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6.19.17 US Nonprofit News

 |  Haily Jones

News about grants, gifts

MIT received a commitment of $140 million in unrestricted funds from an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift can support any facet of the Institute’s educational and research mission.

The Chrysler Museum of Art received a major gift of 46 glass art works from the collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation awarded $36,946 in scholarships to students and community members seeking professional development to further their careers.

In addition to the $250,000 prize from the Wallace Global Fund, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will received a $1 million investment from the Wallace Global Fund to support its transition toward fossil fuel independence.

Rare announced a five year commitment to mobilize $100 million in support of small-scale fisheries at the Ocean Conference hosted by the United Nations.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that 33 innovative projects will be awarded $5 million as winners of the Knight Cities Challenge.

The Pirkle Jones Fund awarded a $25,000 grant to Ido Yoshimoto from the fund’s Visual Artist Support Program.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp awarded a Community Grant to the Children’s Friend Carter Street Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Inspiring the American Dream Foundation received a $10,000 contribution from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund.

Williams Data Management announced a $1,581 donation to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

The T.W. Lewis Foundation gifted $2 million in order to establish the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program.

Perdue Farms announced their donation of $10,000 to the National FFA Foundation to fund SAE grants in selected states this fall.

News about people, groups

Japan Society New York announced Joseph R. Perella as the new Chairman of the Board.

Black Hat announced new diversity programming for Black Hat USA taking place July 22nd-27th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Steve Harvey kicked off his 9th annual Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men National Camp on June 14th.

Cycle Kids announced their partnership with Woom Bikes USA earlier this month. 

The Chanda Plan Foundation announced that the Chanda Center for Health has added Care Coordination and Behavioral Health Services to its list of complementary services designed to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for persons with physical disabilities.

Twenty social entrepreneurs from Texas were selected to join the inaugural U.S. class of BBVA Momentum on June 6th.

Community Dental Care was awarded the gold medal in the Oral Health category of the second annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program.

Rashida Jones received the Actors Inspiration Award on June 12th at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s 8th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic.

Tina Knowles-Lawson, Linda Johnson Rice, and Manuela Testolini, were honored at the Ladylike Foundation‘s 9th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon on June 3rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The National Audubon Society announced the appointment of Richard H. Lawrence, Jr., founder of Overlook Investment Group, to its board of directors.

PathVis was awarded the $300,000 first place prize from the Vodafone Americas Foundation at the Social Innovation Summit 2017 for their smartphone-based platform that detects and helps track infectious disease outbreaks.

Maltese Chef, David Darmanin showcased his Mediterranean dishes at The 32nd Annual Chefs’ Tribute to CityMeals on Wheels at Rockefeller Center in New York City on June 12th.

MTS Logistics held its 7th Annual Bike Tour for Autism on June 10th where over 110 bikers biked across Manhattan and Brooklyn for Autism Awareness.

YEA! MN ended the school year with an adventure in Rice Lake State Park to celebrate the year’s work.

The first Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking took place at Kean University’s Human Rights Institute on June 8th.  

The Orange County Association of REALTORS launched its inaugural Leadership Academy and accepted twenty applicants into the program this week.

United HomeCare awarded the Claude Pepper Lifetime Achievement Award to nine individuals and companies that have made a difference in the lives of elderly and disabled adults in Miami-Dade County.

Vision To Learn announced support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that will help provide eyeglasses to tens of thousands of children across the country.

Audre Lorde Project’s Board of Directors announced Cara Page’s departure as Executive Director, effective August 31st.

The National FFA Organization selected 50 young people to participate in the 2017 New Century Farmer conference.

Boo2Bullying partnered with Animator, Brian Neil Hoff during Comic Con Palm Springs. The partnership will benefit school assembly programs in California for their anti-bullying campaigns.

News about opportunities, initiatives

PENCIL, Inc. announced their 2017 PENCIL Gala for October 17th at Gotham Hall in New York City.

TransJustice announced their 13th Annual Trans Day of Action will be celebrated Friday, June 23rd at Washington Square Park.

Registration is now open for the 4 Pillars Conference in Dallas on November 30th.

Local citizens, staff from nonprofit organizations, and business, community, and government leaders are invited to attend and help identify possible solutions to the area’s challenges at the Community Issues Summit on June 19th at Dwight-Englewood School.

The CCE Bake Off, hosted by The Enterprise Center, will take place on June 22nd for bakers and taste testers to take part in.

PMDMC announced the final schedule for the PMDMC Conference on July 6th and 7th. Registration is now open for the two day event.

The Urban Institute has conducted a study on rental housing discrimination against the LGBTQ community and invites individuals to a panel discussion where the findings will be presented for the first time on June 29th at the Urban Institute.

Guests are invited to The Stratford’s Networking Breakfast in Chapel Hill on June 22nd.

The Jerry Garcia Foundation will take part in Dead & Company‘s Charity Outreach Initiative as part of this summer’s concert tour. The organization hopes to inspire butterfly garden plantings and interactive art in partnership with the Save Our Monarchs Foundation by distributing free butterfly garden seeds and pollinator seeds to the first 300 people at each concert who visit their tent.

The fifth annual Hamptons Cup presented by Cartier will take place on August 6th to benefit Robin Hood.

NetSquared Buffalo is hosting free breakfast information sessions open to all nonprofits, funders and interested individuals. Registration is now open for the events on June 20th and July 25th.

Two custom-made clutches worn at the New York premiere of “Rough Night” will be auctioned with proceeds going to the Children’s Emergency Shelter of Fort Smith.

Gifford Cat Shelter is hosting a Lularoe Pop-up Fundraiser event on June 28th, with proceeds benefitting the shelter.

An Evening with Ceres will take place on September 25th with a meal, conversations, and insights from leaders in sustainability.

On July 11th at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research, the health equity report, initiated by The Health Collaborative, will be unveiled featuring speaker Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION.

A Leg To Stand On announced their Rocktober Fests for October 25th and 26th in Chicago and New York City.

The Musical Arts Institute presents the 5th Annual Gala Performance and invites the community to attend the event on June 23rd for an evening of soul, jazz, R&B, and funk at the Logan Center for the Performing Arts.  

High Water Women is now accepting donations and volunteers for the 2017 High Water Women Backpack Drive.


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