The has awarded $5,000 to Equal Access Birmingham, an initiative run by medical students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine to provide free health care for the poor, AL.com reports. Awarded through the foundation's community funds program, the grant will help EAB expand primary care services, patient health education, and social services at its student-staffed free clinic in the Church of the Reconciler.
The has named Sidney G. Griffin, Jr. as vice president of marketing and communications and Patrick O'Sullivan as vice president of information technology.
The in Waterbury has announced grants totaling more than $373,000, including $35,150 in sponsorships for public events hosted by local nonprofits. Organizations receiving funding through the community foundation's first grant round of 2013 include Cheshire Parks and Recreation, Flanders Nature Center, Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, the Palace Theater Group, and Staywell Health Care.
The , an affiliate of the , has awarded grants totaling more than $126,000, the Fort Madison Daily Democrat reports. Recipients include the North Lee County Historical Society, the Fort Madison Area Arts Association, Holy Trinity Catholic Schools, and the Fort Madison Food Pantry.
The has announced eight grants totaling $184,179. Recipients include the Diocese of Toledo/Padua Center, for a summer math tutoring program; Double ARC, to assist children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders and their families; the Toledo Botanical Garden, for educational outreach; and the Fredrick Douglass Community Association, for community-based educational services.
The has announced that James Bendel, executive director of its Westmoreland County Community Foundation affiliate, has been honored with the First Class Patriot Achievement Award, acknowledging his years of service to the community after serving in the Navy. The award was presented by the Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh at a ceremony at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Along with the award, the association will donate $10,000 in Bendel's name to Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, which provides shelter and services to homeless veterans. In addition, the Pittsburgh Foundation will award a grant $2,500 to Veteran's Place.
The has announced the creation of a special initiative to provide mini-grants to help strengthen families and neighborhoods through efforts such as summer youth programs, community gardens, neighborhood watch activities, beautification opportunities, school-based functions, and other activities designed to provide leadership opportunities and positive role models for youth. The "Our Kids, Our Neighborhoods, Our Future" initiative is designed to provide supplemental support to existing programs to help them expand the scope of their services and enable programs at or beyond capacity to serve more youth.
The has announced two new members of its senior staff and four appointments to its board of directors. Daniel Studnicky was named vice president, donor engagementand professional services, while Jenny Towns was named director of communications and marketing. The new board appointees are Mary Pat Alcus, Richard J. Dumais, Wendy Goldberg, and Michael O'Neill. In addition, Martin Weinstein was named board chair.