11.18.19 US News

Nov 18, 2019 | News, Philanthropy Journal

Wells Fargo Foundation makes $10 million grant to build network of Latinx-led nonprofit business lenders, American Heart Association launches youth e-cigarette campaign, and the Institute for Women's Policy Research holds leadership "passing the torch event," and more.

News about grants, gifts

Cape Fox Corporation partnered with the city of Saxman, Alaska to ensure each child in Saxman has a warm coat this winter. Each child in the city will be given a brand new coat purchased from donations to Cape Fox Corporation.

One recipient of last year’s Nike grant was Girls Inc., an organization which provides in-school, after-school, and summer programs for young girls.

The Nike Community Impact Fund seeks applicants in the Memphis area from eligible schools and nonprofits that are “getting kids moving through play and sport.” A total of $100,000 in grants will be awarded through the program, which is now in its third year. Click here to access the application portal, which closes Monday, December 16th.

St. David’s Foundation will provide $2,966,660 in grant funds to support Parks with Purpose, an initiative addressing inequities in 20 local parks, playgrounds, or public outdoor spaces across Central Texas.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls awarded $186,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofits to “fund programs that serve economically vulnerable women and children.”

The Wells Fargo Foundation made a $10 million grant to the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders to “support growth-oriented lending to minority-owned businesses nationwide through a network of Latino-led nonprofit business lenders.”

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy seeks applicants for their 2020 grant cycle, which features grants up to $500,000. The 2020 awards will focus on “research in solid tumors with a preference for applications in glioblastoma and pancreatic cancer.” Click here for more details.

Leaders of five Alaska nonprofit organizations and two tribal governments received the 2020 Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Award. Each recipient will have three to six months in the coming year to “unplug from demanding jobs and rest, reflect, and rejuvenate.” The $40,000 awards go to the individual’s nonprofit or tribal employer to help cover the leader’s salary, costs of travel, other experiences during the months off work. Click here for more information about the individual 2020 award recipients.

News about people, groups

The Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park named Glenn S. Easton as its new executive director. Easton, a Jewish communal professional for more than 30 years, follows Sheldon Grosberg, Garden of Remembrance’s founding executive director, who held the position for 20 years prior to his recent passing.

Dr. Mason will be the youngest person currently leading one of the major D.C. think tanks, and one of few women of color.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research board of directors unanimously chose Dr. C. Nicole Mason as the institute’s next president and chief executive officer. Dr. Mason succeeds Heidi Hartmann, the institute’s founding CEO.

Humentum appointed Christine Sow as the organization’s new chief executive officer. She joins with 25 years of success designing, managing, and leading global health programs, including 15 years working in Africa.

The American Heart Association (AMA) launched an initiative intended to address youth e-cigarette use. The initiative has three central components: a $20 million research investment, an awareness campaign (#QuitLying), and a fund dedicated to public policy change. The research investment is 40 times larger than a typical AMA research grant and will fund 2-3 projects at nationwide research institutions.

The National Council for Agricultural Education appointed Cheryl Zimmerman as executive secretary and James Woodard the director of agricultural education.

The Animal Wellness Foundation and Animal Wellness Action formed and launched the National Veterinary Council in order to collectively advocate for all “companion animals, farm animals, horses, and wildlife.” Click here to learn more about the council and its founding members.

The Carnival Foundation held its third fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Thanks to a $100,000 donation from the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, the Carnival Foundation raised more than $500,000 at the individual and team employee fundraising event.

News about opportunities, initiatives

BoardEffect released a new whitepaper titled, Top Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Governance. Click here to download the whitepaper.

The first Gobble Gobble Give, which was held in Las Vegas, has now grown to delivering over 30,000 meals and engages over 10,000 volunteers.

Gobble Gobble Give expanded its efforts in 2019, planning to provide Thanksgiving morning meals for the homeless in 24 American cities, including Las Vegas, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Bethesda, Detroit, Los Angeles, and others. Click here for additional information.

Good Grief will hold its annual Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, November 21st. Click here for more information.

On Tuesday, November 19th in Washington D.C., the Institute for Women’s Policy Research will present Passing the Torch, a celebration of Heidi Harmann, the institute’s founding CEO, and Dr. C. Nicole Mason, the incoming president and CEO. Click here to register.

For the 13th consecutive holiday season, Ann Taylor partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the Thanks and Giving Campaign, where clients can add donations to St. Jude during their check-out purchases at participating Ann Taylor locations and online.

Nearly all of the pets at the shelter found homes at last year’s event, with more than 140 pets adopted at “Fall in Love” 2018.

Mountain America Credit Union partnered with the Humane Society of Utah to present the “Fall in Love” adoption special in Murray, Utah. As part of this event, all adoption fees will be waived on Saturday, November 23rd to help homeless pets find their forever homes before the holidays. Click here for more details.

Originate, BCG Digital Ventures, and UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator teamed up to present Tomorrow’s Technologies: Social Good, an event bringing together leaders in investing, technology, financial services, and philanthropy to “explore how businesses can leverage emerging technology to further social good.” The event will be held Thursday, December 5th in Los Angeles. Click here to RSVP.

The National Philanthropic Trust released their 13th annual Donor-Advised Fund Report. Click here to access a full digital copy of the report.

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