BankPlus | September 17, 2021
As nonprofits and community organizations along the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast begin rebuilding and repairing damages incurred from the recent impact of Hurricane Ida, BankPlus has announced a donation of $100,000 to the Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund. The BankPlus donation will support nonprofits which are providing essentials and services to those in need.
“BankPlus is committed to helping rebuild our communities,” said Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus. “We know the Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund will put our donation to good use. The funds will ensure community organizations can continue to provide resources and necessities over the long-term rebuilding process.”
“I would like to thank Bill Ray and BankPlus for this generous donation to the Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund. My late husband Tom and I first became well-acquainted with Bill and his wife Sara when we held training camp at Millsaps College in Jackson, and I am proud to call them close friends,” said Gayle Benson, owner of the Saints and Pelicans. “With the support of BankPlus and many other great community-oriented companies both in the Gulf South and nationally, the Renewal Fund will continue to be able to provide important support to the nonprofits that are doing such important relief work in our region.”
“When we welcomed the Saints to Jackson after Hurricane Katrina, we saw just how much their efforts meant to the entire Gulf Coast region. Now, after Hurricane Ida, we are proud to join forces with the Saints and Pelicans to help those who need it most along the Gulf,” Ray said.
Individuals or businesses interested in contributing to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund can do so by visiting NewOrleansSaints.com/hurricaneida.
Founded in 1909, BankPlus is one of the Southeast’s premier regional banks serving consumers and businesses with the latest technology through a full suite of financial services, including retail banking, commercial banking, mortgage lending and wealth management. With over $5 billion in total assets, BankPlus operates 79 financial centers throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. www.bankplus.net.
Comerica Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas | September 03, 2021
Comerica Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) partnered to award a combined $71,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to four Texas nonprofits.
The two banks celebrated the funding awards with the four organizations during a September 2 virtual check presentation.
The following organizations received funding:
Kym's Kids, Dallas, Texas, $22,000. Kym’s Kids helps abused, neglected and low- to moderate-income children and families with year-round mentoring, tutoring, low-income housing, field trips to cultural events, school supplies and household goods. The organization will use the funds for operational expenses.
Made Media Group, Austin, Texas, $17,000. Made Media Group promotes Black businesses and celebrates African American achievements and encourages African American youth to pursue careers in media and technology. The organization will use the funds for administrative and operational expenses.
MEED Center, Dallas, Texas, $17,000. MEED Center provides low- to moderate-income individuals with entrepreneurial support, business development, education, job training and community events, including outreach into refugee communities and a global youth and women’s leadership program. The organization will use the funds for administrative and operational expenses.
PowHer Play, Pearland, Texas, $15,000. PowHer Play, doing business as The Chatman Women’s Foundation, is a nonprofit organization that empowers women by supporting women-owned businesses and providing scholarships and grants to those in need. It plans to use the funds for educational scholarships for women going back to school or those completing their education, women wishing to obtain new job skills or those overcoming hardships.
“We are grateful for strategic partnerships like FHLB Dallas’ PGP, which allows our bank to be intentional in the way we deploy resources, ensuring we reach and make an immediate impact on the communities that need it the most,” said Vanessa T. Reed, Comerica Bank’s national external affairs manager. “FHLB Dallas’ matching grant structure also helps us deliver on the Comerica Promise of raising expectations in the communities we serve through inclusive and innovative investments in four very-deserving nonprofit organizations.”
For 2021, FHLB Dallas awarded $400,000 in PGP grants, and its members provided an additional $200,250 for an impact of more than $600,000 in its five-state District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.
“The PGP exemplifies the strong bond between FHLB Dallas and our members,” said Greg Hettrick, first vice president and director of Community Investment at FHLB Dallas. “Comerica’s support of community organizations with PGP funds spans more than a decade, a tribute to its commitment to many worthwhile organizations over the years.”
See the complete list of the 2021 PGP grant recipients. For more information about the 2021 PGP grants and other FHLB Dallas community investment products and programs, please visit fhlb.com/pgp.
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Commercial Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $88.4 billion as of June 30, 2021.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $58.6 billion as of June 30, 2021, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 800 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. For more information.
Social Solutions | August 31, 2021
Social Solutions Global, the leading cloud software provider for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations, announced the availability of its Apricot case management software in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Apricot is Social Solution’s flagship, comprehensive case management tool for outcomes-focused organizations. Designed with intuitive workflows and powerful reporting, Apricot enables human services organizations across the ANZ region to better track and report on services and optimize programs to better meet the needs of the people they serve. Adding to their product portfolio available in ANZ, Apricot joins Penelope by Social Solutions as an industry-leading case management tool to accelerate social change in the region.
“The availability of Apricot case management software in Australia and New Zealand reinforces Social Solutions’ global commitment to helping human services organizations of all sizes achieve better outcomes through actionable insights in an unmatched, collaborative ecosystem,” said Julian Flint, Country Manager, Asia Pacific, Social Solutions. “We’re excited to grow our ANZ footprint and help the thousands of nonprofit organizations across the region measure outcomes more accurately and empower change across communities.”
Social Solutions long ago realized the role data and technology play in unlocking the ability for social good organizations to scale and empower communities to drive impact together. Results of Social Solutions’ inaugural 2020 Impact Report show that demand for human services organizations continues to exceed the capacity of nonprofits’ ability to serve all those in need, and that investments in data and technology are the keys to optimizing efficiencies and improving outcomes for organizations and their communities.
Social Solutions’ Apricot case management software reduces administrative burdens and tracks performance outcomes to meet the needs of the whole person in a way that leads to lasting change. The tens of thousands of social good organizations across Australia and New Zealand can now get up and running quickly and easily on Apricot. Features and benefits include:
Consolidate data in one place for simplified, secure data entry and reporting
Make accurate, data-driven decisions when helping participants and running your programs
Create built-in reports and dashboards to track program performance and impact
Streamline internal workflows that allow for more time to be spent serving people and communities
To ensure easy access and implementation of Apricot for social good organizations in ANZ, Social Solutions has constructed a regional server infrastructure to support all geographic-specific considerations, including time zones, address lockups and data formatting. The company remains committed to delivering a steady cadence of new features and functionality to Apricot for organizations in this region.
Apricot case management software is available now in Australia and New Zealand. The Penelope solution is still available and fully supported in region. To learn more contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Social Solutions Global:
Social Solutions, a Public Benefit Corporation, is the leading provider of cloud software for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations. Our Apricot, Penelope and ETO products offer clients the most comprehensive and secure social good platform available, including case management, participant connection, data insights, outcome analytics and funder enablement solutions