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Juneau Community Foundation Awards More Than $1.8 Million In Grants

The Juneau Community Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations following several months of coordinated effort to identify priority social service needs and review applications.

The purpose of these grants is to help Juneau’s most vulnerable residents, by increasing support for nonprofit service providers in the areas of homelessness, food security, substance abuse disorders, domestic violence, suicide prevention, senior care, hospice, mental and physical health, education and income stability.

“For five years, the Foundation has worked closely with community leaders and social services providers to identify gaps and prioritize the greatest needs, including supporting additional residential substance use disorder treatment, expanding navigation services for people who experience or are at-risk of homelessness, ensuring a universal breakfast program in all elementary schools, and increasing access to civil legal...

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards More Than $25 Million In Grants

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded 10 grants and one program-related investment extension, totaling more than $25 million during the first quarter of 2019. These grants and the program-related investment were awarded to 11 organizations spanning across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Awarded to organizations both in the U.S. and abroad working in the areas of safe water, foster youth, homelessness, hospitality workforce development, substance use prevention, and Catholic sisters, the first-quarter grants include $7.5 million to the Millennium Water Alliance in support of an initiative focused on safe water coverage across three "woredas," or districts, in Ethiopia; $1.2 million to Reconcile New Orleans to provide and improve hospitality workforce training for youth; and $1.5 million to YouthBuild USA, Inc in support of research on and evaluation of a screening/brief intervention/referral to...

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards More Than $80 Million In Grants

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved 95 new grants totaling over $80 million. The grants were awarded in support of journalism, civic engagement, and inclusion and access efforts globally.

Grants were awarded to ninety-five organizations in the United States, Greece, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, including the incubator for Media Education and Development (iMEdD), an organization launched in 2018 in Athens with the exclusive support of SNF that works to promote transparency, independence, and excellence in the field of journalism; Chatham House in London, in support of a new SNF Wing and an ideas and innovation lab that will provide the institute with the tools it needs to expand and upgrade its digital research and analysis; and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., in support of an expansion of its CSIS Journalism Bootcamp, which brings together journalists from the U.S., Greece, and other...

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The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Has Awarded $2.7 Million In Grants

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has awarded sixty grants totaling $2.7 million. The grants include 33 grants totaling $981,000 in Arts, one totaling $309,500 in Education, 21 totaling $1,345,000 in Environment, and five totaling $82,500 in other areas of focus.

In its first funding round of the year, the foundation awarded grants to organizations working in the areas of the arts, environment, education, and informed communities. Recipients include the Ironbound Community Corporation in Newark, which was awarded $70,000 in support of urban greening programs and environmental stewardship initiatives; the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, which will receive $65,000 in support of its audience and artist engagement programming; and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, which was awarded $309,500 in support of the New Jersey Teacher Fellowship Program.

In addition, the foundation awarded a grant of $30,000 to...

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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards Over $3 Million In Grants

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $3.1 million to a hundred and eleven artists and twelve organizations.

“At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018-19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner’s legacy,” said Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. “In addition, through our support of institutions such as the Barbican Centre and their upcoming Lee Krasner retrospective and catalogue, and the Katonah Museum of Art’s exhibition of the work of Krasner and other women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th Street Show, we are continuing to advance much-needed scholarship.”

The Lee Krasner Award, given in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement, was awarded to artists Squeak Carnwath and Blane De St. Croix in...

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Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan Awards Nearly $19 Million In Grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced nearly $19 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including health, education, the arts, environment, youth and housing, and human services.

“From support for music education to a learning program in Detroit laundromats and a counseling program for people affected by dementia, our goal is to create permanent, positive change for residents in southeast Michigan,” said Mariam C. Noland, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “We accomplish this by partnering with communities, nonprofits, foundations, and stakeholders to implement solutions to complex issues.”

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