Community Foundation Update (01/02/2021)

Community Foundation Update (01/02/2021)


In partnership with the City of Tucson, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has announced an additional $394,670 in federal CARES Act funding to twenty-seven nonprofit organizations providing essential services to vulnerable members of the community. The fourth and final round of We Are One | Somos Uno Nonprofit Continuity grants boosts total funding through the program to nearly $1.2 million. Grant recipients include Coyote Task Force, Courtney's Courage, Sonoran Prevention Works, and the Erik Hite Foundation. 


The Community Foundation Boulder County has announced additional grants of $1,650 from the Millennium Trust to local arts and culture organizations that received grants from the foundation's Community Trust earlier this fall. Additional grants were awarded to twenty-two organizations to help offset the impact of the COVID pandemic on their bottom lines. Grant recipients include Block 1750, Stories on Stage, the Boulder County Arts Alliance, and Open Studios.


The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced that the Neighbor Relief Fund of Marion County has raised more than $1.2 million since it was established in April. To date, the fund has awarded grants totaling nearly $1.2 million to fifty-one organizations working to provide resources in communities most impacted by COVID-19 —  communities that also have a high percentage of low-income seniors, low levels of educational attainment, and poor public health and safety outcomes.

The Ripley County Community Foundation in Batesville has announced that its Ripley Youth Outreach program was awarded an Enbridge Grant of $10,200 in support of a new project, Pollinator Gardens and Trees for a Greener Tomorrow, that will bring students, community volunteers, and local business partners together to plant trees and install pollinator gardens around Ripley County on Arbor Day (April 30). A portion of the grant will pay for the purchase of approximately two hundred  trees native to the county, including white pine, red bud, maple, pear, and apple. The remaining funds will be used to install up to four pollinator gardens, which will include butterfly bushes, milkweed, and flowering native trees. 


The Hutchinson Community Foundation has announced that it is one of fifty-seven organizations in Kansas selected to receive a third year of funding from the Kansas Leadership Center's Leadership Transformation Grant program. To date, the foundation has sent fifty-three people representing thirty-one Reno County nonprofits for KLC training. 


In partnership with the City of Cambridge, the Cambridge Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $257,500 to twenty-five local arts and culture organizations through the Cultural Capital Fund. Established with a founding gift of $500,000 from the Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund and a $100,000 investment from the Wagner Foundation, the fund addresses urgent needs in the local arts and culture sector due to the impacts of COVID-19. Grant recipients include Hip Hop Transformation, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Club Passim, and the Dance Complex.


The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced the appointments of JoAnn Chávez and Chuck Stokes to its board of trustees. Chávez is senior vice president and chief legal officer for DTE Energy and helped establish the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative — a nonprofit that focuses on economic equity and provides opportunities for first-generation Hispanic students, like herself, to graduate from college. Stokes is the editorial/public affairs director for WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in Detroit.


The Minneapolis Foundation has announced that the WCA Foundation, one of its Signature Funds, has awarded grants totaling $326,500 to fifteen organizations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Grant recipients include American Indian OIC, Dress for Success Twin Cities, the Ostara Initiative, and Wallin Education Partners. Established in 1866, the WCA Foundation is run by fifty female volunteers and works to improve the lives of women in Minnesota. 

New York

The Long Island Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $435,000 from the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund to twenty-two nonprofits responding to emergency needs created by pandemic. The latest round of grants brings the foundation's total COVID-19 related funding to $1.52 million. Grant recipients include Safe Center, Island Harvest, Choice for All, and North Shore Child and Family Guidance.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced $5 million in federal CARES Act funding to more than a hundred and twenty nonprofits across the state. Grant recipients include Project Undercover, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Project Weber, and Village Nurture. 


The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $26,650 in support of nonprofit childcare centers in Green Lake County. Funded through the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, the grants include support for Berlin Community Daycare & Preschool, Discovery Preschool, Grace Preschool, and Ripon Children's Learning Center.

"We Are One | Somos Uno Nonprofit Continuity Grants round four recipients." Community Foundation for Southern Arizona press release 12/21/2020. "Arts & Culture organizations awarded grants from Millennium Trust." Community Foundation Boulder County press release 12/28/2020. "The Neighbor Relief Fund of Marion County – summary of impact." Central Indiana Community Foundation press release 12/16/2020. "Enbridge grant awarded to Ripley Youth Outreach." Ripley County Community Foundation press release 12/29/2020. "Hutchinson Community Foundation enters third year of KLC grant." Hutchinson Community Foundation press release 12/15/2020. "CCF and City of Cambridge awards $257,500 in grants to arts and culture organizations." Cambridge Community Foundation press release 12/23/2020. "Community foundation names two new board members." Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan press release 12/16/2020. "WCA Foundation awards $326,500 in grants." Minneapolis Foundation press release 12/10/2020. "COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund Provides Another Round of Grants to Long Island Based Nonprofits." Long Island Community Foundation press release 12/21/2020. "Rhode Island Foundation awards $5 million in CARES Act funding to local nonprofits." Rhode Island Foundation press release 12/21/2020. "Community foundation offers grant relief for area childcare centers." Oshkosh Area Community Foundation press release 12/15/2020.