11.19.18 US News

News about grants, gifts

The Sean Anderson Foundation donated $10,000 to benefit Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program.

Baby2Baby brought together Hollywood heavy-hitters, business leaders and influencers across a wide range of industries at the “2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell.”  The seventh annual Gala presented by title sponsor Paul Mitchell raised more than $4.3 million to support its work providing low-income children with all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

Marshall University alumnus and Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys Smith, made a $25 million gift to the university’s Lewis College of Business.

The Community Chest‘s 2018-2019 Annual Campaign is underway to raise $315,000 for 24 nonprofit agencies and programs that help people in need in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey.

Green Door, Focus: HOPE, The Lyricist Society, LGBT Detroit and Sigma Pi Phi Iota Boulè Educational Foundation were awarded $15,000 each to better measure and evaluate their program’s impact on the lives, experiences and outcomes of boys and men of color. The organizations will partner with the University of Michigan School of Social Work Program Evaluation Group to complete their projects.

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles awarded $200,000 in emergency grants to four initiatives aiding victims and survivors, ensuring community security, combatting hate, and assisting refugees.

Atlantis Charter School launched its Atlantis 360 Fund. Donations will provide important support for academic programming, technology, the arts, faculty development and new initiatives throughout the year.

Winners of the $2.5 million prizes for the Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition were named by the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

The 19th Annual Emmys Golf Classic raised $335,000 for the Television Academy Foundation. Proceeds from the fundraiser, co-sponsored by STAPLES Center Premium Seating, will benefit the nonprofit Foundation’s educational programs.

The Cheyenne Martin Foundation will donate hundreds of turkeys to inner city families in Pittsburgh this Thanksgiving.

Cal State LA was awarded a $525,000 grant from the Weingart Foundation to accelerate the achievement of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) approved grants totaling $840,000 to local Jewish charities in the New York area through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund.

For the sixth consecutive year, Northern Light has made a $50,000 challenge grant to The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division to help fund this year’s annual distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets to individuals and families in need in the Greater Boston area.

The College of Engineering at Wayne State University received a $1 million gift from Nancy Philippart ’80, M.A. ’87, Ph.D. ’14 and Thomas McGrail ’82 to create a new center for global engineering education.

News about people, groups

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities, has published a new episode featuring the work of anti-drug activist Vasu Yajnik-Setia which premiered November 14th. 

Mutual of America named the recipients of its 2018 Community Partnership Award, which annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society.

CSX unveiled CSX Pride in Service, a new corporate community investment program to honor and serve veterans, active military, and first responders.

Gravyty and iWave have embarked on a strategic partnership designed to power artificial intelligence (AI) for the fundraising industry with fundraising intelligence data.

Morris Animal Foundation promoted Carol Borchert to Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy.

Vantagepoint ai partnered with Support The Troops to raise money for Veterans Day.

State Funeral for World War II Veterans named Scott Hartman, grandson of a World War II veteran,  Chairman for the State of New York.

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino have set a goal of  collecting fourteen tons of food during their annual Coins for Cans food drive benefiting The Food Depot.

Tourette Association of America will host the 2018 Gala on Thursday, November 15th at CAPITALE in the Bowery.  Honored at the event will be Domenick A. Cama, President and Chief Operating Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank.

Spring Power & Gas has recently contributed funding to EarthSpark.

Transwestern and KBS have partnered for a third year to support Wreaths Across America. The companies are collecting donations for wreath sponsorships at 31 KBS properties across the country where Transwestern provides property management services.

The California Endowment is partnering with Ise Lyfe, an award-winning artist and social justice advocate, to launch a new statewide juvenile justice exhibit. 

News about opportunities, initiatives

The applications for the Global Thinkers Forum ‘Telemachus’ & ‘Athena’ international mentoring programmes 2019 are now open. Deadline is November 30th.

Gander Group is partnering with Kathy Ireland Worldwide in support of the 12th Annual Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive organized by Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, and its President/CEO, Timothy J. Rooney.

Cities of Service is accepting applications for its second annual Engaged Cities Award. The international award program recognizes cities that have actively engaged their citizens to solve a critical public problem.

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation have opened the application period for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program. Grant applications will be available online through December 20th (11:59 p.m. EST). Applicants may visit BinGrant.org to apply.


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