The Tucson-based Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and the David and Lura Lovell Foundation have announced grants of almost $3 million — $2.5 million from the Lovell Foundation and $390,000 from CFSA — to address issues related to the awareness, understanding, and availability of end-of-life care, with a focus on underserved and vulnerable communities. Recipients include the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Tohono O'odham Nursing Care Authority, Southwest Folklife Alliance, and the University of Arizona Center on Aging.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced that its Nonprofit Support Program, in partnership with other local funders, has completely revised and updated the New England Nonprofit Consultancy Directory, which for years has been used by nonprofits in the region to find consultants for their projects.
The Danvers-based Essex County Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Hehershe Busuego as its new program officer. Most recently, Busuego served as a program associate at the Boston Foundation.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced that it is inviting organizations, businesses, and individuals to participate in a community engagement initiative called On the Table. Launched in 2015 by the Chicago Community Trust, the initiative is designed to bring people together over a meal to brainstorm and discuss ideas for improving their community. In Detroit, participants will be asked to discuss ways to ensure that young people in the city and region are able to thrive. CFSEM is one of ten community foundations being funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to conduct such mealtime discussions.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced the addition of Colleen McCarthy Blair as its senior giving strategies officer.
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in Nelsonville has announced scholarships totaling nearly $190,000 to a hundred and fifty students in its thirty-two county service area.
The Philadelphia Foundation has announced grants totaling $85,000 from its East Mount Airy Neighbors Community Fund to ten nonprofit organizations serving northwest Philadelphia. Recipients of the grants, which range from $5,000 to $15,000, include the Allens Lane Art Center, Mt. Airy Art Garage, the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Mt. Airy Baseball.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia in Oakton has named Kevin DeSanto as chair of its board of directors. The co-founder and managing director of an investment banking firm, DeSanto has served on the board for seven years. In addition, Bernard Mustafa has been named as the board's new vice chair.