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August 2017

Houston foundation is safe way to give

Donations to assist hurricane victims in the Texas Gulf Coast can be made through a charitable fund the mayor of Houston has established with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations. Moving almost as quickly as the flood relief crews are […]

Grants help old maps go digital

There’s a certain historic charm to the one-room schoolhouse of your parent’s or grandparent’s stories. One of a series of old, cloth maps digitally reproduced recently by the Calumet County Historical Society can show you just where the county’s one-room schools were located. Maybe you’d like to track 19th century grain prices or check the boundaries […]

Annual nonprofit workshop offers strategic tool

Maps — used properly — lead us to a desired destination. On Oct. 4, area nonprofit leaders will be taught how to use a matrix map to get their organizations to the financial viability they desire. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” will begin with registration and continental breakfast  at 8 […]

Neighborhood Partners nears big prize

A Community Foundation grant helped to get Neighborhood Partners established in 2013, and additional grants have sustained it through the years. So, with that history, we are highly interested in a competition that could win the nonprofit neighborhood-building group one of two $50,000 Encore prizes for ideas that engage older people in helping young people […]