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News about grants, gifts

Wipro Limited and First Book will donate five thousand books to students in the Mountain View and East Palo Alto area throughout August.

Pamela Rothstein and the students at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation Beit Sefer (Religious School) raised money for CYCLE Kids as one of their Tzedakah causes. 

The HealthWell Foundation opened a Giant Cell Arteritis Fund to provide co-payment and premium assistance to eligible Medicare patients. Through the fund, HealthWell will provide up to $6,000 in copayment or premium assistance to individuals who have annual household incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.

Danbury Hospital received a generous leadership gift from Yoriko McClure to transform its cardiac operating room into a multi-functional cardiovascular surgical suite. The new clinical space is scheduled for completion in 2018 and will be named The Yoriko McClure Surgical Suite at Danbury Hospital.

Code of Support Foundation received a $75,000 grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to support COSF’s case coordination program. 

The Jewish Communal Fund distributed $397 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2017 fiscal year, a 4 percent increase from 2016.

Northwest Federal Credit Union donated $13,000 to six local charities as part of the credit union’s 70 Acts of We, celebrating 70 years of service to the community.

Squatty Potty is sponsoring the bathrooms in Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah‘s 22nd home, located in Hurricane, Utah.  In addition to donating money for the home, Squatty Potty employees volunteered to paint the bathrooms and bedrooms.

The San Diego Foundation provided $2.7 million in scholarships for students for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

GHR Foundation and OpenIDEO choose five Social Innovators as Winning Cohort in Inaugural $1M BridgeBuilder Challenge. 

News about people, groups

Hunter Douglas and Habitat for Humanity celebrated the 25th anniversary of their partnership. Hunter Douglas provides privacy blinds for homes built by the organization. 

Delivering Good welcomed executives from the children’s, fashion and home industries at the 11th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon on June 7th. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored national partner Anthem Foundation with the Chairman’s Award at the nonprofit’s annual Midwest Youth of the Year celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

The SunTrust Foundation partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives to bring police and the community together through upcoming programs and events such as “The Law and Your Community” program as well as NOBLE Town Halls in the cities of Baltimore, Richmond and Atlanta.

New York’s Central Park was the center of a major ivory crush sponsored by African Wildlife Foundation and its conservation partners on August 3rd. The event focused on the destruction of 2 tons of confiscated ivory – worth over $8 million.

The Young Person’s Choir concluded its current season with its Mostly Mozart Festival debut at the Lincoln Center. 

The Recycling Partnership is working with more than 30 major U.S. companies to fund curbside recycling improvement projects in more than 400 communities across the nation. 

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst launched the Leadership In Action program. Leadership in Action pulls together several well-known and highly respected experts who have spent their careers working in the health care sector and pairs them with state-based consumer health advocates working on Center-funded campaigns on the ground to make the health system innovate to better serve the needs of vulnerable people.

The Space Foundation engaged in local community outreach throughout the summer with local libraries and community centers throughout Colorado Springs. 

Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy program added two new staff members, Toren Lewis and Emily Stephens, in our Northern California office and promoted Nona Randois as our new California Director. The organization also added bilingual counsel, Sara Matlin, in Northern California and counsel Shyaam Subramanian in Southern California.

News about opportunities, initiatives

NewSchools Venture Fund will offer up to $8 million in new funding opportunities in support of teams of educators and entrepreneurs working to achieve outstanding results for the schools and students they serve.

On October 20th, thousands of people will stand in solidarity with those undergoing cancer treatments every day as part of the Be Bold, Be Bald! campaign. To date, the event has raised over $1.2 million to fight cancer. 

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater will unveil its third stage, The Yard, for its opening performance on September 19th. The uniquely intimate 500-seat Courtyard Theater, inspired by the stages of early modern England; and Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare—a 200-seat studio that serves a variety of artistic concepts.

 Applications are now open for Points of Light‘s 9/11 Day of Service grants. Grants will support service events focused on completing home improvement projects for military caregivers.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Los Angeles Theatre Center will hold the fifth annual Latino Scene Showcase on Wednesday, August 9th at  at the El Portal Theatre.

Animal Grantmakers will hold its 18th Annual Conference, “Animal Grantmakers Comes of Age,” from October 15th through 18th in Portland, Oregon. The event is sponsored by Maddie’s FundPetSmart Charities and Kirkpatrick Foundation.

StoryCenter will hold a Free Digital Storytelling Workshop on August 16th and 17th at their office in Berkeley, California. 

The Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University on Saturday, August 12th will be live-streamed. The event will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time and will conclude at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

The Communication’s Network will hold an talk with Trabian Shorters, CEO of the BMe Community entitled “Telling the Truth About Black Men” focusing on why communication is a critical element of advancing social change. 


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