Perot Museum was awarded $496,860 an IMLS CARES Act Grant to serve 45,000 underserved youth

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science

IMLS received 1,701 applications requesting $409.2 million and awarded a total of $13.8 million to 68 organizations. Less than 4% nationally of all applications were funded, and the Perot Museum’s award was among the largest, with $500,000 being the maximum. Only two Texas institutions – the Perot Museum and the Texas Historical Commission – and just eight U.S. science museums were selected for the grants.

Announcing the 2020 Ecosystem Grantees

Bush Foundation

Announcing the 36 organizations selected as 2020 Ecosystem grantees! These grants provide operating support over three years to organizations that many of our region’s leaders and organizations rely upon. They provide critical data and analysis, spread great ideas and build capacity, advance public awareness and policy, and build and support leadership networks. Recipients were selected through a competitive open application process.   Meet the 2020… Read more »

Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism

Building Movement Project

This Executive Summary provides a sampling of the data and findings from On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism based on data collected from a survey of over 400 nonprofit executive directors and CEOs of color from across the United States. These leaders answered questions about the effects of COVID-19 on their communities, organizations and themselves, and… Read more »

Charities See Uptick in Giving in Second Quarter 2020


In a shift from the first quarter of the year, charitable giving increased by almost 7.5% over the first half of 2020, compared to the first half of 2019, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2020 Second Quarter Report. Giving from the first quarter of 2020 was 6% behind first quarter giving in 2019, and many charities were worried that the data didn’t yet… Read more »

We, The Social Responsibility Corporation, signed onto the The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Declaration of Racism as a Mental Health Crisis

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Download PDF version Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is one of the core values of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. We acknowledge the impact of racism, sexism, and other structural oppressions on mental health, and speak out against these oppressions even when it is challenging to do so. What follows is a statement from the Hogg Foundation about the mental health impact of racism… Read more »

What does a typical donor look like ~ in the US, Canada, the Irish Republic, the UK, NZ and AU?

Tom Ahern

If you had a different picture in your head… … for the sake of your bottom line, please adjust your assumptions. In February 2020, Sean Triner, Moceanic co-founder; co-founder of AU super-fundraising-agency, Pareto; and one of the planet’s TOP fundraising experts, had this to say: Let me tell you a secret: If by “young” you mean people in their 20s — you are heading… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD)   One in Four Rural Families Could Not Get Health Care During Pandemic   Public Funding Opportunities   Centers to Advance Research in Endometriosis (CARE) (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HD-21-002   Emerging Infections Network – Research for Preventing, Detecting and Managing Travelers who Acquire Infectious Diseases Abroad: RFA-CK-21-002… Read more »

Pepsico’s Racial Equality Journey Hispanic Initiative


Over the past seven months, the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have laid bare many of the systemic inequities facing racial minorities in the United States. We’ve watched helplessly as the virus disproportionately claimed Black and Brown lives, and borne witness on a national scale to the pain and frustration, the outrage and indignity, endured by so many of our friends and colleagues… Read more »

Elections Matter – Join us Nov. 4 to debrief the results and whatthey mean for the 87th Session`

Children at Risk

  What Do the Elections Mean for Texas Children?    November 4, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM   Join CHILDREN AT RISK and members of the Texas Family Leadership Council to debrief the Nov. 3 election and what the early results may mean for Texas children and families. You’ll also get a first look at CHILDREN AT RISK’s policy agenda for the 87th Texas Legislative Session, hear… Read more »

Fire Chief Robert Rocha to read children’s thank you notes to first responders and present awards with Judy Cutright.

The Art Center of Corpus Christi

Come say Thank You to our present day Coastal Bend Heroes and see heartwarming expressions of Thanks by Local Artists and Students at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Meet local artists and their Coastal Bend Heroes at the Art Center’s official opening and award presentation of The Art of Heroism. Talented artists will be recognized for their unique works depicting those who selflessly… Read more »

New report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute finds Americans embraced expansive forms of giving during early months of pandemic

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI), COVID-19, Generosity, and Gender: How Giving Changed During the Early Months of a Global Pandemic, explores how men and women gave in response to the pandemic and how their overall giving changed in spring 2020. The findings signal the growing prevalence of new, more expansive forms of philanthropy. The report, which is funded by a… Read more »

Texas Commission on the Arts Announces Over $12.9 Million in Grants across

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding of 790 grants in its first funding round for fiscal year 2021. The grants total over $12.9 million and will go to nonprofits and units of government in 93 Texas cities. These grants include the Arts Create program, which provides operational support to established arts organizations; the Cultural District Project program; the first of… Read more »

League of Women Voters of Texas are no longer allowed to leave Voter Registration cards in Post Offices

Ashley Lopez, KUT

These are strange days full of gaslighting and lies and shameful behavior. TXNP is going to spend the next few months shedding light on those who misbehave in the shadows. Today we are leaning that “Officials with the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Texas say their volunteers are no longer allowed to leave voter registration forms at U.S. post offices. It started late last week.”

Coronavirus Economic Downturn Has Hit Latinos Especially Hard

Jens Manuel Krogstad and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center

The coronavirus outbreak has significantly harmed the finances of U.S. Hispanics. As the nation’s economy contracted at a record rate in recent months, the group’s unemployment rate rose sharply, particularly among Hispanic women, and remains higher among Hispanic workers than U.S. workers overall. With Hispanic households absorbing lost jobs and wages, many have said they may not be able to pay their bills. Yet even before the outbreak, Hispanics were concerned about their economic situation despite near record low levels of unemployment through the end of 2019.

Grants Respond to the Need for Flexible Funding Strengthening Social Safety Nets in the Wake of COVID-19

St. David's Foundation

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world at an increasingly distressing rate, we continue to navigate the short- and long-term road ahead. The pandemic has unleashed a unique and complicated set of challenges for organizations of all types – from nonprofits and government entities to local businesses and multinational corporations. Across the globe, and here in Central Texas, we have been required to rethink… Read more »

Ascendium Announces $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative: Maintain Momentum for Student Success


Ascendium Education Group is announcing the first two grants of a $10 million initiative to allow postsecondary education networks and membership organizations to continue engaging their members in reform work amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis. The Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative will allow networks and membership organizations leading the student success movement to offer discounted dues to their member… Read more »

Jesuit Dallas Makes A Splash In Securing The Largest Gift In School History

Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas (Jesuit Dallas)

Honoring the memory of her late husband, Rachel Segal has committed the largest gift in the 78-year history of Jesuit Dallas as the single donor in the construction of the David A. Segal Family Aquatic Center. The 29,000-square foot state-of-the-art natatorium, which has been made possible thanks to Segal’s $17 million gift to the School, is scheduled to open in spring 2021. “Jesuit is… Read more »

Save the Date! Sept. 18 2020 Human Trafficking Summit


2020 Human Trafficking Summit will explore the role of demand, present never before seen data on Texas buyers, and bring advocates and survivors together to demand a better future for our children. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear from national experts such as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and the EPIK Project, as well as a survivor panel featuring Rebekah Charleston and Marian Hatcher, moderated by the Director of the Office of the Texas Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team, Andrea Sparks.

Hellos and Goodbyes…and Porcupines

Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center

This year has prompted us all to focus on the things that matter most. For us, what means the most are the kind, supportive and talented people who make up our Shumla community – the staff, Board, friends, donors and volunteers. We love to include you in our work and fun, successes and struggles, discoveries and lessons. We love to hear from you too.… Read more »