The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines played a key leadership role in developing and executing a long-range community improvement plan
Posted Date: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:04
A few years back, leaders in Des Moines, Iowa, faced a common dilemma. While there was no shortage of people and organizations working to better the community, there was little alignment or master planning to coordinate the efforts.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:05
Isssues: Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Partnerships and Collaborations, Professional Development, Technology
“It goes without saying that increased technology has allowed us not only to stay in operation but to thrive and therefore to continue to meet the needs of children and families.”
Posted Date: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:13
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Disaster Grantmaking, Diversity and Inclusion, Homelessness, Race and Ethnicity
On a busy Monday morning, attorney and community advocate Steve Reyes arrives for his first day on the job. Already there are back-to-back meetings and everyone on staff seems to need a few minutes to talk with him. Steve’s job, directing California Community Foundation’s (CCF) newly-created Our Children Relief Fund, leaves him little time to get settled in.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Education, Strengthening Communities, Violence Prevention
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.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:00
The Derby Area Veterans Memorial – Walk of Freedom began in 2004 as a dream.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:55
The physical and emotional landscape of our community was forever changed on March 22, 2014, when a devastating mudslide swept through our community and took the lives 43 of our neighbors. The Darrington, Arlington and Oso communities are located in rural Snohomish County, north of Seattle.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:59
The Hudson Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas of the country providing fruits, vegetables and dairy products to markets at home and abroad. Yet hunger and food accessibility remain cyclical problems.
Posted Date: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:19
Isssues: Public Policy
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill calls on the Senate to pass the America Gives More Act and protect giving.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:13
Bobby Hill, recruitment coordinator for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, loves to tell everyone that he has "the best job in the world." In southeastern Virginia, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is working to create more Bobby Hills – nonprofit professionals doing rewarding work with great gusto and expertise.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:59
As the third poorest city in the country, Buffalo welcomed the opportunity to say “yes” – and hope has been ignited! First-year outcomes indicate an 8-percentage point increase in high school graduation (the largest in the district’s recent history) and a 9-percentage point increase in college matriculation rates. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been central to driving this new optimism.