The San Francisco Foundation has announced that its education program officer, Lisa Villarreal, has teamed up with seventeen public and private partners to create a permanent campaign to promote local public schools. The interactive aspect of the campaign, the Yoursfpublicschools.org Web site, launched on September 1 and is designed to inspire San Franciscans to play a role in helping build and ensure a world-class public education system that embodies a spirit of equity, innovation, and community commitment.
The Stepping Stones Museum for Children has announced a $15,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation to support the Norwalk After School Partnership program, a collaboration with the Norwalk After School Alliance that offers free museum-based workshops at public elementary schools and community sites.
The Ellsworth-based Maine Community Foundation has announced that the Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund has awarded sixteen scholarships totaling $145,000 to graduate and undergraduate students at schools across the United States.
The Cabarrus County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Charlotte-based Foundation for the Carolinas, has announced that it is accepting grant requests to support the 2008 Cabarrus County Community Needs Assessment, which is focused on workforce development, dropout prevention and literacy, and healthcare affordability. Requests must be received no later than October 9.
The Columbus Foundation has announced the winners of its Harrison M. Sayre and Columbus Foundation awards. Al and Barbara Siemer were awarded the Sayre Award, which recognizes leadership in philanthropy in central Ohio, while the Franklin Park Conservatory received the Columbus Foundation Award, which is given to organizations that have made a difference in the quality of life in the community, and $25,000.
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has awarded $20,000 to the Teton Free Clinic to help pay for medicines, lab tests, and other clinic operations, the Jackson Hole Daily reports. The grant is part of the foundation's economic response initiative, which is designed to help local social service organizations that are serving more people because of the recession.