Category: Giving Around Texas

The Parvin Group, White Rhino Coffee donate $50,000 to OurCalling to support the homeless during the winter storm

The Parvin Group (TPG), parent company to White Rhino Coffee, Parvin Law Group, Trinity Abstract and Title, Co., and Parvin Properties, announced a partnership with Dallas-based homeless ministry, OurCalling. To kick off the partnership, TPG donated $50,000 to support OurCalling’s amazing work with the growing Dallas homeless population and to help address the devastating effects this week’s weather has had on our homeless friends’… Read more »

Mellon Foundation Awards More Than $72 Million to Teams Led by Humanities Scholars to Ensure “Just Futures” and Expand National Cultural Narratives, including The University of Texas at San Antonio

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest funder of the arts and humanities in the US, announced today that grants totaling more than $72 million have been awarded to winners of its Just Futures Initiative—supporting teams of scholars who are studying past periods of crisis and disruption in order to lead us to cultural and social transformation. The 16 projects will receive grants of… Read more »

Houston Endowment has awarded $20 Million to local organizations working to achieve racial equity and social justice in Houston

In June 2020, the Houston Endowment Board of Directors and staff issued a statement in solidarity with the Black community and committed to tangible actions toward becoming an anti-racist community. These actions include deepening our engagement and investment in communities and local leaders of color, and lifting up organizations that are currently driving this work. Today we are announcing an initial infusion of resources… Read more »

Meadows Foundation grant spurs Texas State climate change research efforts

Texas State University has received a $500,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation toincrease the research capacity of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment to address climate change. The grant will enable The Meadows Center to begin developing a large-scale program that can supply decision makers with crucial climate change information so they can make scientifically informed decisions about how climate change is… Read more »

NSF grant fosters research into participation of minority women in STEM field

Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, and assistant professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies (OWLS) at Texas State University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant. The five-year, $843,000 award, which will support Black and Hispanic women entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is funded by the NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education:… Read more »

Starbucks expands initiatives to advance opportunity, equity and inclusion in the communities it serves

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced new initiatives as part of its long-standing commitment to use its scale and platform to positively impact the communities it serves. The company will invest $100 million to launch the Starbucks Community Resilience Fund focused on supporting small businesses and community development projects in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) neighborhoods. In addition, Starbucks is partnering with the Smithsonian’s… Read more »

Mellon Foundation awards $5 million to “Democratizing Racial Justice: Remembering Histories, Transforming Futures” ($5 million, University of Texas at San Antonio)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $72 million in support of efforts led by humanities scholars to advance racial equity and justice. Through its Just Futures initiative, the foundation awarded grants of up to $5 million over three years to sixteen multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams of scholars studying periods of crisis and disruption for lessons that contribute to deeper public understanding of the… Read more »

Veritex Community Bank and FHLB Dallas Provide Funds for Older Adult Affordable Apartments

Veritex Community Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded a $750,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) subsidy to Resource Center of Dallas (Resource Center) to build affordable apartments that are welcoming and affirming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) older adult residents.   Resource Center has partnered with Volunteers of America to develop the $20.5 million project.… Read more »

USBR grant funds research into contaminant detection for water reclamation systems

Keisuke Ikehata, an assistant professor in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University, has received a $150,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to develop novel technologies to monitor critical water quality parameters for safe potable reuse. Ikehata’s project was one of eight grants awarded nationwide by the Bureau of Reclamation through the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program… Read more »

Citi Foundation awards $15 million to CDFIs for COVID relief

The Citi Foundation has announced grants totaling $15 million to thirty community development financial institutions (CDFIs) working to provide small businesses with the resources needed to sustain their operations and support economically vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19.  The recipients, each of whom will receive $500,000 in unrestricted funding, include the Accion Opportunity Fund, a global nonprofit committed to giving people the financial tools they need to improve their… Read more »

Americans expect to donate less money or no money to charitable causes in the coming year as the economic crisis and high unemployment linger

New research finds that 35 percent of Americans expect to donate less money or no money to charitable causes in the coming year as the economic crisis and high unemployment linger. But, the research also indicates there are demographics that plan to increase their donations. More younger Americans (aged 18-34), for example, plan to increase their giving in the coming year when compared to Americans aged 35 and older.

Brian and Wetonnah McCoy of San Marcos have donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business Administration

Brian and Wetonnah McCoy of San Marcos have donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business Administration. At the McCoys’ request, the endowed chair will be named in honor of Denise T. Smart, current dean of the McCoy College of Business Administration, in recognition of her leadership and service to the college. The first… Read more »

Arnold Foundation announces funding for first-of-its-kind addiction treatment rating system

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced a $1.3 million grant to the national nonprofit Shatterproof to pilot the first addiction treatment rating system. The system will be an important step toward ensuring patients with opioid use disorder receive tested forms of medical treatment. Only one in 10 Americans with opioid use disorder receives treatment shown by research to be effective. The problems… Read more »

Golfers in bad pants raised over $500k for babies at TexasChildren’s Hospital

Golfers wore their baddest pants, played their best golf and raised more than $500,000 for Texas Children’s Newborn Center at the Clubs of Kingwood last week. The Bad Pants Open, an annual golf tournament now in its 21st year, has raised more than $6.5 million over the last two decades to support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically-ill… Read more »

$11 Million to Address Well-Being for Children of Color in Greater Houston

“This initiative exemplifies a strong health equity focus,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation. “For us, equity means two things: first, inclusion of all members of the community, not as a client population but as leaders and guiding voices; and second, a widened focus that includes whole community transformation as much as individual well-being.” The Hogg Foundation invites… Read more »

$11M FOR COMMUNITIES OF CARE

The Hogg Foundation’s new Communities of Care initiative supports communities in their efforts to inclusively and collaboratively cultivate resiliency, mental health and well-being in everyday life for all members of the community, with a focus on children and youth of color and their families in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The foundation will award up to 12 five-year grants totaling $8 million to existing collaboratives in the Houston MSA. Proposed… Read more »

Christina Conlee, professor in Texas State University’s Department of Anthropology, has received a $240,000 grant from National Science Foundation (NSF)

Christina Conlee, professor in Texas State University’s Department of Anthropology, has received a $240,000 grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the development, expansion and collapse of complex societies during the Middle Horizon Period of Peru. The three-year grant was awarded by the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences and will fund Conlee’s research project, “The Cyclic Rise and Fall of Complex Societies.”… Read more »

Surprise $100,000 From Reliant Helps Read Fort Worth Improve Literacy Among Third Grade Students

Research shows 75 percent of third graders who struggle with reading never catch up, drastically increasing their chances of dropping out of high school. But one North Texas nonprofit, Read Fort Worth, is on a mission to improve early childhood literacy and ensure all Fort Worth ISD third graders are reading on grade level by 2025. Their efforts got a major boost today when… Read more »

Texas Children’s Hospital’s Trauma and Grief Center receives $1 million VOCA grant to support the Santa Fe Strong Resiliency Center

Texas Children’s Trauma and Grief Center is excited to announce it is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund to support the recently-created Santa Fe Strong Resiliency Center. Earlier this year, experts from Texas Children’s Trauma and Grief Center partnered with the Gulf Coast Center, and others in the Santa Fe community, to create the Santa… Read more »

Banks Award $16K in Grant Funds to Houston-Area Financial Literacy Program

CommunityBank of Texas and FHLB Dallas awarded $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program funds to Credit Coalition to help offset operational costs and enable the organization to continue to provide complimentary financial counseling to Houston area residents. (Photo: Business Wire) “Since we don’t charge for our services, this will allow us to make sure we have our resources in place: books, everything we use for… Read more »