Monthly Archives: August 2014

Relief Fund To Help Address The Humanitarian Needs Of Unaccompanied Minors


Group Of Los Angeles County Foundations And Mayor Eric Garcetti Announce Relief Fund To Help Address The Humanitarian Needs Of Unaccompanied Minors Our Children Relief Fund to Assist Nonprofit Organizations Dedicated to Serving Refugee Youth

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In partnership with leading philanthropic organizations in the region, the California Community Foundation has created a relief fund to assist nonprofits that are impacted by the refugee youth humanitarian crisis. The Our Children Relief Fund is dedicated to helping these organizations in the areas of shelter, health services, social services and legal representation.

Fleeing a life of violence, thousands of children from Central America are seeking refuge in the United States. Home to the largest concentration of Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans in the U.S., Los Angeles County is the primary region receiving refugee youth in California. All children deserve to be protected from violence, illness and injury.  Emergency relief is needed.  The following foundations have contributed to creating the Our Children Relief Fund:

• Weingart Foundation

• The California Wellness Foundation

• The California Endowment

• California Healthcare Foundation

"This is a humanitarian issue, and the health and safety of these children is of utmost importance," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  "I'm happy to partner with the philanthropic community to establish this fund that will help serve these children, and I encourage all Angelenos to contribute if they can."

"This is about humanity, not politics," said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO for the California Community Foundation. "As Angelenos – as humanitarians – we should ensure that all vulnerable children can access safe and humane shelter, food, health care and legal counsel.  They are our children."

2014-09-11: Digital Humanities Start-up Grants

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140911-HD
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-09-11
Award Ceiling: $60,000

Description: The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.
Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.  Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve
• research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities;
• planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries? and museums? digital assets;
• scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society;
• scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines;
• innovative uses of technology for public programming and education incorporating both traditional and new media; and
• new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels.
Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates the ?high risk/high reward? paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences.  NEH is requesting proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.

2014-08-21: BLM New Mexico Public Lands Information and Education Project

Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00232
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development | Education
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.  e.  , open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Agency Name: DOI-BLM
Closing Date: 2014-08-21
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The project is designed to promote the authorized uses of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands, as well as other public and Federal lands, in New Mexico through a public information center located at the BLM State Office in New Mexico, a toll-free phone number, and the publiclands.  org website; provide a point of contact for the public to receive timely and accurate interagency recreation and resource information; provide a one-stop shop for public lands information; and offer expertise in the development of displays, brochures, new media applications, and other products that foster an understanding of public lands and their management within New Mexico.