Community Foundation Update (5/10/14)

Community Foundation Update (5/10/14)


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced $790,000 in grants to summer education and recreation programs for school-age youth in the greater Hartford region. A total of sixty-three grants were awarded in support of programs at forty-six agencies to help support reduced-fee or free registration, as well as thirteen tutorial and eleven counselor-in-training programs expected to serve more than sixteen thousand children.


Groupon, the discount shopping site, has announced that it is partnering with the Chicago Community Trust to engage Chicago-area residents in mealtime conversations about making their communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic. In honor of the trust’s ninety-ninth anniversary, the On the Table initiative will bring together more than ten thousand Chicagoans on Monday, May 12, to generate new ideas, inspire bold solutions, and cultivate collaborations designed to improve neighborhoods and communities in the metro Chicago area.

The Barrington Area Community Foundation has awarded nineteen grants totaling $153,000 in support of new and expanded programs, the Barrington Courier-Review reports. Recipients include the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Charitable Foundation, the Barrington Area Council on Aging, Barrington Youth and Family Services, and Home of the Sparrow.


The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced the launch of Emerging Leaders, a leadership training program designed to provide mid-level managers in nonprofit organizations with the management and financial skills they need to excel. Nineteen professionals working at organizations in the human service sector were selected to participate in the inaugural program, which includes sixty-five hours of training in nonprofit management. The program was designed in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Kresge Foundation.


As part of its centennial celebration, the Cleveland Foundation has announced that its May gift to the community — Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval — will celebrate the longtime support the foundation has provided to four cultural institutions in the University Circle area: the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Western Reserve Historical Society. May 24 will be the first free Saturday ever for all four Wade Oval institutions, which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Richland County Foundation in Mansfield has appointed Julie McCready and Gunther Meisse to its board of trustees. The foundation also announced that during 2013 it awarded nearly $3.3 million in grants.


The Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury has announced that funding is available for Vermont organizations and projects through its Walter Cerf Community Fund, which awards grants of up to $5,000 and a single grant of up to $25,000 in support of organizations working in the arts, education, historic preservation, and social services. Two-thirds of the grants will be reserved for projects in Addison and Brandon counties, while the other third will be awarded in support of statewide projects. The deadline to apply is June 9.

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