News about grants, gifts
Chevron donated $5 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, bringing its total commitment to $60 million.
Citi Foundation and Low Income Investment Fund launched the Partners in Progress initiative, giving $3.25 million to 13 organizations working to increase economic progress in low-income communities. For details, click here.
Exxon Mobil pledged $3.1 million to the PNG LNG Project, organized by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality rates in Papua New Guinea.
Dell has given nearly $2.4 million to 26 organizations through its Powering the Possible for Communities Youth Learning Initiative, which aims to close the learning gap about underserved youth.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation pledged a two-year, $172,800 grant to fund the March of Dimes‘ CenteringPregnancy prenatal care program and Prematurity Awareness Month campaign in November.
Unilever launched the Unilever Project Sunlight to encourage sustainable living. The project will provides meals for 1 million children through the World Food Programme, clean drinking water for 500,000 children through Save The Children and hand-washing facilities for 3,500 schools in India through the United Nations Children’s Fund.
CrowdRise’s 3rd annual Holiday Charity Challenge offers $200,000 in prize money for charities. The crowdsourced campaign runs through Jan. 9.
News about people, groups
Michael Ashline was appointed as chief financial officer of the Boy Scouts of America.
Jamie Bennett was named executive director of ArtPlace America.
Carlos F. Cata joined the national board of directors of Make-A-Wish America.
Foundation for the National Archives presented Steven Spielberg with the 2013 Records of Achievement Award for his work on historical films and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.
Youth Leadership Foundation honored John Veihmeyer with its annual Spirit of Service Award, which recognizes volunteer leaders in the Washington, D.C., particularly in youth education.
Jocelyn Downie was elected chair and Tracy Palandjian a member of the Surdna Foundation‘s board of trustees.
Justin Grill and Tim Bousman were named to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation‘s board of directors.
M. Lorena Gonzalez and Hyeok Kim were elected to the Northwest Area Foundation‘s board of directors.
Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein was named executive director of the 14th Street Y.
Christina Strassfield joined the board of directors of the Vilcek Foundation.
Evanston Community Foundation hired Gwen Jesseen as vice president for philanthropy, Artishia Hunter as director of the Evanston Two-Generation Initiative and Julie Villagomez as administrative associate. Amy Monday was promoted to development officer.
Gregg Davis was appointed chief executive director of Telosa Software.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation launched a redesigned website to better help visitors find services and information.
AmeriCares celebrated the 10th anniversary of its family clinic in Santiago de Maria, El Salvador, which has served more than 380,000 patient visits and offered health education programs to 45,000 annually.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Nearly 15,000 Mondelez International employees donated 26,000 hours of service in 80 countries for environment-related projects.
The National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, Africare and ExxonMobil launched Power Forward, which will use basketball to develop the health, leadership and life skills of youth in Nigeria.
The National 4-H Council will hold a series of educational summits to engage youth in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthy living. The series takes place in Chevy Chase, MD, in early 2014. For registration and sponsorship information, click here.
Sales of ink and toner cartridges from MonksInk.com benefit the Benedictine St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo, Calif.
Response to Illinois tornadoes
Greehey Family Foundation and NuStar Foundation donated $300,000 to the American Red Cross, while JPMorgan Chase, Exxon Mobil and Archer Daniels Midland Company each gave $100,000, and the Assurant Foundation $50,000.
Matthew 25: Ministries sent a team to Washington, Ill., to distribute basic relief supplies.
Target donated $45,000 to the American Red Cross and $5,000 in gift cards to local nonprofits.
The American Legion offered up to $1,500 in emergency assistance to members and their families in counties affected by the tornadoes.
Response to Typhoon Haiyan
ChildFund International created child-center spaces and provided critical food and other supplies to six cities.
The Hartford committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
Kyocera donated $100,000 to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Faulkner-Ciocca Dealerships gave $20,000 to the American Red Cross.
Lifeway Foods gave $20,000 to the World Food Programme.
Teleflex donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
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