Viola's New Hub For Fun


Foundation: Idaho Community Foundation

credit: 123rf

It took six years, but kids in Viola, Idaho, now have a place to play.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports on the recently completed playground at the Viola Community Center, a large, red barn-style building that's been used for everything from weddings to community theater to dances.

"We have recognized for years that a gathering place for all ages is needed for any community to stay connected," says the board president of the center, which opened in 2018.

But with plans for the center moving along and playground equipment purchased in 2016, the Viola Community Club's board of directors wondered, "What if we added a playground?" That's when Realtor Bill Hall came up with the idea for a Placemaker grant, awarded by the National Association of Realtors to help communities transform spaces.

The grant application was successful, and $5,000 was given to the Latah Board of Realtors to help Viola complete the project.

The project was done with as much volunteer work as possible, which takes time: "Volunteer work comes after other life commitments, which slows the process and makes certain tasks like pouring concrete in the middle of a weekday a real sacrifice for those who step up to help," says the board president.

Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

University of California Appoints New Executive Vice President for Uc Health

The nation's largest public academic health system is getting a new leader. David Rubin, director of population health innovation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will take over as...more

Colloidal Oatmeal Effective in Improving Atopic Dermatitis in Black Children

"When products are not tested in a diverse population, there is a reluctance to accept them as solutions," says Tonianne Lisante, a Kenvue scientific engagement manager, in a press release. That...more

Island Child Style Hosts Sponsorship Mingle

Naomi Campbell's brother Nathan took to the runway at a children's fashion show in the Bahamas on Saturday, and he didn't exactly wow the audience. The model, who's the sister of Campbell's ex,...more

The Met'S Free Children'S Studio Is Finally Here

"We are dedicated... to nurturing a lifelong experience of fun, of learning, and of engaging with art," Max Hollein, director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, says of the museum's new...more

Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Seven Innovations Could Save 2 Million ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"We have seen over and over again that when countries actually prioritize and invest in women's health, they unleash a powerful engine for progress that can reduce poverty, advance gender equality,...more

Lessons From The 2021 Child Tax Credit Expansion Informing State Policy Debates

In 2016, President Trump signed an executive order expanding the child tax credit, a move that cut child poverty in half and led to a 1.4 percentage-point drop in poverty over a year. Two years...more

Encryption Versus Child Safety: Westminster Blinks

The UK has backed away from a plan to force messaging apps to scan their users' messages for iffy content, the Guardian reports. Section 122 of the country's new Online Safety Bill would have...more

14Th Annual Blue Plate Media Lounge at New York Toy Fair on Monday, October 2, 2023

If you're a toy company marketing to kids, you may want to steer clear of this year's New York Toy Fair. The Consumerist reports the event, which takes place Monday and Tuesday at the Jacob...more

Unicef Board Turns the Spotlight on Children and Young People in Africa

About 60% of African children under the age of 25 live in poverty, according to a new report from the United Nations' children's agency. And that's not good enough, says UNICEF Executive Director...more

Bill &Amp; Melinda Gates Foundation Spotlights Innovations To Save Mothers, Children
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"The goal is to achieve a world that is not only healthier but also more prosperous and equitable." That's the takeaway from a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which...more


iTunes U has a variety of courses geared towards social entrepreneurship. With this app, it allows students to have customized learning experiences. Through learning that’s tailored to suit every student aspiring to be a social entrepreneur, SocialEarth.org checks off the top iTunes U courses and classes that are free to take. Some have videos, others have only audio. Take your pick:




Nonprofit Jobs in Maine

  Program Director Jobs
  Substance Abuse Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Social Services Employment
  Foundation Related Jobs


Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs


Rehabilitation Services_Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who are Blind | Operation Safe Commerce (OSC) Cooperative Agreement Program | Trauma Care Systems Planning and Development | Unallied Science Program | Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control in Privately-Owned Housing (Recovery Act Funded) | Disaster Reserve Assistance | Rural Health Care Services Outreach and Rural Health Network Development Program | Mathematics and Science Partnerships | | Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2023 Copyright Michael Saunders