Community Foundation Update (02/23/19)

Community Foundation Update (02/23/19)


The Orange County Community Foundation in Newport Beach has appointed Kate Duchene, CEO of Resources Global Professionals, to its board of governors.


The Chicago Community Trust has announced fifteen grants totaling $250,000 through the Unity Fund, a trust-administered donor-led initiative that pools charitable dollars for quick deployment to organizations working to help vulnerable communities in the region. Recipients include the Alliance to End Homelessness in suburban Cook County, Cradles to Crayons, Green City Market, and Taller de Jose.


The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced a new partnership with the Marion County Public Health department aimed at promoting social and emotional well-being among young girls in underserved neighborhoods and communities. To that end, the foundation and the county public health department will pilot a ten-week program developed in partnership with the national Give an Hour organization featuring a curriculum aligned with social and learning competencies at Floro Torrence School 83 (sixth grade) and Meredith Nicholson School 96 (fifth grade).


The Cape Cod Foundation (CCF) has announced grants totaling $35,000 to organizations responding to the needs of people affected by the recently ended government shutdown. The Golf Club (TGC) at Sacconnesset, which established a donor-advised fund at the foundation in 2010, awarded $15,000 to the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation; the Falmouth Fund awarded $10,000 to the Falmouth Service Center to address shutdown-related demands in the community; and CCF awarded $10,000 to the Family Pantry of Harwich.

North Carolina

The Community Foundation of Henderson County in Hendersonville has announced five grants totaling $122,000. Recipients include Veterans' Healing Farm, Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Vocational Solutions, the Park Ridge Health Foundation, and Bullington Gardens. In addition, the foundation gave its $15,000 WINS (Women In Need of Support) award to Project Dignity of Western North Carolina.


The Jersey Shore Branch of the River Valley Regional YMCA has received grants totaling $65,000 from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund and the Rosco M. and Edith M. Wolf Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania in Williamsport, the Express reports. The funds will be used by the Y to expand and update an existing vestibule and nearby restrooms to meet accessibility requirements and combine two separate wellness areas into a single more functional and inviting space.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced that it awarded a record $52 million in grants to more than eighteen hundred nonprofit organizations in 2018 and raised a record $114 million from individual, family, organizational, and corporate donors.


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in Nashville has announced that it is accepting applications for the hundred and twenty-five scholarship programs it administers. Last year, the foundation awarded $644,000 to more than three hundred students pursuing higher education at accredited schools in the United States.

Washington, D.C.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation has announced that all performers — musicians, actors, poets, and dancers — participating in this year’s Celebration of Philanthropy will be nonprofits and local artists supported by the foundation and its grantees. The event, which the foundation calls the largest annual celebration of philanthropy in the region, will be held on March 25.

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