The San Diego Foundation has announced $2 million in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations providing summer programming that promotes post-pandemic academic and social recovery of K-12 students in San Diego County. Recipients include A Step Beyond, Girls Inc. of San Diego County, Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center, San Diego Youth Symphony, and Vista Community Clinic.
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has announced grants totaling $1.58 million through its Greatest Needs Fund to 77 local nonprofits supporting the health and well-being of youth, seniors, and families; contributing to the area’s arts and culture ecosystem; and working toward a sustainable and resilient Santa Cruz County. Recipients include Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action, Families in Transition, and Coastal Watershed Council, and first-time recipients include Santa Cruz Black, Housing Santa Cruz County, and Santa Cruz Welcoming Network.
The Indianapolis Foundation, a member of the Central Indiana Community Foundation philanthropic collaborative, has announced a third round of funding through the Elevation Grant Program. A total of $796,486 was awarded to six organizations: Coach Alonzo Watford Sr. Inner City Youth Football League, Inc., InTouch Outreach Resource Center, The Learning Tree, Mended Arrows Academy of Barbering, Inc., Regeneration Indy, and Youth-2-Greatness Inc. A total of $13 million will be awarded through the Elevation Grant Program this year.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) has announced Sheri Rockburn, assistant commissioner of New Hampshire’s Department of Administrative Services, as the 2023 recipient of its Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship. Rockburn will study with like-minded public servants at the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in July. Now in its 29th year, the fellowship was established in memory of the late New Hampshire House majority leader Caroline Gross and the late Concord mayor Martin Gross to honor dedication to public service.
The foundation also announced that NH Gives, an online fundraising event supported by NHCF and other sponsors, will be held June 6 and 7 to raise funds for hundreds of New Hampshire nonprofits.
The Lincoln County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation For The Carolinas, has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2023 grant program. Priority will be given to proposals that address a community need, specifically child services, education, food insecurity, housing, mental health, or utility assistance. Previous awards have ranged from $1,000 to $5,000, but for exceptional applications, the foundation will consider larger requests.
The Dayton Foundation has announced grants totaling $199,494 to 18 charitable organizations in Greater Dayton as part of the Foundation’s Basic Human Needs Grants process. Recipients include CityHeart Corporation ($15,000), Clothes That Work ($10,000), I Am Boundless ($10,000), Pink Ribbon Girls ($7,500), and Norma J. Ross Memorial Foundation ($15,000).
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) have announced four additional grants for Project Turnkey 2.0, a state-funded grant program administered by OCF aimed at increasing the supply of emergency and transitional housing. The recipients are the Klamath Tribes ($2.318 million), the Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties ($4.06 million), Oasis Advocacy and Shelter ($647,400), and Alternative Youth Activities ($1.033 million).
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced six grants totaling nearly $2.2 million through its Racial Equity and Social Justice Grants program. The recipients are DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality), the Economic Progress Institute, Fuerza Laboral, the Reentry Campus Program, Rhode Island for Community & Justice, SISTA Fire, and Youth In Action. In addition, the foundation announced more than $1.2 million in designated endowments for 14 organizations that are led by and serve people of color and are working to reimagine systems built on structural inequity and racism. Recipients include the Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE), Rhode Island Black Storytellers, Teatro ECAS, Tomaquag Museum, and the Women’s Refugee Center.
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) has announced grants totaling $129,000 in support of programs in Jackson County. The funding included $104,500 from the Fund for Ravenswood; $500 from the Ray and Margaret Ritchie Charitable Fund; and, $24,000 from the Mary M. Welch Advised Fund. Recipients include Hope House Ministries, Humane Society of Jackson County, Ravenswood High School, and Savannah’s Closet.