“Through their Pleasanton-based Chamberlin Family Foundation, they are intent on bringing more effective school leadership and better instruction to the West Contra Costa school district, which includes Richmond, with an emphasis on programs that they believe are getting results. […] They have also donated $200,000 this year, with an ongoing pledge of $100,000 per year, to the Richmond campus of Leadership Public Schools, charter schools that have raised school test scores significantly for African-American and Hispanic students from low-income neighborhoods.”
“The board of the Akron Community Foundation recently approved more than $1.74 million in grants […] Bridges Out of Poverty Summit County Collaborative, for its Getting Ahead program, $20,000 […] Elves & More of Northeast Ohio, to purchase bicycles for children in low-income neighborhoods, $2,500.”
"This year the partnership awarded $61,000 in grants to 38 local charitable
organizations who collectively serve more than 28,000 North Coast residents
[...] Thanks to an additional gift from the Patricia D. and William B.
Smullin Foundation and the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation, the partnership
was able to purchase and distribute a total of more than 8,000 toothbrushes
and 8,000 tubes of toothpaste to low-income children and families, making
these necessities available to about 1,000 more people than were helped in
the previous year's program."
"The United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings for 2012 places
Tennessee 39th in the country for overall health. That's two spots better
than in 2011, but certainly nothing to brag about - especially considering
the areas of the study that shows the state doing considerably worse
[...] The statistics are part of an annual assessment of the nation's
health created by United Health Foundation in collaboration with the
American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention."
"The MetroWest Health Foundation on Thursday announced $726,465 worth of
new community grants, which will help fund everything from CPR training at
local schools to providing the region's uninsured more access to medication
[...] The other grant recipients announced on Thursday were [...] The
Natick Service Council, Inc., which received $50,000 to make more
heart-healthy foods available to low-income Natick residents."
"Walmart plans to award a total of $1.5 million during its campaign to 140
organizations across the country that are providing basic needs to
deserving recipients. 'More than 3.6 million adults age 65 and over live
below the poverty line,' Walmart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews said
in a release announcing Friday's grant recipients. 'Through these grants,
we want to support local organizations who are helping seniors live more
fulfilled and stable lives and also say 'thank you' for all the wisdom and
experience they've contributed.'"
"Through the generosity of Times readers and a match by the McCormick
Foundation, nearly $450,000 was granted to local literacy programs this
year as a result of the Los Angeles Times Holiday Campaign. The campaign,
part of the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund,
raises contributions to support established literacy programs run by
nonprofit organizations that serve low-income families whose children are
reading below grade levels, who are at risk of illiteracy or who have
limited English proficiency."
"The Stanly County Health Department Dental Clinic has received $2,500 from
the Delta Dental Foundation. The Delta Dental Foundation provides grants to
organizations that improve the oral health of low income children."
"The Milwaukee-based program - called Ways to Work - is in about 50 cities
across the country but was officially introduced in San Diego on Thursday
at Drive Motors Superstore in Normal Heights [...] The Jewish Family
Service of San Diego, the Leichtag Foundation, United Way and the Community
Resource Center are coordinating to deliver about 100 loans a year [...] They
are for people with low incomes, damaged credit or no credit at all, who
also have at least one dependent."
"Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded almost $330,000 in grants, all
designed to address workforce-development or economic-development goals,
the foundation announced Monday [...] $25,060
to Women's Bureau for the Dress for Success program that provides
appropriate clothing for low-income women interviewing for a job as well as
employment retention programs."
"The two-year $202,244 grant comes to Green River from the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation. SKC-CAN, to be modeled after College Access Network
models already at work throughout the country, will work to raise
awareness, enrollment, persistence and completion in college among South
King County students [...] 'The College Access Network will serve all South
King County students with particular focus on first generation, low income and
students of color,' said Lindsey Morris, one of the grant's authors and
manager of Green River's Welcome Services office."
"The 2nd annual Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run raised more than $30,500
for college scholarships for The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools'
Take Stock in Children Program [...] It is a nonprofit organization with a
solid 17-year history of providing mentors, educational scholarships and
hope for Florida's low-income and deserving students. The organization has
provided educational support and college scholarships for over 18,000
children in partnership with more than 800 public schools throughout 67
counties in Florida."
"The CareSource Foundation has distributed $342,500 to 26 Dayton-area and
statewide nonprofits. The foundation, part of Dayton-based CareSource,
awards its quarterly grants to nonprofits that focus on children's health,
community health issues, special needs populations and strategies to
address the medically uninsured throughout Ohio [...] Some of the
recipients include: Elizabeth's New Life Center ($5,000), to support the
'Strong Start' program which provides services for low income, uninsured
mothers in the Dayton region."
"That course ends this year with the lapse of a five-year, $35 million
grant from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. The funding put
accessible, affordable, long-term birth control in the hands of thousands
of Iowa women [...] The grant also paid for extensive education, including
training for nonmedical professionals, who can be more effective than
hospital or clinic staff at reaching low-income Iowa women."
"The William Penn Foundation will announce more than $3.2 million in grants
Wednesday to fund a modern arts home on the Delaware waterfront, expand a
successful early literacy program, and encourage appreciation of the
environment - by getting out in it. The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and
Philly Fringe will get $1.5 million; the Children's Literacy Initiative
will get $1 million; and four environmental stewardship groups will share
$715,000. The grants signal implementation of the foundation's new 10-year
strategic vision, which focuses on closing the achievement gap for
low-income children, protecting the region's water quality, and making its
creative community more vibrant."
"The Sobrato Family Foundation is poised to ramp up its philanthropic
impact with the addition of Rick Williams as its new CEO. Williams comes on
board as the Foundation prepares to expand into new philanthropic territory
[...] Williams is also the former national programs director for the
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, where he oversaw grantmaking in the
areas of homelessness, substance abuse, foster youth, after-school services
and poverty prevention."
"The Center for Teen Empowerment and the Rochester Police Department will
be honored this week with a MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership
Award for extraordinary achievements in improving safety and strengthening
community-police relations [...] 'Collaboration
between community-based groups and police departments can reduce crime,
stimulate housing and other development, and improve the quality of life in
low-incomeneighborhoods,' said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife
"The Women's Fund of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation has awarded 2012
grants. The grants support local agency programs that primarily benefit
Fond du Lac area women or girls in one or more of the Women's Fund's
funding priority areas: education, leadership development, financial
self-sufficiency and a funding priority added in 2012, 'safety, dignity,
and freedom from violence' [...] The Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County
received a $1,250 grant for the HOPE Mentoring Program, which matches women
mentors from the community with women struggling to get out of poverty."
"Racism, poverty, a diminishing sense of community and teen sex all were part of a far-reaching conversation on local infant mortality rates Thursday in Battle Creek. About 40 people - mostly doctors, service providers and other medical professionals - gathered Thursday at Burnham Brook Community Center for the two-hour talk hosted by Michigan Radio. The conversation was part of the talk-radio program's State of Opportunity initiative focusing on child development, funded by a three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation."
"An organization that helps train and support female business owners in Iowa will start a program that aims to do the same for rural Hispanic entrepreneurs. Iowans for Social and Economic Development received a $200,000 grant from an agency that supports efforts to reduce poverty and help people build sustainable lives. The grant, which will be handed out over the next two years, allows the agency to start Emprendedores Latinos de Iowa, a program that will roll out first in Muscatine and surrounding counties [...] The award was part of $3 million handed out by the St. Paul, Minn.-based Northwest Area Foundation, which provides support to agencies in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon."
"The AARP Foundation is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service to provide free help to low-income taxpayers throughout the Southern Crescent. 'I think this is a great opportunity for us to reach out with AARP and support our low-income taxpayers with free tax assistance,' said IRS spokesman Mark Green."
"Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Inc. received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as part of the Kathleen K. Catlin Advised Fund, toward engineering, survey services and infrastructure work on a new neighborhood of affordable homes for low-income families in Laurel."
"A new project by New Mexico AIDS Services aims to transform a historic Route 66 motel into affordable housing. The nonprofit group celebrated the start of construction Monday on a $1.5 million to $2 million project that will offer permanent housing for people who are HIV-positive [...] The site is expected to serve people with very low incomes, Molzen said, and construction should be done by August. The city of Albuquerque is providing more than $1.5 million in federally funded grants for the project. The McCune Foundation, New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are also providing help, Molzen said."
"The group has already seen positive results with a rented kitchen at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, where web member Adelante Mujeres connects Latino cooks with the tools they need to make and sell their recipes. At the Forest Grove United Church of Christ, food web members help coordinate weekly cooking classes for low-income parents [...] Small grants this year from Kaiser Foundation and the city of Forest Grove, among others, helped enable the group's recent rapid growth."
"Since 1977, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma has been providing free civil legal assistance to low-income persons and senior citizens. It is a non-profit, statewide law firm for those that meet a poverty threshold guideline [...] Funding is vital to the operation of the ‘free’ legal counsel. The Legal Services Corporation and the Oklahoma Bar Foundation contribute substantially to the Lawton branch, as this branch is the hub for 10 counties of residents.”