The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced that the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is accepting applications for its annual grant cycle. Established in 2010, the fund typically awards grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 in support of animal organizations in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties. The deadline to apply is April 30.
The Pasadena Community Foundation has announced the appointment of three members of its board of directors. Frank Cárdenas is an attorney whose private practice focuses on business, administrative, and public law. K. George Dulgeryan is a vice president and banker in the Pasadena office of J.P. Morgan. And Tracy S. McCormick is the chief financial officer of Mill Creek Development Company.
The San Diego Foundation (SDF) has announced that, as part of the SDF Early Childhood Initiatives grants, the San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center was awarded support for an eight-week program that helps low-income women of color launch their own in-home family childcare business. The program empowers women and teaches them how to be entrepreneurs, provides insight to marketing their business and money management, and explains the health and safety requirements needed to run a successful small childcare business. In addition, the women receive a child development certificate from Southwestern College.
Members of the Center for Housing Equity and Opportunity, a coalition initiated by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut to address barriers to housing opportunities, gathered at Connecticut College recently to improve affordable and equitable housing in the region, The Day reports. The coalition of nonprofits, land trusts, colleges, and banks will work with 42 towns served by the foundation and anticipates expanding to 10 additional towns in New London, Windham, and Tolland counties.
During its 10th annual Community Foundation Awards, the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation recognized the contributions of a dozen volunteers and community leaders, 1350 KMAN reports. Among those recognized was Jamie Coons, who received the Young Trustee Volunteer Award for his efforts to launch the annual Young Trustees Chili Cookoff, and Robert and Tracey Debruyn, founders of the Master Teacher, who were awarded the Philanthropist Award for their help in establishing the Museum of Art and Light project.
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has announced the election of Dianna R. Payton, president and CEO of the YWCA, and J. Wesley Daniels, president and CEO of the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority and Partners Southeast, to three-year terms on its board, and the reelection of Thomas J. Adamek, Beverly M. Haydel, and Linda O. Posner to second terms. In addition, the board appointed Jeffrey W. Koonce as chair, Thomas J. Adamek as vice chair, Helena R. Cunningham as secretary, Daniel A. Gardiner Jr. as treasurer, and Annette D. Barton as an at-large member on the executive committee.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) has announced the additions of Mark Miller and Jill Norwood to its board of trustees. Miller, a retired General Motors executive, previously served on the CFGF board and is rejoining it as co-chair. Norwood, a longtime educator, is past president of the Junior League of Flint.
Foundation For The Carolinas has announced that Federico Rios will join the community foundation in April as senior vice president of the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership. Rios previously served as assistant director of the City of Charlotte’s office of equity, mobility, and immigration integration.
The Columbus Foundation has announced its “5 Nonprofits to Watch for 2023,” which recognizes local organizations that are working to strengthen and improve the community. This year, the honorees are Black Girl Rising, Elevate Northland, Form5 Prosthetics, Remember Us Urban Scouts, and Riverview International Center. Each nonprofit will receive a $20,000 unrestricted grant, as well as a consulting engagement with UpRys, a local strategy consulting and project-based delivery firm, to help address growth, capacity building, and sustainability. Capacity-building projects will be developed by the organizations themselves and reflect the organizations’ greatest priorities.
Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) has announced a $2.174 million grant from the Truist Charitable Fund of the Winston-Salem Foundation to invest in minority-owned and small businesses and provide resources to develop affordable housing in rural and and under-resourced communities. The foundation’s Place-Based Impact Investing program will provide education and resources for aspiring business owners, as well as capital to launch new businesses. Charleston City Paper reports that while the funding hasn’t been allocated to any specific organizations yet, CCF is working with its community partner Metanoia to create 30 affordable housing units in the Liberty Hill neighborhood in North Charleston.