Community Foundation Update (4/09/16)

Community Foundation Update (4/09/16)

California

The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, has appointed Diane Proulx to its board.

The Calaveras Community Foundation in Angels Camp has announced twelve grants totaling $67,759 in support of aging in place for seniors, STEM education, and cultural initiatives. Recipients include Common Ground Senior Services, TechRush, the Calaveras Arts Council, and Independence Hall Quilters.

Colorado

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County has announced that it is accepting applications for the Leadership Fellows Boulder County program, which is now in its sixth year. Approximately thirty emerging leaders will be selected for the eleven-month program, which the foundation runs in partnership with the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. The fellowship offers young transformational leaders from every sector a broad-based overview of the economic, civic, and cultural drivers in the county, with graduates of the program subsequently taking on leadership roles in the community.

Connecticut

The Connecticut Community Foundation in Waterbury has announced nearly $460,000 in grants to organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, youth development, health, older adult services, organizational technology, and women’s issues. In addition, the foundation awarded more than $39,000 to thirty-nine organizations in support of public events in Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills region. Recipients include the After School Arts Program, the Connecticut Science Center, Madre Latina, and Mental Health Connecticut.

Georgia

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has announced dates associated with its 2016 grants cycles and the launch of an online portal designed to streamline the application process. The latter coincides with a realignment of the foundation's priorities into five impact areas: arts, community development, education, health and human services, and nonprofit effectiveness.

Kentucky

The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Vogt Awards, which provide startups in the Louisville area with non-dilutive funding, dedicated mentorship, workshops, and other kinds of support. In the past, applicants were required to manufacture a physical product to be eligible for funding through the program. In 2016, however, funding is available to entrepreneurs with an idea for a scalable business based on an innovative, technology-based product. Based on feedback from the entrepreneurial community in Louisville, this year the program will award robust mentorship and support services to up to six early-stage entrepreneurs, with each winner receiving $25,000 and an additional package of valuable services.

Massachusetts

The Cape Cod Foundation and Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) have announced a grant opportunity through the CCYP Giving Circle. Launched in 2015 in partnership with the Cape Cod Foundation, the CCYP Giving Circle engages CCYP members in supporting programs and projects with potential to advance the lives of young professionals on Cape Cod. A total of $10,000 will be allocated in this funding cycle, with grant amounts ranging between $500 and $2,500. Proposals must be received online by midnight, April 29. 

Michigan

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has announced the opening of its Women’s Educational Coalition Grant Fund, which provides scholarships for under-employed or unemployed women who have had a significant break in their education and want to resume their studies so as to better support themselves and their families. The need-based grants are available to residents of Kalamazoo, Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, St. Joseph, or Van Buren counties, with the typical grant award ranging between $500 and $3,000 — money that can be used for tuition, fees, books, and other education-related costs such as child care or transportation. Priority will be given to underemployed working mothers and those enrolled or enrolling in nonprofit educational institutions.

Ohio

The Dayton Foundation has announced fourteen grants totaling $30,777 as part of its Greenlight Grants program, a new funding effort for organizations seeking small grants for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements, and capacity building initiatives. Recipients include Blue Star Mothers of America, the Dayton Playhouse, Greene Giving, and the Techumseh Land Trust.

Pennsylvania

The Erie Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Adam Bratton as executive director of the Nonprofit Partnership, which the foundation established in 2000 to enhance the management and governance of regional nonprofit organizations through capacity-building programs and services.

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