The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced that its LGBTQ Fund has opened its second grant cycle of 2017, with proposals due by July 27. Grants from the 2017 LGBTQ Fund will be awarded to organizations in central Alabama serving the LGBTQ community and its allies. Priority will be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of underserved communities, including communities of color, young people, and people living in rural communities, as well as intersectional programs that address faith and acceptance and those serving transgender and gender non-conforming persons.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View has announced grants of $100,000 to Pangea Legal Services and Upwardly Mobile. A founding member of the Immigrant Liberation Movement, Pangea Legal Services will use the funds to collaborate with other ILM members to improve MigraWatch, a 24-hour hotline and technology platform designed to help immigrants faced with detention and deportation. Upwardly Mobile, which works to eliminate employment barriers for immigrants and refugees, will use its grant to develop a messaging toolkit and employer engagement campaign aimed at countering anti-immigrant bias and encouraging Silicon Valley companies to hire immigrants. In addition, the project will provide information related to the hiring of immigrants to up to a hundred local community colleges, schools of continuing education, nonprofits, foundations, offices of immigrant affairs, and workforce development boards.
The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced that the Indianapolis Foundation, one of its affiliates, will accept applications for phase two of its Community Crime Prevention program during the month of July. Through the program, the foundation expects to award a total of $2.06 million to Marion County organizations serving African-American youth between the ages of 14 and 24, providing prevention services to adults or youth currently caught up in the criminal justice system, and/or improving safety within six priority neighborhoods designated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, has announced artist and printmaker Adrienne Miller as the winner of the fifth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.
The Cape Cod Foundation in Yarmouthport has announced a new partnership with the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund. Established in 2009 in honor of Xiarhos, a Marine and Yarmouth native killed in combat in Afghanistan, the fund supports local military families, wounded warriors, deployed military troops, and several other causes.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in Detroit has announced the release of State of Play, an independent assessment conducted by the Aspen Institute's Sports and Society program that examines access, quality, and participation in youth sports in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, and St. Clair counties. Commissioned by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation in partnership with CFSEM, the report found that not enough children in the region are keeping active at a healthy level; that casual/pick-up play is less common than it used to be, with more youth primarily involved in organized team settings; and that boosting activity among a quarter of the region’s youth could reduce the incidence of overweight and obesity, saving the region more than $1 billion in direct medical costs.
The Charlotte-based Foundation for the Carolinas has announced a gift from Michael and Lenora Borchardt through the Michael and Lenora Borchardt Family Foundation to expand and relocate an existing spay and neuter clinic to Gastonia. The larger, more-prominent facility will replace the small but popular Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, which recently celebrated its thirty thousandth surgery.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced second-quarter grants totaling $2 million in support of organizations working to improve the self-sufficiency of families in the region. Recipients include the AMOS Project, Freestore Foodbank, the Children’s Home of Cincinnati, and Housing Opportunities Made Easy.
The Shelby Foundation in Shelby has announced the appointment of Ann Downs and Steven Curry to its board of directors.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $300,000 to fourteen nonprofits in the areas of aging services, wellness and exercise, recreation, and access to health care. Recipients include Mercy Health Foundation Oklahoma City, Rebuilding Together OKC, Skyline Urban Ministry, and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation in Hudson has received a bequest of nearly $7.5 million from Harold Meissner to establish endowments for three local nonprofits, the Lowdown reports. The foundation will invest and manage the funds for the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, the Hudson YMCA, and Lakeview Hospital Hospice Program.