Category: Giving Around Texas

Grants Respond to the Need for Flexible Funding Strengthening Social Safety Nets in the Wake of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world at an increasingly distressing rate, we continue to navigate the short- and long-term road ahead. The pandemic has unleashed a unique and complicated set of challenges for organizations of all types – from nonprofits and government entities to local businesses and multinational corporations. Across the globe, and here in Central Texas, we have been required to rethink… Read more »

Ascendium Announces $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative: Maintain Momentum for Student Success

Ascendium Education Group is announcing the first two grants of a $10 million initiative to allow postsecondary education networks and membership organizations to continue engaging their members in reform work amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis. The Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative will allow networks and membership organizations leading the student success movement to offer discounted dues to their member… Read more »

Jesuit Dallas Makes A Splash In Securing The Largest Gift In School History

Honoring the memory of her late husband, Rachel Segal has committed the largest gift in the 78-year history of Jesuit Dallas as the single donor in the construction of the David A. Segal Family Aquatic Center. The 29,000-square foot state-of-the-art natatorium, which has been made possible thanks to Segal’s $17 million gift to the School, is scheduled to open in spring 2021. “Jesuit is… Read more »

National Parks to Get Long-Overdue Repairs – Enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act means improvements could begin as soon as October

Over the past 4 1/2 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has collected and shared data about the numerous repairs needed throughout our country’s 100-year-old National Park System and worked with hundreds of local and regional organizations around the nation to share this information with policymakers. These case studies include national historic sites that have been closed to visitors because of structural and safety concerns,… Read more »

Funding Alert

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Deadline Extension for Medicaid, CHIP Providers to Apply for Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. The deadline has now been extended to Aug. 28, 2020 for Medicaid and CHIP providers as… Read more »

The Caring Place Forklift Replaced by Generous Donor. Will This Gift Spark More Giving?

Last week The Caring Place announced damage to its fence and forklift.  After this announcement, a new forklift was purchased by generous donors who now hope their gift can inspire more giving. Therese Verdonk-Vertruyen has been a volunteer at The Caring Place since 2014.  She has volunteered at The Caring Place as a pricer in various departments, merchandiser, customer assistant and as a receiver… Read more »

Mabee Foundation Makes Closing Gift for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Renovation Project

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Midland, Texas, has made the closing gift in the renovation phase of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meals and More capital campaign. The campaign began in summer 2018, when Interfaith Ministries had the unique opportunity to purchase a building adjacent to its Midtown Houston campus that would allow the organization to… Read more »

Gear Up for Game Wardens Tops $1.4 Million!

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program has raised more than $1.4 million since the program launched in 2017. Thanks to you, Texas Game Wardens are better equipped to meet the needs of Texans, especially in times of natural disasters like the recent hurricane that tore through South Texas. To date, more than one thousand donations have been made from… Read more »

Richard Castro donates $100,000 to Texas State University scholarship fund

El Paso businessman and Texas State University Distinguished Alumnus Richard Castro has donated $100,000 to the university’s Bobcats to Bobcats scholarship fund to support students financially impacted by the coronavirus who enroll in the fall 2020 semester. The university created the Bobcats to Bobcats scholarship fund with a goal of providing $1 million to help students pay for tuition and fees as they continue… Read more »

Mary Moody Northen Endowment gifts $5,000 to Radiography Degree Stipend program

The Mary Moody Northen Endowment recently announced a $5,000 gift to the newly established Galveston College Radiography Degree Stipend. The program is for graduating Radiography students and provides $250 to help pay the costs of national and state testing and licensure. The Galveston College Office of Development received the endowment’s unanimous decision of support of the stipend appeal in a June 24 letter. The… Read more »

Assaf, Justice land NSF award grant for cross-disciplinary computer science education research

Lori Assaf, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Sean Justice, an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, have received a $450,000 National Science Foundation grant toimprove the computer thinking skills of early elementary teachers. The three-year grant from the NSF Division of Research on Learning will support “Exploring PreK-2 Teachers’ Abilities to Identify… Read more »

Give a homeless child a bright start to the school year

  It’s Not Too Late to Give a Homeless Child A Bright Start at School!    The gift that lasts all year.   A new outfit, new crayons, and a brand new notebook. Fresh new school supplies that mark a new beginning. It’s not too late to send a homeless child back to school with a backpack full of renewed hope.   Last year,… Read more »

Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips for those in Texas only At least one in ten billionaires have donated for COVID-19 relief More than 10 percent of the world’s nearly three thousand billionaires made a philanthropic commitment in support of COVID-19 response and relief efforts between January and May, a report from Wealth-X finds. According to Billionaire Census 2020 (33 pages, PDF), billionaires who have donated or pledged support… Read more »

Dallas Receives $500,000 For Immigrant Communities Impacted By Coronavirus

The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) has partnered with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to establish the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund, a public-private effort providing $500,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs. The Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund will be administered by the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). The $500,000 will be… Read more »

Dallas receives $500,000 for immigrant communities impacted by COVID-19

The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) has partnered with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to establish the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund, a public-private effort providing $500,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs. The Emma Lazarus Resilience  Fund will be administered by the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). The $500,000 will be disbursed to Dallas families who have been severely financially impacted… Read more »

Good Sam Awarded $300,000 from H-E-B for Youth and Teen Services

H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions Award Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) $300,000 for Youth and Teen Services   This June, H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions awarded Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) $300,000 in support of the agency’s Youth and Teen Services. The gift will be disbursed over three years to support the learning, growth, and development of all youth and… Read more »

Horizon Bank and FHLB Dallas Provide $36K Grant to Assist Workers Impacted by the Pandemic

Horizon Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded a $36,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award to Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corp. to assist people whose livelihoods were impacted by COVID-19. Horizon Bank & FHLB Dallas have awarded a $36K grant to Neighborhood Development Corp. in Austin, TX, to assist people impacted by COVID-19. PGP grants help qualified nonprofit organizations… Read more »

Funding is part of UnitedHealthcare’s $12.3 million in Empowering Health grants focused on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for people in underserved communities

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, is awarding more than $1 million in Empowering Health grants to eight community-based organizations in Texas to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities. “This unprecedented environment has compounded challenges faced by Texas’ most vulnerable residents and created further barriers to accessing the health care and services they need”… Read more »

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 »