Porterville casino gives $7,500 to veterans charity

Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville announced a donation of $7,500 to the Wounded Heroes Fund of Kern County.

EPU Children's Center announces new director

Ellen KnappFresno's Exceptional Parents Unlimited, which works with special-needs children and their families, announced that Ellen Knapp will become the organization's executive director effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Smittcamps to be awarded for philanthropy

Bill and Linda Smittcamp have supported Children's Hospital Central California for more than 20 years.Local business leaders Bill and Linda Smittcamp will be honored with the Outstanding Philanthropist Award during the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Valley Chapter's annual luncheon tomorrow.

Fresno Regional Foundation awards $600K in grants for youth services

The Fresno Regional Foundation has awarded $600,000 to four organizations supporting children aged 0 to 8 and their families for success by third grade.

Fig Garden Rotary Club donates $35K to Marjaree Mason Center

The Fig Garden Rotary Club is giving $35,000 to the Marjaree Mason Center to go towards the renovation of the Children's Enrichment Center. 

HandsOn Central California seeks volunteer nominations

If you know an outstanding volunteer in Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare counties, HandsOn Central California wants to hear about it.

Self-Help Enterprises wins 'green' award

Self-Help Enterprises has been recognized as a NeighborWorks Green Organization for its comprehensive efforts towards sustainable operations.

Businesses thanked for early fair food donations

Central Valley businesses and individuals have donated more than $10,650 and 45,057 pounds of food to benefit the community's less fortunate as part of The Big Fresno Fair's food drive this year.

Fresno bank issues Food Fund Challenge

Central Valley Community Bank is challenging Valley businesses to help feed the hungry.

Central California SPCA wins $100K in contest

CCSPCA Executive Director Linda Van Kirk (left) reacts after being presented with the grand prize check for $100,000.The Central California SPCA was announced the winner of the national ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge during a press conference today.