The San Francisco-based Chinese American Community Foundation, the first community foundation in the country to specialize in the needs of Chinese-American donors and projects, is now open for business. Among the foundation's planned activities is a study in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation of the philanthropic motivations of and giving patterns among Chinese Americans in the Bay Area.
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in West Palm Beach has appointed Jeff Krebs as its new director of development.
The Legacy Fund, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced that it will administer the newly established Sheridan Fund. Established by the Biddle Memorial Foundation and JBS United, an animal health and nutrition provider, the fund, which was established with an initial gift of $25,000, will provide support to nonprofit health and human service organizations in the region.
The Boston Foundation has announced that it joined nearly three hundred businesses and other organizations in urging the United States Supreme Court to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Among other things, the coalition filed an amicus brief calling for the court to uphold a ruling that found the act unconstitutional when it hears arguments in United States v. Windsor.
The Lincoln County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas, has announced that it is now accepting grant applications online. The process requires applicants to register on the FFTC Web site. To be eligible for the next round of grants, applicants should register by March 22.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has elected Janet Reid, Ryan Rybolt, and Charles Scheper to its governing board.
The Richland County Foundation in Mansfield has announced grants totaling $409,985 to forty-five organizations in the area.
211info.org, a recently established nonprofit that works to connect the people of Oregon and southwest Washington with the community resources they need, has launched a new service called 211 Family Info to help parents, grandparents, and others caring for children in the Portland area access information about early education resources, the Oregonian reports. Funded by the Multnomah Education Service District's federal LAUNCH grant and the Oregon Community Foundation, 211 Family Info staff are happy to answer questions about parenting and educational milestones and will direct callers to educators who can refer them to additional resources.
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced that its second annual Match Day, a twenty-four-hour online event to raise awareness for basic needs in southeastern Wisconsin, will be held on March 14. The foundation and various donors, including the Brewers Community and Faye McBeath foundations and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, have pledged $750,000 to the match pool for the event. And this year, the Brewers Community Foundation is sponsoring a new Golden Ticket that, eight times during the event, will be awarded to a randomly selected donor's gift along with a cash award of $1,000.