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8.21.17 US Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund awarded $4.68 million in grants at its March and June Board meetings.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research raised nearly $9 million for cancer research at the 19th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration on August 15th.

Stony Brook University received a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans.

Since launching in June 2016, the Better Together Fund, an initiative at Central Florida Foundation created in response to the Pulse nightclub tragedy, has received more than $1.1 million in contributions.

Shoes For Crews donated 400,000 pairs of shoes for resale with funds supporting elephant conservation and education programs in Africa through Elephant Cooperation. The partnership will fund two years of anti-poaching drone operations over portions of Botswana and provide support to African Parks.

Cedars-Sinai awarded $4.8M in grants to support community clinics and other safety net organizations for the underserved in Los Angeles.

News about people, groups

The National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Los Angeles Theatre Center hosted their fifth annual Latino Scene Showcase at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California on August 9th. 

Cure International India has officially opened clubfoot clinics in all 29 Indian states as of August 10th.

The United States Tennis Association Foundation announced the 10 winners of the 19th annual National Junior Tennis and Learning Essay Contest on August 10th.

Climate Generation is collaborating with the Minnesota Department of Commerce to offer an Energy Engagement Student Internship for eight college-aged summer interns.

Createquity named Mirae Kim as the winner of the inaugural Creatiquity Arts Research Prize on August 11th.

Henry Schein, Inc. launched its 2017 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program, which supports community health centers across the country in their efforts to provide medical and oral health screenings at free health events held in underserved communities

Georgia State University set an annual fundraising record in the fiscal year that ended June 30th, raising more than $50 million in its Burning Bright campaign.

The 2017 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is being awarded to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.

The HealthWell Foundation has launched a new Acute Myeloid Leukemia fund to provide copayment and premium assistance to eligible acute myeloid leukemia patients on Medicare.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or pounce your way to the finish line in Gifford Cat Shelter’s Meow Mile 5K Road Rally on September 9th at Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Naked Juice‘s #DrinkGoodDoGood campaign is asking people to do some good with their selfies. For every selfie taken with a fruit or vegetable using #DrinkGoodDoGood, Naked Juice donates the monetary equivalent of 10 pounds of produce to communities in need, up to $500,000 worth of fruit and vegetables.

The Institute of International Education’s Annual Gala will take place at The Pierre on October 16th.

The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research is presenting Luncheon of Stars at Four Seasons Hotel on October 22nd.

The Women & Girls Fund will host The Importance of Laughter on October 21st at Chatterley’s Banquet Hall.

The University of Southern California’s 11th annual SLAM competition offers $10,000 cash prize for best ‘Connected Health in the Workplace’ concept. Entries must be submitted by September 9th.

Eyes on Your Mission Academy Miami’s Fall enrollment is now open.

Global Youth Connect’s flagship delegation to Rwanda is currently underway and can be followed on social media websites using the hashtag #GYCRwanda.

The inaugural RAISE 2017 national conference will take place on September 25th-26th in Washington, D.C.

Atlanta will host The Soul of Philanthropy at the Auburn Avenue Research library, beginning November 1st.

The Digital Strategy Innovation Summit is taking place on October 19th and 20th.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated‘s Prayer Breakfast is being sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and will take place on September 23rd.

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery will present Leslie Baum: “Here Comes the Rainbow” on August 27th.


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