Council on Foundations Releases Comprehensive Report on Sector Salaries, Demographics

Council on Foundations

Arlington, VA Respondents to an annual survey on foundation salaries and demographics indicated that one in three foundation staff was between the ages of 50-64 last year, and one in four came from a racial or ethnic minority background. The analysis, part of data collected annually in the Council on Foundations’ Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, has for three decades been an important tool… Read more »

UT Health San Antonio Receives $25 Million for Cancer Center

UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio has announced a $25 million gift from Lowry and Peggy Mays in support of the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center. Awarded through the Mays Family Foundation, the gift includes support for an endowment for a director’s position and up to ten new endowed faculty chairs. The gift also will establish the Mays Cancer Center Excellence Endowment, which will support… Read more »

JPMorgan Chase Makes Long-Term U.S. Investment in Employees, Branch Expansion and Local Economic Growth

JPMorgan Chase

Further increasing wages to between $15 and $18/hour for 22,000 employees
Opening up to 400 new Chase branches in new cities and states
Hiring 4,000 employees in new U.S. markets and for home lending, small business growth nationwide
Increasing loans to customers seeking affordable homes by 25 percent to $50 billion
Expanding philanthropic investments by 40 percent to $1.75 billion

Lawndale Art Center Openings

Exhibitions Opening: January 18, 2018 Opening Reception Thursday, January 18, 2018 6 – 8 PM Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s Organized by Christopher Sperandio in collaboration with students from Practical Curation, Rice University January 18 – March 25, 2018 O’Quinn Gallery Entre el amor y la locura: Arte del cómic mejicano de los 1970 Organizado por Christopher Sperandio en… Read more »

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to Fund 1,000 College Scholarships for Dreamers $33 million donation the largest ever for TheDream.US

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, announced today a $33 million dollar scholarship grant from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The grant, the largest in the organization’s history, will give 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of US high schools with DACA status the opportunity to go to college. “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,”… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunity

Like the rest of the nation, New Jersey faces an array of challenges that may prevent those working and residing in the state from living the healthiest life possible. Building a Culture of Health requires unprecedented collaboration and requires everyone to think about improving health differently. Are you a New Jersey-based organization working with community stakeholders to address the factors that influence health, prior… Read more »

Texas State clean energy coalition lands IN2 Channel Partner Award

Texas State University, along with research coalition partner institutions, has been recognized with the Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner Award from Wells Fargo to support clean energy innovation. Texas State will collaborate with Rice University, the Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station Clean Energy Incubator on a series of programs and initiatives… Read more »

Announcing our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities begins 1.17.18 and ends 3.16.18 disABLEDperson, Inc announce our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 17, 2018, and ends on March 16, 2018, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Details at disABLEDperson.com. It is important to create a registration on our site disABLEDperson.com… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $150k in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas Area

On this National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announces that a total of $150,000 will be distributed across 35 nonprofits in support of their racial equity work in Dallas. Individual grants range in size from $2,500 to $7,500. These grants are intended to help grant recipients facilitate storytelling that gives voice and understanding to marginalized experiences, engage others in looking at… Read more »

Study Measures How Central Texas Companies Support Nonprofits

Does your Central Texas company have a philanthropic/giving budget? How do you engage your employees in philanthropy? And which causes is your organization most likely to support? An annual survey of companies in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown and the surrounding Central Texas area poses these and other questions to provide insights on how local organizations engage in philanthropy. The online Survey of Corporate Giving,… Read more »

Capital Grants application now open at the San Antonio Area Foundation

Funding supports local capital projects and significant naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos. In 2018, $3 million is available to the community to support capital and naming right projects/programs. Applications will be accepted Monday, Jan. 8. The application process closes Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11:59 p.m.  Eligibility and Criteria Application Procedures Santikos Charitable Interest Areas What We Do Not Fund Additional Information… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunities

Applications are now open for four of RWJF’s leadership development programs. These programs are helping build the leaders of tomorrow—leaders who share a commitment to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. RWJF’s leadership development programs are designed to help you advance your leadership skills, and connect you with other innovators to advance big ideas and solutions. Culture of Health… Read more »

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips Top Ten Gifts in 2017 Topped $10 Billion http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#A Cancer Death Rate Falls but Racial Disparities Remain http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3 UH3 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-NS-18-021 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#C BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44… Read more »

Alamo Heights High School Recognized as a Special Olympics Texas Unified Champion School

Alamo Heights High School has been recogizned as the first Unified Champion School in the state of Texas. The Unified Champion Schools program is changing the lives of students throughout the United States by promoting inclusion and acceptance of students with and without intellectual disabilities. More than 100 elementary, middle school and high school campuses throughout Texas participate in the Unified Champion Schools program.… Read more »