News about grants, gifts
The Otto Bremer Trust awarded $7,943,122 in 126 grants in its recent grant making cycle to recipients in the Upper Midwest.
Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund received a total of more than $2.3 million from the Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
The USTA Foundation reached $25 million in the total amount it gave to grass-roots tennis and educational programs.
The Noya Fields Family group of charitable funds has awarded its first grant for the 2017 year to Grist in support of its fellowship program. The grant funds the work of Vishakha Darbha who joins Grist as their first video fellow this spring.
The New York Times received an anonymous $1 million gift towards its “sponsor a subscription” program. The gift will help provide New York Times digital subscriptions for 1.3 million public school students across the United States.
The Semper Fi Fund raised a total of $20 million in its annual “Double Down for Veterans” fundraising challenge. The campaign ran for two months, with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation pledging to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10 million.
Actively Moving Forward has partnered with HealGrief, a social support network for people who are grieving, bereaved or for those wanting to support them.
News about people, groups
The Denver Foundation named Dace West as the Vice President of Community Impact.
A team from J. Watson Bailey Middle School won the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee, as well as $1,000 from UnitedHealthcare at Kingson, New York on March 1st.
Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County began construction of a home in McKinney in a Wall Raising Ceremony on March 12th.
Grants Managers Network has now become PEAK Grantmaking in order to effectively focus on the promotion and education of grantmaking.
RespectAbility hired Shonda McLaughlin, Ph.D., as its new National Leadership Director.
The Mothers Day Council will honor Kendra Scott, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Judy Schmeling, and Kate Oldham as 2017 Outstanding Mothers at the 39th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards on May 8th in New York City.
Border Angels engaged day laborers in San Diego on March 4th by providing information about their rights, access to services, and distributing food, water and hygiene materials.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO added Howard A. (Skip) Burris III, MD, Susan Cohn, MD, Gerald J. McDougall, and Don Welsh to its Board of Directors.
The Cleveland Clinic named Lara Kalafatis as chair of the Philanthropy Institute.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation formed its Advisory Board to help in its mission to support diverse and bold leadership from leaders in all areas of service, philanthropy, and industry.
The Chanda Plan Foundation‘s Chanda Hinton Leichtle has been selected as one of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.
BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham, Alabama for a three-day training session where they’ll explore how to lead the change necessary to give underserved communities equal access to capital.
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