Community Foundation Update (5/17/14)

Community Foundation Update (5/17/14)

Colorado

The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County has announced deadlines for several funds, including the Littler Youth Fund (Teacher Mini-Grants, June 13), the Boettcher Fund (Letters of Intent, June 15); the Howard E. Smith Family Collaboration (Letters of Intent, July 1 ), and the Arts Alive! Fund (July 31).

The Roots and Branches Foundation, a grantmaking initiative of the Denver-based Rose Community Foundation, has announced nearly $74,000 in grants to four projects in two grantmaking areas: supporting access to nutritious food and supporting middle skill job training and placement. Recipients include Denver Urban Gardens, Revision International, the Community College of Aurora, and Work Options for Women.

Georgia

The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, has announced the launch of its Arts Capitalization program pilot, including the largest grant to a single organization in the twenty-one-year history of the fund. The $200,000 award to the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, the first the fund has made in support of an arts organization's capitalization plan, will fund investments in technology, marketing infrastructure, and fundraising capacity.

Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust has announced that its Latino Giving Circle will award a total of $15,000 in grants this year. The three grants will be awarded in support of capacity-building projects in strategic planning, financial management, and marketing/outreach.

North Carolina

GlaxoSmithKline, whose U.S. headquarters is in Research Triangle Park, and the Durham-based Triangle Community Foundation have announced RFPs for the sixth annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards program, which provides grants of $40,000 to community nonprofits in the state working to improve access to health care. This year, applicant organizations can be based in Chatham, Durham, Orange and/or Wake counties. Applications will be accepted until June 6, 4:00 p.m.

Ohio

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced that it upgrade its grant application system. The system now manages grant programs through the foundation's Community Investment Initiatives: capital requests, program requests, and grantwriting assistance grants. "With our new system, we can review the letters of intent and applications that nonprofits submit more easily," said Shiloh Turner, GCF's vice president of community investment. "Our new system...reduces our paper load significantly, and we have a better overview of the grants from beginning to end. Organizations can log-in to review the status of their project anytime."

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