $1,000 grant from the foundation. Submitted photos will be periodically shared on the foundation's social media pages and will be automatically entered into the #Hometown360 Challenge.

The Cleveland Foundation has announced a new scholarship program through its John Sullivan Wilson Family Fund. Scholarships for a New Generation will be awarded to outstanding, low-income immigrants or first-generation U.S. citizens in the greater Cleveland area matriculating at a four-year college or university. The program is intended to recognize the creativity, strength, and diversity that immigrants throughout American history have contributed — and continue to contribute — to the region and the nation. College Now will administer the program and provide a mentor to support scholarship recipients through their four-year academic career. According to the foundation, only about 15 percent of adults in Cleveland have a bachelor's degree, compared to 33 percent in the United States overall. 

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