Community Foundation Update (8/13/16)

Community Foundation Update (8/13/16)

Colorado

The Denver Foundation has received a $200,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of its Elevating Philanthropy in Communities of Color initiative, the Denver Post reports. The initiative, which received a $300,000 grant from Kellogg in 2014, is focused on acknowledging the long history of philanthropic contributions by people of color; connecting philanthropists of color with tools, education, and resources; and fostering relationships among donors of color committed to supporting positive community change.

Florida

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced the Forever Nonprofit Endowment Challenge, an initiative to encourage local nonprofit organizations to establish a permanent endowment at the foundation. With an investment of $350,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund, the foundation will match donations of up to $25,000 for fourteen nonprofits.

The Cape Coral Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Michael Chatman as its new executive director. Chatman previously served as senior vice president of philanthropy at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, where he worked with a network of forty-nine regional affiliate foundations across Missouri. In 2014, Chatman was included in the NonProfit Times' annual Power and Influence Top 50 list.

Indiana

The Community Foundation of Howard County has announced that it awarded grants totaling $105,800 during the first half of 2016. Recipients include Bona Vista Programs, which was awarded $25,000 for an expansion of its Keys for Kids preschool program; Bridges Outreach, which received $20,000 for the purchase of a school bus and two vans; Project Access Howard County, which was awarded $10,000  to provide hearing aids at a reduced cost; and the Kokomo Civic Theatre, which received $5,000 in support of its production of Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me Kate.

Maryland

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation in Easton has elected six new members to its board, the Star Democrat reports. The new board members are Ed Allen, chief financial officer of Shore United Bank and Shore Bancshares; Joe Anthony, a CPA who will chair the finance and investment committees; David DeLuca, the owner of Delco Packaging Products; Sandy McAllister, an attorney with McAllister, DeTar, Showalter and Walker; Barbara Viniar, president of Chesapeake College; and Arraminta Ware, a CPA with Anthony, Judge and Ware.

Michigan

The Community Foundation for Muskegon has awarded college scholarships totaling $1.6 million to four hundred and ninety-one high school graduates in Muskegon County — 29 percent of them first-generation college students. The top five schools to which the scholarship recipients will matriculate are Muskegon Community College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Michigan.

Nebraska

The Grand Island Community Foundation has named Melissa DeLaet as its new CEO, the Grand Island Independent reports. DeLaet, a sales and marketing director for two hotels in the area, previously served as executive director of Hope Harbor, where she was responsible for all aspects of the nonprofit organization's management, including finances, human resources, fundraising, event planning, and programming.

New York

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the Central New York Community Foundation has elected two new members to its board: Caragh D. Fahy, president and owner of Madison Financial Planning Group, and Larry R. Leatherman, who is retired from the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

South Carolina

The Central Carolina Community Foundation has announced a year-long initiative aimed at catalyzing a community-wide discussion about multicultural giving. Announced during Black Philanthropy Month, the initiative will kick off with a panel discussion on "Philanthropy Across Cultures" facilitated by Valaida Fullwood, a co-founder of Black Philanthropy Month, on August 27.