Community foundation

Sereno Group Honored to be #21 in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2019 Top Philanthropic Givers List

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:46pm

MONTE SERENO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Sereno Group is pleased to announce that the company has risen to #21 (up from #26 last year) in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top Corporate Philanthropists.

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  • MONTE SERENO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Sereno Group is pleased to announce that the company has risen to #21 (up from #26 last year) in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top Corporate Philanthropists.
  • Social impact has always been a part of the company mission and the Sereno Group 1% For Good Charitable Foundation is an extension of the belief that businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the people and communities where they operate.
  • Sereno Group's recent partnerships with both the Community Foundation Santa Cruz and Los Altos Community Foundation has increased its community impact and ability to network with other nonprofit organizations.
  • Since 2012, this agent-driven initiative has been able to contribute to 248 philanthropic organizations throughout Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz coastal communities and donate over $3.4 million.

Support for Community Organizations Helping Canadians

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 5:43pm

The Government of Canada is pleased to work with the United Way Centraide Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and the Community Foundations of Canada to disburse the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund.

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  • The Government of Canada is pleased to work with the United Way Centraide Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and the Community Foundations of Canada to disburse the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund.
  • Minister Hussen also announcedthat the Government of Canada ismoving forward ininvesting $25 million over fiveyears to provide assistance to Black community organizations.
  • Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
    The Government of Canada announced a $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt frontline services for vulnerable Canadians during COVID-19.
  • The Emergency Community Support Fund will provide funding to national intermediaries with networks across the country, including United Way Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and the Community Foundations of Canada.

Grants from Community Foundation Donor-Advised Funds Jump 58.2% as Covid-19 Inspires Wave of Giving

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:30pm

According to a new survey by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, donor-advised funds at 64 U.S. community foundations granted $821.9 million to nonprofits in March and April.

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  • According to a new survey by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, donor-advised funds at 64 U.S. community foundations granted $821.9 million to nonprofits in March and April.
  • The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative survey includes results from community foundations in every region of the country, covering 25 states, plus the District of Columbia.
  • But the response, to date, of community foundation donors to address Covid-19 is unprecedented in its size and scope.
  • The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative can connect reporters with donors who are giving generously to support those impacted by Covid-19.

The St. Joe Community Foundation Approves Local Grants Totalling $297,340 in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:05pm

The St. Joe Community Foundation (Foundation) has approved grants to local nonprofit organizations totaling $297,340 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • The St. Joe Community Foundation (Foundation) has approved grants to local nonprofit organizations totaling $297,340 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To apply for grants, or to learn more about The St. Joe Company and The St. Joe Community Foundation, visit www.joe.com .
  • Since its inception, the St. Joe Community Foundation (Foundation) has provided more than $25 million in grants to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.
  • St. Joe, JOE, the Taking Flight Design, St. Joe (and Taking Flight Design) are registered service marks of The St. Joe Company or its affiliates.

United Way of Frederick County and Philanthropic Funders Distribute First Wave of COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:10pm

Through a collaborative approach, philanthropic funders are coordinating funding efforts to ensure that funds are going to areas of greatest need.

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  • Through a collaborative approach, philanthropic funders are coordinating funding efforts to ensure that funds are going to areas of greatest need.
  • Four funders, Ausherman Family Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Helen J. Serini Foundation and United Way of Frederick County, are releasing funds to meet immediate needs.
  • Two funders, Community Foundation of Frederick County and Women's Giving Circle, are strategically reserving funds to meet needs that will emerge in the coming week.
  • Gifts to the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Campaign can be made at http://www.uwfrederick.org , by mailing checks to United Way COVID-19 Campaign, PO Box 307, Frederick, MD 21705 or by texting COVIDFREDERICK to 71777.

U.S. Community Foundations Mobilize More Than $238.7M to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:20pm

According to data compiled by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, nearly 170 community foundations spanning 49 states and the District of Columbia have already created Covid-19 response funds.

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  • According to data compiled by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, nearly 170 community foundations spanning 49 states and the District of Columbia have already created Covid-19 response funds.
  • Oregon Community Foundation is announcing $2 million in grants to support nonprofits working on the ground in its state.
  • The U.S. is home to roughly 800 community foundations, representing communities of all sizes, from statewide foundations to rural counties and small towns.
  • The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative includes more than 120 community foundations in 47 states working together to educate the public about how we're improving communities.

16 Local Nonprofits Awarded Nearly $370,000 in First Round of Grants from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:21pm

Just 12 days after its creation, grants from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund totaling nearly $370,000 were directed to 16 nonprofit organizations serving St. Louisans affected by the coronavirus, St. Louis Community Foundation officials announced today.

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  • Just 12 days after its creation, grants from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund totaling nearly $370,000 were directed to 16 nonprofit organizations serving St. Louisans affected by the coronavirus, St. Louis Community Foundation officials announced today.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200326005486/en/
    Help nonprofits assist St. Louis' vulnerable citizens who are affected by coronavirus disruptions.
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund was created and funded by a coalition of area foundations, businesses, and individual donors brought together by the St. Louis Community Foundation.
  • We are continuing to work with our coalition members to broaden support and raise funds for the Regional Response Fund, said Amelia Bond, president and CEO of the St. Louis Community Foundation.

COVID-19 LA County Response Fund Grants $1.7 Million to Address the Immediate Needs of the Most Vulnerable

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:47pm

Los Angeles, March 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The California Community Foundations (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.7 million to respond to the immediate and emerging needs of our regions most vulnerable residents.

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  • Los Angeles, March 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The California Community Foundations (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.7 million to respond to the immediate and emerging needs of our regions most vulnerable residents.
  • CCF continues to monitor the developments related to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic while gathering input from community partners on the frontlines.
  • This information will inform our next round of grants.
  • The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization for Los Angeles County since 1915.

2019 – Another Record Year for the St. Louis Community Foundation

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:28pm

With $101.3 million granted to 2,724 nonprofits in St. Louis and around the world, the St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors enjoyed another record year of giving, foundation officials announced today.

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  • With $101.3 million granted to 2,724 nonprofits in St. Louis and around the world, the St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors enjoyed another record year of giving, foundation officials announced today.
  • Without question, St. Louis is a charitable city that generously stands behind its nonprofits, said Amelia Bond, president and CEO of the St. Louis Community Foundation.
  • David Leipholtz joined the St. Louis Community Foundation and is anchoring the new effort.
  • The St. Louis Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation composed of more than 750 charitable funds with total assets in excess of $500 million.

AEG Community Foundation Awards Playworks $25,000

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

AEG, the worlds leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools, has been awarded $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the 2019 #SpreadCheer Challenge.

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  • AEG, the worlds leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools, has been awarded $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the 2019 #SpreadCheer Challenge.
  • Playworks previously won the 2018 #SpreadCheer Challenge to receive an additional $25,000 grant from the AEG Community Foundation, in addition to its initial $25,000 grant from the Foundations first grant cycle.
  • We are thrilled to be the winners of this years #SpreadCheer Challenge and to receive $25,000 from our invaluable partner and community collaborator, the AEG Community Foundation, said Celeste Soto, Director of Development, Playworks.
  • To find out more about AEG 1Community and the AEG Community Foundation, click here .