Community Foundation Update (5/09/15)

Community Foundation Update (5/09/15)

Arizona

The Arizona Community Foundation in Phoenix has announced grants and scholarships totaling more than $13.3 million. Recipients include Doctors Without Borders, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council for Velocity, Valley Youth Theatre, and the Humane Society of Yuma.

Kentucky

The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky has awarded $80,000 to help the Foundry Christian Community Center open its preschool program in the fall, the Bowling Green Daily News reports. Awarded through the Chandler & Simpson Fund, the grant will enable the center to purchase adjacent properties and improve its entryway. To date in 2015, the foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $195,000 to twenty-one organizations.

Michigan

Advancing Macomb, a nonprofit launched in 2012 to spur economic reinvestment in Macomb County, has announced a grant of $100,000 from the Detroit-based Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The grant will support the organization's business development and place-making initiatives and contribute toward the salary of the organization's executive director for the next two years.

New York

The Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, which was established by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the New York Community Trust, has announced grants totaling $610,600 to ten organizations working to help young people use digital media and technology to solve local environmental problems, create multimedia college applications, and think critically about the media. Recipients include the Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Hall of Science, Global Kids, and Eyebeam.

The Long Island Community Foundation in Melville has announced grants totaling $410,000 to eighteen organizations working to provide counseling workshops for veterans and their families, boost science enrichment programs on the East End, and promote community support for affordable housing. Recipients include Herstory Writer's Workshop, the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Island Harvest, and the Uniondale Community Land Trust.

Washington, D.C.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has appointed Bruce McNamer as its new president and CEO. Most recently, McNamer served as CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

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