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Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Regular Grants
The Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas will provide funding for projects that positively affect the health of Arkansas residents. These projects that will receive priority include...more



Town Kitchen Serves More Than Lunches for Companies
The Town Kitchen connects low-income Oakland youth aged 16-24 with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San...more

How Humor Can Address World\
Humor is capable of bringing out community involvement while addressing vital issues a powerful yet nonthreatening way. Comedy and witty antics can inspire change and empower people. For...more

Green Square Meals Offers Homeless a Warm Place to Stay During Winter
Green Square meals, which provides a hot meals to any one in need, has opened its doors to the homeless. The homeless were provided some extra beds, cots, pillows and blankets. According to Green...more

EDC Launches New Foundation to Help Local Entrepreneurs
The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) created the the Central Nebraska Growth Foundation a 501(c)3 organization to receive and grant contributions designed to boost economic...more

Beijing Social Enterprise Works to Deliver Clean Air for City Residents
Beijing social enterprise, Smart Air, is delivering clean air to its city residents by teaching them how to build their own air purifiers. In an effort to clear out air pollution in China's...more

Virtual Foodbank Pairs Up Surplus With Scarcity
Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward, Trinity College graduates, have found an ingenious way to distribute food fare to the needy by connecting charities in need of food with businesses that have too...more

Global Leaders to Gather at Web Conference to Address Economic Development Issues
The Economic Development Innovation (EDI) Council will gather world leaders to reconvene for its first quarterly web conference on November 12th, 2014 to tackle critical issues in overcoming economic...more

HHS Grants $36.3 million in ACA Funding to Improve Health Centers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will be rewarding and expanding quality improvement in 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and...more

Civic Engagement Evokes New Economic Opportunities
Rob Horowitz, a strategic and communications consultant and GoLocalProv MINDSETTER, writes that active citizen participation can result into a robust American community. Horowitz cites a report,...more




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