The LISC Rural Promise


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LISC is launching the LISC Rural Promise, a commitment to elevate the organization's impact in rural America. The Rural Promise will build on 25 years of LISC's investment in and partnership-building with rural people and places.

LISC shares its renewed commitment in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose movement for justice and equity was propelled, in large part, from rural America.

LISC's dedication to rural is not new. This year, LISC celebrates its 25 years of investing in rural people, places and enterprise, and have infused a total of $905 million.

According to LISC, the LISC Rural Promise, is an invitation to all, to the entire LISC family as well as to the funders and community partners, both present and future. Read the Entire Article


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Record Year of Charitable Giving for Vermont Community Foundation
Foundation: Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation, its fundholders, and charitable partners made $31.9 million in grants, more than 90 percent of which went directly into Vermont communities. This represents a 24...more

Thurston TOGETHER! Launches HOST Homes for Unaccompanied Youth
Foundation: Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

TOGETHER! has been igniting change across the South Sound and beyond since 1989 with health promotion, youth development and prevention initiatives. TOGETHER! is acutely aware of the alarmingly...more

Peninsula Community Foundation Giving Day has Record Results
Foundation: Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia

Give Local 757!(TM) the annual 24-hour day of giving hosted on the second Tuesday in May by the Peninsula Community Foundation raised a record $1,712,358 in 2021. The donations, which came from...more

Voter Engagement Efforts Gets $1 Million in Grants through GoVoteNYC Fund
Foundation: New York Community Trust

The GoVoteNYC Fund in The New York Community Trust has announced $1 million in grants to nine nonprofits for nonpartisan get-out-the-vote education and activities. The efforts are designed to...more

Decatur County Community Foundation Announces Grants
Foundation: Decatur County Community Foundation

The Decatur County Community Foundation announced its latest cycle of grant recipients, including three large grants and two small projects. Large grants include tables and chairs for the Decatur...more

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Supports Tenants through COVID Crisis
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) has provided critical support to rental tenants impacted by COVID-19. This support is financed with funds from the United Way of Greater...more

Program Provides Emergency Grants to Santa Barbara Businesses
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

A partnership of the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Santa Barbara County provides emergency business grants. The funds, which are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...more

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Raises $4.2M for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Big Payback’s eighth annual 24-hour online giving event ended Thursday night by raising more than $4.2 million — $4,265,674 — in 32,941 donations to participating area nonprofit...more

Grants from Midlands Community Foundation for Kids and Police
Foundation: Midlands Community Foundation

The Midlands Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $115,654 to to 36 non-profit organizations in Sarpy and Cass counties in Nebraska. Included in the grants were funding for the Cass...more

Vote Your Voice: SPLC awards $11.3 million to 55 civic groups across Deep South
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Southern Poverty Law Center is providing Election Your Voice grants totaling $11,285,000 to 55 social and voter outreach organizations in five states over the Deep South. The grants will...more






Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




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