Archive for the ‘Press Release’ Category

NCG Members Join Forces to Aid Immigrant Children

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

NCG members The California Endowment, The James Irvine Foundation and The Marguerite Casey Foundation are partnering with Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to jump start expansion of its “Estamos con Los Niños” (“We Are With The Children”) campaign to provide humanitarian relief to immigrant children at the border fleeing extreme hardship and life-threatening violence in Central America.

The California Endowment has provided a catalytic $500,000 grant to launch the campaign; The James Irvine Foundation has pledged $300,000; and the Marguerite Casey Foundation has contributed $50,000. Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees (GCIR) and Hispanics In Philanthropy (HIP) are helping to ensure the funds raised go to key community organizations on the front lines of the crisis…

[The] announcement represents a major expansion of these existing efforts to raise donations from Univision audiences, individual supporters and philanthropic foundations. Funds will be disbursed to not-for-profit organizations providing aid and assistance to children as they are detained in temporary facilities and are released into the care of families or sponsors. Save the Children will lead the effort to collect the donations from Univision audiences by phone, text message and online and then grant those funds to organizations including well-respected national charities and service providers: Catholic Charities, CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), as well as other groups providing critical support to these refugee children across the nation. The funds will be used to provide a range of services, including safe and humane housing, basic medical care and legal representation as the children face immigration hearings that will determine their status.

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Zellerbach Appoints New Executive Director

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

NCG member Zellerbach Family Foundation announced last month the appointment of Allison Magee as the foundation’s new Executive Director. Allison began in her new role at the beginning of February following the retirement of previous Executive Director Cindy Rambo who left the foundation at the end of January.

For the past 10 years, Allison has worked for the City and County of San Francisco, where she has served as a leader in strengthening services for system-involved youth and their families. Her recent work as Deputy Director of the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department includes the development of a national model for juvenile justice system reform…

Please join NCG in wishing Cindy Rambo well as she begins her retirement and in welcoming Allison to our philanthropic community.

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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Health Research Grants

Friday, August 9th, 2013

NCG member the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced yesterday that the Foundation “has awarded 15 grants totaling $1.5 million for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research through its Innovator and Breakthrough Awards Programs.”

In a press release President of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Dr. Jennifer Rainin explained the Foundation’s work in supporting cutting-edge research for Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

“People suffering from IBD need a breakthrough and that’s exactly what we’re hoping to elicit with our programs…We take risks and invest early in ways that other funders do not, and we look for researchers who take original and inventive approaches to IBD research…Our health grant programs support research from all scientific disciplines and encourage collaboration to find new and better treatments for IBD. Every year promising projects are presented to the Foundation, increasing our optimism that eradicating IBD is possible.”


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