12.19.16 US Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

Jarrett Pohle presents a check for $100,000 on behalf of AIMCO Cares to TAPS during a luncheon at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Jarrett Pohle presents a check for $100,000 on behalf of AIMCO Cares to TAPS during a luncheon at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

For 50 days, Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) team members across the country have volunteered for Valuing Our Veterans, sponsoring more than 60 unique events from building homes for disabled veterans, to assembling care packages for troops overseas, to visiting veterans’ nursing homes. Capping off the 50-day campaign, Aimco presented a $100,000 donation from proceeds raised in the annual Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic to each of two national nonprofit military support organizations – Project Sanctuary and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.  

The Ruderman Family Foundation awarded five grants totaling $250,000 to companies and organizations from the U.S. and around the world that operate programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities.

Operation: Heal Our Heroes hosted its 3rd Annual Call To Arms Gala December 2nd in New York City, the event raised over $100,000 for veterans.

Garland County Habitat for Humanity was awarded a $49,000 Affordable Housing Program grant from Bank of the Ozarks and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.

Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. selected Boca Raton-based charity Boca Helping Hands to receive a $75,000 grant.

In 2016, Good Done Great disbursed over $35 million to over 9,000 nonprofit organizations in 11 countries.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp.  awarded a Community Grant to P.S. 22 Graniteville School in Staten Island, New York. The grant will help introduce a year-long ocean theme curriculum to first-grade students that incorporates literacy and art lessons.

Twelve Bay Area artists will receive a Eureka Fellowship, the largest cash prize for individual artists in the Bay Area, sponsored by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Designed to help artists continue making work by supporting more uninterrupted creative time, these prestigious $25,000 awards, based solely on artistic merit evidenced by previous work, are not restricted to specific projects.

The Moses Taylor Foundation awarded its 2016-2017 second quarter grants: a total of $588,110.56 to 14 organizations that advance the Foundation’s strategic priority of promoting health and wellness throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.

News about people, groups

HomeAid America spent November holding events and undertaking activities to highlight and help to end hunger and homelessness in this country.

Time for Change Foundation was featured on CNN as part of the 2016 CNN Hero Award Show. 

12-17-16-wender-weis-foundation_revisedOn December 5th, kids of all ages – including 300 underserved children from the Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s organizations – had the opportunity to meet local athletes, see the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, and enjoy ballpark fare at the seventh annual Holiday Heroes event at AT&T park. 

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced In Terms of Performance, their new publication produced in collaboration with the Arts Research Center, University of California, Berkeley.

The NHP Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing, acquired the Hotel Covent, a mixed-use residential property located at 2653 N. Clark Street in Chicago, IL.

The Markle Foundation named James Manyika, a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, to its Board of Directors. 

As part of the USO Holidays for Heroes program, three-hundred FedEx volunteers (one-third veterans) stuffed 6,000 care packages and 75 holiday care packages in October for service members serving in remote locations this holiday season.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Common Threads will host its second annual Cooking for Life month this January 2017. This awareness campaign is dedicated to encouraging children and their families to cook at home and make better nutritional choices. 

FedEx is joining the USO as a Force Behind the Forces this holiday season and helping the USO reach 1.4 million messages for the nearly 1.4 million service members serving globally.

The Johnson Center National Summit on Family Philanthropy will take place February 20–21, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Union Square, San Francisco.

Global Genes will host the first-ever RARE in the Square (RITS) January 9 -11, 2017 from 8:00am to 5:00pm in San Francisco’s Union Square. The inaugural RITS will coincide with the JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference, creating the opportunity for rare disease focused companies and organizations to network at the conference epicenter in a unique, one-of-a-kind space.

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