Category: Giving Around Texas

Six San Antonio nonprofits awarded capital grants of $3M from the the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation

Six nonprofit organizations received a combined $3 million for future capital projects. The gifts were a result of the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. Area Foundation board members and staff, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation committee members, and Santikos Enterprises representatives visited the six nonprofits the week of Aug. 6 with award checks in hand.  These… Read more »

NASA award seeks to encourage STEM study among minority youth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded Texas State University a $324,000 grant to help build the interest, skills and knowledge necessary for K-12 students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The NASA Future Aerospace Engineers and Mathematicians Academy (FAMA) Central Texas Minority Youth is a two-year research project at Texas State with Araceli Ortiz, an associate research professor… Read more »

USDA grant to enhance student awareness of global ag opportunity

Texas State University has been awarded a $300,00 grant by the United States Department of Agriculture for the development of leadership and global competency of minority students. In addition to instilling a broader understanding of international opportunities in the agricultural industry, the innovative program will also work to improve recruitment and retention of minority students in the undergraduate and graduate programs, focusing on those… Read more »

Hogg Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Address Well-being in Rural Texas Communities

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce $4.5 million in grants to six Texas organizations to support collaborative approaches to well-being in rural communities. The grants will strengthen efforts to transform the environments where people live, learn, work, play and pray, bringing a population health approach to support resilience, mental health and well-being. The initiative grows out of the foundation’s new… Read more »

Meadows Foundation awards $100k to TSAHC and the TSAHC and Enterprise Community Partners Heart Grant Program Application Portal is now open

Meadows Foundation Awards TSAHC $100,000 Grant   TSAHC would like to recognize The Meadows Foundation for their generous $100,000 contribution to the Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) grant program which supports ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.   Since its inception, the Meadows Foundation has disbursed more than $775 million in grants to more than 3,000 Texas institutions and agencies. Grants have been… Read more »

Richardson Adult Literacy Center Receives $16K PGP Grant

The Richardson Adult Literacy Center received a $16,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) grant from LegacyTexas Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) to support operational and administrative costs for the center’s “ESL for Adults” program. The program helps adult students improve their English to become workforce-ready, enhance job skills, obtain U.S. citizenship and fully engage in the community. Media is… Read more »

Schwab Charitable Donors Set Granting Records in Fiscal Year 2018

Schwab CharitableTM, one of the largest national providers of donor-advised funds and other philanthropic services, reports a record fiscal year 20181 in which donors recommended over 420,000 grants representing nearly $2 billion in charitable gifts. The dollar total was 20% higher than the prior fiscal year and helped donors reach $10 billion in recommended grants to over 130,000 charities since Schwab Charitable’s inception almost… Read more »

Mental Health Headlines: $4.5M awarded to address well-being in rural Texas

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce $4.5 million in grants to six Texas organizations to support collaborative approaches to well-being in rural communities. The grants will strengthen efforts to transform the environments where people live, learn, work, play and pray, bringing a population health approach to support resilience, mental health and well-being. The initiative grows out of the foundation’s new… Read more »

Through a Walton Family Foundation planning grant, Trinity to launch new school incubator and fellowship program

Trinity University has been awarded a $429,000 planning grant from the Walton Family Foundation, Inc. to help spur innovation and collaboration across area public and charter schools. The planning grant, according to former education chair and Murchison Professor of Practice Shari Albright ’83, ’86 will go towards the design and creation of a new school incubator and principal fellowship program. This program will bring… Read more »

More than $100 million in new grants will support diverse and innovative school models and leaders

Walton Family Foundation announced efforts to build and expand on two decades of school startup grants to fuel the growth of high-quality schools across the country. The strategy, detailed in Rooted in Opportunity: The Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Starting and Growing High-Quality Schools, includes continued grants to proven organizations, like those that help create successful charter schools, with an expanded focus on innovative… Read more »

A Step Toward Solving the Problem of Operating Support

Having spent nearly twenty years in the nonprofit sector, I can tell you without a doubt that the field is totally undercapitalized. We all know this! People are underpaid, many facilities were “updated” in the 1970s, and in order to review the financials, you need a bottle of Pepto! There are a couple of key reasons for this undercapitalization: We don’t charge what we… Read more »

TreeTown USA Sponsors The Gardens at Texas A&M With 250-Plant Donation Representing 50 Plant Varieties

TreeTown USA has donated more than 250 plants and trees representing over 50 varieties to The Gardens at Texas A&M in College Station as an in-kind sponsor of the university’s first large-scale public teaching garden, joining a national network of high-quality university gardens. Phase I of The Gardens includes a 7-acre outdoor classroom known as the Leach Teaching Gardens, which is now completed and… Read more »

NoVo Foundation Announces Grantees of $34 Million Radical Hope Fund

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to building a more just and balanced world. Founded in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo has become one of the largest private foundations in the world to support initiatives focused explicitly on girls and women, including a dedicated focus on ending violence against girls and women and supporting adolescent girls.

Announcing 2018 Ima Hogg Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the Hogg Foundation awards Ima Hogg Scholarships to graduate social work students who have committed to joining the mental health workforce. An investment in their post-graduate careers is an investment in improving the quality of mental health services across Texas where the mental health workforce is in critical condition. Reports from 2015 revealed that more than 70 percent of counties across the state… Read more »

Austin (using blockchain to help the homeless) and Georgetown (leasing rooftop space to solar-power a city) are two fo the Bloomberg Philanthropy 2018 Champion Cities

2018 Champion Cities Austin, TX: Using Blockchain to Vouch for Identities of the Homeless The City of Austin will use blockchain technology to provide homeless residents with a unique identifier that allows them to access their personal records at any time, enabling access to critical services. Boston, MA: Bringing Equity to Street Repairs The City of Boston will infuse equity into the City’s approach… Read more »

Kaiser Permanente Investing $200 Million to Address Housing Instability, Improve Health

Every day, more than 550,000 people in the United States are affected by housing instability and homelessness. Recognizing the impact housing status has on health, Kaiser Permanente announced an impact investment of $200 million and is teaming up with mayors and CEOs nationwide to reduce homelessness and housing instability. The health system’s initial focus will be on preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and… Read more »

Texas awards millions for community mental health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities. In 2017, Rep. Four Price’s House Bill 13 established HHSC’s Community Mental Health Grant Program and provides $30 million in state funds over the 2018-19 biennium to be matched by… Read more »

HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

Beth Shapiro has dug for prehistoric bones in Siberia. Ralph DeBerardinis has improved the lives of kids with metabolic diseases. Jesse Bloom has uncovered genetic secrets that could help fight the flu. Shapiro, DeBerardinis, and Bloom are among 19 scientists whose work is dramatically advancing our understanding of cells, the brain, metabolism, and more. Today, these scientists all share a new title: Howard Hughes… Read more »

$1.3 Million Awarded to Train Mental Health Policy Fellows and Peer Policy Fellows in Texas

Ten nonprofit advocacy groups received a total of $1.3 million in grants over two years to hire in-house policy or peer policy fellows. The Mental Health Policy Academy and Fellowsinitiative, launched in 2010, builds both individual and organizational capacity for effective mental health policy and advocacy work. Fellows receive intensive training, education and experience in mental health policy while host organizations benefit from additional… Read more »

Foundation for SETX Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

The Foundation for Southeast Texas awarded a total of $135,000 to 49 nonprofit organizations in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties today.  The grants range from $750 to over $7000.  The Foundation received valid applications from over 100 organizations. The Grants Committee reviewed each application and made recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval. “In its eighteenth year of awarding competitive grants, the… Read more »