Detroit, July 29, 2009 — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan, announced today the list of 75 arts and culture nonprofit organizations in southeast Michigan participating in the online giving program “Community Foundation Challenge – Arts & Culture” on Aug. 18.
OAKLAND, Calif., July 28, 2009 — Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans, announced today that it has approved more than $11 million in grants and donations to more than 700 nonprofit agencies nationwide in the second quarter of 2009. The health care organization's grants this quarter focused on providing access to high-quality care to uninsured and underserved communities, healthy food and fitness opportunities to children and families, and funding education programs for health professionals.
The Ella Baker Center is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, Calif., the human rights organization promotes positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through its four cutting-edge campaigns: Books Not Bars, Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, Soul of the City and Heal the Streets.
June 17, 2009, The Los Angeles Times — Some time next year, a seeing-eye dog may guide visitors -- even those with no vision problems -- through the galleries of the Hammer Museum in Westwood to a pre-selected painting. In San Francisco, young actors in training may be found rounding up an audience for a play staged in a bar or in the rec room of a juvenile detention facility. Visitors to a museum in Oakland may be asked to tell the curators how they'd like to interact with the art, while in downtown San Diego, they may bump into an artist completing a work in progress.
Detroit, MI, April 10, 2009 — The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (www.cfsem.org) approved $651,750 in grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in the region. The Board approved the grants at its March meeting. The following organizations are among those receiving grants from the Community Foundation:
The Board of Trustees for The Prudential Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, recently approved $2.9 million in grants to five organizations that are working to address needs in communities around the country.