The and Highland Capital Management have announced the creation of Highland Santa Barbara Foundation, Inc., a supporting organization administered by the Santa Barabara Foundation that will focus on improving education in the community. To that end, a first round of grants totaling $685,000 was awarded to seventeen nonprofit organizations working to provide programs and services to students in pre-K through college and beyond.
The in Waterbury has announced more than three hundred scholarships totaling $700,000 to college students from greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills for the 2013-14 academic year.
The in Valparaiso has announced a $20,000 grant to the Shirley Heinze Land Trust in support of the Meadowbrook Capital Project, a campaign to purchase the former Meadowbrook Girl Scout Camp and preserve much of the 74-acre property as wildlife habitat and a natural area open to the public.
The Arcus Foundation is donating its historic office building — known as the Arcus Depot — in downtown Kalamazoo to the . With a $1 million grant from Arcus to help cover transition and renovation costs, the community foundation will move into the facility in the second half of 2014.
The has awarded grants totaling $506,990 to twenty-one nonprofits serving low-income families in Mercer County. The foundation also announced the election of two new trustees, Anthony "Skip" Cimino, head of the RWJ Hamilton Health Care Corporation, and Carol P. Herring, who recently retired as president of the Rutgers University Foundation and vice president for development and alumni relations at the university.
The in Oswego has partnered with the Richard S. Shineman Foundation to award a $20,000 Strategic Partnership Grant to the H. Lee White Marine Museum. The museum will use the grant to help cover planning, legal, accounting, and promotional costs associated with the organization's formal merger with the Oswego Maritime Foundation and the Oswego Maritime Alliance.
The has awarded college scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,000 to seventeen students.