Community Foundation Update (8/02/14)

Community Foundation Update (8/02/14)


The San Diego Foundation has announced that it awarded $47 million during its 2014 fiscal year. The foundation also announced that it has appointed Hal Dunning, Elisabeth Eisner Forbes, Ileana Ovalle Engel, Donna Marie Robinson, and Yolanda S. Walther-Meade to its board of governors.

The Fresno Regional Foundation has announced that it will award up to $600,000 to organizations working to help children in the San Joaquin Valley succeed during the critical years leading up to and through third grade. Awards will range in amount from $25,000 to $250,000.


The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced that its Organizational Effectiveness initiative will re-broadcast a two-part webinar series on succession planning and leadership transition. The first two-and-a-half-hour session will be aired on August 19 at 9:00 a.m., with the second session scheduled for a week later at the same time. Following the free webinar re-broadcast, participants will engage in a facilitated discussion on how best to implement the practices shared. Participation is limited to twenty people.


As part of its efforts to support safe family- and youth-oriented programs for thousands of residents of the greater Boston area as well as much-needed summer jobs for youth, the Boston Foundation has announced grants totaling $485,000 in support of summer programs in Boston. Nearly thirty organizations that provide summer programs in parks and open spaces in received grants totaling almost $235,000 through the foundation's My Summer in the City initiative. The foundation also awarded $50,000 to Roxbury Latin School in support of i2 Camp, an innovative summer program designed to broaden interest in STEM subjects for two hundred and forty students in grades 5-8 at six Boston public schools; $100,000 to Boston Opportunity Agenda for its Summer Learning Project; $50,000 to the Summer Fund, a donor collaborative managed by Associated Grant Makers; and $50,000 to Camp Harborview, which will enable nine hundred children from the inner city to attend summer camp on Long Island in Boston Harbor.


The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced the 2014 recipients of its Learning With Love scholarships. Each of the ten college students will receive $4,000 for the 2014-15 academic year. All applicants must be an employee of or the dependent of an employee of Love's Travel Shops and Country Stores.


The Investing in Professional Artists Grants Program, a partnership of the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments, has awarded grants of $35,000 to Barbara Luderowski, longtime head of the Mattress Factory museum, and Alexis Gideon, a young video artist and composer who moved to Pittsburgh a year ago, the Post-Gazette reports. The funds will enable Luderowski to serve as an artist-in-residence at the Quantum Theatre, where she will lead a team that is adapting Jose Saramago’s book All the Names for stage. With his award, Gideon plans to create an animated stop-motion video opera, The Crumbling, and premiere it at the New Hazlett Theater in February.


The Community Foundation of North Central Washington in Wenatchee has established a Fire Relief Fund to assist those who have been affected by the devastating wildfires raging in the region. As of July 30, the fund had raised more than $100,000, which it will disburse after assessing where the funds can have the most impact.

"Boston Foundation Commits Nearly $500,000 to Support Summer Activities." Boston Foundation Press Release 07/31/2014. "2014 Recipients of the Learning With Love’s Scholarship Are Announced." Oklahoma City Community Foundation Press Release 07/28/2014. "Fresno Regional Foundation to Grant $600,000 to High Impact Issues in the San Joaquin Valley." Fresno Regional Foundation Press Release 07/21/2014. "Community Foundation of North Central Washington Establishes Fire Relief Fund." Community Foundation of North Central Washington Press Release 07/18/2014. "The San Diego Foundation Marks the Year’s Accomplishments & Names New Boardmembers at July 24 Annual Meeting." San Diego Foundation Press Release 07/24/2014. "2 Pittsburgh Artists to Get $35,000 in Grants" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07/14/2014. "Succession Planning and Leadership Transition: A Two-Part Series." Greater New Orleans Foundation Press Release 07/30/2014.