Community Foundation Update (6/13/15)

Community Foundation Update (6/13/15)


The California Community Foundation has announced ninety-four grants totaling nearly $8.9 million to organizations working to address needs in the Los Angeles region. Recipients include the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Pivot, Mar Vista Family Center, and the Low Income Investment Fund.

The Santa Barbara Foundation has announced scholarships to forty-eight students through its 2015 Fleischmann, Floro, and Spaulding awards, which recognize students in Santa Barbara County for their academic excellence and dedication to community service. The selected seniors, who received a total of $127,900 in scholarships, represent the top 1 percent of all high school students in the county.


The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County has named Nancy Stevens as the recipient of its 2015 Stan Black Award and Dave Underwood as the recipient of its 2015 Pat-on-the-Back Award. Stevens has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, including active involvement with the Rocky Mountain Vipassana Association, which will receive a grant of $1,000 as part of her award. Underwood has volunteered for FOCUS, which also will receive a grant of $1,000, as both a mentor to individuals being released from the Boulder County Jail and as a mentor to other FOCUS mentors.


The Community Foundation of North Louisiana has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants through its 2015 competitive grant process, including a grant of $583,000 from the United Way of Northwest Louisiana Grant Fund, the Shreveport Times reports. Grants ranging from $2,000 to $275,000 were awarded to sixty-four organizations, including the Arc of Caddo-Bossier, the Bossier Arts Council, and the Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League.


The Mackinac Island Community Foundation has published Beneath the Lilac Canopy: Mackinac Island in Poetry, the Petoskey News reports. The anthology features the work of more than fifty area writers inspired by the island and the Straits of Mackinac. A fund created by friends and neighbors of Lorabeth Fitzgerald after her death in 2009 made publication of the poetry anthology possible.


The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced scholarships totaling $154,550 to graduating high school seniors. Additional scholarships were also awarded from the Ripon Education Foundation ($12,475), Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($43,270), Neenah Joint School District ($41,250), and Winneconne Area Community Foundation ($22,300).

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