The has announced a five-year, $300,000 commitment in support of the in Bay Point, an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County that has been significantly affected by the recession. Almost one-fifth of the area's 21,349 residents lives below the poverty line, and because the community is unincorporated, residents face unique challenges such as not having a post office or police department.
The Thayer Memorial Library has received $8,500 from the Rosemary Davis Fund of the for a series of programs on the themes of nature and the environment, Wicked Local reports. Although the library is unable to fund new programs, the program series continues to be held due to the grantmaker's support.
The in Meridian has announced more than $4,300 in grants through its sixth-annual Summer Arts Mini Grants Initiative. Recipients include the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi, Camp Eagle Ridge, the Meridian Museum of Art, the Meridian Performing Arts Center, and Mississippi State University.
The has announced David L. Marcus as its new director of communications and marketing. Marcus, an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has worked for the Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Miami Herald, and U.S. News & World Report. He succeeds Ani Hurwitz, who served the foundation for twenty-four years.
PATHS Education Worldwide has announced a grant of $100,000 from the Novo Foundation in support of its efforts to provide training and technical assistance to schools and school systems deploying the PATHS, a comprehensive research-based curriculum for children in preschool through grade 6. The grant will be administered by the Nashville-based .
The in Salt Lake City has announced that its LGBT Community Endowment Fund, which was established in 2011, has made its first series of competitive grants to twelve organizations across the state. Grants will be used to assist teens and parents in Moab, provide training to employees of the state Department of Motor Vehicle and Foster Care, and support a play focused on the impact of bullying. Funds also will be used to help LGBT political asylum seekers, many of whom have been tortured.
The has announced $30,000 in grants to nineteen programs through its affiliate. Recipients include Wisconsin Bookworms, which provides adult reading volunteers to more than a hundred and sixty children in three school districts and at Head Start centers in the county.