Community Foundation Update (10/11/14)

Community Foundation Update (10/11/14)


The San Francisco Foundation has announced that James Head is leaving the foundation to become president and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland. For the past decade, Head has served in executive positions at SFF, most recently as vice president of programs. Myra Chow has been named to succeed him in that position on an interim basis.


The Southwest Florida Community Foundation in Fort Myers has announced a grantmaking partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Working with the community foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation will infuse $250,000 into the region through a round of grants focused on social innovation. As part of the partnership, the community foundation will oversee and execute a grantmaking process that culminates in a portfolio of projects and programs serving the residents of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. The process will begin with a full-day Social Innovation Lab in which interested nonprofits will be trained in and practice collaborative program design.


The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in Prince George's County has announced the four winners of its Civic Leadership Awards. Established in 2006, the awards recognize unsung individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment and service to improving and enhancing the quality of life in the community. The winners are Rushern L. Baker III, Charlene M. Dukes, Maria S. Gomez, and Timothy F. Maloney.


The Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation has announced a deadline of midnight on November 1 for its fall grant round. The fund supports nonprofits that are responsive to community needs and opportunities, work in collaboration with others, think innovatively about their solutions, and work strategically to enhance the quality of life in Chatham.


The Minneapolis Foundation has appointed Collin Burke as its new graphic, Web, and events coordinator.

New York

The New York Community Trust has announced the finalists for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding management practices of nonprofits in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. This year's finalists are the Bowery Residents' Committee, Community Access, Graham Windham, Leake and Watts, Row New York, and the Washington Heights CORNER Project. In November, the three winning organizations will receive cash awards of $30,000, $20,000, and $10,000, as well as scholarships for Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.


The Dallas Foundation has announced the creation of the Vickery Meadow Assistance Fund, which will provide support to organizations working to assist families in the mostly immigrant neighborhood that is home to the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. The neighborhood, which covers less than three square miles, is home to forty thousand people — including close to ten thousand children — most of whom have few resources and are living in poverty.


The Inland Northwest Community Foundation in Spokane has elected Janice H. Baldwin and Carol Wilson to its board of directors. In addition, the foundation appointed Dale N. Schuman as board chair, Robert P. Bishopp as vice chair, and Shelley L. Bennett as secretary.

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