Category: Giving Around Texas

National Institute of Justice grant seeks to improve understanding of age-related skeletal, dental traits

Texas State University has received a $785,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to improve understanding of age-related skeletal and dental traits, which will aid in the identification of unknown human remains.             Kate Spradley, a professor of anthropology with the Forensic Anthropology Center (FACTS) at Texas State, is co-principal investigator on the project, “Subadult ancestry estimation using craniometrics, macromorphoscopics, odontometrics and dental… Read more »

Women’s Philanthropy Institute Launches First Index to Systematically Measure Total Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes

Groundbreaking research reveals scope, landscape of women’s and girls’ organizations The Women’s Philanthropy Institute today released the Women & Girls Index: Measuring Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes, which, for the first time, quantifies the number of charities in the United States dedicated to women and girls and the amount of charitable giving they receive. The report finds these organizations received a collective total… Read more »

ALERRT Center awarded $8.6 million Department of Justice grant

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University has received a $8.7 million grant from the the United States Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) program. The grant will support ALERRT’s Integrated Response Training Program, which provides training across the country to improve rapid response to active shooter events. “This grant… Read more »

Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that Lynn Wyatt, a native Houstonian with a worldwide reputation as a patron of the arts, has committed a $10 million gift to ensure that a long-awaited transformation of the former Jones Plaza downtown can be undertaken. The new square will be named the Lynn Wyatt Square For The Performing Arts. “I’m a believer in the adage – a… Read more »

Alumnus’ Transformative Gift Names New Energy Engineering Building at UT

Thanks to an extraordinary commitment from alumnus and former EOG Resources Inc. President Gary L. Thomas, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is officially naming its newest building the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building. Through his investment, Thomas hopes to ensure UT’s position among the nation’s top energy universities while helping to provide a multidisciplinary engineering education… Read more »

Forensic anthropology receives state grant in support of Operation ID

Kate Spradley, a professor of anthropology with the Forensic Anthropology Center (FACTS) at Texas State University, has received a $200,000 grant from the State of Texas Homeland Security Grants Division in support of Operation ID.             The two-year grant will allow Operation ID to continue its mission of facilitating identifications of unidentified human remains found in South Texas.             “This funding allows us to… Read more »

Texas Commission on the Arts Awards $4.6 Million through Renewed Grant Program

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding of 43 Arts Respond Cultural District Project grants for fiscal year 2020. The grants total over $4.6 million and will go to arts nonprofits and local government agencies in 20 cultural districts in Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Canadian, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, McKinney, Rockport, San Angelo, San Antonio, Waco and Wimberley.

Texas A&M Celebrates Opening Of Music Activities Center

Stepping into the E.V. Adams Band Hall for the first time as a student nearly 45 years ago, Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez said he remembers being amazed by the facility and the opportunities that would be available to him as a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Returning some 30 years later, he joked that not even a doorknob had been hung… Read more »

A New Leash On Life

Donate Today FVPS, The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter is counting on your donation to help fund a new pet shelter at our emergency facility. Domestic violence is an insidious assault against individuals and families, leaving generations of victims trapped in trauma if help is not found. They leave behind the roof over their heads, their prized possessions, their clothing, and relationships all in… Read more »

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation announced, with gratitude, the largest singular gift from an individual in the university’s almost 100-year history

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation announced, with gratitude, the largest singular gift from an individual in the university’s almost 100-year history. The $19.5 million bequest is also the leading commitment to date for the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, With You. Without Limits. The Campaign for Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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 »

Department of Education grant to strengthen transfer infrastructure

University College at Texas State University has received a $2.4 million Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support Project Maestros, with the goal of improving the transfer pipeline for community college students. In addition to strengthening relationships with area community college students, the grant will help Texas State increase matriculation and success rates for new and continuing… Read more »