The has announced five grants totaling $581,000 to organizations working to pass local ordinances curtailing payday loans and raise public awareness about the dangers of payday lending. Grants ranging from $26,000 to $250,000 were awarded as part of the foundation's grantmaking focus on boosting economic security for low-income residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Recipients include the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and the Youth Leadership Institute.
The is accepting grant requests from West Valley nonprofit organizations, the Los Gatos Weekly Times reports. In addition to grants for a variety of community-based organizations, the foundation also will award scholarships to students who engage in community service. The deadline to apply is May 1.
The has announced that the second of four 5x5 Indianapolis Arts and Innovation events will be hosted by People for Urban Progress on April 12 at Indianapolis Fabrications. Staggered over the course of the year and hosted by different community organizations, each of the four events features five speakers who take turns presenting an innovative, art-focused idea. After the presentations, one winner is selected by the audience and receives $10,000 to turn his/her idea into reality.
The has announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2013 Women Making Waves award, which honors female leaders who have excelled in a variety of working environments and improved conditions for themselves and others in the community. The award is supported by the Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund, which is part of the foundation.
The has announced a grant of $34,000 from the Alex Katrishin Endowment to the Family Y of Southeast Mississippi, the Hattiesburg American reports. The endowment was established for the Family Y in 2000.
The has announced that on May 22 it will host its first Omaha Gives! event, a 11-hour online fundraiser designed to raise awareness of and support for local nonprofits. Nonprofits interested in participating must meet certain criteria and register by April 15.
The has announced that its Northern Kentucky Fund celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on March 15. Since its inception, the fund has worked to make a positive impact and enhance the quality of life in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. Through the fund and the GCF Community Fund, the foundation awarded $421,873 in grants in the area in 2012.
The has announced $725,789 in first-quarter grants, including a two-year, $45,000 award to the Friends of Schlitz Audubon Center, which will use the funds to launch a demonstration and education project on the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center property involving trees that have been damaged by the emerald ash borer. More than 75 percent of the trees found on Schlitz Audubon Nature Center's property are ash trees, and trees infested by the ash borer have been documented within five miles of the center. Plans include removing some of the damaged trees, clearing the land for replanting, and working with students from the Student Conservation Association.