Community Foundation Update (7/06/13)

Community Foundation Update (7/06/13)

Illinois

Wayside Cross Ministries, a nonprofit community outreach organization, has announced a grant of $16,000 from the Aurora-based Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase a van for its Lifespring Center, a women's transitional shelter.

Indiana

The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2013-14 community crime prevention grant program. The $2 million program will award grants in support of public-private partnerships and crime-prevention efforts in the community, intervention services for adults and youth facing unique challenges, and neighborhood safety improvements. Applications must be received by July 31.

Kentucky

The Buckner-based Oldham County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville, will make its first grants to local organizations from unrestricted, endowed funds later this year, the Courier-Journal reports. Since its establishment in 2008, the foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants from designated funds.

Michigan

The Chelsea Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Detroit-based Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, has awarded $7,000 to the Fair Foods Network to help the network expand its Double Up Food Bucks program to the Chelsea Farmer's Market, the Chelsea Standard reports. Established in 2010, the program allows people who receive support through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to have their purchases of fresh fruit and vegetables matched up to $20 per visit at participating Michigan farmer's markets. According to the Standard, the program is the largest of its kind in the country.

New York

The Brooklyn Community Foundation has named Cecilia Clarke as its new president and CEO. Clarke currently is executive director of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, which she founded in 2002.

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has elected Helen Baran, Kathy Kaus, Ryan Mourer, and Susan L. Wells to its board of directors.

Ohio

The Dayton Foundation has announced that it is transferring ownership of Hawthorn Hill, the historic 1914 Oakwood home built for aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright, to Dayton History. In addition, a gift totaling $1 million was provided by multiple donors to establish the Friends of Hawthorn Hill Fund at the Dayton Foundation for the home's preservation and maintenance.