News about grants, gifts
The Pizza Hut BOOKIT! Page Turner Grant Program is giving a total of $50,000 in the form of grants to 32 organizations across the nation.
Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco received up to $1.8 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The James Irvine Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the visual arts.
Help Me Grow Western New York was awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University will manage the three-year grant.
News about people, groups
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) named former acting director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Richard Besser CEO and president.
Antaeus Theatre Company has opened a new venue in Glendale, California called The Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center.
The Water Well Trust completed two water well projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania which are aimed at helping local residents who lack access to a reliable water supply.
CNA Financial Foundation was awarded the 2016 Community Impact Award by the Chicago Charity Challenge. Throughout 2016 CNA employees committed 5,000 volunteer hours for Chicago Lights and other organizations.
Got Your 6 named Lauren Augustine their first director of government relations. The position is aimed at promoting policy initiatives for veterans across the country.
The American Sustainable Business Council named former U.S Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu to their board of directors.
Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has joined the Markle Foundation as the Senior Principal.
Daniel Lubetzky, the Founder and CEO of Kind Healthy Snacks, launched Feed the Truth, an independent organization aimed at improving public health by promoting truth and transparency in the food system.
The American Alliance of Museums‘ ninth annual Museums Advocacy Day will take place February 27–28 in Washington, D.C. More than 350 staff, students, board members, volunteers, supporters and independent professionals who work for and with museums across the country will advocate for federal support of America’s museums.
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