News about grants, gifts
National Endowment for the Arts presented an Art Works award of $60,000 to The Metropolitan Opera Guild to support opera-based teaching and learning in public elementary schools in New York City and New Jersey.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Honda announced a $1 million gift from the automaker to establish the Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement designed to enhance pediatric mobility.
The SS United States Conservancy received a major donation of a collection of artifacts from the SS United States’ captain’s quarters.
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools will offer over $500,000 in prizes, to recognize great teaching in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced grant awards totaling more than $10.3 million for 12 Pew Fellowships, 39 project grants, and 2 advancement grants.
SC Johnson donated over $15 million in pest control products and financial support to help at-risk families combat mosquitoes that may carry Zika virus.
The Eisner Foundation announced that it would award $525,000 through five grants in the second quarter of 2017 to support intergenerational programs in Los Angeles.
News about people, groups
Jenny Dixon, director of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, announced her retirement from the position at the end of this year.
The Charles Bronfman Prize announced David Lubell as its 2017 recipient for his work creating welcoming communities for immigrants and refugees.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City held their spring concert on June 17th.
The Tenement Museum announced named Kevin Jennings president of the cultural and education institution.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation endorsed the Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and their families to be published in a dedicated supplement of Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
The Center for Reproductive Rights announced five new members of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Third Sector New England, based in Boston, announced that it is changing its name to TSNE MissionWorks as of June 22nd.
City Harvest joined Feeding America to launch Starbucks’ FoodShare program in New York City, collecting unsold food from 45 Starbucks locations. To kick off the partnership, 100 Starbucks employees assembled 5,000 kids’ snack packs in Madison Square Park that were distributed to soup kitchens and food pantries across the city.
The Ford Foundation announced the appointment of Ai-jen Poo to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees.
ArcheDream for Humankind’s Variety Show took place June 16th-18th featuring a unique combination of past creations and new, original material.
JPMorgan Chase and the Financial Solutions Lab at the Center for Financial Services Innovation announced the winners of the $3 million Fintech Competition to improve financial health of overlooked populations in America on June 15th.
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls welcomed Cynthia Jaros and Maeve Kelly to their staff as Development Director and Communications and Program Associate.
The New York Academy of Medicine recently hosted its annual Gala honoring three visionary leaders in urban health: Dr. Richard N. Merkin of Heritage Provider Network, Dr. Julie Gerberding of Merck & Co., Inc. and Merck for Mothers, and Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford.
The Fund for Academic Renewal created five Special Purpose Funds, designed specifically to help individual donors pool their resources with those of others who want to support liberal arts and sciences programs.
The Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art announced that it has elected Amy Bermingham, Gilberto Cárdenas, George Merck, and Richard J. Miller as new members.
United HomeCare was celebrated by Miami Today with a Bronze Medal for 43 years of service to the elderly and 37 years as Lead Agency for the Alliance for Aging, Community Care for the Elderly Program.
Medical Teams International is partnering with the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation to help alleviate the suffering of families caught in the crossfire of the war in Syria.
ChicagoMade Music Collective: Leveraging the Local to go Global took place on June 23rd at Captain’s Hard Time Dining, as an opportunity for local music industry professionals and working musicians to network with one another.
Social Finance announced the launch of the Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success Project. The project will support 2,000 immigrants and refugees in Greater Boston to make successful transitions to employment, higher wage jobs, and higher education.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Fund for Peace launched ‘The Bottom 100‘ to mark World Refugee Day. In contrast to the many global ‘Rich Lists’ that are published each year, The Bottom 100 reveals the personal stories of one hundred of the world’s poorest individuals across the globe who are struggling to get by.
artEquity announced that the 3rd annual national facilitator training program will take place in Los Angeles on September 7th-10th and October 19th-22nd.
ATX Pinery invites everyone to grab apparel to wear from the charity-driven pineapple clothing brand on International Pineapple Day on June 27th.
LENDonate has launched a hybrid, online lending platform for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The platform lets nonprofits source loans and donations simultaneously by uniting nonprofits with lenders, including financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, and accredited investors for quick funding of high-quality, low cost loans.
Registration for The Social Media Strategies Summit, New York is now open. Individuals and organizations are invited to hear new and relevant topics around the social media industry.
Urban Institute hosts Making Sense of New Evidence on Private School Vouchers on June 26th at the Institute.
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