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Whole Cities Foundation Awards 40 Community First Grants to Amplify Locally Led Healthy Food Access Solutions

$320,000 Invested in 33 Cities Spanning 21 States
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AUSTIN, Texas, October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit broadening community access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that it will award 40 Community First Grants this fall to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 

The Foundation’s Community First Grants support community-led nonprofits with programs focused on creating long-term fresh, healthy food access and more equitable and sustainable local food systems. Each grant partner will receive $8,000 for a total investment of $320,000 by Whole Cities Foundation. 

Girl Rising & HP to Announce Final 15 Showcase Stories of My Story at International Day of the Girl Summit

Storytelling Challenge Honoring Change-makers and Storytellers Culminates in Globe-spanning Virtual International Day of the Girl Summit
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October 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On October 10th, from 10 AM GMT- 10 PM GMT Girl Rising will host their first-ever International Day of the Girl Summit, a virtual event of expert-led panels, youth-led workshops, film screenings, performances, creativity sessions and inspiring messages – all to celebrate girls and their futures. Their headliners include David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto, Her Excellency Maria Leonor Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, Melati & Isabel Wijsen among many others.

Inequity in the Nonprofit Funding Gap: How Strategic Pro Bono Can Help Counter Systemic Inequity

There is a funding gap in the nonprofit world—a gap that is deepened by systemic inequity, particularly for nonprofit leaders of color. Pro bono is one tool we can use to help bridge that gap.
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Register now to join us for our Pro Bono Week webinar Inequities in the Funding Gap (Tuesday, October 27, 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT), where we’ll explore systemic inequities in philanthropy and how strategic pro bono support can be used to counter them.

Giving Little Green Thumbs a Head Start: How the GroMoreGood Garden Grant Helped an Ohio School Flourish

By Lindsay LaSala, corporate and foundation communications manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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In a normal school year, teachers play a critical role in keeping our kids curious, engaged and excited to learn. But this school year will be anything but normal. As schools throughout the country continue to balance remote learning with in-person classes, this already tough job has gotten even more difficult and more important than ever.  

[WEBINAR] Making a Business Case for Purpose

Guidance for building approval for your corporate purpose program
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Are you ready to embrace purpose?

[GUIDE] Roadmap to Results: A Corporate Funder's Guide to Impact

Get the Roadmap to a Results-Driven CSR Strategy
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As a corporate funder, how can you invest more strategically to meet your social and business goals? In this guide, Michelle DiSabato, Founder and President of Community Impact Consultants, Inc. walks you through a step-by-step approach to a more impactful and measurable action plan. 

HP Inc. Deepens Investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Launches Distance Learning Business Challenge

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  • HP is expanding its partnership with HBCUs by providing financial support during COVID-19 and implementing an innovative pilot learning program focused on 3D printing at North Carolina A&T State University.
  • HBCU students will tackle critical business problems, gain valuable experience to kickstart their career journeys, expand employer networks and identify job opportunities.
  • Previous challenges attracted more than 300 students across 44 HBCUs, select participants later becoming full-time employees or interns at HP.
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News highlights:

  • HP is expanding its partnership with HBCUs by providing financial support during COVID-19 and implementing an innovative pilot learning program focused on 3D printing at North Carolina A&T State University.
  • HBCU students will tackle critical business problems, gain valuable experience to kickstart their career journeys, expand employer networks and identify job opportunities.
  • Previous challenges attracted more than 300 students across 44 HBCUs, select participants later becoming full-time employees or interns at HP.

Whole Kids Foundation Grants $33,000 to Young Entrepreneurs

Nonprofit Teams Up with Mikaila Ulmer and Other Teen Pioneers to Host Virtual Round Table for Business-minded Kids on October 3
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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation unveiled the recipients of its first Young Entrepreneurs Pilot Grants aimed at supporting youth-led business programs that are improving the way kids eat through gardening, plant-forward cooking or nutrition education. The two grant recipients received a combined total of $33,000 from the foundation to help grow their programs.

Navigating the Regulatory Compliance Landscape in Corporate Philanthropy

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There is a dizzying array of regulations in corporate philanthropy. How do you ensure you are compliant and avoid the risks that can diminish your philanthropy impact?

[GET THE GUIDE] Civic Engagement: Purpose Over Politics

3 ways any company can empower their people in the 2020 U.S. election
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Mixing business and politics doesn’t have to be risky if the goal is engagement and inclusion, not taking sides. Companies can be pro-people and pro-democracy without being partisan. And there’s nothing more democratic than engaging people in empowered ways that help them learn, stay informed, exercise their right to vote and take sustained action on the issues that matter to them.

This nonpartisan guide can help you empower your people to take civic action. Here’s what’s inside:

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