The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced the creation of a competitive grant program in support of nonprofit animal shelters. Through the Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund, grants of up to $7,500 will be made to nonprofit shelters in the region. In addition, the fund will be offering a 1:1 match, up to $5,000, to inspire giving to participating nonprofit animal shelters during this year's Great Give event, a 36-hour online giving event starting May 2 at 8:00 a.m.
The Indianapolis-based Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $2.6 million in support of summer youth programs in Marion County. Awarded through the Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative of eleven local and national partners, the grants will support more than 200 programs at 172 organizations. More than 58,000 children between the ages of 4 and 19 will participate in the programs, many of which are free, low-cost, or offer scholarships.
The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that Cape Youth Force, part of the foundation's Youth & Philanthropy Program, is accepting grant proposals. The CYF committee, a group of students from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, will award a total of $1,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations running projects or programs that positively impact teens on Cape Cod. The application process is entirely online; proposals must be received by midnight on May 10.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in Concord has named Richard Peck as its new vice president of development and philanthropy services.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced that the Princeton City School District has won a $100,000 grant in support of its mobile book center through a local literacy grant competition supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, WCPO 9 On Your Side, and GCF itself. The remaining finalists, Dayton Independent Schools and the Children’s Home of Cincinnati, each received a $25,000 grant in support of their literacy programs.
The Vermont Community Foundation has announced that the Vermont Women's Fund, one of its component funds, has awarded $124,000 in grants to fourteen organizations working to improve the lives of young women and girls in the state. The grants will support programs that provide young women and girls between the ages of 12 and 25 with financial literacy and job-training skills, mentored opportunities, and experiences designed to expand their vision for their own futures. Recipients include Big Heavy World, the Center for Women & Enterprise, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, and the John Graham Shelter.