8.20.18 US News

News about grants, gifts

The Innovate Fund allocated $21.5 million in New Markets Tax Credits to The Franklin School and Highland Baking Co. on August 8th.

Neighborhood STRONG received a $23,000 Partnership Grant Program award from Austin Bank, Southside Bank, Citizens National Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas on August 15th.

The Arnall Family Foundation announced a $1 million Innovation Grant focused on improving transportation for families in Oklahoma County who have children in the foster care system on August 9th.

The Air Force Aid Society announced on August 8th that it will award $6.2 million in General Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.

Ballmer Group announced a $59 million, five-year commitment to Social Solutions on August 9th.

News about people, groups

Mary Mack was elected to the United Way’s Worldwide Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

USTA Foundation announced the 10 winners of the 20th annual NJTL Essay Contest on August 9th.

Guests of PENCIL and the New York Stock Exchange kicked off the 2018-2019 school year with the ringing of The New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell on August 9th.

LGCY Power hosted a special week-long charity event to raise money in support of Tiny Hero during the week of August 7th.

The 9th annual Apollo In the Hamptons was held on August 11th.

John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on August 7th.

BitGive welcomed Rumi Morales and Goldman Sachs to its Board of Directors on August 8th.

Buddy Bike, LLC is raising funds to provide The Buddy Bike to East Side Riders Bike Club.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan named Michael J. Mirto as its new vice President of Philanthropic Services on August 9th.

Tomorrow Sleep and Good360 teamed up to provide mattresses to families impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

The 9th Annual Top Chef & Taste of Telluride took place on August 10th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon will take place on November 1st.

Art Buddies is seeking mentors for their fall programs in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Prosperity Now and the National League of Cities will host a discussion on inclusive municipal economic strategies on August 21st.

Good Grief’s 8th Annual Gala, A Night Among Our Stars will take place on October 11th at The Park Savoy Estate.

City Harvest’s BID will be held on October 4th at Metropolitan Pavilion.

Donor Network West and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland present the photography and multimedia exhibition Giving Me Life: A Visual Journey of African American Organ and Tissue Transplant Recipients. The art installation is currently on view at AAMLO through August 31st.

Registration for The Ceres Conference 2019 will open in December.

The Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium program will take place September 6th- 7th in Boston.


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