Community Foundation Update (7/24/10)
Community Foundation Update (7/24/10)
The Los Angeles-based California Community Foundation has announced fellowship awards totaling $325,000 to eighteen emerging and mid-career artists working as painters, sculptors, performance artists, experimental film/videographers, or in the field of multimedia. Seven emerging artists were awarded $15,000 each, while eleven mid-career artists were awarded $20,000 fellowships.
The Ellsworth-based Maine Community Foundation has announced the election of three new board members. They are Andrea Cianchette Maker, Candace Sanborn, and John Witherspoon.
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $12,000 to the Hillsdale County Fair to support a new doughnut shop that will open during the upcoming fair season, the Hillsdale Daily News reports. The shop is expected to generate revenue and help make up for $50,000 in state funding that was eliminated in recent years.
The Poughkeepsie-based Community Foundation of Dutchess County has announced more than $250,000 in scholarships and awards to more than 220 local students. Awarded from endowment funds and through partnerships with a number of organizations, including the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce, and the Poughkeepsie and Wappingers school districts, the funding includes $36,000 from the Joseph H. and Mildred C. McManus Scholarship Fund. The latter will assist students who do not necessarily show the greatest academic ability but who are willing to apply themselves and/or demonstrate financial need.
The Watertown-based Northern New York Community Foundation has formed an advisory panel in St. Lawrence County to help identify potential funding priorities, the Watertown Daily Times reports. The fourteen-member panel will work with the foundation to expand its presence in the county and discuss its initiatives and activities with communities in the area.
The Cleveland Foundation has announced that Inajo Davis Chappell, a partner at the law firm of Ulmer & Berne, has joined its board. Chappell's responsibilities at the firm includes chairing its nonprofit group.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced disaster grants totaling $726,000 from its Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund and Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to nine local organizations providing flood relief and restoration services. With this latest round of grants — which include $250,000 to Hands On Nashville, $300,000 to the Housing Fund, and $20,000 to the Centerville Church of Christ — the foundation has awarded more than $2.1 million for flood relief.
The Seattle Foundation has announced a staff restructuring to better coordinate its seven focus areas. Jared Watson will lead the environment and arts and culture programs; Ceil Erickson will lead the health and wellness and basic needs area; Michael Brown will head up the economy program; Caroline Maillard will direct the foundation's education efforts; and Jennifer Martin will head up neighborhoods and communities. Martin will also coordinate the foundation's global giving initiatives.
Community Foundation Awards Quarter of a Million Dollars to Hudson Valley Students.
Community Foundation of Dutchess County Press Release
18 L.A. Artists Receive CCF Fellowships.
California Community Fund Press Release
Foundation Names Healthy Community Leads.
Seattle Foundation Press Release
Foundation Expanding Presence.
Watertown Daily Times
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Announces Total of $2.1 Million to Date in Flood Relief Grants to Local Organizations.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Press Release
Hillsdale County Community Foundation Helps With Fair Equipment.
Hillsdale Daily News
Inajo Davis Chappell Joins Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors.
Cleveland Foundation Press Release
MaineCF Names New Board Members.
Maine Community Foundation Press Release
Primary Subject: Philanthropy and Voluntarism
Secondary Subject(s): Education, Community Improvement/Development, Arts and Culture, Human Services, Health
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