money & business
Teri Kook Leaves the Stuart Foundation, but not the Field
Last night, a tight-knit group of child welfare professionals gathered to bid Teri Kook goodbye. During her 12 years at the San Francisco-based Stuart Foundation, where she most recently served as the senior director of child welfare, Teri built a reputation as one of the country’s most imaginative thinkers on how to improve educational outcomes for foster youth, and helped lead the foundation to national prominence on child welfare issues writ large.
Gund Foundation, Late Year Grants 2013
The George Gund Foundation Cleveland, Ohio www.gundfoundation.org The Cleveland Based, Gund Foundation, announced after its November board meeting, that it has awarded $8.7 million to several organizations in Ohio. Grants were awarded throughout their Major Program areas, including the Arts, Economic Development, Human Services and the Environment.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mid/Late Year Grants 2013
W.K. Kellogg foundation Battle Creek, Mich. www.wkkf.org Children and Youth Grants: Mid/Late Year 2013 Media Mobilizing Project, Philadelphia, $155,716 over twenty five months to promote the civic participation and leadership of low-income youths and families by providing technology-awareness, digital, Internet, and media-literacy training.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Mid-Year Grants 2013
Nellie Mae Education Foundation Quincy, Mass. www.nmefoundation.org (781) 348-4200 Grants Announced: April 3, 2013 Seven Urban School Districts across New England will receive more than $3 million in grants to promote systemic change to better meet the Common Core Standards and increase student achievement.
The California Wellness Foundation, Late 2012
The California Wellness Foundation Woodland Hills, California www.calwellness.org (818) 702-1900 Grants Announced: Late 2012 Campaign for College Opportunity, Los Angeles, $100,000 over two years for project support to develop policy, communication and coalition strategies to improve college access and success in California’s community colleges and higher education institutions to prepare a diverse health workforce.
Atlantic Philanthropies, Grants 2012
Atlantic Philanthropies New York, NY www.atlanticphilanthropies.org 212-916-7300 2012 Grant Recipients Georgetown University, Washington DC, $600,000 to provide technical assistance to the state-based KidsWell collaboratives to work with federal and state administrators in developing policy to protect and expand children’s health insurance coverage.
New Website Launched by Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center to Focus on Black Male Achievement
The Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center announced on March 28, 2013 the launch of a new website to facilitate engagement, collaboration, and strategic decision making among funders, nonprofits, and policy makers working to promote positive outcomes for black men and boys in America.
Carnegie Corporation Grant, Early 2013
Carnegie Corporation New York City www.carnegie.org (212) 371-3200 Grant Announced: January, 2013 National Center on Civic Innovation, New York City, 5.7 million for the launch and development of the SpringPoint Institute, which will be a crucial leader in the Corporation’s strategic push to help school districts around the country reshape themselves to support innovative school designs that better meet the new Common Core standards.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Grants Early 2013
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Los Altos, California www.packard.org (650) 948-7658 Grant Start Date: Early 2013 Glenn County Office of Education, Willows, California, $110,000 to expand and improve the Expect Success Summer Enrichment Program in the Orland and Willows communities of Glenn County.
MacArthur Foundation, Early 2013 Grants
MacArthur Foundation Chicago, Illinois http://www.macfound.org (312) 726-8000 Grant(s) announced: February 27, 2013 The MacArthur Foundation announced the recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions . The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $500,000 to $1.5 million, depending on the size of its budget.