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NewRez NOW Celebrates Successful Inaugural Year

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 9:30pm

NewRez LLC (NewRez, the Company), a national mortgage lending and servicing organization, announced the successful inaugural year of its community investment program, NewRez Neighborhood Outreach Works (NOW).

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  • NewRez LLC (NewRez, the Company), a national mortgage lending and servicing organization, announced the successful inaugural year of its community investment program, NewRez Neighborhood Outreach Works (NOW).
  • The mission of NewRez NOW is to invest and support the health, vibrancy, and sustainability of communities through charitable contribution, outreach, and participation.
  • New in 2021, NewRez NOW launched an employee recognition program to highlight team members who go above and beyond for their community.
  • The servicing business operates through NewRez Servicing, the performing loan servicing division, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, the special servicing division.

World Hearing Day – Amplifon Confirms Commitment to Ongoing Prevention & Treatment of Hearing Loss

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 8:09pm

Amplifon is proud to celebrate World Hearing Day, confirming its commitment to the treatment and prevention of hearing loss, a condition that impacts nearly 40 million Americans .

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  • Amplifon is proud to celebrate World Hearing Day, confirming its commitment to the treatment and prevention of hearing loss, a condition that impacts nearly 40 million Americans .
  • As such, identification and treatment have never been more important, especially considering almost 60 percent of hearing loss in children is due to causes that can be mitigated through preventative measures.
  • The difficulties for those suffering from hearing loss increased in 2020, with the start and ongoing spread of COVID-19.
  • Amplifon Americas, a division of Amplifon Group, is a leading provider of hearing health care solutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Topcon Partnership with CyArk Bolsters Cultural Site Archival Efforts

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:13pm

Topcon Positioning Group announces its partnership with CyArk, a prominent non-profit organization committed to the conservation of cultural heritage sites around the globe.

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  • Topcon Positioning Group announces its partnership with CyArk, a prominent non-profit organization committed to the conservation of cultural heritage sites around the globe.
  • Many of the technologies needed for doing so come from the geospatial world, making the Topcon partnership a welcome one, according to John Ristevski, CEO of CyArk.
  • To know that the accurate digital documentation efforts can play a role in rebuilding or reconstruction is a humbling opportunity.
  • We are grateful to have Topcon partnering with us in our efforts.

Grants from Community Foundation Donor-Advised Funds Soar as COVID-19 Inspires Wave of Giving

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

According to a survey by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, donor-advised funds (DAFs) at 84 U.S. community foundations granted more than $6.7 billion to nonprofits in 2020.

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  • According to a survey by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, donor-advised funds (DAFs) at 84 U.S. community foundations granted more than $6.7 billion to nonprofits in 2020.
  • This means community foundation DAF donors granted $1.08 in 2020 for every dollar they contributed into their funds the previous year.
  • The $6.7 billion granted to nonprofits from community foundation DAFs in 2020 also represented an increase of nearly $2 billion, or 41.1 percent, from the $4.75 billion granted from community foundation DAFs in 2019.
  • The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative can connect reporters with donors who are giving generously to support those impacted by Covid-19.

AMA Houston Opens Gives Back Grant Applications for Non-Profit Marketing

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:37pm

AMA Houston , the leading educational, career-building, and networking resource for Houstons marketing professionals, announced that the AMA Houston Gives Back grant applications are now being accepted through April 23, 2021.

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  • AMA Houston , the leading educational, career-building, and networking resource for Houstons marketing professionals, announced that the AMA Houston Gives Back grant applications are now being accepted through April 23, 2021.
  • Each year, AMA Houston distributes a minimum of one-third of the chapters net income in the form of AMA Houston Gives Back Grants, which fund marketing efforts for local non-profit organizations.
  • Thanks to the passion of the late Penny Todd, AMA Houston past president and marketing visionary, our chapter has supported the efforts of Houston-area non-profits through monetary grants and mentorships with AMAs talented membership since 2008, said Emily Rhodes, AMA Houston President.
  • AMA Houston Gives Back also provides scholarships to deserving Houston-area undergraduate college students majoring in marketing or a related field through the Penny Todd Scholarship.

The MolinaCares Accord Donates $273,000 to Nevada Nonprofits Combating Health Disparities

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:35pm

The MolinaCares Accord (MolinaCares) is supporting Nevada nonprofit organizations with $273,000 in funds to help Nevadans facing health disparities in communities throughout the state, particularly those heavily impacted by the pandemic.

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  • The MolinaCares Accord (MolinaCares) is supporting Nevada nonprofit organizations with $273,000 in funds to help Nevadans facing health disparities in communities throughout the state, particularly those heavily impacted by the pandemic.
  • The MolinaCares Accord is laser-focused on the health disparities that are leaving communities across Nevada at greater risk of COVID-19 and leading to poorer health outcomes for Nevadans, said Michael Easterday, plan president, Molina Healthcare of Nevada.
  • Funds will go towards providing for a diaper bank to help meet the increased need since the pandemic struck.
  • The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
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DataRobot Opens Applications for Second AI for Good: Powered by DataRobot Cohort

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

DataRobot , the leading enterprise AI platform, today announced it is opening applications for the second cohort of its AI for Good: Powered by DataRobot program.

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  • DataRobot , the leading enterprise AI platform, today announced it is opening applications for the second cohort of its AI for Good: Powered by DataRobot program.
  • First launched in July 2019, AI for Good empowers nonprofits and social good organizations to solve the worlds most pressing challenges with AI.
  • Interested nonprofits and social good organizations can apply to join the second cohort on the AI for Good website .
  • DataRobot is the leader in enterprise AI, delivering trusted AI technology and enablement services to global enterprises competing in todays Intelligence Revolution.

Grant Thornton names Foster Nation as next Purple Paladin

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:45pm

Foster Nation which launched in 2016 in partnership with The Pritzker Foster Care Initiative and Foster Care Counts helps former foster youth overcome the challenges associated with aging out of the foster-care system.

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  • Foster Nation which launched in 2016 in partnership with The Pritzker Foster Care Initiative and Foster Care Counts helps former foster youth overcome the challenges associated with aging out of the foster-care system.
  • Foster Nation was founded by Maggie Lin, a former foster youth who moved through eight different foster placements.
  • Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the worlds leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.
  • Grant Thornton refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL).

Internet Society Foundation Announces Second Round of Emergency Response Grants

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:04pm

The Internet Society Foundation has launched a second round of COVID-19 grant funding through its Emergency Response grant programme .

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  • The Internet Society Foundation has launched a second round of COVID-19 grant funding through its Emergency Response grant programme .
  • The grants are aimed at projects that help connect vulnerable and disproportionally affected communities to the Internet.
  • The Internet Society Foundation was established in 2019 to support the positive difference the Internet can make to people everywhere.
  • Focusing in five programme areas , the Foundation awards grants to Internet Society Chapters as well as non-profit organizations and individuals dedicated to providing meaningful access to an open, globally-connected, secure and trustworthy Internet for everyone.

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Supports Local Community Nonprofits With Fundraising Campaign Launching Tomorrow at Smart & Final Stores

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:30pm

Smart & Final , the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, announces an in-store campaign to support the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation.

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  • Smart & Final , the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, announces an in-store campaign to support the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation.
  • Customers can donate at any of Smart & Finals 254 locations, with 100% of the funds to be distributed by the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation to nonprofits in local communities.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210302005721/en/
    Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Hosts Fundraising Campaign March 3 - 16 at Smart & Final Stores to Support Local Community Nonprofits (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation has worked tirelessly to support the needs of our communities and the nonprofits that serve them during an incredibly challenging year, said Tinamarie Squieri, Manager, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation.
  • The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation raises funds through vendor donations, associates and in-store fundraising.