Purple Run is HAPPENING!

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

Run the extra COVID pounds off this year on October 17!   This has been a year full of uncertainty, but PURPLE RUN is happening!   Whether this will be a regular or virtual run is yet to be determined.   Be sure to follow us on social media for updates! Article Author Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

Funding Alert

The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center

CEPI commits $14 million for consortium to develop Chikungunya vaccine The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), in collaboration with the Indian government’s Ind-CEPI initiative, has announced a $14.1 million partnership with Bharat Biotech (BBIL) and the International Vaccine Institute to develop a vaccine for chikungunya disease. First identified in Tanzania in 1952, chikungunya is a viral disease spread by female Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that causes fever,… Read more »

Communication Disorders awarded $1.6 million HRSA grant for disadvantaged grad student scholarships

Texas State University

The Department of Communication Disorders at Texas State University has received a $1.6 million grant from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund scholarships for disadvantaged graduate students through Project BobCAT PROS. The HRSA award will provide $315,000 for scholarships annually for five years. Project BobCAT PROS (Cultivating Academic Talent by Providing Reinforcement and Opportunities for Students) is an innovative… Read more »

An Important Update from Vogel Alcove

Vogel Alcove

As we enter Phase II of our operation plans during this pandemic, here’s the latest update. Answering the Call It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 weeks since we reopened the childcare center for essential workers and adjusted our services to the needs of our children and their families by adding three new programs.  Daily meal delivery, virtual casework, getting necessary resources to our families,… Read more »

Five Foundations Commit $1.7+ Billion to Nonprofit Organizations in Wake of Pandemic

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Funds will cover grantmaking aligned with each foundation’s mission, including racial equity and social justice, arts and culture, higher education, human services, climate solutions, and other areas to provide financial support to communities that are most vulnerable and hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Juvenile Justice Survey: Youth Detention Admissions Fell by More Than Half in Two Months

Annie E Casey Foundation

A new survey of juvenile justice agencies across the United States found the rate of young people admitted to detention fell 52% in March and April — a decline in two months equal to one that took place over 13 years. The rapid drop in admissions, along with a substantial overall reduction in the youth detention population and a small but noteworthy narrowing of… Read more »

Walmart Making a Difference in Racial Equity

Walmart, Walmart Foundation

In our 50-plus years as a company, it rings true more each year that the world’s challenges are our challenges. The global health crisis has tested all of us in recent months, and the racial violence in the U.S. – in particular, the murder of George Floyd – is tragic, painful and unacceptable. Today, on what would have been our Associate and Shareholder Celebration,… Read more »

Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan Statement on Commitment to the Black Community

Nike, Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand

Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community.  Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice.  The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is… Read more »

Sony Music Launches $100 Million Fund to Support Social Justice, Anti-Racist Initiatives

Sony Music Group

Sony Music Group has announced the launch of a $100 million fund to support social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world. The company — which includes all of its recorded-music and content divisions and music-publishing company — will immediately begin to donate to organizations that foster equal rights, according to the announcement. In making the announcement, Rob Stringer, Chairman, Sony Music Group, said,… Read more »

Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice

Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation

Warner Music Group, its directors and management, and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced today a $100 million fund to support charitable causes related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism. An advisory panel made up of appointees from Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation will establish procedures to identify and support those in the music community, and… Read more »

Bank of America Announces $1 Billion/4-Year Commitment to Support Economic Opportunity Initiatives

Bank of America

Bank of America announced today that it is making a $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic. The programs will be focused on assisting people and communities of color that have experienced a greater impact from the health crisis. “Underlying economic and social disparities that exist have accelerated and intensified… Read more »

Can you guess the average age of a homeless child in San Antonio? You will not believe the answer.

SAMMinistries

Friend the impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been financially and mentally devastating for families that were already struggling. This summer, keeping families — especially those with children — from becoming homeless in these extra-challenging times is crucial. Did you know …   The average age of a homeless child in our county is just 6 years old.   The streets are no place… Read more »

CPMF’s 2020 Summer e-Festival Schedule

Cactus Pear Music Festival

Around the World in 8 Days CPMF’s summer festival season might not be live, but CPMF music plays on with our online e-Festival that offers tantalizing programs.   We’ll have EIGHT CONCERT DAYS presenting FOUR PROGRAMS of archival festival performances, as well as FOUR ORIGINAL MASTER CLASSES. I will be presenting our first master class on July 10, “If She’d Only Had the Vote,”… Read more »

Keep Texas Recycling Program Wins Texas Environmental Excellence Award

Keep Texas Beautiful

​The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards is an annual awards program that honors achievements in environmental preservation and protection. There are ten diverse award categories that provide citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations an opportunity to obtain the state’s highest environmental honor and be recognized for their environmental projects. Since 1993, the TCEQ has honored over 250 successful environmental projects and efforts. By honoring these winners,… Read more »

In the Time of Coronavirus: Can nonprofits and foundations use their endowments as a resource for recovery?

Jeff Williams at

In our first two posts, we focused on risks facing nonprofits and their likely cash on hand, especially in Michigan, but with findings representative of nonprofits nationwide. In this third post, we pivot to looking at endowments as a resource for recovery. By the term “endowments” we mean both the investment holdings of traditional foundations, and hybrid vehicles such as Donor Advised Funds (DAFs),… Read more »

How To Write a Donor-Centered 3.0 Caption Using ideas learned from Identity-Based Fundraising Research

Tom Ahern

Pat Bradley at CrisisAid shared some very good news from Ethiopia. He sent a photo of Asha’s newborn via email. I thought: “Perfect! I wonder what a donor-centered caption on such a photo might read like.” And here’s what emerged: a quick tutorial (fingers crossed!) in caption writing. Above: Just the facts. Which is 1/2 the AP formula for good photo captions. The other… Read more »

McConnell & Jones’ Public Sector Audit Team Brings on Top Talent

McConnell & Jones LLP

McConnell & Jones LLP, a leader in providing audit and assurance services to the public sector, is proud to announce the recent hire of Micah Clinger as Audit Director in the firm’s Dallas office.  In his new position, Clinger is responsible for directing MJ’s assurance engagements across the firm’s public sector and nonprofit service niches.  A Certified Public Accountant, Clinger has more than 13… Read more »

North Texas Community Response Fund Grants Awarded to 110 Local Nonprofits

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT)

Over $900,000 in grants announced, with more to be announced soon CFT’s North Texas Community Response Fund announces grants totaling over $900,000 to 110 local nonprofits in conjunction with the North Texas Cares funder collaborative The North Texas Community Response Fund at CFT was established to support community needs in response to COVID-19. To date, community members have contributed $2.1M to this fund to provide support… Read more »

A Message From Educate Texas: The Need for Change

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT)

We vow to do what is right and what is just to create a stronger and more equitable system that allows our Black, Latino, and underserved students to thrive. Educate Texas stands in solidarity with the Black community and with our partners who are working to solve the systemic issues that have not equally valued Black people.  The protests of the recent killings of… Read more »