Latino-serving nonprofit receives more than $3M in funding

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit in Adams County will continue to expand its programs and services thanks to new funding granted through the Adams County COVID-19 Grant Program through the American Rescue Plan Act.  Adelante Community Development has received the largest grant in the county, totaling $3.6 million in funds, which will go toward providing financial…

Nonprofit creating more sustainable Sioux Falls through composting

Good News Notes: “For those interested in composting food in Sioux Falls, there hasn’t been an opportunity to do so outside of their home. That is, until SoDak Compost came along. When Deirdre Appel moved to Sioux Falls last summer, she immediately began looking for ways to compost her food scraps while living in an apartment complex…

Ritenour Food Pantry receives $56,000 donation from local dealership

Good News Notes: “Sunset Hills Subaru will donate to the Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry. Sunset Hills Subaru General Manager Ryan Blankenship will present a $58,000 check Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. to the Pantry’s Board of Directors at the dealership showroom. “We don’t want anyone to ever go hungry,” Blankenship said. “Right now, it’s…

Colorado Springs nonprofit makes a big impact through iconic childhood toy

Good News Notes: “Despite the nationwide appeal of American Girl dolls, its hefty price tag makes it tough for some families to afford but that’s where the nonprofit organization, Madison’s Hope, Inc. comes in. The founder of the nonprofit organization, Shari Kovariks says her mission is to take donated American Girl dolls and refurbish them to give…

Churches, nonprofit plan affordable housing for downtown Holland

Good News Notes: “Two churches are working with a nonprofit to bring affordable housing to downtown Holland. “Holland has seen significant rent increases. We’re finding that it’s harder and harder for working class families to be able to find quality places for people to live,” Dwelling Place CEO Jeremy DeRoo said. If the project goes…

Group to Give Thousands to Two Nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A group of women have picked two local nonprofits to receive $10,000 each. 100+ Women Who Care Grand Traverse and Leelanau County is a giving group that’s been helping local nonprofits since December 2011. The group meets four times a year and each woman gives $100 at each meeting totaling more than…

Musk, Bezos Agree on a Solution to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Good News Notes: “Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are the two richest people in the world.  They are tech-savvy and entrepreneurs who have both disrupted legacy industries. Automotive with Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report for Musk and trade and distribution with Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report for Bezos. They have not finished transforming the world given the…

Facing disastrous floods, they turned to mangrove trees for protection

Good News Notes: “As sea levels rise, eroding embankments and pushing water closer to their doorsteps, the residents of the hundreds of villages in the Sundarbans — an immense network of rivers, tidal flats, small islands and vast mangrove forests straddling India and Bangladesh — have found their lives and livelihoods at risk. In the…