Up-to-the-Minute News from Community Foundations Around the Nation


 
Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
If you're over 50 and in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, you're in luck: The city is hosting a free event called Silver Pride to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. "As the older adult population in the United States grows, with the
Tulsa Community Foundation
Thirteen Oklahoma teachers have been awarded fellowships that will allow them to travel to Italy, Costa Rica, England, South Africa, and more this summer. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma's public schools, awarded
North Texas Community Foundation
If disaster strikes in Arlington, Texas, the first thing the city will do is set up a fund to solicit donations and distribute them more quickly, the Dallas Morning News reports. "I'd rather have a truckload of unnecessary, over-prepared assets than have one asset not available when needed,"
Central Valley Community Foundation
California's Central Valley is home to 25% of the US' fruits and nuts, and the state's agriculture-heavy San Joaquin Valley alone accounts for 19% of revenue and 14% of gross domestic product, per a Central Valley Community Foundation case study. But the region's water supply could decline by
Barberton Community Foundation
Kenneth Cox was running for mayor of Barberton, Ohio, in 2023, and when he saw a negative Facebook post about him, he decided to do something about it. "The residents of Barberton need a refresher on what the foundation has done over the last 27 years," he wrote in an op-ed for the Canton
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
A nurse in Fond du Lac, Wis., is this year's recipient of the DAISY Award, given to those who go "above and beyond" to provide excellent patient care. Haley Birschbach, a nurse in medical oncology and hematology at SSM Health Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, was nominated by a patient family member
Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has announced it has awarded more than $2 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily in the areas of human services, health, arts and culture, and education. In February, the Community Foundation invited Herkimer and
Oregon Community Foundation
An Oregon museum that tells the story of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is getting a major upgrade after a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, KTVZ reports. "On behalf of The Museum at Warm Springs, we are immensely grateful for general operating support from the Oregon
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The town of Guilford, Conn., is planning to hold its first-ever " Porchfest" in 2024, the New Haven Register reports. According to the Guilford Foundation, which is organizing the event, it will be "a celebration of music creativity and community." The fest will be held on the town's porches
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
A 24-hour online giving campaign in West Virginia raised more than $518,000 for 67 area nonprofits, WV News reports. "We had an extraordinary 24-hour here in the Mid-Ohio Valley," says Julie Posey, development and Stewardship officer for the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. The Give
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
"When it comes to charitable giving in Dubuque and connecting with those most vulnerable and the issues most in need of addressing, no other organization is the tour de force that is Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque." That's the opinion of the Telegraph Herald's editorial board in regard
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
A 24-hour online giving campaign in West Virginia raised more than $518,000 for 67 area nonprofits, WV News reports. "We had an extraordinary 24-hour here in the Mid-Ohio Valley," says Julie Posey, development and Stewardship officer for the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. The Give
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Ellsworth Kelly, widely considered the father of abstract art, died last week at his home in upstate New York at the age of 92. But his legacy lives on in the form of $1.5 million in grants to public schools in the region where he lived and worked, the Times Herald-Record reports. "For
Gates Foundation, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Packard Foundation
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in Wyoming has been named one of the nation's top 100 not-for-profit organizations by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the foundation, which has raised more than $100 million since it was founded in 1992, was named
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
A group of business and community leaders in Holland, Mich., created the Holland/Zeeland Promise in 2010 to help high school students who had "high financial need, proven academic success, and motivation to achieve a college or technical degree," per the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland
Ohio County Community Foundation
The community of Rising Sun, Indiana, is putting its money where its mouth is. The Ohio County Community Foundation has awarded more than $47,000 in grants to 14 local nonprofit groups, the Herald-Times reports. The money comes from the Ohio County Today and Tomorrow Endowment Fund, which
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
"We've got resources, we've got money, we've got academia, we got the peak innovative spirit. If we can't figure this out here, who else is going to figure it out?" That was the opening remarks at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's annual policy convention in Los Altos, Calif., on
Omaha Community Foundation
The American Legion Post 508 in Atlantic, Iowa, is getting a much-needed facelift. Thanks to a grant from the Cass County Community Foundation, the group has spent $5,000 on a new bathroom, among other projects, the Atlantic Daily News reports. The foundation, an affiliate of the Omaha
Johnson County Community Foundation
An Indiana county's community foundation has awarded more than $69,000 in grants to help people with mental health issues. The grants were announced by the Johnson County Community Foundation this week, the Indianapolis Star reports. The foundation was created in 2022 with a $10,000 grant
Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Volunteers are needed for a Springfield, Mo., charity that helps kids with disabilities play baseball. Hamra Enterprises, a family-owned company that operates nearly 200 restaurants nationwide, has created a position of director of giving, reports the Springfield News-Leader. Rachael
Whitefish Community Foundation
"But wait. We're not done yet." That was the message from Lois Davis, CEO of the Whitefish Community Foundation, as it handed out $520,300 in grants to 68 nonprofit organizations in the Flathead Valley of Montana on May 2, the Missoulian reports. "The growing generosity of our Circle of

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the threat caused by Ebola in West Africa.




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