“Boston Rising made a striking entrance on the local nonprofit scene in 2010 with the backing of $15 million from the Eos Foundation and a promise to create innovative programs to fight inner-city poverty […] Silbert said Boston Rising has developed a 'core competency' that Eos does not have — working with nonprofits like the Family Independence Initiative and empowering poor people to control their destinies. Narrowing Boston Rising’s mission to that single focus is why it makes sense to continue operating Boston Rising rather than phasing it out, Silbert said.”
“The Iowa West Foundation, headquartered in Council Bluffs, has announced $3.8 million in grants for the first quarter of 2013. The grants will be used to assist 31 nonprofit organizations and governmental entities with funding for area projects […] ‘This list of grantees includes two $1 million grants and two $2,000 grants each of which, in its own way, will have a significant impact on the quality of life in the region,’ he said […] Together Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha, services for persons in poverty, $5,000”
“Change came for Gilliam last year, through a job training program run by the Baltimore-based nonprofit Job Opportunities Task Force, which works to help Marylanders find meaningful and better-paying jobs […] A $200,000 grant from Bank of America will enable JOTF to offer the course at a second location, this one in West Baltimore at the Center for Fathers and Urban Families on North Monroe Street […] The Bank of America Charitable Foundation selected the organization because of its commitment to job creation — one of the foundation’s priorities, said David Millman, the bank’s market president for Maryland and Baltimore.”
“The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving on Thursday announced $74,250 in grants for local and regional programs. Rebuilding Together of Manchester, which helps low-income and elderly people with home repairs and maintenance, received $7,500, the foundation said.”
“With almost all participating students returning and a waiting list for next year, Spring Branch school district's SKY Partnership is achieving its mission to offer more choices, reach more low-income students and fill underused campuses, school officials said. Launched last summer with $2.2 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the two SKY Partnership school-within-a-school programs - KIPP Courage College Prep at Landrum Middle School and YES Prep at Northbrook Middle School - offer rigorous programs and put an emphasis on going to college. Both have longer school days and more days of instruction.”
“The Walmart Foundation donated $100,000 to the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, the nonprofit said Monday. The funds will be used for the Salvation Army's peer-mentoring program, which serves parents who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity while raising young children. Overall through 2015, Walmart has earmarked $2 billion in cash- and in-kind commitments for programs that help break the cycle of poverty, violence and hunger in America.”
“United Way of Central Maryland said Monday it is donating $419,000 to Anne Arundel County nonprofits that help low-income families with children. Adrian Bordone, county Community Partnership chairman for United Way, said his group's approach was to award the Community Impact Grants to established organizations working to help families. The percentage of children living in poverty in the county has steadily grown since 2009.”
“Forty-six seniors were honored earlier this week with four-year college tuition scholarships totaling more than $780,000 from The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools' Take Stock in Children program. The students are from low-income families and were selected as scholarship recipients in sixth and ninth grades. In order to receive the full scholarships, each of the students had to sign contracts promising to maintain good grades and behavior, meet with their assigned mentor regularly and stay away from crime and drugs.”
“The HIKE Reading Achievement Program, established by the Trent Green Family Foundation, will provide expert instruction, academic support and educational resources to raise the reading level of every child in a Phoenix Family community […] ‘For the Trent Green Family Foundation, nothing is more important than the future of Kansas City’s youth,’ said Trent Green, chairman of the foundation. ‘And when we learned that children who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school — and children from low-income families are six times more likely to drop out — we knew we had to do something. This will help instill the key to education.’”
“The Walton Family Foundation announced that it will give $8 million over two years to a national organization that gave Arkansas a D grade on its state education policies. The 2013 State Policy Report Card produced by StudentsFirst ranks Arkansas at No. 26 in the nation for its education policies […] The Arkansas report card also suggests that state policymakers establish a publicly funded scholarship program that allows low-income students to leave chronically failing schools, establish financing programs for charter-school construction, allow full mayoral control of low-performing districts and provide portable employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, for teachers.”
“Food TV personality, restaurateur, author and Georgian Paula Deen started a foundation to help women and families in need. The Bag Lady Foundation, still in its infancy stages, said it plans to help people, communities and like-minded organizations to empower those facing a range of challenges resulting from poverty.”
“Uninsured medical patients in Jupiter can breathe a sigh of relief. MyClinic, an independent, nonprofit corporation, is constructing a free primary medical care and urgent dental clinic that will serve low-income, uninsured individuals, beginning this summer […] Quantum Foundation, Palm Healthcare Foundation and Allegany Franciscan Ministries have approved grant funding for the first three years of operation for MyClinic.”
“Promoting education is one of United Way's targeted goals, and in that vein, it has funded two more education-related nonprofits this fiscal year. The first, Great Falls Public Schools Literacy Outreach Program, will receive $3,000 to outfit a book bus that will visit low-income neighborhoods.”
“The Let’s Get Ready program has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Betty Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF). Let’s Get Ready will use the money to support its Lawrence program and help low-income and first-generation, college-bound students from the Greater Lawrence area attend college.”
“Two regional education programs, the Placeworks Arts Initiative and the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems, or GLADE, are among six recipients of $70,000 in Coover Place-Based education grants, according to a press release. The grants were awarded by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks in partnership with the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking Program of the Commerce Trust Company […] Aurora Youth Empowerment Project: $2,500 to expand on programs and partnerships to help fight poverty in Aurora and Lawrence County.”
“The Fresno Regional Foundation will award nearly $200,000 in grants on Thursday to 10 organizations addressing social, educational and health challenges facing Valley youth, spokeswoman Natalie Garcia said […] Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc. (PIQE): $25,000 for a parent engagement program for low-income parents of middle and high school students in Orange Cove, Reedley, and Dinuba, and one Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop for 30 parents of students at Orange Cove Middle School.”
"The leader of The Schenectady Foundation, which typically gives out small grants from money it gets from wills or estates, says he wants the community to think big about the dollars the foundation will donate to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The $1 million it announced Wednesday will be pledged to a community project: It can't just be to fix a building, buy food for the hungry or educate disadvantaged children. In the words of Robert Carreau, Schenectady Foundation executive director, such a project must have the potential to make 'significant, transformative change' in a city that shoulders some of the worst blight and poverty in the Capital Region."
"Four area breast cancer programs recently received grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater Kansas City [...] The Social Welfare Board received a $116,057 grant to provide clinical breast exams to low-income women in Buchanan County who are uninsured. The grant also will go toward 'educational parties' where clinicians promote breast self-awareness in private settings."
"Officials of the United Way of Comal County (UWCC), one of Comal County's largest non-profit organizations, announced April 9 they have awarded over $700,000 in grant funding this year. The grants, generated from last year's donation campaign, are the largest series of annual allocations in the history of UWCC and will be distributed to 28 non-profit organizations throughout the county [...] 'We have a great amount of respect for our partner agencies. These grants will go towards providing meals, assisting children in schools, counseling, and much needed health services for low income families.'"
"The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin has awarded nearly
$60,000 in grants to area programs that target children’s advocacy, mentoring and domestic violence services. [...] Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters will receive funds for its mentor program and the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s funding will go to improve health outcomes among low-income and other at-risk children."
"The Iowa West Foundation, headquartered in Council Bluffs, has announced $3.8 million in grants for the first quarter of 2013. The grants will be used to assist 31 nonprofit organizations and governmental entities with funding for area projects. [...] Together Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha, services for persons in poverty, $5,000"
"The GreenLight Fund has made two grants totaling $2.33 million over five years to enable the operators of two education programs to bring them to Philadelphia. The organization, which is based in Boston but expanded to Philadelphia in January of last year, granted $1.33 million to Year Up and $1 million to Single Stop USA."
"The Southwest Advocacy Group received a $60,000 check this week from the Rotary Club of Gainesville Foundation to help the nonprofit develop a health clinic in southwest Gainesville that will serve low-income residents."
"The Greater Salina Community Foundation has announced grant recipients for the spring 2013 Fund for Greater Salina grants. [...] Martin Luther King Child Development Center, $1,000 to provide scholarships for low-income families who do not qualify for government assistance"
“The Walton Family Foundation is giving $8 million to Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst to add to the scores of millions of dollars it hands out each year to support the public education reform agenda of Walton family members. The foundation says that in 2012, it handed out more than $158 million in funding for K-12 education reform initiatives focused on expanding charter schools and voucher programs.”