News about grants, gifts
The Carroll Shelby Foundation was a key sponsor of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ inaugural Walk L.A. event, which raised funds to improve healthcare for children. Their sponsorship included a $5,000 donation that went directly to the Helping Hands Fund.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded Campbell Univerisity a grant to fund an 18-month national exploration — the Rural Philanthropic Analysis — designed to create, identify and enhance new ideas and insights to improve the practice and impact of charitable organizations when it comes to supporting healthy, equitable rural communities.
The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation awarded a Community Grant to the Boston Teachers Union School. The grant will cover the one-time setup costs associated with furnishing an on-site, student-focused writing center in partnership with 826 Boston, a nonprofit organization that provides free writing and tutoring programs for Boston students ages 6 – 18.
News about people, groups
Disney Parks is partnering with Points of Light to launch a new complimentary ticket program that rewards nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. with Disney theme park tickets for hosting or participating in family volunteering activities.
The 12th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment was wrapped up the week of June 25th.
Border Angels held their monthly water drop on July 15th.
Robert S. Scalea joined the Collegium Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors on July 6th.
The Parkinson’s Foundation hired Sean Kramer as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer. Kramer will oversee fundraising initiatives for the national organization, working from its offices in New York and Miami.
BBVA Compass has appointed Ryan Parker as its new San Antonio CEO.
Jewish Communal Fund announced today the appointment of Zoya Raynes as President of the Fund.
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls welcomed Nora Alvarez, Pattie Diggin, and Lisa Passante to its current Board of Directors on July 12th.
Give2Asia became the latest overseas non-governmental organization to successfully register in China under a new law that went into effect on January 1st.
The National Audubon Society appointed Deeohn Ferris, J.D., as vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the conservation organization.
Shelley Binder has been appointed Major Gifts Campaign Director for Metropolitan New York Region and Westchester for Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
The Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative released a second case study on the evolution, structure, and challenges of the Funder Collaborative bringing national and local funders together to learn about and support teen Jewish initiatives in ten communities around the country.
Virtual, Inc. announced the signing of five of the most innovative associations in the technology disciplines of blockchain, identity management, open source software, Internet learning and digital encoding: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, IDPro, Internet of Learning Consortium, Open Mobile Alliance, and The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium.
Wispact appointed Kevin Hayde as its new Executive Director.
The Lexington Academy held a graduation bike ride through Central Park with their teachers, parents, grandparents and CYCLE Kids enthusiasts last month.
Cordes Foundation launched their new website highlighting grantee and impact investment partners and its global roster of Cordes Fellows.
News about opportunities, initiatives
On July 27th, the Dairy Queen system is encouraging fans to Eat Dessert First during Miracle Treat Day, when $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating Dairy Queen locations throughout the U.S. will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Registration is now open for the Engineers Without Borders-USA Conference being held October 5th-7th.
From July 10th-31st, Boys & Girls Clubs of America invites Club alumni to share their success stories with videos to participate in the #BGCmade contest for the chance to win $10,000 for their neighborhood Boys & Girls Club.
The Council on Foundations‘ nomination period for the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking is now open. Nominations will be accepted until August 11th.
WE‘s third annual U.S. National Special of WE Day will air on August 4th, uniting likeminded individuals and providing a platform for youth and families to create change in their communities and around the world.
A ceremony will be held on July 17th to celebrate the Louis Armstrong House Museum’s new Education Center.
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