The and , which works to connect individuals and companies with nonprofits and/or fundraising/volunteer activities, have announced a joint effort to integrate the foundation's domestic and international grantmaking expertise with the employee engagement solutions offered by the Texas-based firm. Through the partnership, the two organizations aim to expand their capabilities in the small-to-midsize business market and deploy new solutions that enable companies to expand their existing corporate social responsibility programs internationally.
The Donald O. and Ronald R. Collins Fund of the has awarded $15,000 to the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art at Hamilton Field in support of its Altered Book Show/Silent Auction, the Novato Advance reports. The annual event, which showcases "book art objects" from Bay Area artists, opens April 21 and will close with a live auction on May 25.
The has announced that it will award five grants of up to $10,000 each to applicants from the St. Vrain Valley School District with "creative solutions to learning that are not currently funded through traditional sources."
The reports that it registered a 12.3 percent return on its investments last year, boosting its endowment to $16.4 million, Evanston Now reports. That number was slightly below the 13.4 percent rise in the S&P 500 for the year, but above the foundation's average annualized return of 9.2 percent over its 23-year history.
The has announced the appointment of Michael R. Sitrick as director of development and Elizabeth A. DiNovis as program assistant, Suburban Life Media reports.
The has awarded grants totaling $11,750 to seventeen local nonprofit organizations, the Livonia Observer and Eccentric reports. Grant recipients include First Step, the Greenmead Restoration Trust Fund, and the Livonia Optimist Club.