Community Foundation Update (10/05/19)

Community Foundation Update (10/05/19)

California

The Escondido Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, has announced grants totaling $202,500 to seven nonprofit programs working to bring people in the community together. Grant recipients include A Step Beyond, the California Center for the Arts Escondido, Hidden Valley Kiwanis, and San Diego Oasis.

The Orange County Community Foundation in Newport Beach has partnered with nine local nonprofits to host the second annual Igniting Potential event, the Daily Pilot reports. Last year, nearly five hundred and twenty-five donors contributed more than $127,000 at the event.

Connecticut

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced twenty grants totaling $448,400 in support of voter engagement and census participation activities. In 2018, the foundation launched Get Out the Vote, its first nonpartisan voter registration initiative, with the aim of reaching young adults, Latinx and African-Americans, people living in high-poverty neighborhoods, and other populations least likely to participate in federal, state, or local elections. Building on lessons learned from that effort, the foundation initiated an open call for proposals supporting voter registration and engagement as well as participation in the 2020 Census. Recipients include Advocacy to Legacy, Latino Community Solutions, Hartford Next, and Hartford Parent University.

Massachusetts

The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that the Falmouth Fund has awarded more than half a million dollars since its establishment in 2009. Now in its eleventh year of grantmaking, the fund anticipates awarding up to $100,000 in 2019 in support of projects and programs in the areas of education, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment.

Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced grants totaling more than $23 million in support of the arts, education, health, and human services. Grant recipients include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network, and the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition.

Nebraska

The Omaha Community Foundation has announced that its Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+ has awarded grants totaling $200,000 to ten nonprofit organizations. Established in 2018 by a group of local corporations and foundations, the fund works to help build a community that supports, includes, and respects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and non-binary individuals and families. Grant recipients include Centro Latino of Iowa, GLSEN Omaha, the Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha, and OutNebraska.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has announced that the state's governor has designated it a recovery-friendly workplace. One of more than fifty such employers in the state, the foundation was recognized for promoting wellness by providing support for people recovering from substance-use disorders and supporting family members in recovery.

Texas

The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced the appointments of Blake Hastings, Lorenzo Gomez III, and Sarah Harte to its board of directors. Hastings is a senior vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Gomez is an entrepreneur who has launched several companies and projects. And Harte returns to the foundation's board after serving from 2004 to 2012, including two years as board chair (2011-12).

Vermont

The Vermont Community Foundation has announced the promotion of Stacie Fagan to vice president for philanthropy. Fagan has served as a senior philanthropic advisor at the foundation since May 2018.

"Escondido Charitable Foundation Celebrates $202,500 in Grants to Increase Civic Engagement and Build a Shared Sense of Community." San Diego Foundation Press Release 09/27/2019. "O.C. Community Foundation Helps Nine Local Groups." Daily Pilot 09/26/2019. "Hartford Foundation Launches Get Out the Vote/Get Out the Count Initiative." Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Press Release 09/23/2019. "The Falmouth Fund Will Grant Up to $100,000 to Nonprofits Serving the Town." Cape Cod Foundation Press Release 09/30/2019. "Community Foundation Announces More Than $23 Million in Grants." Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Press Release 10/01/2019. "Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+ Awards $200,000 to 10 Organizations." Omaha Foundation Press Release 10/02/2019. "Charitable Foundation Designated a Recovery-Friendly Workplace." New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Press Release 10/02/2019. "Area Foundation Announces Three New Board Members." San Antonio Area Foundation Press Release 10/03/2019. "Community Foundation Promotes Stacie Fagan to VP for Philanthropy." Vermont Community Foundation 09/24/2019.