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The Catholic Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunities for 2020

Press Release – updated: Jan 20, 2020 10:00 EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 20, 2020 (Newswire.com) – The Catholic Foundation has announced its Online Scholarship Application Period will open on Jan. 31, 2019. In an effort to streamline the process, the Foundation has made it easier than ever to apply with a complete listing of available scholarships, qualifications, and applications on its website. The scholarship deadline is March 2 and the recipients will be notified in May.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the criteria established by donors who created the funds to support gifted and deserving students by assisting them with the costs of their education. Donors often establish scholarship funds to honor or memorialize friends, teachers, family members, or other loved ones. Since 2007, The Catholic Foundation has awarded over $825,000 in scholarships empowering over 150 young people to continue their academic and vocational studies. With continued generosity of donors who share this dedication to education, the Foundation will continue to support students as they answer God’s call.
For detailed information and the full list of scholarships, please visit https://grants.catholic-foundation.org/scholarships. If you have any questions about our scholarship process please feel free to contact Dan Kurth, VP of Grants, at 614-443-8893 or dkurth@catholic-foundation.org.
About The Catholic Foundation
The Catholic Foundation’s mission is to inspire giving and assist donors to provide for the long-term needs of the 23-county Diocese of Columbus. The Catholic Foundation fulfills its mission by seeking donors to establish endowment funds designed to support current and future needs and by distributing earnings according to diocesan priorities and donor intent. It is one of the oldest and largest Catholic foundations in the country, distributing nearly $150 million throughout the diocese since 1985. For additional information about The Catholic Foundation, please visit www.catholic-foundation.org
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Source: The Catholic Foundation

Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation Grants $18,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Angiosarcoma Research

The Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation recently granted $18,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to support targeted angiosarcoma cancer research being performed in New York, NY. This 2019 grant comes as a 20% increase to the previous year’s grant, also given to MSK, and fulfills the organization’s mission of supporting and creating awareness for sarcoma cancer research.(PRWeb January 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ken_pribil_jr_foundation_grants_18_000_to_memorial_sloan_kettering_cancer_center_for_angiosarcoma_research/prweb16845849.htm

Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation Grants $18,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Angiosarcoma Research

The Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation recently granted $18,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to support targeted angiosarcoma cancer research being performed in New York, NY. This 2019 grant comes as a 20% increase to the previous year’s grant, also given to MSK, and fulfills the organization’s mission of supporting and creating awareness for sarcoma cancer research.(PRWeb January 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ken_pribil_jr_foundation_grants_18_000_to_memorial_sloan_kettering_cancer_center_for_angiosarcoma_research/prweb16845849.htm

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “I Have A Dream” Foundation Announces $500K Matching Gift To Benefit Newark Students

I am hoping that this gift will help others to recognize that they too can support tangible change, not only in Newark, but in their own communities.

NEW YORK and NEWARK, N.J. (PRWEB) January 20, 2020
The “I Have A Dream” Foundation is grateful to announce a matching gift of $500,000 by Harlan Stone in support of its New Jersey Affiliate’s partnership with the 13th Avenue (Dr. MLK Jr.) School in Newark, New Jersey this summer. The program, which provides social-emotional and academic support from kindergarten through postsecondary, will begin with 90 kindergarteners with the intention of growing to support the entire school of more than 500 students.
Stone, a member of the organization’s National board, has pledged to match every gift received by its New Jersey affiliate in the year 2020 up to his pledged amount. This generous contribution will help support the $1M goal needed to launch this effort in Newark. Stone is the CEO of HMTX Industries, a global flooring manufacturer whose brands service a diverse cross-section of the construction marketplace.
This contribution echoes the legacy started by the “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s founder, the late Eugene Lang, who in 1981 pledged to support the college education of an entire class of East Harlem sixth graders. Lang told the class about witnessing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington. He urged the students to dream their own dreams and promised to do all he could to help them achieve their goals. This sparked a national movement in the years that followed, with philanthropists sponsoring entire classes throughout the country, in a network that would grow to serve over 18,000 students to date on the path to and through college.
Harlan Stone hopes his gift will inspire others to follow: “One number that really alarmed me is that 90% of students in Newark who attend college for one semester do not attend a second semester. This trend is tragically echoed in communities throughout the country. The ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation is making a meaningful and direct impact in the lives of thousands of students so their trajectory in life does not reflect these numbers. I am hoping that this gift will help others to recognize that they too can support tangible change, not only in Newark, but in their own communities.”
For Eugena Oh, President and CEO of the National “I Have A Dream” Foundation, this gift is timely in coinciding with Martin Luther King Day. “Nearly 60 years after Dr. King’s March on Washington, it’s important that we reflect on the inequity that persists in our country today, when only 9% of low-income students earn a Bachelor’s degree, compared to 77% of their high-income peers,” says Oh. “We need to do better.”
Those wishing to support educational equity in their own community can learn more about the “I Have A Dream” Foundation at ihdf.org.
About “I Have A Dream” Foundation:The “I Have A Dream” Foundation (IHDF) is a national non-profit organization focused on breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty through a comprehensive program of support that follows the same group of young people (“Dreamers”) from elementary school all the way through college. Founded in 1981 through the vision of philanthropist Eugene M. Lang, IHDF has served over 18,000 Dreamers across the country. Learn more at ihaveadreamfoundation.org.
The numbers:51% of students in U.S. public schools—over 25 Million children—are considered low-income, and only 9% of low-income students earn a bachelor’s degree, compared to 77% of their high-income peers. 90% of Dreamers complete high school, compared to 70% of their low-income peers, representing an additional $2.9 Billion in earnings over their lifetimes. Dreamers are over 3 times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than their low-income peers, with almost 70% enrolling in college. Without this level of support, the cycle of poverty continues: 65% of children whose parents have no more than a high school diploma live in poverty. Now, nearly 40 years after Eugene M. Lang’s life changing promise, Dreamers have children who are attending college themselves.
About Harlan Stone:Harlan Stone is the CEO of HMTX Industries, a global flooring manufacturer, and has earned a reputation as a transformational industry leader. Despite the challenges of running one of the largest luxury vinyl tile (LVT) enterprises in the world, Harlan is steadfast in his advocacy of social justice, sustainability and transparency. He also believes strongly in giving back and is deeply involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, with a focus on housing, education and cancer research.

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Calling All Teens Who Want to Make a Difference: Riley's Way Foundation Announces the Call for Kindness

Annual Contest Awards Teens Dollars to Help Make the World a Better Place, Jan. 20-March 31, 2020
NEW YORK, January 20, 2020 (Newswire.com) – In a new year and decade, in a country divided, Riley’s Way Foundation challenges U.S. teens, 13 to 19, to apply for grants to bring more kindness into the world.
On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of building bridges and strengthening communities, Riley’s Way Foundation launches its second annual Call for Kindness Contest. The Call for Kindness is a national contest that awards grants to teen-led projects that inspire kindness, strengthen communities, and bring people together.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. For more information, visit www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness/.
Riley’s Way Foundation empowers young leaders to use kindness and empathy to create meaningful connections and drive positive change in the world. The Call for Kindness provides an opportunity for young people to dream big, and receive thousands of dollars to implement ideas to make the world better. Laura Kikuchi, Riley’s Way Program Director, says, “I have seen winners strengthen their confidence, independence, and leadership skills, and it has been an honor to support them in their growth.”
Fifteen Call for Kindness winners, announced on May 6, will receive up to $3,000 each to fund their teen-led project. They will join others from across the country in the Riley’s Way Kind Leadership Series, comprising of mentorship, professional development, and peer-learning. Some participants will also attend the Riley’s Way Youth Leadership Retreat.
Winners from the inaugural 2019 contest included: Purple America, a Washington state-based political discussion group connecting teens from “red” and “blue” states; Womaze, an app created in Florida promoting self-empowerment for women; and Girl RPRSNTD, an online book club in New York focused on underrepresented voices. Other initiatives include projects to build shared vegetable gardens in low-income communities in Missouri, create youth empowerment workshops and STEM after-school programs in New York, and throw birthday parties for those affected by poverty, addiction, or abuse in Illinois. (2019 winners are listed below)
“Riley’s Way and the Call for Kindness allowed us to continue our violence prevention workshop series and multiply our reach in just a few months,” said Andrea Gonzales, 19, and Luis Hernandez, 17, of Youth Over Guns in New York, which held workshops for over 200 young people this year.
Last year, Call for Kindness winners reached over 30,000 people. The Birthday Giving Program gave out over 1,500 birthday bags, expanding chapters in Illinois, California, Tennessee and Florida; Purple America hosted 22 small groups including new chapters in Atlanta and Wyoming; Womaze grew to over 30,000 subscribers; Grow Healthy worked with 85 youth volunteers; and We Dine Together grew to 60 people and is working to provide programming to 2,500 students schoolwide!
“The money from the Call for Kindness helped me in my work with Tony’s Place to serve almost 1,000 home-cooked meals to LGBTQ+ teens affected by homelessness,” said Matthew Yekell, 17, from Houston, Texas, who did all of the cooking with his mom.
“There is more power than people believe behind a kind person with a strong goal, no matter who they are,” said Wynter Davis, 16, from Oregon, who makes sure no one eats alone at lunch with We Dine Together. “Magic exists in people who have the courage to dream big.” The other project leader Shaylee Cooper, 17, continued, “Riley’s Way has changed me for the better; they were always there supporting me and guiding me through.” One student told them that if it weren’t for this club, he wouldn’t be around today. “I encourage anyone who is contemplating the Call for Kindness to get involved … Across the country, people are trying to make the world a better place.”
“An idea can take shape and grow into a movement,” said Dr. Christine O’Connell, Executive Director of Riley’s Way. “Who better to lead a national Kindness movement than our youth? They have the ideas, passion and drive to make it happen.”
“When we started Riley’s Way, we knew our programs needed to be so effective that people who never met Riley would support them,” said Ian Sandler, who co-founded the foundation with his wife Mackenzie after the loss of their 9-year-old daughter Riley in 2014. “We were overjoyed with the depth and breadth of the submissions from our first Call for Kindness. The participants have become part of the Riley’s Way community; many attended our first Youth Leadership Retreat last fall. Through these two programs, we are now able to expand our reach from our local Councils to begin to create a national Kindness Movement.
“If you are thinking of participating in our Call for Kindness, go for it! We can’t wait to meet you!”  
About Riley’s Way Foundation: Riley’s Way Foundation sees a future where kind leaders build a better world. We empower young people to use kindness, empathy and meaningful connections to drive that change. A nonprofit organization, Riley’s Way supports and connects young leaders around the country to become powerful voices and kind leaders in their communities. Our three flagship programs provide teens the tools and resources to envision change and achieve it: Riley’s Way Councils, The Call for Kindness, and Youth Leadership Retreat.
2019 Call for Kindness Winners: (Full project profiles at www.callforkindness.org) 
Daphne Zuckerman, Women-in-Need partnership (NY, NY)​​
Eman Hamid, Purple America (Seattle, WA)
Hannah Wiser, Womaze (Boca Raton, FL)
Luis Hernandez & Andrea Gonzales, Youth Over Guns (NY, NY)
Matthew Yekell, Tony’s Place partnership (Houston, TX)
Nicole Mateo & Amber Rahman, Girl RPRSNTD (NY, NY)
Robert Michaelson, Browning and Mott Haven Academy Charter School partnership (NY, NY)
Sophie Bernstein, Grow Healthy (St. Louis and Kansas City, MO)
Sonika Menon & Rinna Talwar, The Birthday Giving Program (Chicago, IL)
Valentina Carrion, Maverick Movie Night and Carnival (Southwest Ranches, FL)
Crystal Chan, SPACE 4 US (San Francisco, CA)
Ellie Campbell, Crafternoon (NY, NY)
Hannah Liu & Lydia Palmer, Building Bridges (NY, NY)​
Shaylee Cooper, We Dine Together (Oregon City, OR)
Sophia Chen & Michaela Kim, Youth Explorers in STEM (Seattle, WA)​
Media Contact:Christine O’Connell, coconnell@rileysandler.org, 917-627-5975
Source: Riley’s Way Foundation

Balboa Park Institutions Awarded Parker Foundation Grant to Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

“Balboa Park is often called San Diego’s cultural center, and this effort will ensure that people from all cultures feel represented and welcomed at the organizations, both within their walls and through their visitor facing programs.”

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) January 19, 2020
In December 2019 the Parker Foundation, an independent, private foundation and California non-profit corporation, awarded the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaborative body of 26 Balboa Park institutions, a grant of $38,000 in support of the organization’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) initiative project – a first step in working to advance these practices across the park’s non-profit organizations. Stemming from the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s mission to unite, advance and preserve Balboa Park’s cultural institutions for present and future generations, the IDEA initiative directly supports a cohort of participating organizations.
“We’re aiming to support the park’s non-profit organizations in advancing equity and diversity in the workplace from the inside out,” said Kristen Mihalko, Director of Operations at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and the IDEA Initiative facilitator. “Balboa Park is often called San Diego’s cultural center, and this effort will ensure that people from all cultures feel represented and welcomed at the organizations, both within their walls and through their visitor facing programs. We’re so grateful for this opportunity from the Parker Foundation.”
The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has identified the first cohort of organizations who will benefit from the grant. In partnership with Culture Amp, a culture analytics agency, the Cultural Partnership will use the grant to facilitate assessments of the participating organizations’ employee engagement and perception of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Results of the survey will inform policy and procedure updates at organizations such as the Fleet Science Center, the San Diego History Center, the San Diego Museum of Man, Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Natural History Museum and Mingei International Museum. If more funding is made available, additional Balboa Park organizations will participate in the program, with a goal of all organizations completing assessments in the near future.
“As a county-wide organization connecting San Diegans to the power of Science, we at the Fleet Science Center believe IDEA as a necessary and integral aspect of our work,” said Ashanti Davis, Fleet Exhibitions Manager. “We are excited as an organization to explore the changing values and norms of our internal team but also as a cultural institution in San Diego to take meaningful steps towards our collective future in Balboa Park.”
The cultural assessments for the first cohort of organizations will be conducted through the first half of the year, with completion by August 31st of 2020.
About the Balboa Park Cultural PartnershipThe Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. The Cultural Partnership’s programs, including the Balboa Park Explorer Pass, Balboa Park Sustainability Program, One Park – One Team Program and the Balboa Park Learning Institute, aim to achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. The collective of 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff members, and 500 trustees serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.For more information about the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, visit bpcp.org.
About the Parker FoundationThe Parker Foundation was founded on October 5, 1971 for charitable purposes leading to the betterment of life for all people of San Diego County. With a net endowment of $42 million, the Foundation has granted over $54 million since inception.
An independent, private foundation and California non-profit corporation, the Parker Foundation is limited by its governing instruments to funding charitable organizations operating only within San Diego County.
About Culture AmpFounded in 2011, Culture Amp is a software company dedicated to helping companies collect, understand, and act on the data required to make the best decisions about people and culture. Culture Amp has a history of being at the forefront of employee engagement technology having created the world’s first real-time employee engagement platform which incorporates real-time driver analysis. We had observed that even though business leaders universally understood the importance of their people, the tools being used to understand them and make decisions had not kept pace with innovations on the customer side. Culture Amp was founded to address this issue starting with the employee survey. Culture Amp is now the employee feedback platform used globally for culture first organizations such as Adobe, Airbnb, Condé Nast, Mercy Health, Pixar, Salesforce, Slack, Virgin Hotels, Warby Parker, and more than 2,500 other world-class organizations.

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The ISA Foundation Grants $601,000 to 21 U.S. Nonprofits

The ISA Foundation’s $40,000 grant to IDEA Public Schools will help the nonprofit expand its farming program.

Each grant cycle has brought tremendous nonprofit organizations to our attention, allowing us to partner with people who are as passionate as we are about providing much-needed assistance to communities around the world. – Justin Powell

GILBERT, Ariz. (PRWEB) January 17, 2020
The ISA Foundation is pleased to announce its latest round of grants, which will help 21 U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with projects ranging from nourishing food-insecure families to assisting communities after natural disasters. The grants, which total $601,000, range from $5,000 to $100,000 and will aid people in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Haiti.
The 21 recipients include:
Emeril Lagasse Foundation: Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the foundation’s mission is to create opportunities to inspire, mentor, and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition, and arts education. The ISA Foundation’s $33,000 grant will support a new program to teach healthy living habits to fatherless youth in New Orleans.
IDEA Public Schools: Based in Weslaco, Texas, IDEA provides high-quality prekindergarten through 12th grade education with an emphasis on low-income communities and ensures students have fresh, healthy food at school. The ISA Foundation’s $40,000 grant will help expand IDEA’s farming program, which infuses classrooms with hands-on learning focused on cultivating and eating fresh, locally grown food.
Partnership for a Healthier America: Based in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit’s goal is that all children — especially those disproportionately affected — will live healthier lives, growing up to be adults free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. The ISA Foundation’s $50,000 grant will help the group expand its fresh food initiative to uplift the health and well-being of food-insecure children and families nationwide by providing more fresh food in food banks.
“Each grant cycle has brought tremendous nonprofit organizations to our attention, allowing us to partner with people who are as passionate as we are about providing much-needed assistance to communities around the world,” said Isagenix Chief Legal Officer and ISA Foundation Board Member Justin Powell. “We’re honored to help our latest grant recipients fulfill their missions and make a lasting impact.”
Since its inception in 2018, the ISA Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million to nonprofit partners in the United States and Canada that align with the foundation’s focus on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. To view a list of previous grant recipients, visit the foundation’s impact page.
The foundation will accept its next round of grant applications from U.S.-based nonprofits from March 15 to April 15. Isagenix will announce the recipients in July.
In addition to awarding grants, the ISA Foundation is also giving back through sales of IsaKids® Super Smoothie, a nutritious snack option for kids. For each bag sold, Isagenix donates one meal to a child in need through the foundation. So far, nearly 72,000 meals have been donated, including 7,192 meals from a special “buy one, donate two” promotion during the product’s launch in August.
The foundation is also helping others through volunteer initiatives, including a recent service trip with one of its first grant recipients, SERV International, a Georgia-based nonprofit that uses food as a catalyst to transform lives. An Isagenix employee, eight of the company’s independent distributors, and two SERV employees traveled to Kenya, where they helped pack over 56,000 SERV Food meals, distributed meals in local villages, and visited with children in SERV’s House of Hope orphanage.
To learn more about the ISA Foundation, visit ISAFoundation.net, like the foundation on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram.
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About the ISA FoundationEstablished in 2018, the ISA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create sustainable impact globally through volunteer efforts and charitable contributions focused on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. Isagenix International covers all administrative costs of the foundation so 100% of donations can benefit those in need. For more information, visit ISAFoundation.net.
About Isagenix InternationalEstablished in 2002, Isagenix provides systems for weight loss, performance, vitality and well-being, personal care and beauty, and financial wellness. With half a million customers worldwide and more than 100 products, packs, and systems globally, the company is committed to supporting healthy change in its customers’ and independent distributors’ lives. Isagenix shares its products and solutions through a network of independent distributors in 14 markets: the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and South Korea. Isagenix is a privately owned company with headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, visit Isagenix.com.

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iaedp™ Foundation Offering Core Courses for Certification Live in Orlando at 2020 Symposium

The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™), recognized for excellence in education and training standards for healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorders, is offering its group of Core Courses needed for certification in a live, two-day format on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 – just prior to the start of the 2020 Symposium in Orlando at the Omni at ChampionsGate.(PRWeb January 17, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/iaedp_foundation_offering_core_courses_for_certification_live_in_orlando_at_2020_symposium/prweb16843877.htm