Leading Corporate Philanthropies Announce New Reporting Standard That Could Save the Nonprofit Sector $1.2 Billion Annually

Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation, together with five of America’s leading corporations, including the Albertsons Companies, AT&T, Intel, Moody’s and T. Rowe Price are adopting the IGP platform as their standard for reporting on the results of the nonprofits who benefit from their annual corporate philanthropy. 

McDonald’s Triples Crew Tuition Assistance for Restaurant Employees, Lowers Eligibility Requirement to 90 Days

McDonald's

McDonald’s Corporation today announced it will allocate $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program. This investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. restaurant employees with accessibility to the program as the company will also lower eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and drop weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours. Additionally, McDonald’s will… Read more »

Charity Navigator Awards 4-Star Rating to The Caring Place

The Caring Place

Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded The Caring Place its coveted 4-star rating for the fourth year in a row.   Based on the most recent information available, Charity Navigator has issued the 4-star rating for The Caring Place based on the organization’s demonstration of strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  This is the highest possible rating and indicates… Read more »

Emma Barnsley Foundation Accepting Applications for Animal Welfare, Education Grants

Wells Fargo Bank

The mission of the Emma Barnsley Foundation is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals and the study, care, protection, and preservation of animals, both domestic and wild, and their habitats. To that end, the foundation, which is administered by Wells Fargo, awards grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations working to aid and assist in the prevention of cruelty to animals; aid and assist… Read more »

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Submissions

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, the New Writer Award was established in 1985 and the New Illustrator Award in 2001 to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books. Many past winners have gone on to distinguished careers, creating books beloved by parents, children, librarians and teachers around the world. The EJK Book Award is given annually… Read more »

College Art Association Accepting Applications for Scholarly Art Books

College Art Association

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these… Read more »

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

FURTHERMORE grants in publishing a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund

Furthermore grants in publishing, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, supports publication of nonfiction books that concern the arts, history, and the natural and built environment.  Grant applications are accepted twice a year with deadlines of March 1 and September 1. The program was founded in 1995 by Joan K. Davidson, Kaplan Fund trustee and president emeritus.  Since its inception, Furthermore has… Read more »

Aga Khan announces new global prize for music

Aga Khan Music Initiative

His Highness the Aga Khan announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards today. The Awards, which come with US$ 500,000 in prizes, recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence. The first Music Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Lisbon, Portugal from… Read more »

Vilcek Foundation Invites Applications for Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Culinary Arts

Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to immigrant culinary arts professionals, born in 1980 or later, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of culinary arts. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising food professionals, beverage professionals, and culinary writers at a critical stage in their careers.

Lift people up

Project Mend

  UPCOMING EVENT: Medical Equipment Drive!   Join Project MEND and Haven for Hope on April 14, 2018 for our Spring Cleaning Medical Equipment Drive! Come to 1 Haven for Hope Way between 10am-3pm and help people in need by donating your preowned medical equipment to be refurbished and redistributed!       On March 22, Project MEND participated in the Big Give SA,… Read more »

Create worlds of sci and fantasy with Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

The Writer's Garret

Nebula Finalist Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam teaches us how to create new worlds of science fiction and fantasy that suspend disbelief. But Early Registration prices only last until midnight tomorrow!   Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction: Hogwarts, Middle-earth, Westeros, Arrakis, Earthsea: these are some of the fictional worlds that have felt as real to us as our own. Writing in the speculative fiction genres–fantasy, science fiction, horror,… Read more »

GCBOs News

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

Spring Fling and the Art Auction! Spring Fling is here and we couldn’t be more excited!   Quintana Sanctuaries is in full bloom and already being visited by travel-weary birds. Stop by from April 7th to May 6th anytime from 9 am – 4 pm daily to wander the beautiful grounds and see what migrants have set up camp at the Sanctuaries.   Quintana… Read more »

From Our Closet to Yours- Spring Sale 2018

Dress for Success San Antonio

We all know it only takes a split second to make a first impression, and much of it comes from your clothes. If you’re on the hunt for high-quality basics and signature pieces to pad your wardrobe then swing by our Spring Sale from April 12th & 13th from 10a.m. – 7p.m. and April, 14th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. From boutique items to casual… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Registration is now open for the Funding Information Center’s annual grant writing workshop/webinar. Please go to http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-3.aspx#R for details and instructions.   Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Report on HIV, Opioid Epidemic http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-1.aspx#A   2018 County Health Rankings Highlight Disparities by Place and Race http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-1.aspx#B   Community Health Centers Don’t Have Capacity to Expand http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-1.aspx#C   Parents’ Giving Habits… Read more »

Welcome to the Vortex: Illa & Will Gaunt and Eleanor Williams invite you to join contemporary artists for an evening of revelry and collaboration honoring Maryross Taylor

Lawndale Art Center

Welcome to the Vortex takes inspiration from Yayoi Kusama and David Bowie, James Turrell and Anish Kapoor, whose work crosses several genres and plays with scale, light, and color to disrupt our sense of normalcy. The event will feature commissioned works on view by artists in the Lawndale community.  Access to the After Party (see below) Complimentary Valet Glam / Illusions Attire   Need… Read more »