The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has announced the addition of six new trustees to its board. They are: real estate developer Marcel Dabdoub; Matthew Harrison, founder of Harrison Wealth Management; Ronald Marx, professor of educational psychology and former dean of education at the University of Arizona; Mark Rubin, general counsel at Pima Medical Institute; Richard Sias, head of the department of finance at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona; and Virjinya R.A. Torrez, deputy attorney general of the Tohono O'odham Nation.
The Youth Grantmakers program of the Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernadino Counties has awarded grants totaling $30,000 to fifteen organizations, Inland Empire Community News reports. Now in its ninth year, the program was launched to cultivate young philanthropists and familiarize them with the traditions of giving and service in their community. Recipients include Christopher’s Clubhouse, the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Queen of Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Kamali'l Foster Family Agency.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a three-year, $275,000 grant to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in support of training, technical assistance, data analysis, and related work. According to the foundation, Connecticut is moving away from "managing" homelessness in the state to a focus on ending it. And thanks to a new level of collaboration among local agencies, it is making progress, with homelessness steadily falling across all regions. The state was also the first in the nation to end chronic veteran homelessness, one of only two states to do so.
The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced the launch of a program designed to support working artists in the greater Louisville area. Hadley Creatives is a six-month learning and engagement experience for local artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers. Through a competitive application process, fifteen artists who demonstrate potential and readiness to pursue a career as a working artist will be selected for the program. In addition, the foundation is partnering with Creative Capital to develop a curriculum that will help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate expanded peer networks, and carve out time for reflection and planning.
The Boston Foundation has announced grants totaling $270,000 in support of youth summer employment and opportunities. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 were awarded through the foundation's My Summer in the City and grassroots funding programs. Recipients include the Transformative Culture Project, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Catholic Charities, and United-Somali Youth.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced Rick Sperling as the recipient of the 2017 Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership and Neutral Zone as recipient of the 2017 Richard F. Huegli Award for Program Excellence. Named after CFSEM's first and current president, the Noland Award recognizes a nonprofit president or CEO in southeast Michigan whose service exemplifies the importance of leadership in his or her organization and the wider nonprofit community. The Huegli Award, named after a former director of the foundation, identifies a nonprofit that reflects high standards in human services programming and a strong belief in human potential. Neutral Zone was founded by teens in the Ann Arbor area to provide a venue for much-needed social, cultural, educational, recreational, and creative opportunities for young people.
The Omaha Foundation has announced twenty grants totaling $360,000 through its African American Unity Fund and Futuro Latino Fund. Recipients include the Salem Baptist Church, North Omaha Area Health, Matters on Tomorrow, and Victory Boxing.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced the addition of Talita DeNegri and Ed Krei to its board of trustees. DeNegri is the principal of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School and Krei is a local banking consultant.