The Arizona Community Foundation has announced the election of Robbin M. Coulon as chair of its board. Coulon, director of legal services for the Area Agency on Aging, has been a member of the ACF board since 2013 and most recently served as vice chair.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has announced the completion of a large-scale mural on its Tucson campus by local artist Ignacio Garcia. A unique nonprofit co-working and event space, the campus was designed to be a hub for the region's nonprofit community, with the mural communicating the values of inclusion and equity for all.
The San Diego Foundation has announced a $100,000 gift in support of its Community Scholars Initiative from the David Malcolm Family Trust. The gift will provide college scholarships and critical wraparound services to more than three dozen first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in the area.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced grants totaling more than $2.7 million, including nearly $2 million in support of nonprofits that are helping to advance CICF's work in the community. Recipients include MORTAR, the Movement of 10,000, Connected Communities, and the Immigrant Legal Services Fund.
The Hutchinson Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $16,500 to nine local nonprofit organizations. Awarded through its Changemakers at Work program, grants ranging from $1,150 to $2,500 will provide support to projects that help catalyze community pride, build social capital, and create opportunities for positive change in the community. Recipients include the Heartland Arts and Culture Collaborative, the Hutchinson Municipal Band, the Reno County Historical Society, and the Salt City Pickleball Group.
The City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish Communication District, Greater New Orleans Foundation, LCMC Health, Urban League of Louisiana, and Uber have announced a partnership to provide twenty thousand rides connecting New Orleanians to vaccine sites in Orleans Parish, including the LCMC Health vaccination site at the New Orleans Convention Center. The rides are being donated to the foundation by Uber and will be integrated into the city and LCMC Health's registration process so that residents with limited or no transportation options can sign up for a vaccine shot and a ride to the site through a single form. In addition, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will continue to provide free shuttle service to the Convention Center.
The Cambridge Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $533,000 in the areas of youth programs and education, housing, hunger, homelessness, elder services, financial empowerment, the arts, COVID-19 relief, and racial justice. Grant recipients include Project Restore Us, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, the Young People's Project, and the Cambridge Children's Chorus.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has recognized the most recent graduates of its Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) program, which provides participants with the knowledge and tools they need to help their clients reach their charitable giving objectives and estate planning and wealth management goals. Each individual earned the CAP professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the American College of Financial Services.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced more than $70,000 in grants aimed at enhancing, activating, and beautifying six well-used spaces in the community. The grants were awarded as part of the spring cycle of foundation's Parks & Public Space Initiative, which has made investments totaling $4.5 million over the past twenty years focused on encouraging area residents to enjoy parks and other public areas. Grant recipients include the City of Choctaw, Fields and Futures, the Lynn Institute of Healthcare Research, and the Riversport Foundation.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced that it has reopened the Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund and Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to help those affected by recent heavy rains and flooding that claimed the lives of at least seven people. Nashville got more than seven inches of rain during the storms, the second-highest two-day rainfall total ever recorded by the city.
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has announced that it will acquire the historic Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot in downtown Green Bay and convert it into an accessible, people-friendly center for impact and philanthropy. The renovated facility is expected to reopen in early 2022.