You can support Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano and feed families

Minnie's Food Pantry

Over 16,000 students in PISD participate in the free and reduced meal program. Yesterday, 700+ Families in need of a breakfast or lunch stopped by designated PISD facilities to receive a meal for the day. Due to the increased need for families affected by the economic effects of The Coronavirus, Minnie’s Food Pantry has been contacted by Plano Independent School District to assist these… Read more »

Grant and Volunteer Opportunities and News at the North Texas Community Foundation

North Texas Community Foundation

The health and wellbeing of our community is a top priority for North Texas Community Foundation. We are closely monitoring the local impact of the global coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. We are working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we’re ready and available to mobilize resources where they are most needed.   GRANTMAKING In times like these, philanthropy becomes even more important. The COVID-19… Read more »

Mazda Foundation Invites Applications for 2020 Giving Program

Mazda Foundation

Through the Mazda Foundation, Japanese automaker Mazda and its employees work to proactively help their neighbors — and the communities where they live and work — to build a better, brighter future. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2020 grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific… Read more »

A special new project to fund: Take action for hungry seniors today with Meals on Wheels North Central Texas

Meals on Wheels North Central Texas

Meals on Wheels North Central Texas has a special project that I would like to see funded. This project will allow the nonprofit to provide even more meals for hungry seniors. No senior should face hunger. Help them raise $75,000 now. This is what executive director, Christine Hockin-Boyd told us: “We have added an additional 148 seniors on to meal service since the pandemic… Read more »

A transformative moment for philanthropy

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If ever there was a time for foundations to consider permanently accelerating the pace and volume of giving, it’s now. Here’s how the positive changes in individual and institutional philanthropy sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic can take root and grow. The philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the sector at its best. From the launch of community-based rapid-response funds to the development of diagnostics and vaccines, philanthropy is showing up both to help flatten the curve in the short term and to address the inequities the crisis will exacerbate over the long term.

Merging Western and Eastern Culture at SAMA

San Antonio Museum of Art

  Merging Western and Eastern Culture In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re sharing this 1929 bowl designed by Japanese American artist Kataro Shirayamadani, a prolific designer and painter for Cincinnati-based Rookwood Pottery Company. During his decades-long career, Shirayamadani painted vessels with delicate pictures of the natural world.   He created more designs for the company than any other artist—including this whimsical… Read more »

Texas State devotes 3D printers to producing coronavirus testing swabs

Texas State University

Texas State University is putting idled 3D printers to work producing swabs for COVID-19 tests. Texas State got involved in the project when the City of Austin approached the university to assist in the vetting of a 3D printed prototype of a swab that could be used for testing. Currently, the primary bottleneck to increase testing capabilities in Texas as well as the U.S.… Read more »

In John’s words… A few excerpts from DonorCARE: How to Keep Donors Coming Back AFTER the First Gift…

Tom Ahern

  …instead of saying, “Thank you so much for giving money to our organization so that we can change the world,” you want to say, “Thank you so much for making a difference in a child’s life.” See how the organization is removed from that narrative? Connection [with your donors] is sharing … like sharing chocolate or a movie. Connection allows you and that… Read more »

$1 million gift honors Eugene Payne with endowed chair in McCoy College of Business

Texas State University

Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business. The McCoy College of Business Foundation will match the donation, creating a total endowment of $2 million to enhance the research capabilities of the college. At McCoy’s request, the endowed chair will be named in honor of Eugene E. Payne,… Read more »

And don’t forget the climate . . . The changing climate is poised to create a wide array of economic, business, and social risks over the next three decades. Leaders should start integrating climate risk into their decision making now.

McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

This article provides an overview of the report. We explain why a certain level of global warming is locked in and illustrate the kinds of physical changes that we can expect as a result. We examine closely four of the report’s nine case studies, showing how physical change might create significant socioeconomic risk at a local level. Finally, we look at some of the choices most business leaders will have to confront sooner than later. Now you can assess the risk. What do you have to lose?

Igloo Donates $203,794 in the Fight Against COVID-19

Igloo

Igloo proudly announced the donation of $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. From March 19th through May 1st, Igloo had pledged 100% of the profits from all Playmate Coolers sold on Igloocoolers.com to benefit the CDC Foundation and the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. As of today, the funds have been delivered to these partner organizations. Igloo donates $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. Funds… Read more »

Texas Women’s Fdn Makes $320K in Grants for Women and Girls

Texas Women's Foundation

There are not enough words to describe this time of unprecedented challenges in public health and the economy.  Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this crisis, and especially to those we know are both impacted first and will feel the impact for the longest time:  lower income women and their families who already live at the margins or below the poverty line.… Read more »

Business Lessons From Pandemic

Harvey Mackay

Harvard Business School surveyed 600 CEOs recently and asked them what keeps them awake at night during this global pandemic.  The results found that almost every aspect of doing business must be completely rethought for both short-term survival and long-term success. The issues cited fall into three main categories: 1. Continuous learning and integrating new information. 2. Making complex decisions and plans quickly and… Read more »

Majority of Americans who lost a job or wages due to COVID-19 concerned states will reopen too quickly

RUTH IGIELNIK - Pew Charitable Trusts

Last week’s report on unemploymentunderscored the catastrophic impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the U.S. economy. The focus in many states has now turned to reopening businesses and getting people back to work. However, most Americans – including 68% of those who have lost their jobs or taken a cut in pay due to the coronavirus outbreak – are concerned that state governments… Read more »

Episcopal Health Foundation announces $1.6 million in grants during first round of funding for COVID-19 response in Texas

Episcopal Health Foundation

Grants will help 23 clinics and organizations working on the front lines serving at-risk communities through medical care, benefit assistance, and other health services… Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has awarded $1.6 million in grants to 23 nonprofit clinics and other organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis serving at-risk communities in Texas. This first round of funding is part of… Read more »

New Single-Cell Technologies Help Scientists Understand COVID-19 Disease Progression

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

oday, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $750,000 in funding to support five distinct projects studying how COVID-19 progresses in patients at the level of individual cells and tissues. This work will generate some of the first single-cell biology datasets from donors infected by SARS-CoV2 and provide critical insights into how the virus infects humans, which cell types are involved, and how the disease… Read more »

Percentage of Americans Donating to Charity at New Low

Gallup

At a time when more Americans are in need of assistance but fewer are in a financial position to be able to provide it, Gallup finds a new low in the percentage of Americans reporting they donated money to charity. Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults say they donated money to a charitable organization in the past year, surpassing the prior low from the Great… Read more »

San Antonio Museum of Art is Re-Opening

San Antonio Museum of Art

  Welcome Back to SAMA! We’re excited to announce that SAMA is ready to welcome you back in the galleries at a safely limited capacity beginning Tuesday, May 26, for our members and on Thursday, May 28, for all visitors.   Please note our updated hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.   We’re open late on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10… Read more »

Funding Alert

Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center

For Texas Residents Only   Funding News and Grant Tips Nearly a third of U.S. nonprofits have reduced head count or suspended operations as a result of COVID-19, a report from the Unemployment Services Trust has found. Based on survey responses collected from nearly eight hundred nonprofit employers over four weeks beginning March 26, the COVID-19 Nonprofit Workforce Trends Report (7 pages, PDF) found… Read more »

TXNP would like to invite Texas nonprofits and foundations to post jobs on the website for free

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Foundations. Nonprofits. Texans who are 501c3. We want to support you. we want to bring community deep into the hearts of Texans… that’s what we do.

TXNP wants to help you for free. Job postings, volunteer opportunities, events, stories you would like to tell. Please send them to us and we will help you at no cost. While we cannot promise to post everything you send, we will certainly try! See how to send your postings to us inside this article.