News about grants, gifts
Cummings Foundation awarded more than $170 million in grants to nonprofits based in Greater Boston.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation will award $7.3 million to more than 2,300 students for the academic year.
The Lowell Milken Family Foundation donated a $2 million gift to the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter.
The Foundation for Endodontics exceeded their fundraising goal and raised $1.48 million through networking and fundraising efforts of dedicated trustees, committee members and colleagues in the specialty, and support of endodontists, residents and corporate partners.
The SunTrust Foundation awarded a two-year, $540,000 grant to Autism Speaks. Launched in 2016, this partnership is expanding its financial programs, tools and resources to benefit those with disabilities and their families.
News about people, groups
Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders by Kris Putnam-Walkerly was named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 International Book Awards.
Border Angels held a water drop, first Saturday day labor outreach, and first Sunday legal consultations at Friendship Park during the first weekend of June.
The state of Oklahoma is partnering with Tulsa-based Family and Children’s Services to expand its Women in Recovery program to 125 women annually for up to 5 years.
Steven Holmes announced the formation of goba Sports Group to inspire people to go outside and be active.
The Giving Pledge added 14 new individuals and couples to its growing list of signatories: Leonard H. Ainsworth, Australia; Mohammed Dewji, Tanzania; Dagmar Dolby, United States; DONG Fangjun, People’s Republic of China; Anne Grete Eidsvig and Kjell Inge Røkke, Norway; Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Monaco, Cyprus; Nick and Leslie Hanauer, United States; Iza and Samo Login, Slovenia; Dean and Marianne Metropoulos, United States; Terry and Susan Ragon, United States; Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons,United States; Robert Frederick Smith, United States; Harry H. Stine, United States; and YOU Zhonghui, People’s Republic of China.
St. David’s Foundation announced William Buster as the Executive Vice President of Community Investments at the Foundation.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Individuals can donate to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund to support the victims and families of those injured in and affected by the attack.
Local community members are encouraged to help Pet Paradise make a difference this summer by voting for their favorite organization on the Pet Paradise Facebook page. Voting is now open until June 30th, and the organization with the most votes will be awarded $10,000.
Walking Mountains Science Center’s summer programs will operate seven days a week from three locations in the Eagle Valley for locals and visitors to participate in a variety of outdoor science-based programs.
Along with their $400,000 donation, City Harvest Board of Directors challenges the community to help raise $1 million to provide meals for thousands of New Yorkers.
The National Conference on Philanthropic Planning will take place in October as an opportunity for professionals working in charitable gift planning to expand and increases their businesses.
The Remote Deposit Capture Forum event will be held on September 26th in Boston, MA to help attendees become more successful with the resource.
MetLife Foundation and Generations United will present one community with the 2017 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award at the opening reception of Generations United’s 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference on June 13th at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
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