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Eichholz Foundation gives $5.5M to museum

By   /  Friday, March 9th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Eichholz Foundation gives $5.5M to museum

The Eichholz Foundation has recently granted $5.5 million to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to fund the museum’s director position. Mercedes Eichholz formed the foundation on behalf of herself and her late husband Robert to support the arts. In a news release, Eichholz said the foundation decided to fund the director position to add Read More →

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SLO Symphony gets $10K from bank

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2011  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on SLO Symphony gets $10K from bank

The San Luis Obispo Symphony has received $10,000 from Rabobank to support one of its music education and outreach programs.

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Orfaleas to give $1M to Ventura College program

By   /  Monday, December 20th, 2010  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Orfaleas to give $1M to Ventura College program

The charitable foundations of Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea announced a $1 million donation on Dec. 20 to the Child Development Center at Ventura College, the biggest gift in the community college’s 85-year history. Early childhood education is one of the focal points of The Orfalea Foundations, which consists of two funds started by Orfalea and Read More →

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Montecito Bank & Trust hands out $1M

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Montecito Bank & Trust hands out $1M

Montecito Bank & Trust bank officials handed out $1 million in checks to 163 organizations located from Solvang to Westlake Village.

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Lacayo Center gives Edison a look at the future

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Lacayo Center gives Edison a look at the future

When Southern California Edison President John Fielder addressed a few hundred Ventura County business leaders on Nov. 15, he was quick to point out why his company was investing $300,000 in a new program at CSU Channel Islands. The Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Center for Workplace & Community Studies will foster entrepreneurship to drive future Read More →

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Social business center at CSUCI gets first grant

By   /  Tuesday, October 19th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Social business center at CSUCI gets first grant

The California Institute for Social Business at CSU Channel Islands has received its first gift, a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The institute was founded earlier this year with the help of Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the inventor of the microcredit model of social businesses. “Social business” Read More →

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SLO forecast gets $20K

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SLO forecast gets $20K

The new Central Coast Economic Forecast, the successor in San Luis Obispo County to the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, announced Oct. 11 that it has received a $20,000 foundation grant. The grant comes from the Hind Foundation and Greg Hind, one of the founders of the Economic Forecast Project. The Central Coast Economic Forecast’s first Read More →

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