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3.20.17 US Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and First National Bank of Louisiana gave a $16,000 Partnership Grant Program to ETCE: Empowering the Community for Excellence

Sallie Mae gave $5,000 to support the Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore Annual Volleyball Challenge.

Wipro Limited partnered with First Book on March 4th to distribute 43,000 books for children in need. The American Federation of Teachers and Alliance/AFT were partners in distributing locally. 

The third annual Napa in Newport wine auction raised $1 million to help CureDuchenne find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 

Tribune Specialty Trailers donated a mobile science laboratory to the MdBio Foundation Inc

Wells Fargo & Company donated $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits in 2016 while its team members donated a total of $98.87 million to 30,000 nonprofits 

Delta Dental gifted $1.5 million to help dental hygiene programs offered by the Colorado Community College System

The Ovation Foundation at an awards ceremony and luncheon in Downtown Los Angeles on March 10th awarded grants worth $20,000 each to Juxtaposition Arts, New Orleans Video Access Center, Project H Design, Storefront for Community Design, and WriteGirl. 

The VWR Foundation distributed 16 grants which total over $129,000 in the first quarter of 2017. 

Michael Treviño and two community partners pledged $32,000 in matching funds to battle student hunger issues at Fresno State through the March Match Up campaign.

Miracle Flights carried out 552 flights in February 2017 for sick children in need of medical care. 

Santa Clara University raised more than $2.3 million for various schools, programs, and centers on the fourth annual Day of Giving on March 8th. 

Pepperdine University for its “Give2Pepp” inaugural Pepperdine Giving Day on March 8th raised a total of $562,049. 

Subaru of America, Inc. donated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities during its annual Share the Love event in 2016. 

News about people, groups

Chef Michael Anthony was honored at the 18th Annual Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Benefit and was presented with the C-CAP Honors Award. 

The Sierra Club will celebrate its 125th Anniversary at the Trail Blazers Ball on May 18th in San Francisco with Honorees Shailene Woodley and Michael R. Bloomberg.

The University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute became the first team in Los Angeles county to use the XEN gel stent to treat patients with glaucoma. 

Earl Walton of Tailwind Endurance was named as the CYCLE Kids honoree. 

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy established the Center for Community Investment in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington DC. 

The Care Center and Bard College launched the first microcollege in the United States, which offers the college students the opportunity to earn a two-year liberal arts degree.

Knieppis partnering with Action Against Hunger to help provide sustainable sources of food and ways to provide nutrition to communities in need in celebration of Earth Day. 

Jospeh A Hollingsworth Jr. from East Tennessee Junior Achievement was awarded the Gold Leadership Award by Junior Achievement USA

Henry Schein, Inc. was awarded the gold medal in the Medical category in the second annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program to Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation added Kimberly Faison, Susan Dundon, Malia Xie, Carly Strachan, Avery Eenigenburg, Ebony Annette Jones, Amy Partridge, and Donna Salive to its staff. 

Debbie’s Dream Foundation held its eight annual Night of Laughter on January 28th in support of Stomach Awareness at Hollywood, Florida. 

Oliver Scholars held a career day on March 18th to teach scholars  a variety of skills that will help them to better understand the job market.

Leading Edge released a report highlighting key areas of opportunity that will enable the Jewish community to attract and retain top talent.

News about opportunities, initiatives
 
The Giving Innovation Summit by Urban Institute will take place on March 23rd in Washington, DC.
Riding Up Front launched the RUF Art Blog Project featuring stories from Uber, Lyft, and Taxi drivers and passengers. The project aims to expand immigrant rights awareness.  

Sam’s Club launched the “Meals From Members” campaign to support Feeding America from February 28th to March 31st. 
 
The Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, and Rita Allen Foundation are partnering on an open call for ideas regarding misinformation and trust in journalism. The organizations are offering a share of $1 million for early-stage ideas; applications are due April 3rd. 
 
Aetna Foundation opened their  Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program. The Foundation encourages community-based nonprofits who are creating solutions that address social determinants of health to apply.
 

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