Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:28pm
Even as the high human, economic, environmental, and planetary costs of climate change come into sharper focus, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, tightening the timeframe for a transition to a low-carbon future. Climate change exacerbates growing pressures on life-sustaining resources, including freshwater, soil, and biodiversity. We all have a stake in efforts to mitigate the emissions that contribute to climate change and to increase adaptive capacity to cope with its effects.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 11:11am
Low-income families typically have few options for emergency cash, forcing many to rely on high-cost payday loans for unexpected financial needs. But these loans, which are disproportionately marketed to low-income and minority communities, lead to repeated cash shortages that drive consumers to take out successive payday loans, trapping them in vicious cycles of debt.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:57pm
Americans donated an estimated $335 billion to charitable causes, and foundations an estimated $50 billion in 2013 according to Giving USA. These numbers validate President John F. Kennedy’s notion that philanthropy is “a jewel of an American tradition.”
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 2:01pm
For over 25 years Blandin Foundation has provided community leadership training across rural Minnesota. One thing we’ve learned is that resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities are anchored in the quality and diversity of their connections.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00am
Huntingburg, Indiana became a “Stellar Community” on August 14, 2014, a distinction that will earn the city $10 million in state monies to fund communities’ projects for strategic development plans.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:29pm
Philanthropy in San Diego is healthy and growing thanks to community residents from Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, 4SRanch-Del Sur, Rancho Bernardo, Chula Vista, La Jolla and San Ysidro collaborating through pooled philanthropy and a shared vision to build a powerful catalyst for immediate and lasting improvements in their regions.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 1:03pm
Columbus, Indiana is a town of 46,000 best known for being the worldwide headquarters of Cummins Inc. and according to the Smithsonian Magazine a “veritable museum of modern architecture”
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:30am
The Richmond Community Foundation began, in 2002, what was to become its largest community initiative: The Nystrom United Revitalization Effort (NURVE). The Foundation began to convene Richmond, California community residents and stakeholders through focus groups, surveys and planning charrettes to develop a vision for the Nystrom community, considered at the time one of the most violent communities in the United States.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:00am
The Community Foundation, since 2011, has allocated resources for grants we call “strategic grants.” Our strategic grant journey began in 2009, when one of the Board of Trustees three-year strategic planning initiatives was to become more focused in its efforts to improve lives in Frederick County.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:43pm
Telluride, Colorado is an American success story and one of those communities that re-invented itself from its historical mining origins to snow skiing mecca and destination tourism spot. Telluride is successful, and the Telluride Foundation is a central player in the life and promise of Telluride.