11.11.19 US News

Nov 11, 2019 | News, Philanthropy Journal

East Bay Community Foundation awards civic engagement grants, Gina McCarthy joins Natural Resource Defense Council as president and CEO, Good360 launches Regional Operation Centers, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Zovio selected AZ Grads and the Sci Tech Festival to each receive $25,000 to support their initiatives and help students learn new skills beyond the classroom.

Two grants from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation’s will support nursing-driven programs that seek to improve care for vulnerable populations. The grants, totaling $1.2 million, have been awarded to the University of Utah’s Huntsman at Home cancer care program, and to Ariadne Labs & Boston College.

Working with local food banks from San Diego to Seattle, Foster Farms will deliver enough turkey to help make a Thanksgiving dinner possible for more than 100,000 people as part of its West Coast Thanksgiving turkey donation program.

As part of The Smile Generation, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation provided $18,200 in donated dentistry to patients in need at the Key Free Clinic in Lakebay, Washington.

For the first time in the organization’s 22-year history, top honors in all
five award categories were awarded to female humanitarian leaders.

World of Children celebrated the work of five humanitarians at the annual Awards Ceremony & Benefit held in New York City. Each of the following individuals received a $100,000 multi-year cash grant. Frederique Kallen, founder of Mama Alice; Paige Stringer, founder of Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss; Thérèse Ilunga, founder of BUMI; Brisa De Angulo, founder of A Breeze of Hope; and Grace Callwood, founder of The We Cancerve Movement.

EB Research Partnership received a $3 million gift from the Ann and Ari Deshe Family to continue the nonprofit’s research aimed at treating and curing Epidermolysis Bullosa.

The East Bay Community Foundation awarded around $700K to 18 California organizations “actively engaged in building regional civic engagement in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.” Collectively, the cohort includes ACCE Oakland, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Parent Voices Oakland, Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, ACCE Contra Costa, First 5 Contra Costa, Safe Return Project, RYSE Center, Faith in Action East Bay, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Black Organizing Project, Bay Rising, Oakland Rising, Power CA, EBASE, Ensuring Opportunity Coalition, and Monument Impact.

The Kresge Foundation awarded $1.5 million in grants to five organizations to better integrate health and human service systems. The grantees include Alameda County Public Health Department (California), Arlington County Health and Human Services Department (Virginia), Hennepin County (Minnesota), Montgomery County Health and Human Services Department, (Maryland), and Solano County Health and Social Services Department (California).

News about people, groups

The Shakespeare Theatre Company raised over $1.15 million at their annual gala and silent auction fundraiser.

Recipients of the Julia Child Award are provided $50,000 to grant to a food-related cause of their choice.

At its fifth annual Food History Gala, the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts presented its Julia Child Award to José Andrés, chef and founder of World Central Kitchen.

Vicky Cornell, Jodie Fink, and Daniel M. Healy were all elected to the The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children board of directors.

The New York Attorney General’s Office named the eight U.S. charities that will receive disbursements from the New York Supreme Court’s dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation: Army Emergency Fund, the Children’s Aid Society, Citymeals-on-Wheels, Give an Hour, Martha’s Table, United Negro College Fund, United Way of National Capital Area, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Musician Alejandra Guzmán partnered with Curacao to hold the Latinos United Concert, raising a $10,000 donation to the Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County.

McCarthy takes over leading the organization as it marks its 50th year in operation.

The Natural Resources Defense Council named Gina McCarthy as president and chief executive officer, picking the former U.S. EPA chief under President Barack Obama.

The Gathering Place named Adam Ross as the organization’s new chief development officer. Additionally, five new members joined the board of directors, including Kendall Kash, Katie Kohn, Kate Lincoln, Craig Lindsley, and Harvey Sass.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures named seven new trustees, including Laura Dern, David Dolby, Sidonie Seydoux Dumas, Mark Johnson, Miky Lee, Katherine Oliver, and David Rubin.

The Community Chest raised $37,000 at its annual campaign Fall Festival.

Jazz musician Rick Braun raised over $90,000 for Meristem, a school for young adults on the autism spectrum.

Charles Dickerson III, Jerrold Eberhardt, Mary Louise Gorno, Jennifer Koh, Isaac Thompson, and Sheila Williams have joined the League of American Orchestras‘ board of directors. Each will serve three-year terms.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America named Edgar Villanueva as Native Services Ambassador. With this role, Villanueva will serve as a spokesperson for the more than 110,000 Native youth at 200 Boys & Girls Clubs on Native lands.

News about opportunities, initiatives

GreaterSpace partnered with Servcorp to launch a co-working environment that offers shared services for nonprofits. The bundle includes affordable “rent packages, nonprofits can utilize fundraising, accounting, public relations, event planning, marketing and other services typically out of reach.”

Good360 launched their Regional Operating Centers, a new model for in-kind donation distribution that will “bolster Good360’s nonprofit network capacity to receive product donations in large and frequent volumes and disseminate them based on need.”

The Orianne Society and Phil Collins’ Little Dreams Foundation will host its annual black tie gala on Saturday, November 16th in Miami. Click here for additional information.

Tickets are now on sale for the Light of Day Foundation‘s Winterfest 2020: The 20th Anniversary, a festival fundraiser battle against Parkinson’s, ALS, and PSP. The 10-day festival will reach five cities in three states beginning Friday, January 10th 2020. Click here for more information about the festival and tour.

Giving USA released their new report, Leaving a Legacy: A New Look at Planned Giving Donors. Click here to purchase the report.

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