Giving News Briefs from Around the Country

The Grant Advisors are always trying to provide their readers with extra resources. This includes keeping up with the news on innovative programs and giving efforts from across the country.

Florida

Palm Beach County Boys & Girls Clubs Get Support: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in West Palm Beach announces the establishment of a fund in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. To be managed by the foundation, the fund will provide the organization with a permanent, stable source of income over time. The endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source. Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in the community.

Hawaii

Funding Helps Immigrant Youth: The Hawaii Community Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy establish a new grant program — the HCF Dream Fund —to provide outreach and support to thousands of undocumented youth immigrants in Hawaii. Five local nonprofits were awarded $150,000 from the fund in support of their efforts to assist DREAMers through the Hawaii Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Outreach Program, a state-administered extension of the federal DACA program that allows undocumented immigrants to work and attend school without fear of deportation for a two-year period.

Indiana

$1.7M Goes to 39 Regional Groups: The Indianapolis Foundation awards grants totaling $1.7 million in support of 39 organizations working in Marion County. Recipients include Best Buddies, $10,000, to support special needs children, Aftercare for Indiana through Mentoring, $40,000, for a youth development program, and Jameson, Inc., $15,000, for a Youth Leadership program.

Michigan

Funding Aids Students in Need: The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan in Alpena distributes $44,857 to 31 area nonprofits. Recipients include the Alcona County Baby Pantry, Atlanta Church of Christ/The Caring Place, the Thunder Bay Arts Council, St. Ignatius School, Westminster Presbyterian Church and the United Way of Northeast Michigan for the School Clothes Initiative. During the application and evaluation period, the foundation noted increased need for assistance in stocking student backpacks, food pantries and clothing closets for school-age children and families.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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