Goldhirsh Foundation Gives $1M in Grants via My LA2050 Grants Challenge

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Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment More Cool Stuff Giving Back Goldhirsh Foundation Gives $1M in Grants via My LA2050 Grants Challenge 12 organizations participating in crowdsourced and crowd-voted challenge selected aswinners to receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to better Los Angeles From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 5:35 pmcenter_img HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty The Goldhirsh Foundation announced winners for its annual My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1M competition to source creative ideas about shaping the future of Los Angeles. The 12 winning organizations will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to implement projects in 2017 that make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.The projects were crowdsourced in an online grants challenge that invited organizations in Los Angeles to submit proposals that would shape a brighter future for Angelenos. The winning projects build on local conversations about social impact, and address topics including sustainability and clean energy, skills-based learning and vocational training, representation in the media, and inclusive entrepreneurship as tools for socialmobility.“We are energized by the diversity of proposals selected for grants this year,” said Goldhirsh Foundation president, Tara Roth. “From San Pedro to Lancaster, these organizations are authentic to the communities they serve. They tap into the collective consciousness of Angelenos to solve local challenges in a way that is impactful and creative.”In addition to crowdsourcing solutions for Los Angeles, the grants challenge engaged the public by allowing Angelenos to vote on their favorites of the ideas submitted. This year, as in years past, tens of thousands of Angelenos voted.The Goldhirsh Foundation is also working with other funders to support more organizations that participated in the grants challenge. The Annenberg Foundation announced in September that it will offer up to $250,000 in grants for projects related to technology and communications to improve the lives of Angelenos.The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation (RPDFF) and the philanthropic arm of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the CAA Foundation, will also join the philanthropic collaboration. RPDFF plans to grant an additional $500,000 to support 10 projects at $50,000 that focus on collaboration in their proposals. The CAA Foundation will focus on programs that align with its long-standingcommitment to supporting public education.The Goldhirsh Foundation’s 12 winning proposals for the My LA2050 Grants Challenge are:AltaSea ($100,000)AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles will leverage its STEM network to provide middle school students with ocean-based learning including: lessons on sustainable methods for aquaculture, an introduction to the local ocean ecosystem, technology-enabled ocean exploration, and blue technologies.Lost Angels Children’s Project ($25,000)Based in Lancaster, the Lost Angels Children’s Project will provide 50 at-risk, disadvantaged, and foster youth with hands-on vocational training in classic car restoration via a safe educational afterschool program.Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media ($25,000)The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is a research-based organization working with the entertainment industry to improve gender balance in media to empower women and girls. The Institute will provide scholarships and mentorship opportunities for 50 girls aged 13-18 to participate in their See Jane Salon Series.California Institute of Technology ($100,000)Via its Cleantech 2 Edtech program, Caltech will explore promising clean energy and water technologies, work with LAUSD and LADWP to pilot them, and offer complementary education and internship opportunities for high school students in cleantech.Opportunity Fund ($100,000)Opportunity Fund will provide access to capital to 240 underserved LA small business owners in collaboration with 10+ community organizations helping to create selfsufficiency & jobs. Through this new program, Opportunity Fund will create a network of quality lending partners that will expand the organization’s reach, improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and capture data about local entrepreneurship.Triforium Project ($100,000)The Triforium is a 70s-era, six-story sculpture and public art project in Downtown Los Angeles that has never been able to achieve the ambitious vision of its artist. The Triforium Project, in partnership with 5 Every Day, Tom Explores Los Angeles, Downtown Art Walk, and Art Share LA, aims to realize the artist’s vision by retrofitting the Triforium, replacing its incandescent bulbs with LEDs, and install an updated computer system designed to invite musical interaction.Surf Bus Foundation ($100,000)Surf Bus partners with LA City Department of Recreation and Parks to connect LA’s low-income, at-risk youth with the ocean and provides transportation, bathing suits, wetsuits, surf boards, boogie boards, food, and ocean safety education.Big Citizen HUB ($100,000)Over the course of 22 weekends, Big Citizen HUB will build a pipeline of social changemakers by bringing together 236 diverse young people, ages 11-26, from across Los Angeles for leadership development and community service.Tierra del Sol Foundation ($50,000)Tierra del Sol Foundation will connect 500 adults who have developmental disabilities to volunteer opportunities at 120 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles.Friends of the Family ($100,000)The Man2Man Project will connect multiple generations of men and boys for the dual purpose of helping young dads to become great fathers and preventing at-risk boys from becoming fathers too soon.Sierra Club Foundation ($100,000)Sierra Club will develop a campaign to help Los Angeles equitably transition towards 100 percent clean energy. The campaign seeks to engage residents and stakeholders about LA’s clean energy future, track and evaluate the city’s mechanisms for spurring clean energy solutions, educate the public, and use social media to engage in a dialogue.Covenant House California ($100,000)In partnership with a revered barber in Long Beach, Covenant House will open the Precise Barber College to train traditional students and homeless youth. The social enterprise will help students become certified barbers, learn about entrepreneurship, and give back to their community via a street outreach team that offers free haircuts to homeless youth.For more information, visit http://goldhirshfoundation.org/. 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Former mayor comes out of retirement for local election

first_imgNewsPoliticsFormer mayor comes out of retirement for local electionBy Alan Jacques – March 29, 2019 1687 Former Mayor Jim Long who will be contesting the local elections in May.Photo: Emma JervisFORMER Mayor of Limerick Jim Long has entered the fray as a candidate for the upcoming local elections in City West.Speaking to the Limerick Post this Wednesday, the former Fine Gael councillor revealed that he has been encouraged to come out of retirement and put himself forward as an Independent candidate on May 24.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Over the past five years, I have always been available to people who needed advice on a broad number of issues and concerns. Also, I kept an eye and ear on the shenanigans at council,” the Ballinacurra Gardens man explained.“My assessment is that delivery has been overshadowed by personal fulfilment of the majority of councillors who sit in council chambers. It is very obvious that the cosy done deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil at the behest of senior management within Limerick City and County Council has led to these councillors becoming yes men and women to the chief executive and his team.“As a result, we have dictatorship at the cost of governance and democracy,” he claimed.“This is evident in relation to a number of issues that have failed the people of Limerick over the years.“To name but a few, the huge concerns from operations at the Irish Cement and Aughinish factories from toxic pollutants has now soared beyond health concerns, to an actual denial of our human rights by administrators and agencies.“Our elected members have been extremely silent on the process. The mould must be broken between the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition and senior management.“They have to be ousted and replaced by trustworthy candidates who will deliver for the people, not for Council management, themselves or multinationals,” he concluded. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Twitter Previous articleScramblers are creating havoc on Childers Road in LimerickNext articleGiant Granny left a rich cultural legacy in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSLimerick City and CountyLocal Elections 2019politics Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Emaillast_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitates medal winning women boxers

first_img First Published: 19th October, 2019 19:05 IST They are the champions🥊🥊🥊🥊 https://t.co/Qo6rZjVwvS pic.twitter.com/JlhzExqFdf— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 19, 2019 Misha Bhatt 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju assures Nikhat Zareen that BFI will take a fair decision SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE In the recently concluded World Championship, India won a total of four medals – one silver and three bronze – at the championships. The championship also witnessed India’s best performance so far. Boxer Manju Rani was awarded a cash prize of Rs 14 lakhs. She won a Silver medal at the event. All the bronze medalists including, MC Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain, and Jamuna Boro – were awarded Rs 8 lakh each.Post winning a Bronze medal at the Championship, Mary Kom’s medal tally reached a total of 8 World Championship medals. This also made the legendary boxer the most successful in the World Championships where she has managed to win 8 medals out of her 9 appearances.READ | Kiren Rijiju chooses to stay away from Mary Kom-Nikhat Zareen spatMaking a successful debut at the Championships and making the whole nation proud, boxers Manju Rani (48 Kg) and Jamuna Boro (54 Kg) won a medal each. Borgohain won her second consecutive medal at the World Championships – a bronze in the 69 kg category.The Indian women boxers now have two chances to qualify for the Olympics through the Asia and Oceania Qualifier in Wuhan from February 3-14 and the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris from May 13-24.READ | “Its high-time the rules in boxing changed”: MC Mary Kom’Women Boxers have brought honour to the country- Kiren Rijiju “This token money prize that we are giving to the winners is encouragement from the government side but what is more important is that they have brought honour for the country and that they have not returned empty-handed. So whether it’s boxing, weightlifting or other events India is breaking grounds and we are achieving better than what we had,” he added. READ | Kiren Rijiju tweets plogging run of Kayakers and Canoeing playersREAD | Kiren Rijiju assures Nikhat Zareen that BFI will take a fair decision(With inputs from ANI) Last Updated: 19th October, 2019 19:05 IST Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Felicitates Medal Winning Women Boxers Kiren Rijiju honoured women boxers who won medals for India at the recently concluded World Championships in Russia. This was India’s best performance so far. Expressing his delight and stating that the women boxers have brought honour to their country, Kiren Rijiju, in his official statement said, “Four medals have been a record for India. It has brought a kind of revolution for Indian boxing history as well as it has inspired other arenas (of sports) also. Which is really good.”center_img Written By LIVE TV 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju thanks Mohit Chauhan big ‘clean concert’ statement WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju tweets plogging run of Kayakers and Canoeing players Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday felicitated Indian women boxers for their exceptionally skillful performance at the recently concluded Women’s World Boxing Championship. The Championship was organised in Ulan-Ude, Russia. 10 months ago Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for a ‘sports culture’ in India FOLLOW US 11 months ago Kiren Rijiju hails NBA India Games, vows to develop sport in Indialast_img read more