ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum’s display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions.
California NonProfit Organization News
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A coalition of reproductive rights organizations and Storefront Political Media are working together to produce a new short film on the history of reproductive health services in California. The project will be partly financed through an innovating crowd-funding campaign.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento’s first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.
SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For the third year in a row, Food Finders is betting that its Viva Las Vegas Casino Night will be another fundraising success, sure to offer something for everyone. On September 21, 2013, the 24-year young nonprofit will celebrate its 100 millionth pound of food rescued by hosting the event at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. Proceeds will support its Food Rescue Program.
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A blind man. A woman who stutters. A wheelchair user. A Little Person. While this may sound like a description of a support group, it is, in fact, the lineup for the ‘Comedians with Disabilities Act,’ a comedy tour that the San Francisco Examiner called ‘The most unconventional comics to pop up in 2011.’
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America’s Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: ‘Sailing Through Pinball.’
ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The HTCIA (High Technology Crimes Investigation Association) today announced that several sponsors generously donated a limited amount of complimentary tickets to the HTCIA CISO Summit in Summerlin, Nevada on September 12. Summit sponsors McAfee, Cylance, Symantec, Essextec and InfoSecurity donated the complimentary tickets for the event.
SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ — There are smiles on the faces of more children and families this summer – smiles very familiar to one local food bank. For the third year in a row, Food Finders of Signal Hill is hosting its ‘Summer To End Hunger’ food drive 2013. This drive aims to fill in the hunger gaps where school breakfast and lunch programs end.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), an advertising, marketing and PR firm launched in 1983, announced today the recipients of its annual Non-Profit PR Grant for 2013. Each worthy cause is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 charity ‘doing good’ on a local, or national level. As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), online advertising, and social media marketing for the charities.
FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications and a Fremont, California business for more than a decade, continues its tradition of community involvement this year by sponsoring the city of Fremont’s programs benefiting local youth and families. The company’s local outreach initiative, which it calls ‘F1rstHand,’ invests in activities that lend a hand to deserving local causes.
PALMDALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Want to know what Snow Dogs do in the summer? They go to Hermosa Beach, of course. Husky Haven of LA today announced that huskies will be coming to the Fiesta Hermosa annual event in Hermosa Beach this Saturday May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The huskies will be located in front of the Comedy Store. Husky Haven of LA is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abandoned Siberian Huskies.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — CCEE (California Council on Economic Education) recently received an $8,000 State Farm Grant to provide financial education training to teachers through the CCEE Virtual Economics 4.0 program. The teachers trainings are intended to help educators increase student understanding of economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship concepts.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Since 1989, when Food Finders, Inc. officially started rescuing food to donate to needy agencies and shelters who feed the hungry, the nonprofit has collected and redistributed 100 million pounds of food. This tremendous milestone was reached this month, coinciding with its 24 year anniversary.
SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Food Finders announced today that it is kicking off its 3rd Annual ‘Summer To End Hunger’ Food Drive, starting May 1st. The food drive will run through the entire month of May, and food that Food Finders collects during the May 11 Stamp Out Hunger postal drive will contribute to the Summer drive effort.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) announced today that the four-student team from San Rafael High School, in San Rafael California, led by instructor Abigail Shapiro, won first place in the 2013 MoneyWise Teen Contest. The winning team included students Rebecca Brown, Frances Casey, Natasha Sharp and Roslyn Yeager.
SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Food Finders, Inc. is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Neotrope’s 2013 J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope will assist with Food Finders’ mission to redistribute food donated by the regional hospitality industry and local grocers to feed those who are food insecure.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Women In Technology International (WITI) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 18th WITI Hall of Fame Awards, to be honored the evening of Monday, June 3, 2013, during WITI’s annual three-day Women Powering Technology Summit at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., June 2-4, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala 2013 on April 11 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. ‘Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,’ said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.
FELICITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Appropriately on Washington’s Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite ‘History of the United States of America’ monument.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, The Perlman Foundation, a 501(c) charitable non-profit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, announced the results of its first annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted grant opportunity designed to identify and support small- and medium-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Foundation’s mission to serve low-income communities.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The San Diego Children’s Choir (SDCC) today announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit,” says Donna Icenhower, executive director.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope, a marketing, PR, and information publishing company founded in 1983, today announced its annual Nonprofit PR Grant Program for 2013. Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000, including public relations, news dissemination and online marketing services, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award tonight from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), a not-for-profit group that represents renewable natural-gas producers throughout the country. Renewable natural gas is an alternative, renewable energy, derived from the natural decomposition of waste from landfills and organic sources and is used to generate green electricity and clean transportation fuel.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Winter Wonderland – a day when more than 350 Starlight kids, siblings and their parents are given the opportunity to experience the holidays by decorating cookies, making ornaments, meeting Hollywood celebrities, and more – will be held Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at CBS Studios. The current ‘X Factor’ soundstage is being turned into a children’s wonderland courtesy of Northwestern Mutual.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Diego Children’s Choir is holding auditions in December and January. The Choir offers children a chance to achieve artistic excellence, attain personal goals and perform service to the community. Short 5-10 minute auditions will be held on Dec. 12 and 13 as well as Jan. 9 and 12 for children in grades 3-12. No audition is required for grades 1-2. The Choir has five convenient sites in Del Mar, Mira Mesa, Hillcrest, Lake Murray and Rancho Bernardo.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park today announced the top winners of the third annual Scarecrows in the Park fundraising competition, which challenges local businesses and community organizations to build creative, themed scarecrows that are displayed for public voting at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab and on the Great Park’s website.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Nature Conservancy today transferred ownership of the majority of their Elkhorn Slough land holdings (750 acres) to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management. This is the largest single transfer of conservation lands in history of Elkhorn Slough and cements the Elkhorn Slough Foundation as a significant conservation leader and land trust in the central bay area.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The non-profit Canessa Gallery has announced the second annual “Nature in the City” exhibit, opening on September 3, 2012, with a mix of photography, painting, sculptures and other media from more than a dozen successful San Francisco Bay Area artists.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, ’3am,’ featured on the hit series ‘Brothers and Sisters.’
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. This year’s 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grant program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope’s accredited staff.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles’ first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women’s Center and Conservation Corps.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) has named Nestor L. Fernandez II, a corporate executive with a specialty in community development, as its new executive director. The unanimous decision by Tel-Hi’s board of directors concluded a four-month search involving staff, supporters, and community representatives. Tel-Hi serves over 600 people from […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger and California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kim Belshé today announced the state’s intent to name Cal eConnect as a new non-profit entity that will provide leadership and oversee a collaborative process to develop and support the Health Information Exchange (HIE) services in California. “Building a […]
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation – helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their […]
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation – which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities – has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give […]
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five high school recipients who plan to pursue higher education in medicine or athletics. Each student was awarded $1,000 to aid in the cost of the initial application, tuition and book fees. […]
HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year’s All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cal Net Technology Group has announced that Founder & CEO Zack Schuler will serve on the board with Young Ambassadors for Opportunity (YAO) Chair Liesel Pritzker to raise awareness for the organization in order to increase the involvement of young, visionary entrepreneurs. YAO, an initiative of Opportunity International, is […]