Molina Healthcare of Florida Donates $65,000 to Area Nonprofits in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Molina Healthcare | March 27, 2020

In an effort to provide for Floridians in need during the coronavirus pandemic, Molina Healthcare of Florida has committed $65,000 to 14 nonprofit organizations including shelters, food banks, and other entities to help restock resources including food, clothing, shoes, and much more. "During this unprecedented time, Molina has been reaching out to local community organizations that work hard daily to provide necessities to our most vulnerable populations," said Mike Jones, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Florida. "We’re humbled to support not only our members and employees, but also the tremendous work that Florida nonprofits tirelessly execute around the clock to supply and deliver critical resources to those who need it most."

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Toshiba Donates $42,000 to South Dakota Nonprofit

Toshiba America Business Solutions | December 07, 2022

Toshiba America Business Solutions presents $42,000 to Mitchell, S.D. nonprofit, the Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation, LLC. Since 2017, with support from its business partners and dealers, Toshiba has donated more than $250,000 to support education, youth sports and veterans in the Mitchell community. The Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation, LLC provides scholarships to Mitchell High School graduating seniors while also financing the purchase of sports equipment for youth in need via the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association. The Foundation additionally presented a portion of the donation to the Mitchell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2750. Education and community involvement are two key focus areas for Toshiba, states Toshiba America Business Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Larry White. Collaborating with the Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation, LLC enables us to fulfill these very important objectives on an annual basis. "The year-in-and-year-out support Toshiba, its resellers, and business partners deliver to our foundation uplifts the entire Mitchell community as well as other communities across South Dakota, Their donations provide more children the opportunity to attend college and play organized sports while additionally providing our area veterans the support they require and deserve." -Dave Tronnes President Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation, LLC. Toshiba is a 36-year manufacturer within Mitchell, S.D. employing nearly 100 people in the immediate area. The company's 25-acre Mitchell facility produces more than 1,200 metric tons of toner annually and is the primary global supplier of color toner for Toshiba's industry-recognized e-STUDIO™ copiers. About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc: Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is a workplace solutions provider delivering an extensive portfolio of industry-recognized workflow and document management products for businesses of all sizes across the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. TABS supports the diverse needs of today’s professionals through award-winning e‑STUDIO™ multifunction printers, label and receipt printers, digital signage, managed print services, and cloud solutions. Toshiba continuously focuses on the clients and communities it serves, is committed to sustainability and is recognized as a Wall Street Journal Top 100 Sustainable Company.

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Cable One Grants Holiday Wishes to Local Nonprofit Organizations with More than $110,000 in Charitable Grants

Cable One | December 22, 2022

Cable One® awarded more than $110,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in need this holiday season across its 24-state footprint through the company's Charitable Giving Fund. The Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards nearly $250,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, Hargray, ValuNet Fiber and CableAmerica), concentrates support in the following priority areas: Education and Digital Literacy Food Insecurity Community Development "We are committed to supporting non-profit organizations that have a meaningful impact in the cities and towns where we live and work, We have a personal stake in improving the communities we serve and believe it's our responsibility to help our communities grow and thrive - especially during tough economic times - with the assistance of grants from our Charitable Giving Fund." Julie Laulis, Cable One President and CEO. Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations received grants during Cable One's most recent award period, including Texarkana College Foodbank in Texarkana, TX and Citizens About Progress in Springhill, LA. Food insecurity was already rampant among college students before the pandemic. Nearly one-third (29 percent) of college students have missed a meal at least once a week since the pandemic. The Texarkana College Foodbank is committed to using its $5,000 grant to help fight hunger on campus and reduce holiday stress as college students navigate inflated living expenses and economic shifts, allowing them to focus on successfully completing the fall semester. "We are so thankful to Cable One, and their readiness to step up to help us meet this need for our students, This grant will allow us to ensure that students have consistent access to food and enable them to focus on their education without added stress." Phillip Parrish, Foodbank Coordinator. Citizens About Progress (CAP) trains future leaders of the Springhill, Louisiana community through education, enrichment, public service volunteering and mentoring to improve their quality of life. The $5,000 Charitable Giving Fund grant will be used to help fund its afterschool program. Citizens About Progress (CAP) is forever grateful to the Cable One Charitable Giving Fund. As with many small nonprofit organizations, funding is always a challenge to keep programs operating at no cost to those in need, said CAP President Terrell Mendenhall. Citizens About Progress was at the end of a funding cycle when we got word that our application was approved. This very timely grant funding allows us to continue providing high-quality programming for youth in elementary grades in Springhill. Thank you to Cable One from the bottom of our hearts. The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company's existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include: Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date the company has donated more than 2,600 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding. Supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing education and diversity, including the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council. Supporting the mission of Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. By the end of 2022, the company will have planted 120,000 trees in its markets and national forests. Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S. Addressing food insecurity across its footprint through the donation of more than 46 tons of food and nearly $400,00 since 2018. About Cable One Cable One, Inc. is a leading broadband communications provider committed to connecting customers and communities to what matters most. Through Sparklight® and the associated Cable One family of brands, the Company serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. Over its fiber-powered network, the Cable One family of brands provide residential customers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including Gigabit speeds, advanced WiFi and video. For businesses ranging from small and mid-market up to enterprise, wholesale and carrier, the Company offers scalable, cost-effective solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to grow, compete and succeed.

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Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs receives $3.75 million grant from Truist Foundation to support expansion into South Georgia

Truist Foundation | December 12, 2022

Truist Foundation today announced a $3.75 million commitment to launch the Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Small Business Capital strategy at Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE), a nonprofit and community development financial institution, that provides capital, coaching and connections to help borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses that generate jobs. This grant serves as the largest philanthropic corporate gift in ACE's history. To meet increased demand and support the growing needs of Georgia's small business owners in rural and underserved communities, ACE aims to expand its lending capabilities beyond its current 68-county footprint in Georgia, which includes metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Truist Foundation's grant will help enable ACE to provide increased equitable loan capital for minority-owned small businesses over three years. ACE will also leverage the capital to continue spurring local job creation and retention while seeding start-up program operations and infrastructure for an expansion into South Georgia. Today, Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of Truist Financial Corporation; Lynette Bell, president of Truist Foundation; Katie Saez, Georgia regional president for Truist; and Christopher Nunn, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, joined Grace Fricks, president and CEO of ACE, at Westside Future Fund to discuss the details of the grant and the impact equitable lending can have on generational wealth for individuals and communities currently underserved in Georgia. "Truist Foundation gives to community-led organizations that address the deep, systemic inequities and provide innovative solutions to help minority-owned businesses grow and thrive, We are proud to partner with ACE and its work to eradicate barriers to entry for minority entrepreneurs, building a more equitable economy across Georgia." -Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of Truist Financial Corporation. This grant is part of the $120 million joint Truist and Truist Foundation commitment to strengthening and supporting small businesses nationwide, with a particular focus on Black, Latine, and women-owned businesses. ACE's work to grow minority-owned sustainable businesses that generate jobs aligns with Truist's purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Truist's support is helping propel the beginning phases of our statewide expansion to serve more small businesses throughout Georgia, providing needed capital to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women and low-income entrepreneurs over the next three years, said Fricks.Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities, family well-being, and our economy. And collaborations like this enable us to be on the frontlines helping them to not only survive, but to thrive. ACE's lending increased tenfold since 2019, as the organization quickly responded to deliver relief to Atlanta's small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization went from providing less than 100 loans in 2019 to more than 1,200 throughout 2020 and 2021. In 2021 alone, ACE closed $37.3 million in loans, helped to create and retain 4,368 jobs and provided more than 18,000 hours in business consulting. Of the organizations ACE supported in 2021, 94% are owned by minority populations—51% by women and 72% by People of Color. This grant to ACE underscores our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia, said Katie Saez, Georgia regional president for Truist. ACE's work is creating opportunities for minority- and women-owned small businesses to expand, thrive and create jobs, improving the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout our state. About Truist Foundation: Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation's (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. Truist Foundation's grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. About ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc: ACE is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loans and business development resources to help its borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses. ACE is the resource of choice for those who may not be financed fully by traditional lenders. With a focus on underserved people and places, ACE connects small businesses owned by women, people of color and low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta and North Georgia with capital and coaching to sustain their businesses, retain their employees and thereby support their local communities. ACE has offices in Westside Atlanta and Cleveland, Georgia, and ACE Women's Business Center locations in Norcross and Savannah, Georgia, with plans to expand into southwest Georgia.

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Amity Launches Innovative NFT Fundraiser Using The Impact Collective’s Platform

The Impact Collective | December 09, 2022

Amity Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction, launched an NFT fundraiser on December 7th, 2022 to showcase and benefit staff members and individual artists who have graduated from their programs. The participating Amity staff and alumni artists will receive the majority of the proceeds from their sold art. Amity partnered with The Impact Collective, which helps nonprofits raise money through selling NFTs. The NFT drop is available on The Impact Collective’s user-friendly platform, which accepts credit cards and cryptocurrency. “Amity’s core mission is to help rebuild lives, and each and every participant in one of our programs has a unique journey towards self sufficiency, We wanted to open the opportunity for our creative alumni to share their talents on a larger scale and to support their efforts to build a career in an emerging sector of the arts.” -Doug Bond CEO of Amity Foundation. In this NFT drop, many of the associated NFTs will include the story of the individual who created the art to provide the buyer with a personal connection and deeper understanding about a specific cause while collecting art. For example, a participating artist, Edward Flores, spent forty years of his life in prison, seventeen of those years in solitary confinement in San Quentin State Prison. During this time, he began to express himself through symbols and images, an artistic practice he discovered as a child. In 2018, Edward was released on parole to Amity Foundation's former lifer transitional housing campus at Amity on Beacon, a long-term, residential, whole-person model of treatment. Today, Edward is a multimedia artist, a faculty member of Amity, and is determined to continue gifting the gift he never received as a child, mentoring and supporting the younger generation in breaking the cycles of criminality, drug use, and trauma. I jumped at this opportunity that Amity presented to its alumni. As an artist, I am always looking for new ways to promote my work and am excited to be able to participate in the growing NFT economy, Edward Flores said. Art and Amity have been life-changing forces in my life, and I am honored to be able to bring these passions together while also promoting the need for social, emotional, housing, and job training supports for individuals recently released from prison. Art will also be provided by photographer Richard Ybarra and NFT artists Melda Hutabarat and Skrrtey, who will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Amity. “For years, I taught entrepreneurism at Donovan State Prison, so I am keenly aware of the overwhelming talent and resilience of individuals involved with the justice system, The concept of the Impact Collective was born out of the need to help nonprofits specializing in anti-recidivism, so we are honored to have such a prominent and prodigious nonprofit in this space use our platform as a fundraising tool. We have since expanded our vision to serve all nonprofits; however, we feel deeply connected to this cause and to Amity’s mission.” -Neil Senturia CEO of The Impact Collective. Amity, one of the largest nonprofits to reduce recidivism, operates in nineteen prisons in California and provides mental health and addiction counseling and housing for individuals recently released. Amity will be the second nonprofit to use The Impact Collective’s fundraising tool, which is the only one-stop-shop for nonprofits to produce, sell, and mint art. The Impact Collective is also the only NFT marketplace exclusively for nonprofits where art can be bought and sold directly without having to send donors to a larger digital platform. The Impact Collective's proprietary platform is unique in that it enables art buyers to purchase NFTs with a regular credit card. They will not have to already own crypto currency, which is required on many NFT charity platforms. The NFT market is expected to generate $3 billion in revenue this year and grow over 30% in the next 5 years according to a recent economic forecast. This fundraiser comes on the heels of The Impact Collective hosting an NFT drop for Second Chance to raise funds to support the program’s mental health, addiction and job-training programs. The online exhibition featured works created by Second Chance graduates. More about Amity: Founded in 1981 in Tucson, AZ, Amity Foundation is a California 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves individuals, families, and children. Amity began as a therapeutic community and has evolved into a teaching community. Our mission is to foster personal growth, emotional literacy and social responsibility for our students, as well as improve their physical health through nutrition and wellness. These create the fertile ground for students' success in gaining employment, housing, furthering education, and reuniting families. More about The Impact Collective: An NFT purchased through The Impact Collective, a San Diego software company, has an immediate and direct impact on both nonprofits and artists. By merging the popularity of NFTs with an accessible marketplace where payment can be made with a regular credit card, The Impact Collective helps nonprofits raise funds for projects that help participants, create art, and have an impact on the community.

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