News about grants, gifts
RedRover awarded more than $15,000 in grant funds to five domestic violence shelters across the United States, enabling the shelters to create on-site space to house pets through their Safe Housing program.
Nine organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine received planning grants from the Barr Foundation this month to advance greater success for all students.
SunTrust Foundation provided a $150,000 grant to National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives in an effort to connect communities with local law enforcement and build trust, knowledge and confidence.
Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust announced the first round of $10 million in grants and contracts to mental health and wellness initiatives that will help vulnerable Californians on July 26th.
Wayne State University was chosen along with 15 other institutions to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support data collection about Ph.D. careers in STEM and humanities fields.
On August 2nd, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present more than $2.6 million in funds to nonprofit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs.
United States Tennis Association Foundation granted 31 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $300,000 on July 26th.
News about people, groups
Voya Financial, Inc. launched a national fellowship program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teachers, in partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year on July 20th.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations kicked off their second fellowship with an opening retreat in Seattle, Washington on July 17th.
On July 20th, Stroock’s Public Service Project partnered with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to develop a guide helping nonprofits and service providers navigate complex legal questions and specific scenarios related to immigration enforcement.
The Carter Center named eight U.S. recipients of the 2017-2018 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism on July 21st.
Amida Care received the City & State and New York Nonprofit Media PRIDE Award on July 21st.
Natalye Paquin will join Points of Light in September as the new CEO.
The National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2017 top achievement awards on July 21st.
A.J. Nagaraj was named assistant vice president for Campaign Operations and Fundraising Strategy at Stony Brook University.
Karen Barbosa was appointed the Executive Director of Riverzedge Arts on July 10th.
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York named the 10 semifinalists for this year’s New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards on July 24th.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Registration is open for Our Common Future being held in Detroit October 25th-27th.
The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City program is offering summer information sessions to assist artists in their grant applications which are due September 25th.
Catalysts of the Climate Economy National Innovation Summit will take place September 6th-9th.
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer’s Second Annual South Florida Dream Fore a Cure Golf Tournament will take place on November 9th at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter will host the 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on November 15th.
Spots are now open for the free Fall Board Leadership Boot Camp being held August through December.
Social Media Strategy Summit will take place October 17th -19th in New York City.
CR Magazine will announce the winners of the 10th annual Responsible CEO Award and 7th annual Lifetime Achievement Award at the COMMIT!Forum on October 11th-12th at MGM National Harbor.
The Nonprofit Leadership Summit will take place on September 18th, 20th, and 22nd. Early bird registration is available now.
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