7.29.19 US News

News about grants, gifts

The Mary Thompson Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to the United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation to support low-income older adults.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received a $50,000 donation from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation to support the new ASPCA Community Veterinary Center opening next year in Brooklyn.

SunTrust Foundation awarded a three-year grant of $2 million to 3DE National to continue the nonprofit’s work in metro Atlanta.

Seth Newman, of Prospect, is one of 400 scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Connecticut Community Foundation distributed $900,000 in college scholarships or 400 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills students.

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation selected Hopeworks for a $165,000 commitment to invest in new technology and expand supporting housing services.

RIP Medical Debt received a $8 million gift from Jim and Sharen Branscome to wipe out medical debt for individuals in  Appalachia.

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation awarded a total of $133,050 in grant funds to 26 area nonprofit organizations. The awarded organizations include The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, Institute for American Indian Studies, McCall Center for Behavioral Health, and others.

News about people, groups

Hill will the nonprofit’s human resources operations, including employee-employer relations, staff diversity and inclusion policies, and Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations.

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida hired Jill Hill as vice president of human resources.

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer presented Solange Peters with the 2019 Bonnie J. Addario Lectureship Award for her biomarker research, improving access to care for lung cancer patients worldwide, and supporting the advancement of women in oncology.

Camp Fire appointed to its national board of trustees Dave Albano, president of RestorePoint, Inc.

The John R. Oishei Foundation launched a new website. Click here to visit the new site.

Heroes on the Water promoted Amber Helms to executive director. Previously, Helms led the Northeast Oklahoma chapter for seven years.

Yoobi partnered with Kids in Need Foundation to distribute classroom of school supply packs to schools in high-need areas.

News about opportunities, initiatives

CohnReznick published its “2019 Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Perspectives Report.” Click here for a full copy of the report.

Fluxx released their “State of Giving Report 2019.” A full version of the report can be accessed here.

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