Category: Giving Around Texas

Austin philanthropist David Booth commits $10 M leadership gift toward Texas Science and the Giant Magellan Telescope

UT Austin is one of only 12 partner universities and institutions developing the telescope, which is under construction at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. With a resolution 10 times as great as that of the Hubble Space Telescope, the GMT will become one of the defining instruments of 21st century science.

Research on exotic form of carbon could open new insight into fundamental chemistry

Todd Hudnall, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, has been awarded a three-year, $195,000 grant from the Welch Foundation to develop methods to synthesize and prepare diborylcarbenes, an exotic form of carbon. Carbenes are highly reactive molecules and generally unstable outside of laboratory conditions. Diborylcarbenes are a particularly intriguing class of carbenes for researchers, as they… Read more »

Barton Springs Conservancy Receives $2.1 Million for Bathhouse

Barton Springs Conservancy announced today that it has received a $2.1 million donation from the Moody Foundation to support the rehabilitation of the iconic Barton Springs Bathhouse. The monumental gift marks a milestone for the Conservancy as the nonprofit secures $8 million in public and private funds for a facility rehabilitation and renovation of the historic Bathhouse as part of the Conservancy’s “For the… Read more »

Texas Instruments Grants $8.1 Million to Provide Access to Education in Under-resourced Areas Throughout North Texas

Texas Instruments announced that its corporate and foundation education grants total $8.1 million in 2018, of which $6.9 million (85%) aims to improve kindergarten through 12th grade science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. More than 155,000 area students and nearly 7,000 local educators are impacted by the grants, 97% of which target under-resourced students in the Dallas area. Grant recipients include a variety… Read more »

Hogg Foundation awards $11.5 million to address well-being in Houston area

The Hogg Foundation has awarded $11.5 million in grants to 11 Texas organizations for the Communities of Care initiative. The initiative supports collaborative approaches to well-being in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area. 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 for all members… Read more »

Charles Schwab’s Charitable Efforts in Connection with Golf Tournament Aim to Benefit Dallas-Fort Worth Area Youth, Military

In its first year as title sponsor, Charles Schwab is introducing a number of additions to the charitable programs associated with the 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge. Today, the company announced that the enhancements to the storied golf tournament will continue off the course, as well. The tournament’s long history of helping those in need throughout the state and Dallas-Fort Worth community also will receive… Read more »

Baylor University Announces $100 Million Gift to Give Light Philanthropic Campaign

Baylor University today announced a transformational $100 million gift – the largest current gift in University history and the largest gift to date to the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign. The gift is from an anonymous donor and will advance Baylor’s progress towards growth as a preeminent Christian research university, building on the University’s historic strengths and strategically investing in new… Read more »

ChildSafe Receives $3,600 Grant from the Texas Bar Foundation for New Program Developed to Investigate and Prosecute Pediatric Strangulation Cases

Bexar County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, ChildSafe, was recently awarded a $3,600 grant by the Texas Bar Foundation in support of the non-profit’s pioneering Investigation and Prosecution of Pediatric Strangulation (IPPS) program, where a diverse team of professionals collaborate to  investigate pediatric strangulation and facilitate prosecution. Strangulation is a felony in Texas, moreover, it is an indicator of dangerous behavior, as analyzed in 2014 U.S.… Read more »

Fondren Foundation Commits $15 Million to Houston Methodist to Pioneer Treatments for Digestive and Immunologic Disorders

The Fondren Foundation has made a $15 million commitment to Houston Methodist to support the Food and Health Alliance, the Immunology Center and to create the Fondren Inflammation Collaborative, a new multidisciplinary program that will provide hope for people with complex allergy, immunologic, autoimmune and GI conditions. Fondren Family and Descendants pictured (left to right): First Row: Rob Fondren, Carol Fondren, Christine Underwood, David… Read more »

Baylor University Receives $15 Million From Sunderland Foundation for Tidwell Restoration

Baylor University today announced a $15 million leadership gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, that will provide significant support for one of the University’s highest priority endeavors within its $1.1 billion Give Lightphilanthropic campaign: the renovation and restoration of the iconic Tidwell Bible Building. The project is among the nearly $300 million in capital improvements planned as part of the campaign… Read more »

Central Texas Companies Increased Charitable Giving Last Year: Rodman Report

An annual survey of Central Texascompanies found most have charitable giving budgets, and a large percentage increased their donations of funds and employee volunteer hours last year. The 2019 Rodman Report details those and other results from the Survey of Corporate Giving, compiling anonymous responses from local businesses of all sizes and industries. Conducted by Austin-based philanthropic advisors Rodman & Associates, the study marked… Read more »

Wells Fargo Donated $13.4 Million to Support Texas Nonprofits in 2018

Wells Fargo announced the company donated more than $13 million through 875 grants to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of Texas. Wells Fargo’s philanthropic contributions build on a long history of collaboration with local nonprofits and community leaders to make a positive impact by addressing urgent community issues such as affordable housing, education, small business… Read more »

BREAKING: UH meets $1B ‘Here, We Go’ campaign goal, will continue to 2020

The University of Houston System announced Thursday during a Board of Regents meeting held in Clear Lake that it had reached the $1 billion goal of the “Here, We Go” fundraising campaign 18 months ahead of the anticipated 2020 completion date. The fundraising campaign — which has garnered $1.003 billion for UH from more than 178,000 donors thus far — began quietly in 2012… Read more »

St. David’s Foundation To Present $1M In Matching Funds

The St. David’s Foundation will present $1 million in matching funds to 72 St. David’s Foundation nonprofit grant partners that participated in Amplify Austin Day 2019, officials announced. The annual luncheon takes place on Wednesday, March 27, at noon CT at Austin’s Mercury Hall. Grant partners raised more than $4.5 million during the 24-hour period which took place this year from Feb. 28 to… Read more »

Partnerships That Matter

If you saw attorneys working with patients while you were waiting to see your doctor, what would you think? Historically, the most common interaction between attorneys and physicians is when there’s a lawsuit either against the facility or the physician.

People’s Community Clinic in Austin, Texas is reversing that perception by modeling a recent trend found in public clinics across the country by establishing an in-house Medical/Legal Partnership (MLP) to address the legal determinants of health.

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 »