News about grants, gifts
Endicott College won a $103,338 grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities to host The Salem Witch Trials: Their World and Legacy, a “three-week summer 2020 seminar for 16 middle and high school educators on the history, interpretations, and legacies of the renowned historical event.”
BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated $1 million to Feeding America to “support innovative new models that will help reach food insecure families and complement its retail food rescue program that donates millions of meals every year.”
Starbucks Coffee will invest $10 million in four community lenders to drive economic opportunity in Chicago. Starbucks investment is “expected to help finance more than 500 loans to foster growth in small business, support community development projects and create more jobs in Chicago’s underserved communities.”
Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) received $1.75 million in philanthropic funding from Omidyar Network, Overdeck Family Foundation, and Pritzker Children’s Initiative to support CHI’s “multi-year growth plan to transform the way pregnancy and early childhood care are delivered across the country and tackle head-on the large inequalities in maternal and child outcomes by race, ethnicity and income.”
The VHL Alliance named the recipients of its 2019 VHLA Competitive Research Grant to three researching the cure for von Hippel-Lindau disease, a genetic form of cancer. The grant program winners include Anna Matynia (UCLA), Barbara Mysona (Augusta University), and Betty Gardie (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in France).
Jewish Communal Fund distributed grants totaling $985,000 to local Jewish charities in the New York area through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund to “support programs that promote the welfare and security of the Jewish community at home and abroad.”
The Community Foundation of Broward seeks applicants for $100,000 animal welfare grants to help “reduce animal overpopulation, increase adoptions, create healthy environments and eliminate animal suffering in Broward.” Click here for more information.
News about people, groups
The Council on Foundations hired Margaret Bandera as chief operating officer.
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) appointed Jim Langford as its new executive director.
Vital Voices Global Partnership welcomed new leadership to the board of directors, including chair Kate James and vice-chair Geraldine Laybourne.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation elected William H. Wright II as the foundation’s new chair of the board of trustees.
United Airlines launched Miles on a Mission, a crowdsourcing platform where members can donate air miles to support campaigns for various nonprofits, including Transplant Life Foundation, OperationUSA, and Waves for Water. Click here for more information.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Bike & Build seeks applicants to support on 2020 cross-country and regional cycling trips for young adults (ages 18-29) to benefit affordable housing. Click here for more information on the application process.
America’s Warrior Partnership launched its “Double Up For Veterans” campaign, a gift-matching program raising funds for and awareness of service programs for military veterans, their families and caregivers. From now through the end of the year, contributions of up to $25,000 that are donated through direct mail or the America’s Warrior Partnership website will be matched by the nonprofit’s partners.
In response to the California wildfires and evacuations, the American Kidney Fund activated its Disaster Relief Program, the nation’s “only rapid-response system that provides emergency financial assistance to dialysis patients.”
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