11.4.19 US News

The website for "The Salem Witch Trials: Their World and Legacy" went live on November 1st at endicottNEH2020.com.

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.”

Callen-Lorde’s new program will address a lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) training for clinical providers.

The Keith Haring Foundation made a $2.5 million donation to the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center to establish the Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health.

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).

Mothers Out Front was awarded $100,000 from the McNulty Foundation and the Aspen Institute for “mobilizing moms to demand bold action on climate change.”

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.

SHECP is a collaboration among 25 colleges and universities that “integrates classroom study of poverty with summer internships and co-curricular activities.”

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.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free event on Monday, November 18th at The New-York Historical Society. Click here to register.

The report contains “a comprehensive look at the grantee stories, photos and highlights from this past year.”

Chester County Fund for Women & Girls released their 2018-19 Annual Report on their mission of “leading and uniting the community for women and girls. Click here to download the full report.

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.

OneCause released their “Social Fundraiser Study” on motivators and challenges for those who fundraise on behalf of nonprofits. Click here to access the full report.

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.”

Agape Atlanta Youth and Family Center will host Arise: An Agape Empowerment Experience for Women and Girls on Sunday, November 10th in Atlanta. Click here for more information.


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