Dream-maker: The Foundation for the Mid South helps see the possibilities, secure substantial funding
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:30
“Dream big.” That’s Ivye Allen’s philosophy when it comes to securing funding and support for local community efforts aimed at enhancing education, health care and other community needs. As President of the Foundation for the Mid South, Allen has employed that aspirational approach to help generate significant state and federal funding for a range of local programs and initiatives.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:11
Smart investors believe in California. They flock to it for the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has made it the world’s 8th largest economy. Now, with Los Angeles County facing a major college graduation crisis, these same smart investors are backing the educational future of low-income students. They realize that giving isn’t just good, it’s good for business.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:23
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Partnerships and Collaborations, Strengthening Communities
The proudest moment of Ruben Garcia’s life was when he watched his first child graduate from Boulder High School last spring. The father of three and his wife know how much it took for their son to reach the important milestone. They will tell you that their work with him started before preschool.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:52
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Education, Homelessness, Housing, Partnerships and Collaborations, Strengthening Communities
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada embarked upon a resident engagement initiative in 2013 centering on improving the lives of runaway, homeless and aging-out foster youth, ages 12-24.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:34
In the Quad Cities, a bi-state community situated on the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois, three students drop out of high school every school day… meaning that between 600-700 students drop out of school every year. While our community’s drop out problem is less severe than in other communities, the lost potential represented in this statistic is not acceptable. In 2008, the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB) made high school graduation our number one community impact priority.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:52
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Donor Engagement, Education, Partnerships and Collaborations, Rural Philanthropy, Strengthening Communities
It’s tough running schools in rural Missouri. Tight budgets, strained resources, and dwindling state and federal funding all conspire against students in the Ozarks region, which is designated by the United States Department of Agriculture as an area of “persistent poverty.”
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:35
In 2014, ACT for Alexandria (ACT) will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the community foundation of Alexandria, VA. As a community foundation in a city where the median income is over $82,000 but one in which the number of young children living in poverty has tripled since 2005, ACT is uniquely positioned to guide services toward the most vulnerable members of our community.
Posted Date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:20
When the comic strip “Doonesbury” is making fun of your state’s lackluster education record, you know things must change.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:45
Last week, the Lumina Foundation released a new report, “A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education,” the fourth of its kind to track progress against its ambitious mission for 60 percent of Americans to hold high-quality degrees, certificates, or other postsecondary credentials by 2025.
Posted Date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 15:47
Science, technology, engineering, and math—the “STEM” subjects—are an important focus of philanthropic institutions trying to address educational and economic disparities between girls and boys.