Community Foundation Update (7/26/14)

Community Foundation Update (7/26/14)

Alabama

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced that its Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has awarded $35,000 in grants to nine organizations that focus on companion animals in Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker counties. Recipients include MomaKat Rescue, the Red Barn, Adopt a Golden, and Special Equestrians.

California

The San Diego Foundation has announced that the Malin Burnham San Diego Center for Civic Engagement has awarded twenty awards ranging in amount between $1,000 and $5,000 as part of the Great Neighborhood Challenge, which the foundation launched in January to encourage the creation of projects that improve neighborhoods in San Diego County. Recipients include All Souls Vista, Cultivating Community Change, EB Space, and Menlo Mini Park.

Illinois

La Voz Latina has announced a $10,000 grant from the Meryle A. Stockhus Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois in Rockford. The grant will be used to implement the Choose Leadership program, which is designed to build leadership qualities and skills in marginalized, at-risk youth.

Kentucky

The Covington-based Northern Kentucky Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced Crystal Gibson, vice president of public affairs at Citigroup, as the recipient of its inaugural Emerging Philanthropist Award. The award recognizes individuals age 40 and younger who have demonstrated a passion to give back and make the greater Cincinnati area a vibrant region where everyone thrives.

New Jersey

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $475,000 to nineteen organizations working to build social capital and provide opportunities to low-income individuals and families. Recipients of grants ranging from $15,000 to $43,000 include the Center for Supportive Schools, the Citizens Campaign, the Community Loan Fund of New Jersey, and Storytelling Arts.

New York

The Central New York Community Foundation in Syracuse has announced the launch of a new professional development program for local nonprofit leaders. The six-month Marsellus Executive Development Program will give executive directors an opportunity to hone their leadership and work performance skills with the help of a 360-degree assessment of their individual strengths and opportunities, individual coaching sessions, consultant-led peer learning sessions, and group-led peer meetings. Up to eight individuals will be selected to participate in the program this year.

Wisconsin

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has elected Thomas L. Spero, retired managing partner of Milwaukee's office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, as chairman of its board of directors; Spero has served on the board since 2005. The foundation also announced the appointments of Cecilia Gore, Paul J. Jones, and Gregory S. Marcus to its board

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