Posted on February 12, 2011
Community Foundation Update (2/12/11)
Community Foundation Update (2/12/11)
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has announced that for the second consecutive year it raised a total of $1.52 million through the Season of Sharing campaign to assist families at risk of homelessness in Charlotte, De Soto, Sarasota, and Manatee counties. Gifts include $50,000 from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and a one-to-one match of up to $500,000 for any new and increased gifts from the Patterson Foundation.
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has announced that the Atlanta AIDS Partnership, a joint project it leads with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, has received a grant from AIDS United through its Access to Care initiative. The grant will support the integration of HIV care into primary healthcare settings in Atlanta's most affected communities.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced its 2011 board officers. They are Alan A. Levin, chair; D. William Moreau Jr., vice chair; and Sarah Wilson Otte, secretary. In addition, Gregory F. Hahn has been appointed to fill a vacant position on the board.
The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced the March launch of its Mastermind Group, which will provide a series of facilitated meetings and resources for area corporations interested in creating or expanding a women's leadership program. Members will be part of a year-long roundtable project that explores topics such as developing a business case for creating a women's leadership program, creating a task force, designing executive presentations, developing a communications plans, and creating metrics for measuring the business impact of recruiting, retaining, and advancing women.
The Nashville-based Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced that it is accepting applications for its annual scholarships through March 15.
The Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation has announced that it awarded real-time energy monitors to the Charlotte Town Energy Committee, the Mad River Valley's Localvolts, and the Waterbury Local Energy Action Partnership (LEAP) to develop community-based projects. The recipients were selected based on their ability to make efficient use of the technology, their plans to engage their communities in energy conservation and efficiency, and their area's demonstrated efforts to reduce energy use. The monitoring technology includes display and data-logging software that update every second, allowing users to view their energy consumption instantaneously. Each community will use the monitors to implement projects that help measure electricity use and identify opportunities for energy savings in homes, businesses, and community buildings.
The Seattle Foundation has announced staffing changes as part of a restructuring designed to enhance its work within seven essential elements of a healthy community. The community leadership, grantmaking, and knowledge management functions now make up a single Grantmaking and Community Leadership department, which will lead all community leadership efforts, manage the foundation's Grantmaking Program, provide support to the nonprofit sector, and be responsible for the foundation's knowledge management and information dissemination. As part of the effort, the foundation appointed Jared Watson as its new senior vice president; in that position, Watson will oversee grantmaking, knowledge management, community leadership, and philanthropic services functions. In addition, Sarah Hopper was promoted to the position of vice president of philanthropic services, while Kim Wright was named director of philanthropic services.
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has announced that the Oshkosh Civility Project will host an open forum on the UW-Oshkosh campus, February 24-25. The project aims to explore ways to bring civility — manners, civil behavior, and politeness — back to the community conversation.
Community Foundation Pleased to See Oshkosh Civility Project Interest.
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Press Release
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Seeks Scholarship Applicants.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Press Release
AIDS Partnership Receives National Grant.
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Press Release
Women's Fund Launches Mastermind Group for Corporate Women's Leadership.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Press Release
Vermont Groups Tackle Energy Use With Monitors From Community Foundation.
Vermont Community Foundation Press Release
Season of Sharing Campaign Achieves $1.5 Million for Second Year in a Row.
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Press Release
The Indianapolis Foundation Announces 2011 Board Leadership.
Indianapolis Foundation Press Release
The Seattle Foundation Announces Staffing Changes.
Seattle Foundation Press Release
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