Community Foundation Update (3/19/16)

Community Foundation Update (3/19/16)


The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced the opening of the sixth annual grant cycle of its Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services. Between March 15 and April 30, organizations that work with companion animals in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties may apply for grants of between $2,000 and $20,000. Last year's recipients included Adopt a Golden, Equines Assisting Special Individuals, Hand in Paw, and MomaKat Rescue.


The Partnership for HOPE SF, the funding arm of HOPE SF, which is housed at the San Francisco Foundation, has announced a request for proposals for an innovative program aimed at increasing and sustaining economic mobility and financial self-sufficiency among young adults living in public housing developments in San Francisco. In 2010, the City of San Francisco joined with SFF, Enterprise Community Partners, leading foundations, and donors across the nation to transform the lives of people living in public housing in the city. Working in four of San Francisco's most isolated and distressed public housing sites — Hunters View, Alice Griffith, Potrero Hill, and Sunnydale — HOPE SF aims to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, reduce social isolation, and create a bright future for thousands of families.


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a three-year, $160,860 to the John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency to provide free immigration and employment assistance to immigrants. Modeled after a similar program implemented in New Jersey, the agency's Immigration Advocacy and Assistance program combines legal, employment, and supportive services to simplify the immigration and employment process for immigrants in the greater Hartford region.


The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced the creation of two $100,000 funds in celebration of its hundredth anniversary. The funds are modeled after two created by Benjamin Franklin shortly before his death in 1790 for the cities of Boston and Philadelphia. Back then, Franklin gifted a thousand British pounds to each city, specifying that the funds were to be invested and left untouched for two hundred years before being accessed to help underwrite the cost of public works projects.


The Cape Cod Foundation has appointed Carrie Thornburg-Bearse as a program assistant and Sara Cushing as its new marketing and communications officer. 


The Dayton Foundation has announced a three-year, $525,000 grant from the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area in support of the Hall Hunger Initiative. Launched by former congressman and U.S. ambassador Tony Hall in partnership with the local United Way, the initiative seeks to develop a comprehensive, broad-based plan to address hunger in the greater Dayton area.


The Seattle Foundation has announced a partnership with Stolen Youth to create a public conversation around ending the sexual exploitation of youth. Earlier this month, the organizations brought together experts to address sex trafficking in the region, which has increased in recent years. Panelists included Carol Robles-Román, former deputy mayor in New York City and president and CEO of Legal Momentum; Legal Momentum board member and advocate Loria Yeadon; Robert Beiser of Seattle Against Slavery; Debra Boyer of the Organization for Prostitution Survivors; and Valiant Richey of the King County prosecutors office. In addition, the Seattle Foundation plans to launch an effort — the first of its 2016 GiveTogether campaigns — to address broader issues of child welfare.