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7.10.17 US Nonprofit News

 |  Haily Jones

News about grants, gifts

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California received a $6.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to promote ambitious pulmonary medicine research.  

15 American Academy of Family Physicians Chapters each received a $5,000 grant to bring the “Vaccinations 4 Teens” program to members to increase teen vaccination rates.

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot received a $5 million gift from Taube Philanthropies on June 27th. 

MT2 launched a July 4th donation initiative to support law enforcement police charities which benefit children.

The Otto Bremer Trust awarded $6,515,105 million in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

Ardent Mills hosted its third Colorado Charity Golf Tournament on June 22nd and raised $140,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies.

Walton Family Foundation will make new investments totaling $35 million to secure the future health of the Colorado River Basin and the Mississippi River Delta. 

The Darden Foundation made a $1.7 million donation to Feeding America on behalf of Darden’s U.S.-based restaurants.

Henry Schein, Inc. will donate $100,000 in health care products and cash over the next five years to the Foundation for Endodontics in support of the organization’s upcoming outreach trips to treat the endodontic needs of people.

News about people, groups

Project Abroad celebrated the first anniversary of its refugee program in Italy this past month.

Lisa Bowman received the 2017 Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award from the American Marketing Association.

The Bridgespan Group and The Ford Foundation unveiled a new “Grantmaking Pyramid” aimed at building strong, resilient nonprofit organizations.

Voya Financial, Inc. appointed Trish Walsh to the board of directors of the Partnership for After School Education.

Independent Sector named the five finalists for the 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award: Sarah Eagle Heart of Native Americans in Philanthropy, Blair Glencorse of Accountability Lab, Cesar Gonzalez of StartingBloc, Laura Weidman Powers of Code2040, and Ginger Zielinskie of Benefits Data Trust.

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the American Brain Foundation created a new scholarship award that will advance research in cognitive aging to benefit people with age-related memory loss.

BidPal named Robert O. Carr to its board of directors.

Thomas W. Toomey was named the new Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute.

The Salk Institute launched the Architecture Conservation Program, designed to address ongoing preservation of the nearly 60-year-old Modernist structure.

Over 250 City Harvest volunteers traversed the Jacob K. Javits Center on June 27th to rescue 103,970 pounds of food from the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show. The collected food was after delivered to soup kitchens and food pantries across Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.

Markle Foundation and Microsoft Corporation announced a three-year partnership to expand Markle’s Skillful initiative.

Accountability Counsel named Gary Cookhorn to the organization’s board of directors.

The Law Offices of Mark Peacock & SafetyHeroes.org presented the 8th annual fundraiser benefitting the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund on Thursday, June 29th.

Osprey Packs has become the latest outdoor gear manufacturer to support the Himalayan Stove Project.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Chanda Plan Foundation will celebrate the grand opening of its new Chanda Center for Health with an open house on July 22nd at the center located in Lakewood, Colorado.

Registration is now open for the Impact Capitalism Summit-Nantucket to be held July 19th-20th.

In partnership with Barcelona International Peace Resource Center and the International Catalan Institute for Peace, the International Center for Transitional Justice will hold “Negotiating Peace and Justice: A course on the Place of Transitional Justice in Peace Processes,” October 9th-13th in Barcelona, Spain.  

The 3rd Annual Talk of the Town, set for July 13th, will bring together four iconic sports announcers: Eric Nadel, Chuck Cooperstein, Brad Sham, and Dave Strader for a fundraising event.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations in partnership with Arizona Grantmakers Forum and Philanthropy Southwest will host the Grantee Inclusion Workshop December 5th-7th in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jim Mueller will discuss the rationale behind a strategic development plan for nonprofits on July 13th at the Museum of Discovery & Science.  

Isaac Bruce Foundation will host the annual Gridiron Gala on September 21st at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis.

Registration is now open for the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum being held in Seattle October 18th-20th.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is hosting free outdoor performances throughout the month of July.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU celebrates the art of Mexican photography this summer with two exhibitions: Becoming Mexico: The Photographs of Manuel Carrillo and Possible Worlds: Photography and Fiction in Mexican Contemporary Art beginning July 8th.

ONEHOPE Wine is participating in A Million Thanks, which sends personalized notes of encouragement and support to veterans and active military, as part of its Summer of Service initiative. Every bottle of California Red Wine Blend and California Zinfandel helps veterans continue their service through disaster relief.

StoryCenter will host a digital storytelling workshop at Hayward Public Library July 28th-29th. 

Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City Chapter will host a National Philanthropy Day Breakfast on November 20th at the Baruch College Conference Center.

Artist Trust is now accepting applications for the 2017 LaSalle Storyteller Award in Fiction from exceptional fiction writers based in Washington State.

The Hub Theatre will hold the regional premiere of “The Happiest Place on Earth,” by Philip Dawkins with performances being held from July 6th-23rd. 

Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program application period is open until October 1st for Alaska-based nonprofit and tribal executives.

Lighthouse Guild will host its annual LightYears Gala at New York City’s Mandarin Oriental on November 20th.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will host its annual Grants Banquet on August 2nd at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Cummings Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2018 cycle of the $100K for 100 program.

Urban Institute will host Employment Prospects for People with Criminal Records in Washington, DC on July 11th along with a breakfast.  


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