Community Foundation Update (09/29/18)

Community Foundation Update (09/29/18)


Fairfield County's Community Foundation has announced the launch of the Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative of Fairfield County. Made possible by a grant of $100,000 from the foundation's Fund for Women & Girls, the collaborative will support the efforts of organizations working to address sexual assault and domestic violence in the county. Participating organizations include the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford, Triangle Community Center in Norwalk, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, and the YWCA Greenwich.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced the launch of HFPG Impact! Greater Hartford. A wholly owned subsidiary of the foundation, HFPG Impact was created to enable the foundation to make investments beyond the scope and range of its traditional grantmaking. To that end, the foundation has allocated $4 million for investments in businesses, startups, and other entities with the potential to generate measurable benefits for the community as well as a positive financial return.


The Chicago Community Trust has announced grants totaling $810,000 to organizations working to unlock the potential of the city's river system. Part of the Great Rivers Chicago initiative, the grants will support activities aimed at connecting local residents to the riverfront. Recipients include the Chicago Public Art Group, Heartland Housing, the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, and Openlands.


The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced eleven grants totaling $322,000 grants to organizations working in the areas of substance abuse, homelessness, mental health, leadership development, food insecurity, and the arts. Recipients include Stopover, Dove Recovery House, Second Helpings, and Workforce Indiana.


The Central Kansas Community Foundation in Newton has announced that its affiliates awarded grants totaling $184,553 to a hundred and thirty-eight programs in 2017. The foundation also awarded more than a hundred scholarships totaling $108,933 to area students.


The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that the Chatham Fund is accepting applications. The deadline to apply (online only) is October 15.

The Boston Foundation has announced that donors awarded more than $129 million in grants during its 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30. Over the last decade, TBF donors have awarded $1.05 billion in grants, while the foundation has received $1.1 billion in gifts.

New Jersey

The Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for the purchase of highly reflective all-weather jackets, TAP Into Summit reports. All sixty-five volunteer SVFAS members will receive one of the bright yellow jackets, which provide protection from the elements in rainy and cold weather and are visible day and night.

New Mexico

The Albuquerque Community Foundation has announced that it is working with Bradbury Stamm Construction to make high-impact strategic investments in the community. Together with foundation staff, Bradbury's Employee Giving Committee reviewed grant applications, selected fifteen initiatives, and awarded grants totaling $155,000. Programs range from extra math and literacy support for homeless elementary and middle school students at Title I schools to an initiative designed to provide youth aging out of the foster system with critical educational and life skills.


The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has announced Eboni Bugg as its new director of programs. Bugg has served the Charlottesville area for more than two decades as an educator, social worker, therapist, and advocate, including the last five years as a program director with the Women's Initiative.

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