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Foundation Ranks On Top 100 Community Foundation by Assets

7/19/2016
Grants $9.2M in Broward

 
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Foundation's newest grant recipients discuss issues in Broward.

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (July 19, 2016)
– Community Foundation of Broward is ranked in the Top 100 Community Foundations by Assets for the third consecutive year. The Community Foundation made the Columbus Survey list for the first time in 2013 at number 94 with $153 million in assets and continued to climb the list to number 90.

The community foundation sector is more than 100 years old and comprised of over 1,700 community foundations worldwide, of which more than 700 are based in the United States.

 “This ranking reflects the community’s continued endorsement of the work we do together and its relevance to our Fundholders,” said Linda Carter, President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Broward, “We are so proud of the philanthropists we work with who continue to come together at the Foundation to make Broward even greater.”

The Foundation made a record $9.2 million in grants this year in support of bold and inventive solutions important community issues. Ten Issues that Matter were derived from an 18-month investigation led by the Foundation and interviews with community leaders, philanthropists, field experts and residents. This work ranges from stabilizing families in economic crisis, mental health services to seniors, prominent cancer research and teaching employable skills to young people.

Visit cfbroward.org/issuesthatmatter to view the full list of each Issues that Matter and grantees. Some of our newest grantees are highlighted below.

Aging & Disability Resource Center, $50,000
Provide healthy coaching and depression care management to 500 seniors 80+ living with one or more chronic conditions including depression or dysthymia.

Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, $75,000
Investigation into DNA repair and drug screening and treatments of prostate cancer

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward, $65,000
Target 500 low-income African American, Haitian/Caribbean and Hispanic at-risk pregnant women or teens, women and men of childbearing age, and family influencers in the City of Lauderhill to provide a one-stop shop approach to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle through nutrition assessments, educational classes, cooking demonstrations and fitness activities.

Hispanic Unity, $75,000
Deliver workforce education, vocational training, job placement and financial wellness services to 100 participants who are either unemployed or underemployed so they will gain economic independence.

H.O.M.E.S., $75,000
Revitalize and beautify the NE 13th Street neighborhood by empowering residents to collaborate with artists on a large-scale streetscape.

Sunshine Social Services DBA SunServe, $30,000
Provide hands-on and work-based experiences for 20 LGBTQ youth through paid internships at safe and culturally relevant work sites. 

Download full list of grantees and press release.

About Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward helps families, individuals, and corporations create personalized charitable Funds that deliver game-changing philanthropic impact. We provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Our 450 charitable Funds represent $173 million in assets and have distributed $89 million to create positive change. For Good. For Ever. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954.761.9503. Connect at #cfbroward @cfbroward

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