News about grants, gifts
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services distributed nearly $10 million in grants to 41 organizations in 24 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization.
City National Bank seeks applicants for grants totaling up to $80,000 to support literacy and financially-based literacy projects at public and private elementary, middle, and high schools in six states and the District of Columbia. Click here for more information.
Four Alaska partners are pledging $40 million over five years to help Anchorage turn the corner on homelessness. The four funders and their commitments include Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska ($5 million over three years), Providence Health & Services Alaska ($15 million over five years), Rasmuson Foundation ($10 million over three years), and Weidner Apartment Homes ($10 million over five years).
The Otto Bremer Trust awarded $10,257,564 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.
Premera Blue Cross, granted a $10 million investment, including an initial grant of $2.8 million for administrative and technical assistance, to the University of Washington to support the integration of mental health services in primary care clinics across rural areas of Washington and Alaska.
News about people, groups
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation named William T. Carpenter as the recipient of the 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, and the Visa Foundation to launch the ANDE Gender Equality Initiative to support women entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Alice Rodd O’Rourke stepped into the role of chief revenue officer for Make-A-Wish America.
Michelle Yanche will succeed Paulette LoMonaco as Good Shepherd Services‘ executive director.
Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz teamed up for the “Pass It Along” program. From November 2019 through March 2020, one monthly winner, a local charity nominated by the community, will receive $5,000, with a total of $25,000 donated to five organizations throughout Utah.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation launched a multi-year partnership focused on bringing issues surrounding mental health out of the shadows and into the public through a multi-faceted awareness campaign.
The Mustang Dream Giveaway, sponsored by CJ Pony Parts to benefit New Beginning, has officially launched. The winner of this prize package will win a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, which is believed to be a one-of-one car, plus $10,000 toward the prize taxes. Click here for more details.
The annual Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a local 5k marathon benefiting children’s hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, will take place Sunday, October 6th starting at Oracle Park. Click here for more details.
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