8.24.15 US Nonprofit News

Aug 24, 2015 | News, Philanthropy Journal

Services for the UnderServed awarded four-year $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will reinvest in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, 100 Friends celebrates 25 years, The Philadelphia Museum of Art names new Director of Development, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Services for the UnderServed has been awarded a four-year $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to integrate primary care services into an outpatient mental health clinic in Brooklyn.

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is granting $46,000 across the country this year. CAAP’s community grantmaking program, supported by CAAP board members and individual donors across the U.S., supports professional networks, arts and culture, service agencies, and more.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will reinvest in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign with a three year grant totaling $15 million dollars to support its efforts to retire or transition to cleaner energy half of American’s coal plants by 2017.

The V Foundation’s 17th Annual V Wine Celebration, hosted by Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, raised a record $10.6 million for cancer research over the weekend of August 6-9.

Navient Foundation awarded a $6,000 grant to YMCA of Delaware, to support the YMCA’s six Delaware locations, which serve low-income children and their families throughout the summer.

The Chicago Public Education Fund will provide $500,000 over the next three years to support the 20 principals from Chicago’s public schools selected to participate in the second cohort of the Chicago Principals Fellowship.

Raytheon is establishing its first six ‘Centers of Innovation’ at Boys & Girls Clubs affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations and at Clubs that support military families. The centers are being funded through the company’s $5 million, multi-year commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, part of Raytheon’s recent $10 million pledge to support military veterans and their families.

News about people, groups

100 Friends founder Marc Gold celebrates 25 years of providing direct aid to people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art named Jonathan Peterson as its new Director of Development. Currently the Director of Development at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mr. Peterson will become a member of the Museum’s leadership team in late October.

1,500 people gathered to support UJA-Federation of New York at the annual Summerfest Concert on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

The North American Association of Commencement Officers named their new president, Lisa Walker, director of ceremonies and marketing at the University of Washington Bothell, effective August 1. In addition, NAACO welcomed several new Board members to help lead the association.

San Diego Zoo Global awarded Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Dphil (doctorate), founder of Save the Elephants, and Michael Chase, Ph.D., founder of Elephants Without Borders, 2015 Conservation Medals during a luncheon Thursday, August 20 in San Diego.


Danny Kennedy

Sungevity co-founder and executive vice-president, Danny Kennedy, has been appointed Managing Director of CalCEF, effective September 1, 2015.

Helen Ellsworth Scoville, RN, IBCLC of Salisbury, Connecticut has been named to the board of directors of The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, which provides philanthropic support to 20 towns in Litchfield County.

The Moyer Foundation has named Mary K. FitzGerald as the organization’s first chief executive officer. FitzGerald comes to The Moyer Foundation with significant experience as a non-profit executive and a strong background in the private sector.

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) appointed Nina Kemppel as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Kemppel will join ACF in mid October.

The Tourette Association of America’s Board of Directors has appointed Michelle Barnes as interim President, effective immediately.

National Association of County and City Health Officials has appointed Dr. William Barnes as their new chief program officer, David Egner as chief of marketing and communications, and Dr. Oscar Alleyne as the new senior advisor for public health programs.

America’s Promise Alliance has elected Pearson’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Kate James, to its board of directors.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will host the Dessert Before Dinner gala on Saturday, September 26 at Cesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The Urban Resource Institute is partnering with a number of organizations, including the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the ASPCA, to expand URIPALS (People and Animals Living Safely), New York City’s only program that enables domestic violence survivors and their pets to reside together in shelter. The URIPALS program is now available at Urban Women’s Retreat, an emergency shelter located in Harlem.

The Coyne American Institute Educational Foundation will host its second annual Casino Night fundraiser on Wednesday, September 23 in Chicago.

Detroit Friendship House will hold its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, September 12 at the Woodlands of Van Buren in Wayne, MI.

The Evanston Community Foundation‘s Communityworks Initiative in partnership with Evanston Public Library and Rotary International will host an evening with Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain author Dana Suskind, M.D. on Thursday, September 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave.

As part of a daylong event marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the presidents of six foundations investing in the region will offer their unique perspective on what’s happened in New Orleans over the past decade, and what still needs to happen for New Orleans to become a more just, equitable city, and model of resilience for the rest of the nation. The event, hosted by the City of New Orleans, will take place on Friday, August 28 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition will host its 13th Annual Local Impact Awards Luncheon on September 10, at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles.

Production Company Brave New Films has partnered with The Atlantic Philanthropies to launch the Brave New Fellows Program. The paid Fellowship is for racially diverse individuals from marganalized communites, who have traditionally been underrepresented in media and progressive organizations.

Projects Abroad is looking for volunteers from the ages of 50+ to join meaningful short-term projects in five developing countries this fall.

MitoAction is hosting the MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K on Saturday, September 12, starting at 10:30am in Boston, MA.

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers will mark its 30th anniversary at its annual gala fundraiser Wednesday, November 4, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging local banks to participate in its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving.

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