Community Foundation Update (5/30/15)

Community Foundation Update (5/30/15)


The Santa Barbara Foundation has announced that more than $20,000 in proceeds from the sale of over twenty-two hundred tank tops, t-shirts, sweaters, and stickers was contributed to the Isla Vista Victims Tribute Fund, which provides support for those affected by a year-old mass shooting near the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara in which six people were killed and fourteen people injured. In the first three days after the launch of the Isla Vista United website, Isla Vista Screen Printing received more than a thousand orders. In total, the fund received more than $92,700, all of which was distributed through Direct Relief to those injured in the shooting and the families of the slain.


The Traer Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $37,319 in the year to date, the Traer Star-Clipper reports. Recipients include Christian Hands Across Traer, North Tama Community School, the Traer Historical Museum, and the Winding Stairs Festival.


The North Newton Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, has announced nine grants totaling nearly $5,000. Recipients include the Kauffman Museum, Heston-Bethel Performing Arts, Community Playschool, and Peace Connections/Circles of Hope.

The Community Foundation of Ellis has announced that it has raised more than $35,000 in support of local community groups. The gifts will enable the foundation to expand its Food4Kinds backpack program when school is not in session, including weekends.


The Cape Cod Foundation has announced the creation of a pair of funds. The Valerie Gunderson Osiecki Scholarship for the Arts fund will provide support to college-bound seniors from Cape Cod or the islands who are pursuing degrees in the arts, with preference given to theater students. In addition, the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area has established a fund that will support Action Civics for middle and high school students on Cape Cod. The program combines traditional civic education, guided experiential civic education, and youth leadership development, with the goal of creating an engaged citizenry capable of effective participation in the civic process, their communities, and the broader society. The League of Women Voters Civic Education Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation will assist teachers in initiating or expanding civic education opportunities for their students.


The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced nearly $91,000 in grants from its community impact fund and estate gifts. Recipients include Future Omro, ADVOCAP, the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, and Park View Health Center.

"Community Gives to Isla Vista Tribute Fund." Santa Barbara Foundation Press Release 05/13/2015. "Traer Community Foundation Announces Grants." Traer Star-Clipper 05/22/2015. "North Newton CF Awards Grants." Central Kansas Community Foundation Press Release 05/28/2015. "Community Foundation of Ellis Offers Thanks." Community Foundation of Ellis Press Release 05/06/2015. "Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Valerie Gunderson Osiecki." Cape Cod Foundation Press Release 05/21/2015. "Fund Established to Support Civic Education in Local Schools." Cape Cod Foundation Press Release 05/27/2015. "Grant Funds Help Omro Restore Historic Masonic Temple." Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Press Release 05/22/2015.