The has announced that it is continuing its three-year partnership with the in Solvang and will provide $100,000 in support of nonprofit organizations in the region. The grant will be split so that half is used to implement the Santa Barbara Foundation's Express Grant program in the valley, while the other half will supplement grants made by the SYVF.
The has announced that it will launch its centennial celebration with the return of on Tuesday, May 12 — the trust's hundredth anniversary. An imaginative public-square event designed to strengthen communities across the region, On the Table will bring together thousands of Chicago-area residents in small groups to share a meal and discuss how they can work together to make their communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.
The has announced that Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a collaboration between Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, has won the inaugural Deval Patrick Award for Community Colleges. TBF created the $50,000 prize last year to recognize community colleges that do an outstanding job of partnering with employers to build effective career pathways for their students. The TWO program was selected by a volunteer committee of representatives from the higher education, workforce development, and business sectors.
The in Yarmouthport has announced that Sharon Nunes of Falmouth and Wendy Baker of Chatham have joined the foundation's board.
JPMorgan Chase and the have announced the release of complementary action plans focused on helping prepare adults and students fill high-demand living-wage jobs in the region. The foundation's report, Opportunity Awaits: Reconnecting Franklin County Young Adults to School and Work, focuses on the education and employment challenges facing young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who are not college bound and identifies more than twenty thousand "opportunity youth" in the region who are neither working nor enrolled in school. The report from JPMorgan Chase, Skills in Demand: Building a Middle-Skill Workforce to Grow the Columbus Economy, focuses on the skills gap between the region's most in-demand jobs and the preparedness of local residents seeking careers that pay a living wage. The report was issued as part of New Skills at Work, JPMorgan Chase's five-year, $250 million global workforce readiness initiative. Through the initiative, the firm will invest $5 million to support workforce programs in the central Ohio region.
The has announced that the has awarded four grants totaling $23,000 to organizations working to empower women and girls in the state. Grants were awarded in support of a joint effort between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake and Weber Davis ($8,000), Child and Family Support Center of Cache County ($8,000), the Eric Kimball Foundation ($5,000), and Utah for Veterans ($2,000). In addition, the giving circle has announced that its focus this year will be on building and sustaining conversation around and the enduring recognition of the inherent worth of women and girls.
The in Parsons has announced that it will award up to $68,000 in scholarships to qualifying traditional and non-traditional students from Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker counties, as well as Garrett County in Maryland.