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News about grants, gifts

Code for America received $2 million in new funding for its national Brigade network from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The support will help expand the network over the next 2 years, building on Knight’s early support of the initiative. 

The James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has instantaneously funded all current Washington, D.C., classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. In addition to the current requests, the Foundation will match donations to new D.C. projects submitted on DonorsChoose.org.

The Aetna Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to advance diversity and inclusion at Harvard Medical School. The new grant will bolster a diversity fund that supports multiple programs designed to tackle the lack of diversity among medical professionals, including STEM education programs for K-12 students, support for underrepresented minority medical students and faculty development opportunities.

Becton Dickinson and Company and the National Association of Community Health Centers are awarding five community health centers with grants for a total of $1 million to extend programs that will help patients manage their medications and courses of treatment. Each of the following centers will receive $200,000: Baldwin Family Health Centers, Baldwin, Michigan; Consejo de Salud de Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico; The Dimock Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Queens Care Health Centers, Los Angeles, California; Santa Rosa Community Health, Santa Rosa, California.

KORE Foundation received a grant for $1,800,000.00 from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase income generating opportunities and food security in the Centre Department of Haiti.

The Hillcrest Foundation has committed $1 million to help create a new comprehensive breast center at Parkland Health & Hospital System, joining generous donors throughout the community who have raised $36 million for the project.

In 2018 Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has awarded 142 foundation-managed scholarships totaling more than $763,000. Annually, SVCF administers more than 45 scholarship programs, and has awarded more than $15.9 million to students since 2007.

News about people, groups

Salesforce.org, in conjunction with Dreamforce, will present its ninth annual Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals fundraiser on Wednesday, September 26, featuring a live performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-award winning rock band Metallica at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco.

Tuesday’s Children will hold its annual “Rise Up For Resilience” Gala in New York on September 13. The evening will honor the National Football League for its support of Tuesday’s Children, and the U.S. Navy’s Gold Star Program for its work to help families who have lost a member while on active duty.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition will host their 16th Annual Los Angeles Impact Awards Luncheon on September 6 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. All honorees have been selected for outstanding achievements and contributions to the region’s Latino community. For the first time ever, NHMC will present an award for Outstanding Online Series, which will be presented to AltaMed’s English and Spanish telenovela web-series Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame).

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 22nd annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts will take place on Wednesday, September 12th at the Sidney Harman Theatre in Washington, DC. The event raises scholarship funds for students who have demonstrated extraordinary talent in the arts.

The J. Paul Getty Museum appointed Keishia Gu as head of Education. Ms. Gu brings 20 years of K-12 and university teaching and administrative experience to the role. She will join the Museum’s Education department in early September.

The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention will hold its Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills on Friday, September 7th.  The invite-only gala celebrates the 13th year of the foundation, which has raised over $3 million for drug awareness and prevention, focused on high-risk communities.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Greeting Card Association’s 77th Annual Convention will take place September 26-29 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Keynote Presenter at the conference will be Leatrice Eiseman, Director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information & Training; and Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a new online resource center on dental therapy to serve as an educational hub for consumer health advocates, philanthropy, journalists, policymakers, health professionals, parents, students, colleges and universities, and libraries to learn about dental therapy and how it is changing the lives of children, their families and their communities.

Chanda Plan Foundation’s 4th annual Well Planned Paaarty will take place September 26th at The Studios at Overland Crossing in Denver, Colorado.

The African American Community Service Agency will host their 40 Anniversary Gala, 40 Years of the AACSA & Honoring Black Excellence!, on October 6 at the Fairmont San Jose, in San Jose, California.

The Philanthropic Initiative and New England International Donors are co-hosting the 2018 Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium September 6-7 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cocktails & Comedy, a fundraiser to benefit The Undies Project, will take place Saturday, September 29th at St. Catherine of Siena, Riverside, Connecticut.

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