How the U.S. economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment

W.K. Kellogg Foundation & Altarum

The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to “The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth.” The gains would be equivalent to a continuous boost in GDP growth of 0.5 percent per year, increasing the competitiveness of the country for decades to come.

Dell Med Launches Two New Innovative Population and Mental Health Projects

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is launching two new projects around population and mental health to advance its efforts to improve health and health care in Central Texas. These projects were made possible by two grants awarded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hands out $15 million to help scientists ‘map every cell in the human body’

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The goal of the Human Cell Atlas project is to create a shared, open reference atlas of all cells in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. This global endeavor will generate a large variety of molecular and imaging data across a wide range of modalities and spatial scales.

New Grant Program Will Provide up to $1.6 Million to Texas Nonprofits to Accelerate Housing Recovery after Hurricane Harvey

The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) Program

The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) program, a grant and technical assistance partnership between the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), will provide grants of up to $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations. HEART will also offer technical assistance to grantees so they can build their capacity and assist more Texas families.

Texas is grateful that the NFWF Announced $26.5 Million Award to Restore 17 miles of Shoreline at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund

Award will help construct critical beach and dune landscape to protect Texas’s largest expanse of coastal wetlands, as well as coastal communities and infrastructure in Jefferson County. The grant was awarded through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, which NFWF created in accordance with the terms of criminal settlement agreements between DOJ and BP and Transocean. The agreements directed a total of $2.544 billion to NFWF to fund projects benefiting the natural resources of the Gulf Coast that were impacted by the spill. Of these funds, more than $200 million are allocated for natural resource projects in Texas.

A Poem for fundraisers: Don, whose self-absorbed ways found him lost at sea

Sheena Greer

A poem I dearly liked, hand-picked from a new book of memorable doggerel (that’s a good thing; every industry needs such) written by the outrageous and brilliant and classically trained Sheena Greer, Colludo. Called Cautionary Tales for Fundraisers. It’s the perfect gift for bosses, board members and fundraisers who need a laugh. And it looks pretty, so it’s disarming…. Tom Ahern

Texas A&M University’s Lead by Example campaign has raised more than $3 billion of its $4 billion goal

Texas A&M University

Empowering the future, Lead by Example is a joint effort between Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M Foundation, the 12th Man Foundation, The Association of Former Students and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Support raised through the campaign will empower Texas A&M to continue to be recognized as a world-class, top-tier public research institution and provide students with access to an affordable education with the best faculty. Guided by three pillars and many generous donors, the Lead by Example campaign will usher in a new Texas A&M era.

Define fundraising expectations workshop on April 17, 2018

San Antonio Area Foundation

Discover how to create a culture of philanthropy at our Fundraising: Whose Responsibility Is It? workshop on Tuesday, April 17. This workshop will explore the different roles and responsibilities related to fundraising and how to submit a grant proposal. The workshop will be held at the San Antonio Area Foundation at the Pearl, from 9am-12pm.  Fundraising is a critical component to the health of… Read more »

Please participate in the San Antonio Not-for-Profit Wage and Benefit Survey

San Antonio Area Foundation

You’re invited to take part in Werling Associates, Inc.’s 2018 San Antonio Not-for-Profit Wage and Benefit Survey. This survey is part of a continuing effort to provide nonprofit agencies of San Antonio with a thorough analysis of job-specific compensation data. Participants will receive a free copy of the report, valued at over $100. Survey deadline is Friday, May 4. The survey is sponsored by… Read more »

San Antonio’s Shining Moment – considered the best NCAA Final Four ever!

San Antonio Sports

Based upon what the national media, NCAA committee members and staff, the participating schools and fans have said, the 2018 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® in San Antonio is being considered one of the best in the history of the event. Since San Antonio won the bid in 2014, the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC) has worked tirelessly on the multitude of events, operations and tasks… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Registration and Hotel Reservations now available for the 2018 Texas HIV/STD Conference http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-2.aspx#A   New THISIS Web Resource http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-2.aspx#B   Alzheimer’s Prevalence, Deaths, Cost of Care Up Sharply http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-2.aspx#C   Growth of Impact Investing Significant, But More Needed, Study Finds http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-2.aspx#D CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-2.aspx#E     Public Funding Opportunities   Assertive Community Treatment… Read more »

To Support Economic Opportunity In A Changing Jobs Landscape, The Rockefeller Foundation And The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launch $10M Funding Opportunity For Community-Driven Solutions

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & The Rockefeller Foundation

Nationwide Challenge Will Provide Funding to 10 Local Approaches that Help Low-Income and Financially Insecure PeopleFind and Retain Well-Paid and Meaningful Work, Achieve Financial Security, or Build Economically Vibrant Neighborhoods

Presenting The Audacious Project — A New Model for Philanthropic Collaboration

TED

A group of leading organizations today announce The Audacious Project: Collaborative Philanthropy for Bold Ideas, a joint endeavor housed at TED, the non-profit devoted to ideas worth spreading, to surface and fund critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives. The Audacious Project invites visionary social entrepreneurs, nonprofits and individuals to dream bigger than they have ever imagined — and to… Read more »

The POWER behind TPR

Texas Public Radio

  MEET THE PEOPLE THAT POWER YOUR TPR     From:   David Martin Davies Award-winning journalist, host of The Source, voted Best Conversation Starter in San Antonio Magazine’s “Best of the City 2018”   What you hear on the radio every day is only the polished and complete final product made ready for broadcast. That three-minute story is the result of days of… Read more »

New funding opportunity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Is the health and well-being of children and families in your community a priority for you? Evidence for Action—a signature program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—is funding studies of programs, policies and partnerships and their impact on health and well-being, specifically to help vulnerable children and families. RWJF is looking for researchers, advocates, or public and private-sector professionals in a variety of fields… Read more »