7.11.16 US Nonprofit News

Lowe's Heroes have distributed hundreds of free cleaning supplies to help residents in Clarksburg, Charleston and White Sulphur Springs. (PRNewsFoto/Lowe's)

News about grants, gifts

Lowe's Heroes have distributed hundreds of free cleaning supplies to help residents in Clarksburg, Charleston and White Sulphur Springs. (PRNewsFoto/Lowe's)Lowe’s donated $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those affected by the recent flooding in West Virginia. Lowe’s is also working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to the flood victims. 

Long John Silver’s donated food to 400 people in Richwood, West Virginia who have been affected by flooding.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco awarded $76 million in Affordable Housing Program grants for targeted affordable housing projects. The grants will help construct or rehabilitate 6,318 units of housing affordable to lower-income families and individuals in 11 states.

Samsung shipped Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Tablets to Fisher House Foundation houses for military and veteran families to communicate with loved ones while recovering from illness or injury. 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will host a Grants Banquet on August 4th and will donate $2 million to non-profit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs. 

Henry Schein, Inc. joined with 20 supplier partners to provide 3,000 Welcome Kits to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which will then distribute the kits to people undergoing cancer treatment far from their homes.

FloWater joined the relief efforts in Flint by donating eight water filtration units to locations throughout the city. This donation is the first sustainable, permanent solution of its kind that purifies and transforms tap water, regardless of its source.

Cerus made a donation of INTERCEPT Blood System pathogen reduction kits for platelets and plasma to HEMORIO, a public hospital responsible for transfusion medicine and hematology care for the state of Rio de Janeiro. 

7.11.16 Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation_RevisedSteven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation donated $3 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in support of the hospital’s neonatal unit. In honor of the couple’s donation, the unit will be named the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit.

ComEd and Openlands will award more than $200,000 in grants to 22 Illinois municipalities – each receiving up to $10,000 for open space projects that focus on conservation, preservation and improvements to local parks and recreation resources.

Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation awarded $133,225 in scholarships and awards for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Rasmuson Foundation awarded $7.5 million in grants including the Ronald McDonald House in Alaska, The Place Where You Go to Listen and the Tanaina Child Development Center

Little Kids Rock received a grant from The NAMM Foundation. The grant will allow Little Kids Rock to present its 4th annual Modern Band Rockfest; Little Kids Rock’s national teacher conference and movement-building convention. A portion of the grant will also fund program evaluation efforts in support of Little Kids Rock-Philadelphia.

News about people, groups

Skoll Foundation released the 2016 Social Progress Index which measures 133 countries on an index of 53 social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.

Activist and former Harvey Milk confidant Cleve Jones is pleased with Gus Van Sant's film. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/MCT)AIDS and LGBT rights activist and author Cleve Jones will deliver the keynote address at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation‘s 30th anniversary fundraiser on August 7th. 

Class Act Arts has rebranded to rejuvenate its brand and better connect with audiences, they will now be known as Artivate.

Hillwood Communities will partner with builders David Weekley and Highland Homes, and Building Homes for Heroes to provide homes and family support for two wounded veterans.

National FFA Organization has selected 33 young people to participate in the 2016 New Century Farmer conference, a program for young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.

Vera Institute of Justice has made several updates to its Incarceration Trends Project online data tool, which collects and analyzes information on current jail populations and historic trends in every U.S. county.

7.11.16 Early Times Kentucky_RevisedEarly Times Kentucky Whisky in partnership with K9s For Warriors created a documentary entitled “Reinforcements” about veterans and the transformational journey of their battles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

National Council of Nonprofits in a new survey found that while nonprofit organizations support fair labor standards and paying workers overtime, the new federal overtime rules will force many to pursue government grants and contracts to reduce staff and cut back on services.

National Association of Landscape Professionals with 400 landscape professionals joined together at Renewal & Remembrance to enhance and beautify Arlington National Cemetery on July 11th. 

Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health System have come together to create Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health and social services system that will serve as the parent organization for more than 100,000 caregivers across seven states.

Camp Noah is currently in Lake County, CA to help children victims of the fires in Lake and Calaveras Counties last September. 

7.11.16 Eden Autism_RevisedEden Autism named Rachel Tait as their Chief Program Officer. Ms. Tait’s responsibilities will include leadership and oversight for both The Eden School and Eden Adult Services. 

Chrissy Hyre, director of telemarketing strategies at CCAH will co-present the “Building Your Multi-Channel Campaigns,” session during the 11th Annual Bridge Conference. Heather Shelby of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Christy Jones of American Association of University Women, will co-present the session with Chrissy.

Global Youth Connect launched a new website and released their annual report for 2015. 

Age Wave released a video of Ken Dychtwald’s Boomer Venture Summit Keynote enitled “The Longevity Economy: Tomorrow’s Biggest Opportunities are Hiding in Plain Sight.”

With My Own Two Hands is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The organization has provided hundreds of children in Africa with education, shelter, food and water.

7.11.16 Ford Foundation_RevisedFord Foundation named their newest board member, Gabrielle Sulzberger. Ms. Sulzberger is a general partners at private equity fund Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners. 

Consumer Reports has named fundraising professional Shar Taylor as its new Vice President of Development.

NeighborWorks America named Rachelle Arizmendi, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment in Los Angeles, as one of 50 executive leaders selected for the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program.

Citizen Schools today named Gerry McGraw, Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Investments, and Laura DeBonis, an independent consultant, to its National Board of Directors. 

Miracle Flights, a not-for-profit organization that provides free commercial airline tickets to seriously ill patients, had their 100,000th flight. The organization was founded in 1985. 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness launched StigmafreeCompany, a new initiative that will challenge, highlight and cultivate a company culture of caring and enhanced engagement around mental health.

News about opportunities, initiatives

American Family Housing’s 5th annual Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons BBQ Competition, Music Festival and Car Show that supports homeless veterans and families in Southern California will take place August 5-7th at Huntington State Beach.

Select VCA Animal Hospitals in Northern California are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets, to families who are impacted by the many wildfires burning in the area. 

City Limits Music Fest, a Milwaukee area’s country music festival, has teamed up with Food for the Hungry to help fight poverty, a dollar from every ticket purchased on Friday July 15 will go to the organization. 

The Steve Fund launched a new online knowledge center that offers expert information on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Policy Matters Ohio and Cleveland State University, present a non-partisan discussion about the challenges faced by low-income people in Cleveland and surrounding communities on July 18. 

The Container Store partnered with the US Fund for UNICEF during the “Get Your Life Together” summer sale campaign. The Container Store customers can make a monetary donation in-store or online, with the goal of raising $250,000 to support UNICEF’s work.  

Horizon Solar Power launched its “Acts of Sunshine” program. Through this program, Horizon will partner with local organizations to collaboratively give back to surrounding communities. 

If you are interested in having your organization’s news announced in the next News Bits, please send announcements or press releases to news@philanthropyjournal.org.

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.