Community Foundation Update (5/21/16)

Community Foundation Update (5/21/16)

California

The San Diego Foundation, in partnership with its Del Mar Healthcare Fund, has announced grants totaling $276,000 in support of efforts to create communities where older adults can age in place, live affordably, and are fully included and engaged in all aspects of daily life. Recipients include the County of San Diego ($75,000); the Children’s Initiative ($51,000); the City of Chula Vista ($50,000); UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging ($25,000); the Alliance for Regional Solutions ($25,000); Alzheimer’s San Diego ($25,000); and Interfaith Community Services ($25,000).

The Santa Barbara Foundation has announced the recipients of scholarship awards totaling almost $143,000 through its Fleischmann, Floro, and Spaulding funds. Floro Award recipients are selected from Santa Maria, while Fleischmann Award recipients are selected from Santa Barbara County, with the top candidate in the Fleischmann pool receiving the Spaulding Award. Students receiving a Fleischmann Award get a $2,750 scholarship, while Floro Award recipients receive a $2,525 scholarship. The winner of the Spaulding Award receives $3,500.

Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust has announced the 2016 recipients of grants awarded through its Young Leaders Fund. Established in 1994, YLF comprises professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 who award grants to organizations working in the arts, childhood development and education, and community and economic development. Recipients include Chicago Youth Shakespeare, En Las Tablas, Paper Machete, and VittleWise.

Massachusetts

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation has announced scholarships totaling $421,000 to graduating high school seniors. A partnership between the foundation and Lowell High School, the scholarship fund has an endowment of more than $4 million.

Minnesota

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has announced a $170,000 grant from the William and Connie Carroll Endowment Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation to help families in the region experiencing health and financial challenges. The grant will support a rental assistance fund to subsidize housing for families of African descent with children struggling with mental health and behavioral challenges due to experienced childhood trauma.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has announced the Montshire Museum of Science as the winner of the 2016 AMP Entrepreneurs' Fund Award. The museum was one of five finalists for the $25,000 prize working to inspire students in New Hampshire and Vermont to pursue a career in engineering and the sciences.

Pennsylvania

In partnership with the Heinz Endowments, the Pittsburgh Foundation has announced that it awarded grants totaling $153,000 to twelve artists and one nonprofit organization hosting an artist residency through the fifth funding cycle of its Investing in Professional Artists initiative, a multiyear program designed to support the creative development of and recognition opportunities for professional artists in the region.

South Dakota

ReliaMax, a Sioux Falls-based financial technology firm, has announced that it has raised more than $35,000 in support of local charitable organizations. Recipients include the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, Sioux Empire United Way, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues, and the We Promise Foundation.

Wisconsin

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced that attorney Andrew R. Lauritzen has been awarded its 2016 Professional Adviser of the Year. Lauritzen began advising the foundation in 1970, when he helped it navigate changes related to the 1969 Tax Reform Act.

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