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12.12.16 US Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

12-12-16-miles-for-moe-fund_revisedOn Wednesday, November 30th, representatives of the Miles for Moe Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation presented a check for $15,000 to Camp MOE to support camperships and camp needs.

Worldreader, a San Francisco based nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of people in low-income countries through access to digital books and reading material, has achieved a $15 million fundraising goal.

Artist Trust awarded Peter Mountford the 2016 Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award. The Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given to a Washington State fiction writer whose work demonstrates excellence in storytelling.

Kosair Charities Advisory Council has given a total of $200,000 in grants to five Louisville non-profit organizations: Nativity Academy, La Casita Center, Commonwealth Theatre Center, Bridge Kids International, and Lifehouse Maternity Home.

The KIND Foundation announced the winners of its philanthropic program, KIND People, and launched a storytelling series that aims to reveal the transformative power of kindness.

TASER International will donate $100 for every five new TASER Pulse sold during the Holidays to the Sojourner Center

Six children’s hospitals were selected to receive grants from Mattel Inc. and the Children’s Hospital Association totaling $67,500 for programs that integrate adaptive play and provide sensory distraction as a means to facilitate therapeutic treatment.

The Children’s Home, a Tampa Bay-based non-profit organization that supports struggling families and children, received a holiday donation from Explore Cuisine and Chef Inspired Popcorn of $1000 worth of food.

In celebration of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, rock band Blues Traveler released their take on the Christmas hymn “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” with 100% of net proceeds from every download of the song benefiting The Salvation Army.

News about people, groups

12-12-16-undp_revisedOn December 5th, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated 50 years of development with a gala hosted by Padma Lakshmi and featuring a musical performance from Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir. UNDP’s current Goodwill Ambassadors, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and actors Connie Britton and Michelle Yeoh were also in attendance.

Space Foundation Board selected Piers Sellers to Receive the 2017 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. 

12-12-16-womens_revisedThe Women’s Fund Miami-Dade named Deborah Korge Executive Director effective January 2, 2017.

Global Genes will hold the first-ever RARE in the Square hosted January 9th -11th in San Francisco’s Union Square.

On December 8th, the Anti-Defamation League hosted an Outreach Network event featuring Frank Meeink, speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey.

Parkland Memorial Hospital was one of 42 hospitals nationwide to receive the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Hospital Non ST-Elevation-Acute Cardiac Syndrome Early Adaptor Award. The award was presented to Parkland at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Sessions on November 14th in New Orleans, LA.

Help For Children announced the appointment of four new members to its Global Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Don Steinbrugge, Jeffrey Bronheim, Lucia Arienti and Nicholas Halaby.

12-12-16-iava_revisedIn anticipation of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, 2016 MAC Award nominee Marcus Goldhaber teamed with IAVA (Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America) for an official IAVA VetTogether and benefit concert on December 5th to celebrate veterans.

On December 4th, The Trevor Project hosted its 2016 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala at The Beverly Hilton. Kelly Osbourne was honored with the Trevor Hero Award; Facebook received the 20/20 Visionary Award; and Ingrid Nilsen received the Digital Innovator Award.

12-12-16-hackathon_revisedBel Air Internet donated their Pop Up Temporary Internet service to Teens Exploring Technology‘s Hustle N’ Code Hackathon at the South Park Recreation Center on Saturday, December 3rd.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Larkin Street Youth Services will host several events for and about homeless youth this month, including the Winter Solstice Festival on December 23rd.

On December 13th, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale/Broward will host its Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Breakfast in order to install the 2017 Board and network in the holiday spirit.

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls’ 2017 Core Grants Application Cycle began and will award $213,000 total in grants this year. The deadline to apply is January 13th, 2017.

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni will expand its Fund for Academic Renewal, a program to help donors make transformative gifts to higher education. The expanded Fund for Academic Renewal will give donors a more powerful voice in determining the direction that U.S. colleges and universities take in the future.

The annual Hispanicize Event opened its call for nominations for the 2017 Positive Impact Awards that recognize unsung Latino and Latina heroes whose service to others has made a significant difference in their communities.


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