6.18.18 US Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

The CUNY J-School received a $20 million dollar gift from Craig Newmark on June 11th.

The complete list of 100 local nonprofits awarded grants of $100,000 each through The Cummings Foundation’s $100k for 100 is now available.

The Boston Foundation announced $4.3 million in grants to Greater Boston organizations on June 12th.

Goya Foods made a donation of three tons of Goya products to victims of the volcano in Guatemala this past week.

The NoVo Foundation announced $34 million in Radical Hope Fund grants to 19 social justice organizations in the United States and Global South on June 13th.

Outten & Golden honored Damayan Migrant Workers Association and Public Justice Center with grants during the firm’s annual Public Interest Award ceremony.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. awarded a Community Grant to P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray Elementary School in New York to support its Breakfast with Books program on June 12th.

Representatives from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation surprised the American Outreach Foundation with a $10,000 grant this week.

The Eisner Foundation announced on June 12th that it would award $925,000 through eight grants in the second quarter of 2018.

News about people, groups

Cheryl Glicker Milstein was elected chair of the board of trustees of Barnard College on June 7th.

Financial Solutions Lab and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced eight fintech innovators as winners of its Fourth Annual $3 Million Challenge on June 7th.

ExpandED Schools hosted its signature fundraising event: The 2018 Spring Benefit, Celebrating Innovation in Education on June 12th at Sony Square in New York.

Maternity Care Coalition selected Marianne A. Fray as the new CEO on June 8th.

Border Angels celebrated Bi National Mass on June 9th.

safeTstep partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston, Inc. earlier this month to promote the Extreme Weather Ready Expo.

The Land Trust Alliance announced Chase Warden as chief operating and financial officer on June 8th.

The Peaceful Valley Donkey entered into a 5-year agreement on June 8th with the National Park Service to relocate approximately 2,500 wild burros from Death Valley State Park and the Mojave National Preserve.

Plexus Worldwide launched its newest product, Plexus Lean™ on June 8th in front of 11,000 Ambassadors at its Plexus Legacy Convention in Orlando.

The Chanda Plan’s Big Event raised over $300,000.

The Actors’ Gang was selected as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove on June 6th.

Ride Sunday 2018 raised almost $200k for charity on June 12th.

The Los Angeles Mission has selected RKD Group to provide direct mail and online fundraising services to increase donor support as of June 11th.

Habitat of Humanity of Snohomish County’s Honduras Cultural Night took place on June 14th.

FSG named Greg Hills and Lauren A. Smith as their new co-CEOs.

Shane Rabalais was recently congratulated for his 20 years of charitable contributions to Angels’ Place children’s charity.

Terri Wallace has accepted the position of executive director of Special Ops Survivors.

The American Foundation for the Blind launched the Helen Keller Archive on June 12th.

USTA Foundation announced a three-year relationship with Deloitte on June 12th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

SHIFT NC’s Awkward to Awesome training course will be held on September 13th.

The San Diego Foundation Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement’s Clearing The Air Networking Program will be on June 22nd.

GEO and Weissberg Foundation are partnering with the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum, and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers to host a happy hour in Washington, DC on June 21st at Tonic at Quigley’s.

The Public Media Development and Marketing Conference will be held July 10th-13th.

The Secrets of the Universe is the final production in The Hub Theatre‘s 10th season, and will run from July 6th-29th at the John Swayze Theatre in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Audre Lorde Project is seeking volunteer help during the Annual Trans Day of Action on June 22nd.

The 2018 Prosperity Summit will take place September 5th-7th at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

The National Partnership for New Americans announced the Cities for Citizenship “America is Home” Initiative on June 8th.

ComNet18 will take place on October 10th-12th.

The Yu-Ai Kai Annual Meeting will take place on June 21st in San Jose, California.

CommunEATy is hosting a late-night dinner soiree at The Kitchen at Atomic on June 24th.

Big Path Capital’s ICS Nantucket will take place July 18th-19th.

CYCLE Kids released the date for their 2019 Spring Classic to be May 2nd.

The Undies Project presents Cocktails & Comedy with Ross Bennett on September 29th.

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