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

New York Community Trust
Parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who can't afford to send their children to Jewish preschool may be in for a rude surprise. A new study finds that between two-thirds and three-quarters of Bay Area Jewish early childhood education programs are understaffed, hard to find, difficult to get
Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona Board of Regents is hosting its fifth annual Regents' Cup speech and debate competition in 2024, and this year's theme is "Democracy, Justice, and the Rule of Law." Students from Arizona's three public universitiesArizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the
Nebraska Community Foundation, McCook Community Foundation
"If someone had told freshman-me what was in store over the next few years, I would not have believed it because it isn't every day that kids get the chances I have had." Those are the words of Nebraska teenecca Koenig, who's written a column for the McCook Daily Gazette about her experience as
Community Foundation of New Jersey
"The challenge of rebuilding America's local news landscape is vast, and will depend on multi-layered solutions at the national and local levels, including through these local chapters," DaleAnglin, director of the Press Forward initiative, says in a press release announcing New Jersey's
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County
"We would not have been able to accept all of these organizations into the program without the generosity of donor-advised fundholders who have stepped in to co-fund the capacity-building grants," Tina Peterson, CEO of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, says in a press
Porter County Community Foundation
If you're an African-American woman in Gary, Ind., and you're looking for a job, you're out of luck. The Gary Community School Corp. has set a March 9 deadline for applicants looking to become the district's next superintendent, reports the Times of Northwest Indiana. A successful
Marin Community Foundation
"What would you do with $2.5 million dollars to advance racial equity?" That's the question community members in Marin County, Calif., were asked as part of a pilot project to invest in equity-centered projects, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. From Oct. 26 to Dec. 29, 3,700 ballots
Outer Banks Community Foundation
When Dr. Fred Westervelt died in 2023 at the age of 88, his family wanted to do something to honor him and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. "We wanted to do something that would be worthwhile and would help the community," says Westervelt's wife, Ernie. That something was establishing a
Community Foundation of New Jersey, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Dodge Foundation is moving its headquarters from New Jersey's Morristown to Newark in 2024, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. "Amid our transition to Newark, the Dodge Foundation remains dedicated to investing resources in and empowering communities across New Jersey to thrive," Tanuja
Calaveras Community Foundation
If you're in Calaveras County, Calif., and find yourself in need of water rescue training, you're in luck. The San Joaquin Community Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Copperopolis Fire Protection District, as well as $4,000 for two Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines,
Outer Banks Community Foundation
When Dr. Frederic Westervelt died in 2023, he left behind a legacy of sorts on Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The doctor, who spent 30 years at the University of Virginia in the field of nephrology before moving to the island with his wife, Ernestine, in 2005, has left
Maine Community Foundation
The Maine Community Foundation's largest grant program is rolling out the red carpet for nonprofits in two of the state's most rural counties. The Portland Press Herald reports 10 nonprofit organizations in Franklin and Somerset counties will receive a total of $81,760 in 2023 grants through

Breathe Magic, an international program that incorporates specially adapted magic tricks and performance skills into therapy programs to improve physical and mental health outcomes for people of all ages, will be working or the benefit of children in Australia.

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