Archive for September, 2011

Supporting Trade Tech High / The San Diego Foundation (TSDF)

General, Grantmaking & Leadership, Storieson September 29th, 2011No Comments Leave a comment

The H.G. Fenton Fund was established with The San Diego Foundation in 2001 in part to support the education and technical training of young people entering the building and construction industries.

In late 2010, a check for $60,000 was presented to North County Trade Tech High to sponsor employment of a Trade Instructor. The school provides students with a combination of academic curriculum and hands-on training required to succeed in the building and construction industry. By giving an opportunity to acquire work experience and real-life skills, the school also hopes to keep children from dropping out of school and engaging in crime and other non-productive behavior.

Community Foundation for Monterey County Announces New Grantmaking Framework

General, Grantmaking & Leadership, Newson September 28th, 2011No Comments Leave a comment

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) recently adopted a new framework for its largest grantmaking program, one that embraces a countywide vision of “healthy, safe and vibrant communities.”  The CFMC’s new Community Impact Grants program (formerly known as the General Endowment) focuses on the people and places of Monterey County, highlighting impact and seeking measurable results. Community Impact Grants will address critical issues and opportunities in four primary areas that advance the Foundation’s mission and vision for Monterey County: Investing in People, Strengthening Communities, Celebrating Cultures and Stewarding Environment.  For more information, see the Press Release and Grant Guidelines.

Shasta Regional Community Foundation Welcomes New CEO

General, Newson September 16th, 2011No Comments Leave a comment

The board and staff of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation are pleased to announce that after a thorough and diligent search, Kathy Johnson was selected as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Kathy has provided leadership in creating numerous nonprofit organizations and has significant experience working with private philanthropic endeavors, nonprofit management, leadership programs, fund development and volunteerism.

“We are excited to welcome Kathy to the Community Foundation.  We believe that she possesses all of the characteristics of a proven leader, is community minded and has a strong financial background” states Kendell Seamans, Board Chair.

Kathy Johnson began on September 12, 2011.  See the Press Release.

SLO County Community Foundation Secures Future with Historic Home

Communications, General, Newson September 8th, 2011No Comments Leave a comment

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation has recently purchased and moved into the historic Barneberg House at 550 Dana St. in downtown San Luis Obispo. The new offices bring to life the theme of the SLOCCF’s most recent annual report, “Inspired by the Past, Creating the Future.”

“When this opportunity became available to us, we knew it was a perfect fit,” explained Executive Director Barry VanderKelen. “This historic home has deep, strong roots in the same community we are committed to supporting and enhancing.”  See the Press Release for more information.