* Liberty Hill Foundation, Queer Youth Fund, awarded $400,000 for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.
* Liberty Hill Foundation, Santa Monica, Calif. announced over $500,000 in grants to local organizations with solutions to poverty.
* Civic Ventures, with support from MetLife Foundation, announced $25,000 grants to each of 10 community colleges, to lead national effort matching baby boomers with critical service fields.
* Youth Service America offering annual State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants, for youth in U.S., Canada, up to $1,000 to implement service-learning project for Global Youth Service Day 2008.
* Angela Eikenberry, assistant professor of public administration in College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, received grant from Aspen Institute to study emerging philanthropic trends in giving circles.
* Arcus Foundation, funding fields of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender human rights, also great ape conservation, announced 65 grants totaling $7.2 million to nonprofits from local to international levels which are advancing GLBT human rights, ape conservation.
* Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded over $2 million in grants to organizations serving high-achieving students, grades K-5, from low- to moderate-income households.
* Daniels Fund awarded $11.6 million in grants to programs serving homeless, aging, and disabled in Colorado.
* Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council announced Impact and Catalyst Fund grant award winners, part of Youth Investment Program, making outdoors more accessible to underserved youth.
* Johnson Publishing Company pledged $2.5 million for program supporting University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication students in their research on African American issues in the media.