Changing Health by Changing the Community


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In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million investment will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia.

Sentara and Optima are embarking on a new partnership to address social determinants of health through a a $100 million investment. The investment aims to have a lasting impact on health outcomes for people in communities served by Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health across Virginia.

Sentara and Optima are contributing $50 million, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to assemble an additional $50 million from public and private sources

The authors believe that investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy.

The authors advise that now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charities to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality. They assert that the initiative serves as a catalyst to inspire other organizations that are committed to building stronger, healthier communities. 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

Boundary County Victim Services Gets Grant from North Idaho Action Fund
Foundation: Idaho Community Foundation

The North Idaho Action Fund has given a grant to Boundary County Victim Services to expand services and options to crime victims. The North Idaho Action Fund is part of the Idaho Community...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

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Donates $320,000
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 16 nonprofit organizations grants of more than $320,000. The grants are part of its second Equity and Access competitive grant cycle. The...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

Donors Race to Aid India During Covid Surge
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The catastrophic wave of Covid-19 in India has prompted donors to send millions of dollars to the country, which Tuesday crossed the grim mark of more than 20 million cases of the killer disease....more

Community Foundation Gives $100K to Support Chula Vista COVID Relief Efforts
Foundation: San Diego Foundation, Chula Vista Community Foundation

The Chula Vista Community Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, awarded $100,000 to four nonprofit programs that are supporting COVID-19 pandemic recovery and relief efforts for Chula...more

Summer Enrichment Programs get $40 Million from Oregon Community Foundation
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Community Foundation is giving $40 million in state-funded grants to summer enrichment programs. The grants will principally support programs serving K-12 students from communities of...more

A Transformative Gift to Drive Racial & Economic Justice

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is donating an extraordinary $40 million unrestricted grant to LISC. It is the largest gift from an individual in LISC’s 40-year history—one that not only speaks...more

Home-Delivered Food Boxes Reduced Food Insecurity Among Adults, but Not Children

On an episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan, Senior Manager of Strategic Communications, talk about a demonstration using home-delivered boxes packed with fruit, vegetables, and other shelf-stable...more






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