The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, which was established by the in the wake of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that shook the region on August 11, 2014, has released a report on the one-year anniversary of the event. After an initial round of emergency grants, the fund subsequently awarded $6.4 million to provide critical services to forty-six hundred residents of the county while also leveraging an additional $47 million in federal aid. The fund plans to use the remaining $4.5 million it raised to help qualified homeowners make quake-related repairs, install seismic braces in the mobile homes that make up some 6 percent of housing in the county, provide assistance to other nonprofits, and convene meetings to address future readiness.
The in Waterbury has announced the inaugural recipients of its Trustee Fund Award, which was established to recognize organizations and people whose work embodies partnership and collaboration. The recipients are River Smart CT, a collaboration of several local environmental organizations and land trusts, and Almost Home Summer Camp, an educational and recreational summer program created this year for children in Waterbury's WOW neighborhood.
The , an affiliate of the , has received $12,000 for the Bingham County Mayors Scholarship Endowment Fund, the Idaho State Journal reports. The gift completes the 2015 Bingham County Mayors Scholarship campaign, which was sponsored by the Shoshone-Bannock Council chair and mayors in Bingham County.
The in Helena has awarded $200,000 to Camp-Mak-a-Dream, the Missoulian reports. The foundation passed on the gift, which initially had been for $100,000, from an unspecified number of anonymous donors, but since the camp still needed $56,000 to finish paying for its recently opened wellness center, the foundation went back to the donors, who agreed to double their gift.
The in Jamestown has announced the recipients of the Ruth S. Dodds Memorial and the Helga Hulse Mozart Club scholarships. The Dodds Memorial, which assists students of any age with music related instruction, education, or training, was presented to Sadie Anderson, while the Hulse Mozart scholarships, which provide financial support to students who show promise in academic and musical achievement, was awarded to forty-nine students in pre-K through college.
The has announced that the John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund and the Guernsey County Foundation, both of which are affiliates of the community foundation, have awarded eight grant totaling $17,000 to organizations serving Cambridge and Guernsey counties. Recipients include the Cambridge Area YMCA, the Dickens Victorian Village of Cambridge, the Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center, and GRACE Pantry.