7.2.18 US News Bits

News about grants, gifts

The Draper Foundation Fund recently awarded area nonprofits $664,800.

The St. David’s Foundation announced $30 million in grants for area healthcare needs on June 27th.

The Brown Arts Initiative announced grants totaling $87,730 were awarded to 20 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and professional staff at Brown University in support of artistic production, presentation, and research on June 22nd.

The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance announced that $1.35 million in grants were awarded to 34 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time hours on June 21st.

Easterseals Southern California received a $1.75 million gift to expand its adult day services in Orange County on June 22nd.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. awarded a Community Grant to The John F. Kennedy School in Boston on June 25th.

News about people, groups

The Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles selected Jeremy Bernard as its next President on June 20th.

Nexen Tire America Inc. partnered with the 6th annual ESPN LA Golf Classic charity event, benefitting the V Foundation for Cancer Research on June 22nd.

The Parkinson’s Foundation announced five new members of its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council on June 13th.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released The Health of America Community Investment Report on June 20th.

One Drop announced a partnership with Phillips Auction House on June 22nd to host Art for One Drop.

On June 23rd, the Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana and the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport hosted a free expungement workshop and job readiness fair at Morning Star Baptist Church.

Evite won the 2018 Silver Halo Award for Best Consumer Donation/Crowdfunding Campaign for its Evite Donations feature on June 22nd.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition presented Net Neutrality Advocacy Day on June 26th in Washington, D.C.

Frame 48 in collaboration with Dash announced the launch of  Starting from Scratch on June 25th.

The Parkinson’s Foundation welcomed five new members to its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council on June 13th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Ignite Institute’s Transforming Broken Systems Across Sectors will be July 17th at Oakland City Hall.

The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design’s Shared Ground: Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies will be September 20th- 22nd.

Baseball for All’s National Tournament will be August 2nd-5th in Rockford.

The Philanthropic Initiative’s Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium will be held September 6th- 7th in Boston.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter will host their July 2018 Educational Program and Breakfast on July 10th.

Lands’ End partnered with the National Summer Learning Association on a year-long initiative to promote the importance of quality summer learning opportunities for every child, every summer.

Innovation Enterprise’s Digital Publishing Innovation Summit will take place July 18th and 19th in New York.

Independent Sector Affinity will host BoxWorks 2018 on August 29th-30th.

Prosperity Now is kicking off its first Camp Prosperity on July 9th.

Playra will take place on July 18th in New York City.

Concern Foundation for Cancer Research will host its 44th Annual Block Party on the back lot of Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on July 14th.

See Chicago Dance’s Fourth Annual Gala will be September 25th.

The Hedge Fund Association will present Delivering Alpha 2018 on July 18th at The Pierre Hotel.

CNA and Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program will begin in July.

The Communications Network’s ComNet 2018 will take place October 10th- 12th in San Francisco.


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