Community Foundation Update (12/08/18)

Community Foundation Update (12/08/18)


The Senior Fund at the Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $757,360 to twenty-four nonprofit organizations serving the region's senior population. Recipients include Families First Indiana, Hawthorne Social Service Association, the Little Red Door Cancer Agency, and Westminster Neighborhood Services.


The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced the appointment of Jerry Abramson, Dave Calzi, Marta Miranda-Straub, and Carolyn Tandy to its board of directors. Abramson is a former mayor of Louisville and lieutenant governor of Kentucky. Calzi is the leader of EY's government and public sector division. Miranda-Straub is founder of Catapult Now LLC. And Tandy is diversity and inclusion director for the Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse.


The Cambridge Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $467,000 in support of organizations working to address social and educational needs in the region. Recipients include the Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition, the Design Museum Foundation, Homeowner's Rehab, and the Community Dispute Settlement Center.

North Carolina

As it wraps up its thirtieth year, the North Carolina Community Foundation has announced that its assets have topped $270 million and that it has awarded more than $145 million in grants over three decades. In 2018, NCCF received $22 million in gifts, while its fundholders, affiliate foundations, and giving circles awarded more than $15 million in grants to nonprofits across the state. In addition, seventy new funds were established at the foundation, which raised more than $1.5 million in support of immediate needs and long-term recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence.


The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $30,000 to three organizations working to help single mothers succeed. The funds were provided by the New Philanthropic Leaders, a network of local young professionals ($11,000), the foundation ($15,000), and a hundred and eleven people ($2,750) who attended a November 9 pitch party. At the event, attendees who donated $20 or more were invited to vote for the organization with the most compelling pitch. The top prize ($11,000, plus $1,240 from audience members) was awarded to Pennsylvania Women Work, with the other prizes going to Providence Connections ($7,500, plus $820) and Jeremiah's Place ($7,500, plus $690).

South Carolina

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has announced two grants totaling more than $150,000. A grant of $120,590 over three years was awarded to Memory Matters to implement its brain health program and hire a brain health specialist, while Second Helpings will receive $36,882 over two years to fund a part-time coordinator in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area.


The Vermont Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Sarah Waring as its vice president for grants and community investments. Waring, who will join the foundation at the end of December, has served as executive director of the Center for an Agricultural Economy since 2013.


The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Medical College of Wisconsin have announced that they are evaluating the possibility of a partnership aimed at advancing efforts to improve health and well-being in the greater Milwaukee community. Among other things, the organizations are evaluating the benefits of a co-location arrangement for GMF staff and select MCW departments and programs. It's expected that the partnership, which would build on MCW's Flourishing Lives Initiative, will enable MCW and the foundation to better advance their shared priorities, which include community health, neighborhood and workforce development, affordable housing, economic security, safety, and education.

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