News about grants, gifts
First Fund was awarded
a $15 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation from the U.S. Department of
Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. Community First
Fund was selected as one of 85 organizations from a national pool of 282
Education Coalition, a
coalition of schools, churches, the ACLU of Maryland, nonprofits, afterschool
programs and BUILD (Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development), organized
to bring $1 billion in new money to rebuild its aging schools infrastructure.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law the Baltimore City School
Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013, authorizing more than $1 billion
for school construction and renovation.
Community Foundation announced an additional $2 million in
grants to community clinics throughout Marin County, Calif., from its Sutter
Health Access to Care Fund. These grants bring the four-year total to $8
million of support from the five-year, $10 million fund, established by Sutter
Health in 2010.
The Greater New Orleans
two new strategic grants to help jumpstart distressed neighborhoods from its
Community Revitalization program, the foundation’s nationally-recognized and
award-winning housing and blight reduction initiative. A recent grant was given
to the Center for Community Progress in the amount of $125,000. A second new
Community Revitalization grant of $100,000 was awarded to the Broadmoor
News about people, groups
The board of trustees of Carson Long
Military Academy in New Bloomfield, Pa., appointed of David Pearson as the school’s
president and CEO. Pearson, who will be the school’s sixth president in its 177-year history, will assume
his duties effective July 1. Pearson succeeds Steven Messner, who
served as interim president since October 2012.
School of the University of Pennsylvania appointed William L. Mack as chair of the board of
overseers. Mack is founder and chairman of AREA Property Partners, a global
real estate and asset manager with offices in the U.S. and in key economic
centers around the world. He began a three-year term on April 19.
The board of the Eugene
and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation elected Joshua B. Bernstein as chair of the foundation’s board
of directors. Bernstein joined the board in 2003. In addition to serving as CEO
of Bernstein Management Corporation, Bernstein holds numerous leadership
positions in business, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
John W. Slattery, managing
director for Morgan Stanley, has
been elected to the Covenant House board of directors, which oversees programs for homeless
youth in 22 cities in six countries in the United States, Canada and Latin
The Robert Wood Johnson
announced that Susan Dentzer, a renowned health policy expert, health policy
analyst for the PBS NewsHour and former editor of the
influential journal Health
Affairs, will serve as its senior health policy adviser. Dentzer will
provide policy and communications strategy assistance to David Colby, head of
RWJF’s Washington office, and other senior leaders of the nation’s largest
philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and healthcare of all
Center elected Dominick
Impemba, controller at The Rockefeller Foundation, to its board. Impemba is a
Certified Public Accountant with nearly 17 years of experience working with
nonprofit organizations. At The Rockefeller Foundation, Impemba oversees the
day-to-day accounting for the foundation and its $3.6 billion endowment,
monitors and evaluates internal controls, develops organization-wide policies
and procedures, reviews the organization’s tax filings, and is one of the
individuals responsible for the annual budget process.
Impact announced that
Scott Jackson has been named the organization’s president and CEO. A global development, fundraising and
marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Jackson overseas
Global Impact’s organizational policy, fundraising programs, management and
Rodney M. Grabowski has been
selected as the new president of the University
of Cincinnati (UC) Foundation and vice president for development and alumni relations. Grabowski, who
comes to UC from the University of South Florida with more than 20 years of
fundraising experience, will officially begin his new role on June 3.
RE-AMP, a network of nearly 160 nonprofits and foundations across
eight Midwestern states working on climate change and energy policy, announced
that C. Scott Cooper will be the new network CEO. Cooper is currently the
director of engagement and communication at the Bush Foundation in St. Paul, Minn. Grizzard
Communications Group Inc., a company that
works with with nonprofits on integrated, multi-channel fundraising programs,
has been selected as one of The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 100 Workplaces for 2013.
Nonprofit HR, a full-service consulting firm with offices in
Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill., announced the creation of its Employee
Benefits Practice. The company also announced the promotion of Julie Gallion,
PHR, to head the new division. The firm’s new employee benefit consulting
services include benefit needs assessment and philosophy development; audit and
compliance services; benefits plan implementation and ongoing administration.
Other services include forensic benefit reviews and analysis, competitive
benefits assessments, and broker review/selection. For more information about
Nonprofit HR’s Employee Benefits Services go online.
Clinics Can Help, a nonprofit organization based in Palm Beach County, Fla.,
that helps children, adults and the elderly by redistributing surplus medical
equipment and supplies to those in need, received the 2013 Triunfo! Award from
the Hispanic Chamber of Palm Beach County. Each year this award is given to an organization that exemplifies
hard-work, dedication to the community, integrity and excellence.
To make critical
technology more accessible to nonprofit organizations and underserved
communities, Seattle’s InterConnection has
launched a new online store featuring high-quality refurbished laptops and
desktops starting at just $99. The new site enables U.S.
nonprofits to choose from a range of name brand PCs that ship pre-installed
with Windows 7 Pro Office 2007. All computers on the site are covered by
a 90-day warranty and can be easily restored to factory condition without an
AmeriCares launched a new website that features dozens of customized
Google Maps to illustrate the organization’s work worldwide. The global health
and disaster relief organization delivers more than 3,000 shipments of
medicine, medical supplies and aid annually to health care providers working in
more than 90 countries. The mapping tool
allows users to see the location of each shipment and the purpose of the
delivery, along with information about emergencies, health programs and other
humanitarian assistance around the world.
Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit
organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise
and turtle, is sponsoring its 13th annual World Turtle Day on May
23. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate
and protect turtles and
tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the
Pure Charity launched an innovative online platform to help families raise
funds to pay for adoption expenses. The announcement was made in
conjunction with the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit 9 conference held
May 2-3 in Nashville, Tenn. The new platform is featured at www.purecharity.com/us/adoption/. Families who are in the process of adopting children can
establish a personal fundraiser account at no charge, tell their adoption story
through text and dynamic media, share that story with friends and family
through their social networks and raise dollars to cover expenses.
The Charities Review Council is committed to continuously improving, while remaining
relevant and timely. For the first time, the council is launching an annual
rolling review of the Accountability Standards. Each year, five to seven of the
27 Standards will be reviewed, with the refreshed Accountability Standards
being presented every January. The council invites
all donors or nonprofit professionals to work together to strengthen the
nonprofit sector by participating in a survey that will inform the Standards Review process.
The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) will host the 14th annual Racing to
Recovery Gala at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at The Crane Bay in downtown
Indianapolis. During the event, SSPF founder Sam Schmidt will present the 2013 Legends of Racing Award to Al Speyer, executive director of
Firestone Racing. The Foundation’s Visionary
Award will also be presented
to both Indiana University Health and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. The
Racing to Recovery Gala and auction raises funds to support medical research to
find a cure for paralysis. Reservations and sponsorship information can be
obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News about opportunities, initiatives
GOOD and TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie have partnered to award $50,000 to
the next world-changing business idea. Any U.S. resident can submit their idea
that tackles a global issue for the Start Something
That Matters Challenge. The winner will be
selected by a panel of judges from GOOD and Start Something That Matters, along
with votes from the GOOD community. The Challenge ends at 12 p.m. (PT) May 17. Visit http://startsomethingthatmatters.maker.good.is/ to participate.
The Marketing and Public Relations continuing education
program at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies issued a call for applications for qualified
New York City-based nonprofits and small businesses to participate in the
department’s 24th annual Public Relations Strategy and Execution Summer Intensive. Professors and students in the intensive will
craft actual public relations plans and campaigns on a pro-bono basis that the
selected small businesses and nonprofits can use to accomplish their
Organizations should submit their application by May 20 to Charlotte Hunterat email@example.com.
announced the opening of registration for bbcon 2013,
which will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Gaylord National Hotel and
Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Early registration discounts are
available through July 15. Jim
Ziolkowski, founder and CEO of buildOn,
and author of the forthcoming book Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person
Change the World?
2013) will present a keynote session focused on Ignition, How to Create the Spark. Learn more and register at www.bbconference.com.
Washington state philanthropists are being sought as
nominees to be named as “Outstanding Philanthropists” on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 14, in Seattle. With the theme of “National
Philanthropy Day 2013: Celebrating Washington Philanthropists for 25
years,” philanthropists of all types are being sought: young and old,
individual and corporate. The award recognition is sponsored by The
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter. Nomination forms can be found online at http://www.afpwashington.org/philanthropy-day and nomination letters must be postmarked by June 7.
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