1.9.17 US Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art received an endowment from the Walton Family Foundation for $20 million over five years.

1-9-2017-first-national-bank_revisedFirst National Bank employee volunteers packaged and sent 50,000 cookies to overseas service members for its Cookies From Home program.

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has made awards to 22 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $90,300 during its third grant cycle of 2016. 

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Center filled stockings with toys, school supplies, toiletries and personalized notes for homeless students in Los Angeles. 

Whole Kids Foundation raised $2.8 million through their 2016 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign. Money raised will go toward Whole Kids Foundation programs, including school salad bars.

City Harvest Food Rescue on December 21, 2016 in New York City.City Harvest is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers who face hunger each year and, on December 21, we are delivering our 600 millionth pound of food since our organization was founded in 1982. (Photo by Ben Hider)

City Harvest donated its 600 millionth pound of food for hungry New Yorkers in December. 

The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation accumulated $2.4 million Coachella Valley Spotlight grants in 2016. 

Exchange Bank donated $20,000.00 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in honor of its customers and business partners. 

The Rasmuson Foundation will award $240,000 to Six Alaska nonprofit leaders as part of their 2017 Sabbatical Program. 

Water For People received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of its work in the rural Kamwenge District of Uganda.

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center received $2 million dollars in grants to build their Community Sailing Center in Burlington, VT. 

News about people, groups

The Rockefeller Foundation named trustee Rajiv J. Shah as their new president. Mr. Shah served as the administrator of the US Agency for International Development and founded The National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

1-9-2017-holocaust_revisedThe Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus has appointed Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. 

The National Audubon Society appointed Karen Hyun as Director of Water and Coastal Policy and Justin Stokes as Director of Legislative Affairs.

Mark G. Ackermann has been elected Chairman of VisionServe Alliance.  Mr. Ackermann was previously Vice Chair of the organization. 

GHR Foundation expanded its senior leadership team, Manisha Bharti was named chief of strategy and programs, and Jason Matz, chief investment officer, will work with the foundation’s board, executives and program staff to build the organization.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley named three new members to their board of directors: Sidney S. Rosdeitcher, Sean Brady and Jean Anderson. 

1-9-2017-k-i-d-s-_originalK.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive, donating new and gently used coats to people in need across the country. 

Joni and Friends International Disability Center announce the promotions of three senior executives effective Jan. 1, Laura Pulido, Steve Bundy and Cate Given. 

The Children’s Village announced a merger with Inwood House, a 186-year-old New York City charity specializing in pregnant and parenting teens and pregnancy prevention.

1-9-2017-pace_revisedKellie Konysky, Director of PACE Early Childhood Education has been appointed to the National CACFP Forum Board of Directors.  

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Urban Institute will host an event on January 18th highlighting IMPACT 5000: initiative to increase support for the 5,000 children living in its properties. 

Learning To Give is encouraging K-12 teachers on January 16th to adapt a one-period lesson plan on the messages of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

National Hispanic Media Coalition will hold their 20th Annual Impact Awards Gala on February 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to recognize outstanding achievements of Latinos in the media.

Common Threads encourages children and families to focus on their health in the coming year with Cooking for Life Month. This awareness campaign is dedicated to encouraging children and their families to cook at home and make better nutritional choices.


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