With support from the and several other funders, the Children's Museum of Yuma County is closer to becoming a reality, the Yuma Sun reports. After the ACF of Yuma awarded $2,000 toward a $20,000 feasibility study, the next step is for the museum’s board of directors to evaluate consultants to conduct the study, which is expected to take from three to six months.
The in West Palm Beach has announced more than $779,750 in scholarships to students from twenty-eight high schools in the area. This year, scholarship awards ranged from $1,000 to $60,000.
In its final meeting, the governing board of the Wellington Community Foundation voted to transfer its tax-exempt status to a private nonprofit entity, the Palm Beach Post reports. Originally established as part of the village government, the foundation gained approval last month from the Internal Revenue Service to transfer its tax-exempt status to a separate and independent charity. The foundation will establish a new board and adopt new bylaws and articles of incorporation.
The in Ellsworth has appointed Steven Rowe as its new president and CEO. Currently the president of the Endowment for Health, a private nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire residents, Rowe will assume his new role on September 15. Rowe previously served as Maine's attorney general and was a state representative, including a term as speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.
The in Hagerstown has announced that it is seeking nominations for its sixteenth annual People's Choice Awards, which honor individuals from the community who exemplify the term "unsung hero." In addition to honoring three nominees at a dinner event in November, the foundation will establish a $5,000 endowment fund in their name for a local nonprofit of their choice.
The has appointed Pedro A. Ramos as president and CEO. Ramos succeeds R. Andrew Swinney, who retired in June after sixteen years.
The in Bainbridge Island has awarded more than $195,000 in grants to forty-eight organizations, the Bainbridge Review reports. Recipients include Housing Resources Bainbridge, Kitsap Legal Services, Salish Sea Expeditions, and the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation.