Community Foundation Update (07/27/19)

Community Foundation Update (07/27/19)


The California Community Foundation, in partnership with L.A. County Probation and the Liberty Hill Foundation, has announced grants totaling nearly $2.6 million to twenty local nonprofit organizations that provide youth development services as part of the Ready to Rise: Expanding Opportunities for All L.A. County Youth initiative. Grant recipients include Antelope Valley Partners for Health, the EmpowHer Institute, the Los Angeles Youth Network, and the Coalition for Engaged Education.

The San Diego Foundation has announced the addition of Pradeep Gidwani and Colleen Dillaway to its board of governors. Dillaway serves as director of public affairs at Cox Communications, and Gidwani is a pediatrician and community health leader.


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a three-year, $150,000 grant to Love146 in support of the organization's Connecticut Survivor Care program, which provides services to survivors of child trafficking and exploitation.


The Nebraska Community Foundation has added an affiliate in Neligh, the Norfolk Daily News reports. Part of a statewide initiative to boost community development and prosperity, the Neligh Area Community Fund will work to build a robust, permanent unrestricted endowment that benefits the Neligh area.

North Carolina

The Triangle Community Foundation in Research Triangle Park has announced that it raised $285,000 through its Giving Together program in support of fifteen conservation projects in the area. Recipients of the funding include the Black Family Land Trust, Extra Terrestrial Projects, Learning Outside, and the Triangle Land Conservancy.


The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced forty-seven grants totaling $3.6 million. Grant recipients include the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Hill Dance Academy Theatre, Gwen's Girls, and the Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $400,000 in support of promising medical research projects, ranging from the development of data that could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of people suffering from opioid use disorder in hospital ERs to an assessment of the impact of social media on an individual's desire to drink. Grant recipients include Brown University, the Ocean State Research Institute, Miriam Hospital, and the University of Rhode Island.


The Vermont Community Foundation has announced the addition of two fellows. Brockton Corbett, a recent graduate of Vermont University-Johnson, will join the foundation's Grants and Community Investments team as the inaugural David Rahr Community Philanthropy Fellow. And Bobby Lussier, who graduated from Princeton this spring, is the new environmental philanthropy associate at the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the foundation.

Washington, D.C.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation has announced that its Fund for Children, Youth, and Families has awarded grants totaling $1.95 million to forty-six nonprofits working to help disadvantaged children, youth, and families across the region. Project and general operating support grants of up to $50,000 were awarded to organizations working in the areas of family stability, foster care, and academic and career success. Grant recipients include Adoptions Together, Cornerstones, Housing Up, and Shelter House.


The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced a hundred and fifty-one scholarships totaling $180,300 to graduating high school seniors. Including scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($68,870), Neenah Joint School District ($67,950), Ripon Education Foundation ($14,500) and Winneconne Area Community Foundation ($35,775), OACF awarded a total of $367,395 in scholarships this year to more than three hundred students.

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