Community Foundation Update (06/29/19)

Community Foundation Update (06/29/19)


The Woodland-based Yolo Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, has announced the appointment of Jessica Hubbard as executive director. Hubbard most recently served as a consultant to foundations, nonprofits, and corporate philanthropy departments and previously co-founded and led the corporate responsibility initiative at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The San Diego Foundation has announced that its Chula Vista Charitable Foundation affiliate has awarded a total of $50,000 to New GateWay Solutions and Feeding San Diego. The grants will support a homelessness prevention program designed to help at-risk individuals stay in their homes and programs at the regional food bank.


The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced that its Fund for Women and Girls has awarded grants totaling $130,000 to twelve organizations working to advance gender equity in the region. Recipients of grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 include the New Haven Pride Center, All Our Kin, Collective Consciousness Theatre, and the Women and Family Life Center.


The Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Venice has elected Judy Cahn to a one-year term as board chair and Michael Saunders to a one-year term as vice chair, effective July 1. The foundation also re-elected Anand Pallegar, Joe Stephan, and Pauline Wamsler to three-year terms as members of the board.


The Coffeyville Area Community Foundation has announced the launch of Coffeyville's Reawakening, a grassroots effort to revitalize and restore neglected areas of the community, and the Coffeyville's Reawakening Fund, a vehicle for local residents interested in supporting economic development in the area.


The GALE (Gay and Lesbian Equity) Fund at the Cape Cod Foundation has awarded grants of $2,000 to the Cape Cod Theater and the Orleans Council on Aging and Senior Center in support of their efforts to address issues facing the region's LGBTQ community.


The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation has announced the addition of Keith Konarska and Shirley Woodruff to its board of trustees. The former superintendent for Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Konarska consults part-time with school boards and superintendents in southwest Michigan. For nearly thirty years, Woodruff has helped run Reenders, Inc. and Heritage Property Management, a business she owns with her brothers that focuses on the development, finance, construction, management, and ownership of apartments and senior retirement and assisted living communities.


The Omaha Foundation has announced that its Harrison, Mills, and Fremont County affiliates in southeast Iowa have raised nearly $550,000 to provide relief to those affected by Missouri River flooding in their respective counties. To date, at least two hundred and twenty-five households in the three counties have received support from the funds.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has announced the 2019 recipients of scholarships awarded by the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund. The fund awarded a total of $62,000 in scholarships this year, including support for fourteen students previously selected to receive up to four years of assistance for their postsecondary education. The fund was established in 2003 by the Pequawket Foundation from a legacy received from the Levy estate.

New Jersey

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has announced more than $90,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students. The foundation awarded $40,550 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and renewed another $52,100 in scholarships for college students who will be returning to class in the fall.

New York

The New York Community Trust has named Carlyle Brown, Mia Chung, Aleshea Harris, Michael R. Jackson, and Daniel Alexander Jones as the winners of the 2019 Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting. Named after the late theatrical agent, the $30,000 award is one of the largest and most significant prizes awarded to American playwrights.


The Dayton Foundation has announced that nearly two thousand donors contributed more than $500,000 to its Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. To date, more than $100,000 in grants have been awarded to organizations working to assist those affected by a tornado outbreak that struck the area on Memorial Day. Recipients include the American Red Cross, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, and St. Vincent de Paul.

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