9.23.2019 US News

Sep 23, 2019 | News, Philanthropy Journal

New executive director joins Walton Family Foundation, Allstate Foundation funds Denver Education Accelerator, Common Impact releases disaster response report, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Horry County’s Meals on Wheels program received a $5,000 donation from Smithfield Foods.

The Kresge Foundation awarded Catalyst Miami a $100,000 grant to advance policy solutions aimed at improving climate resilience and equitably reducing health risks in low-income communities.

The Parkinson’s Foundation distributed $4.2 million across 46 research grants to advance promising Parkinson’s disease research in 2019. Grants will support researchers in all phases of the research and discovery process for Parkinson’s disease therapies along with educational opportunities to drive breakthroughs in treatment.

The Community Chest awarded $152,500 in annual grants to 26 agencies and for special projects. The grant recipients include Bergen Family Center, Englewood Health, Metropolitn Community Center, Office of Concern Food Pantry, YWCA of Bergen County, and others.

The John A. Hartford Foundation funded efforts to improve care for older adults through $7 million in new grants to the American Geriatrics Society, Kaiser Health News, Massachusetts General Hospital, Home Centered Care Institute, and the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.

The Allstate Foundation has provided $100,000 to support mindSpark Learning‘s upcoming Denver Education Accelerator, a nine month professional development program.

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation awarded $500,000 in new grant funding for early-stage work in nursing-driven programs.

News about people, groups

The Walton Family Foundation selection of Caryl M. Stern as the foundation’s new executive director. Stern joins the Walter Family Foundation after 12 years as the CEO of UNICEF USA.

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice hired Myesha Braden as chief counsel for its new Justice System Reform program.

Mary Miller has been appointed senior vice president of Shatterproof.

Adriene Iverson, president and CEO of Elder Care Alliance, has been elected to the Lutheran Services in America board of directors.

Twenty-one teams from Wall Street firms took part in “Compass,” a puzzle-solving scavenger hunt across New York City, to benefit the youth served by Good Shepherd Services. The event raised approximately $630,000 to support Good Shepherd’s youth programs, which serve 30,000 NYC children and families each year.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Gilllford Cat Shelter‘s 2019 Meow Mile 5K will take place Sunday, September 29th in Brighton, Massachusetts. Click here to register.

Salesforce released their “2019 Fundamentals of Marketing and Engagement at Nonprofit Organizations Report.” Click here to access the report.

Common Impact released Insights & Impact 2019: Disaster Response – From Relief to Resiliency detailing how the corporate sector can proactively respond to increasing instances of natural and man-made disasters in the US by providing pro bono support. Click here for full access to the report.

Thirty homeless or housing/food insecure Harford residents who created a “street choir” called the Music Moves Hartford Street Choir, will join Connecticut singer/songwriter Orice Jenkins, his band, and the Cuatro Puntos String Quartet for a series of concerts in three Connecticut cities between October 4th and 6th. Click here for more information.

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