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News about grants, gifts

The Art for Justice Fund began distributing its latest Activating Art and Advocacy grants. The funding will bring together at least one artist or arts organization and at least one criminal justice activist or organization to create work that challenges the narrative around criminal justice reform. A full list of the 18 grantees, including 11 new partnerships, can be found here.

Paralympic athlete Caitlin Sarubbi is receiving a scholarship to help achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

The Lighthouse Guild awarded 18 college scholarships of $7,500 each to students who are legally blind, including 17 students who are entering undergraduate schools and one student who is entering medical school.

The Head Of The Charles Regatta, through a grant to the National Rowing Foundation, will provide assistance and training support to American rowers preparing for August’s World Championships in Austria and qualifying events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Reserve Organization of America selected the 22 separate 2019 Henry J. Reilly Scholarship recipients, who each receive $2,500.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students. The foundation awarded $40,550 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and renewed another $52,100 in scholarships for college students who will be returning to class in the Fall.

News about people, groups

Edmondson served for more than two decades as the organization’s general counsel.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation board of trustees named Paul Edmondson its ninth president and CEO. Edmondson previously served as the organization’s general counsel, chief legal officer, and interim president.

The Gordon Parks Foundation will present and collaborate on a range of programs across the country during the remainder of 2019. In addition to exhibitions the foundation will host in its New York location, the Foundation will present exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.

Marguerite Casey Foundation president and CEO Luz Vega-Marquis will retire in 2020 after leading the organization since its founding in 2001.

Morris Animal Foundation elected its new board chair and added three new members to its board of trustees during the organization’s latest annual meeting. Amy Eagle Thompson is the new board chair and the new trustees are Ann Moore, Kyle Offermann, and John Kuenzi.

Nearly 1,200 children or adults with autism are served by the Developmental Disabilities Institute.

On June 17th, the Developmental Disabilities Institute raised over $220,000 at their annual golf classic in support of children and adults with autism on Long Island.

Marca Bristo and Gbenga Oyebode joined the Ford Foundation board of trustees.

The Hypersomnia Foundation named Emory University’s Caroline Maness as the inaugural recipient of their research award program.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. raised approximately $2 million for more than 150 charitable organizations at the 2019 Travelers Championship.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The John A. Hartford Foundation released its 2018 annual report on its aging and health efforts. A full copy of the report can be found here.

The Roseville Telephone Museum has one of the most extensive collections of antique telephones and memorabilia in the nation

The Roseville Telephone Museum will host a community event all day on Saturday, July 13th celebrating the museum sponsor Consolidated Communications’ 125th anniversary. A the free event, the museum will debut an interactive exhibit detailing the concurrent timelines of Consolidated Communications and Roseville’s history of telecom development.

Applications for the next Certified Fund Raising Executive class are due July 15th. For questions about the application process contact Jill or Paul on the certification team at succeed@cfre.org.

The PKD Foundation will invest nearly $5 million on research over the next two years to further understand Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and to find more treatments and eventually a cure.

Berry Global Group, Inc. signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment.

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