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U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grants

CommunityWINS grant program honors mayors and nonprofits in San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Lancaster, Penn. for innovative neighborhood stabilization programs
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced Mayors Edwin Lee of San Francisco; Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, R.I.; and J. Richard Gray of Lancaster, Penn. are recognized with top honors on behalf of nonprofits in their cities with the 2017 CommunityWINS® Grant Program funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Refugee Students Get Scholarships from Las Vegas Charity

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Seven South Sudanese teenagers whose families live in a Kenyan refugee camp, will now receive a high school education because of scholarships awarded by the South Sudan Center of America (SSCA), a local Las Vegas charity.  SSCA was founded by Biar Atem, a Sands Cares Hero of the Year and Team Member at The Venetian and 

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides Grant to Help Fund Art for Pedestrian Tunnel

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The Consumers Energy Foundation has donated $10,000 to the city of Walker to help with the maintenance and addition of art work to the pedestrian tunnel under Lake Michigan Drive.

Read the complete coverage via MLive.com 

Wells Fargo Donates $425,000 for Twin Cities Revitalization Efforts

NeighborhoodLIFT grant addresses economic and workforce development for North Minneapolis and East St. Paul
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a $425,000 Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® local initiative grant to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), a nonprofit with a mission to revitalize Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods.

Consumers Energy Foundation Sponsors Agri-Learning

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Thanks in part to funding provided by the Consumers Energy Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from Consumers Energy Foundation, young Michigan consumers are getting a head start on learning more about where their food really comes from.

Read the complete article via Farmers Advance.com 

 

Pentair Announces Community Grant Recipients

In first grant cycle of 2017, the Pentair Foundation awards 14 grants totaling more than $250,000 to community-based organizations around the world
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LONDON, June 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pentair, a global company dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world, recently announced its eighteenth consecutive year of philanthropic giving by The Pentair Foundation. In its first grant cycle of 2017, community grants totaling more than $250,000 were awarded to 14 organizations focused on providing services related to water, food and education.

Minneapolis Public Schools, AchieveMpls and Cargill Partner to Boost Local Career and College Readiness By 2020

$4 million, three-year grant will support Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) STEM and college readiness programs and AchieveMpls Career & College Centers in MPS high schools
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — As the school year wraps up, local partners are looking ahead with a focus on practical solutions to help close the achievement gap and prepare the future workforce.

Fenner Nature Center in Lansing Enhanced by Consumers Energy Volunteer’s Involvement

Grant Funding Supports Center and Company’s Mission of Environmental Stewardship
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Consumers Energy employees are taking part in volunteer efforts this spring to support environmental stewardship and sustainability throughout Michigan. Lansing’s Fenner Nature Center is one of the beneficiaries, thanks to employee Scott McPhail.

McPhail, an engineer with Consumers Energy in Jackson, has been an active volunteer at the Fenner Nature Center for more than two years and also serves on the organization’s board of directors.

Morgan Stanley Foundation Announces Additional $750,000 in Grants to Local Food Banks Across the United States

Awards are latest in more than $21 million commitment to Feeding America and its partners’ child hunger-relief programs
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June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley Foundation today announced $750,000 in grants to local food banks in 15 cities across 11 states to support hunger-relief programs that deliver nutritious meals to children and families. Over the past four years, this specific grant program has awarded more than $5 million from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.

Grants Management Software ≠ Greater Impact

Software Alone Won’t Provide Greater Insight
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That title might seem surprising coming from a grants management software company, but it’s a reality we face every day with our clients. There is no shortcut to achieving impact with your philanthropy programs. Simply buying a grants system to measure outcomes won’t get you to greater insight or greater impact. You need a plan and that’s not something you generally look to your software vendor to provide. But it turns out that we’re pretty good sidekicks when it comes to getting that all-important plan in place.

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