Funding Alerts

The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center

Public Funding Opportunities   CDMRP PRMRP Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health: W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA-COV SOURCE: U.S. Department of the Army – CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 6/8/20 by 5 p.m. ET. Application Deadline: 6/22/20. $ AVAILABLE: $30 million for five awards. ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. PURPOSE: The PRMRP (Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program) Clinical Trial Award supports… Read more »

More than half of nonprofits that submitted applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans were accepted.

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

More than half of nonprofits that submitted applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans were accepted. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of organizations where the application was denied have begun to lay-off or furlough staff. These are among the results of a survey of nonprofit social sector leaders across the country conducted by The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and The NonProfit Times (NPT).… Read more »

1 in 7 Americans Would Avoid Care for Suspected COVID-19 Fearing Cost of Treatment

West Health & Gallup

About 1 in 7 Americans say they would avoid seeking medical care if they experienced key symptoms associated with COVID-19 out of fear of the potential cost. Another six percent – representing about 15 million people – report that they or a family member have been denied medical care for some other health issue due to heavy volume brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.… Read more »

Wow. Did you know that a private equity firm named Ethos Capital almost bought the .org domain? Don’t worry, they didn’t!

Via Steve Lohr of the New York Times

A private equity firm will not gain control of dot-org, the digital real estate that is home to millions of nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations and community groups. The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the internet naming system, decided on Thursday night to veto the sale of the rights to dot-org to Ethos Capital, which had offered more than… Read more »

New Study Examines Technology’s Positive Impact on Women’s Philanthropy

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is the first to focus on technology and giving through a gender lens A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI), Women Give 2020 – New Forms of Giving in a Digital Age: Powered by Technology, Creating Community, offers new research focused on how women give more than men, even as technology disrupts philanthropy. The report encompasses research… Read more »

Gen Z more stressed about coronavirus than Baby Boomers and Millennials


While older age groups face the biggest health risks from the virus itself, and Millennials and Generation X are navigating the dual challenges of remote work and home- schooling, it is 18- to 24-year-olds who have reported the highest levels of stress in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one of the preliminary findings from the COVID-19 Social Impact Report, released… Read more »

How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis

McKinsey & Company - Jacqueline Brassey and Michiel Kruyt

Six practices can help leaders build their self-awareness and guide their organizations through the challenges ahead. The coronavirus outbreak is posing profound challenges to the way we live and work. A crisis of this scale has left many fearful that disruption—personal, financial, societal—is going to be a way of life for some time.

CITGO Private Foundation Announces Early Applicants’ Grantees for COVID-19 Program

CITGO'S Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc.

The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. ( Simón Bolívar Foundation ), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is awarding up to $200,000 to five nonprofit organizations working in health-focused initiatives for vulnerable Venezuelans as part of its COVID-19 Small Grants Program. The organizations include Chamos in Aid of the Children of Venezuela, Friends of the Children of Venezuela, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Central de… Read more »

$1 million gift establishes Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship

Texas State University

Mrs. Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish the first endowed Presidential Research Professorship. At Mrs. McCoy’s request, the endowed presidential professorship will be named in honor of Texas State President Denise M. Trauth, recognizing her on-going leadership as the university’s ninth president. Since Trauth became Texas State president in 2002, the university has been designated… Read more »

Hogg Foundation Launches Healthy Minds Grants for African American Mental Health, Well-being

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce that it has awarded $20,000 for the Central Texas African American Healthy Minds grants. Eight organizations, four representing adults and four representing youth, have been chosen for this special opportunity. The goal is to support mental health and wellness among African Americans in the Central Texas Area. The Healthy Minds project was launched in… Read more »

General Mills Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity Globally by 2030 – working hand in hand with the Cactus Flats wind project in Concho County, Texas

General Mills

General Mills set a goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 as part of the RE100 global corporate initiative. To achieve this, the company is investing in renewable energy efforts to support the company’s environmental objectives. Examples include two large-scale wind farms which will produce renewable energy credits (RECs), and anaerobic digestion (which captures and uses methane from waste to generate electricity). Internationally, the company is… Read more »

Something fun to look at . . . see clips form the CSR winners of the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Every year, The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship encourages companies to share innovative and inspiring CSR stories during our International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival—and every year companies rise to the challenge. This year more than 55 companies submitted videos that showcased efforts that varied from ocean clean-up activities to the impact of employee resource groups.  While, in years past, we have announced which Film Festival… Read more »

Texas State announces $30 million in financial assistance from Bobcat Cares Program

Texas State University

Texas State University announces the Bobcat Cares program to provide funds directly to currently enrolled and eligible students with COVID-19 related expenses, emergency grants to all students enrolled in summer courses, pro-rated refunds of certain spring semester charges, and a new scholarship to cover fee and tuition costs for the fall 2020 semester.  The $30 million in student assistance includes over $15 million in… Read more »

Communicating with Donors During a Maelstrom: Practical Wisdom on When, What, Who, How, and How Often

Blue Avocado - Cheryl A. Clarke, Karen Topakian

The Covid-19 virus has upended every facet of our lives. For those of us in the nonprofit community, that has meant closing our facilities and offices, disrupting our delivery of services, and ceasing our communications with donors—Wait a minute! While those first two are true, the third is decidedly not. If your nonprofit organization hopes to survive during this crisis and beyond, you must communicate, strategically with your supporters! In this article, we’ve compiled the main questions you, your executive director, and your board members are likely to ask at this time to offer guidance on how to answer them. At the end of the article, we’ve provided a useful checklist to make sure your communications to donors and supporters are ticking all the boxes.

Make the Move! Tips for Migrating Your In-Person Event Online

Blue Avocado - Susan Tomlinson Schmidt CNP

It has been an unprecedented few weeks. The impact of Covid-19 has taken many of us by surprise—with a serious ripple effect for nonprofits with plans for in-person conferences and trainings. As you contemplate the scary scenario of transitioning quickly to an online venue, you may be experiencing your own version of Nightmare on Elm Street (for those who miss the reference, the victims… Read more »

Navigating the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Blue Avocado - Hannibal Odisho J.D., Shirley Wang J.D.

Two months ago, it was hard to imagine that the world would be overtaken by the kind of situation we are facing today with Covid-19. But here we are. In addition to facing the unprecedented health and economic fallout from the virus, nonprofit employers are particularly challenged by complying with a patchwork of new Covid-19 related laws.[1]  In this article, we provide an overview… Read more »

Whole Kids Foundation Invests $1.65M for 550 New Edible Gardens for Schools & Nonprofits Serving More Than 260,000 Students

Whole Foods Market Foundations

Just in time for Earth Day, Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 550 garden grants are being awarded to schools and school garden-support organizations to sustain edible educational gardens.
The $1.65 million investment will serve 264,786 students by providing $3,000 grants in 50 U.S. States, Puerto Rico and 9 Canadian provinces. Educational gardens provide hands-on experiential learning that ties into every common core subject, from math to science to art.

Shaping a Resilient Future Through One Water – A diversification strategy in drought-prone San Antonio

Tetra Tech

In an era of mounting global water stress and increasing pressures on the planet’s water resources, sustainable solutions are urgently needed to ensure that our water supplies are as resilient as possible. The World Health Organization estimates that half of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas as soon as 2025. As populations surge and the demand for water intensifies, the challenge to… Read more »

Texas State expands Bobcat Promise in response to COVID-19 pandemic – Currently accepted freshmen with a family annual adjusted gross income of $50,000 now eligible for free tuition

Texas State University

Texas State University has expanded the tuition-free Bobcat Promise program to give more Texas students the chance to attend the university despite the growing financial uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bobcat Promise is designed to increase access for Texas students with a family adjusted gross income (AGI) that does not exceed $50,000 annually. Previously, the upper AGI limit was set at $35,000. “Expanding… Read more »