Category: Giving Around Texas

Texas State lands NSF grant to study, improve language use in algebra instruction

Cody Patterson, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Texas State University, has received a $445,000 National Science Foundation grant to study ways to improve the teaching of algebra in middle and high schools to better prepare students for the rigors of college algebra. The three-year interdisciplinary project, “Reasoning Language for Teaching Secondary Algebra (ReLaTe-SA)” is a Level I Exploratory project in… Read more »

Please give to the Galveston College Emergency StudentScholarship Fund

The days of summer are, for many community college students, another opportunity to complete or accelerate their education.   Galveston College students are very grateful for the financial support through the college’s Emergency Student Scholarship (ESS) Fund. Private donors contributed to the stability of the ESS Fund, which provides monetary relief to students for unexpected circumstances that may significantly interfere with their ability to attend… Read more »

Communication Disorders awarded $1.6 million HRSA grant for disadvantaged grad student scholarships

The Department of Communication Disorders at Texas State University has received a $1.6 million grant from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund scholarships for disadvantaged graduate students through Project BobCAT PROS. The HRSA award will provide $315,000 for scholarships annually for five years. Project BobCAT PROS (Cultivating Academic Talent by Providing Reinforcement and Opportunities for Students) is an innovative… Read more »

North Texas Community Response Fund Grants Awarded to 110 Local Nonprofits

Over $900,000 in grants announced, with more to be announced soon CFT’s North Texas Community Response Fund announces grants totaling over $900,000 to 110 local nonprofits in conjunction with the North Texas Cares funder collaborative The North Texas Community Response Fund at CFT was established to support community needs in response to COVID-19. To date, community members have contributed $2.1M to this fund to provide support… Read more »

A special new project to fund: Take action for hungry seniors today with Meals on Wheels North Central Texas

Meals on Wheels North Central Texas has a special project that I would like to see funded. This project will allow the nonprofit to provide even more meals for hungry seniors. No senior should face hunger. Help them raise $75,000 now. This is what executive director, Christine Hockin-Boyd told us: “We have added an additional 148 seniors on to meal service since the pandemic… Read more »

Texas State devotes 3D printers to producing coronavirus testing swabs

Texas State University is putting idled 3D printers to work producing swabs for COVID-19 tests. Texas State got involved in the project when the City of Austin approached the university to assist in the vetting of a 3D printed prototype of a swab that could be used for testing. Currently, the primary bottleneck to increase testing capabilities in Texas as well as the U.S.… Read more »

$1 million gift honors Eugene Payne with endowed chair in McCoy College of Business

Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business. The McCoy College of Business Foundation will match the donation, creating a total endowment of $2 million to enhance the research capabilities of the college. At McCoy’s request, the endowed chair will be named in honor of Eugene E. Payne,… Read more »

Igloo Donates $203,794 in the Fight Against COVID-19

Igloo proudly announced the donation of $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. From March 19th through May 1st, Igloo had pledged 100% of the profits from all Playmate Coolers sold on Igloocoolers.com to benefit the CDC Foundation and the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. As of today, the funds have been delivered to these partner organizations. Igloo donates $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. Funds… Read more »

Texas Women’s Fdn Makes $320K in Grants for Women and Girls

There are not enough words to describe this time of unprecedented challenges in public health and the economy.  Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this crisis, and especially to those we know are both impacted first and will feel the impact for the longest time:  lower income women and their families who already live at the margins or below the poverty line.… Read more »

Episcopal Health Foundation announces $1.6 million in grants during first round of funding for COVID-19 response in Texas

Grants will help 23 clinics and organizations working on the front lines serving at-risk communities through medical care, benefit assistance, and other health services… Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has awarded $1.6 million in grants to 23 nonprofit clinics and other organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis serving at-risk communities in Texas. This first round of funding is part of… Read more »

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Funding Alert – Grants and Opportunities

Funding News and Grant Tips Episcopal Health Foundation has announced a $10 million plan to help address the long-term impact of COVID-19, including a grant program, an emergency loan fund, and a research project. The grant program will help current grantees and partners continue their operations during the public health emergency with a focus on those directly involved in COVID-19 response and serving disproportionately affected… Read more »

CITGO Private Foundation Announces Early Applicants’ Grantees for COVID-19 Program

The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. ( Simón Bolívar Foundation ), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is awarding up to $200,000 to five nonprofit organizations working in health-focused initiatives for vulnerable Venezuelans as part of its COVID-19 Small Grants Program. The organizations include Chamos in Aid of the Children of Venezuela, Friends of the Children of Venezuela, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Central de… Read more »

$1 million gift establishes Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship

Mrs. Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish the first endowed Presidential Research Professorship. At Mrs. McCoy’s request, the endowed presidential professorship will be named in honor of Texas State President Denise M. Trauth, recognizing her on-going leadership as the university’s ninth president. Since Trauth became Texas State president in 2002, the university has been designated… Read more »

Hogg Foundation Launches Healthy Minds Grants for African American Mental Health, Well-being

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce that it has awarded $20,000 for the Central Texas African American Healthy Minds grants. Eight organizations, four representing adults and four representing youth, have been chosen for this special opportunity. The goal is to support mental health and wellness among African Americans in the Central Texas Area. The Healthy Minds project was launched in… Read more »

Chin family awards scholarship to each third-year physical therapy student

When online classes resumed for Texas State University physical therapy doctoral (DPT) students, a Zoom meeting wasn’t the only surprise ahead for them. With all 42 DPT students and faculty as part of this online “town hall” meeting, Barb Sanders, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, started off by saying she had some good news. Then she called out the names of a… Read more »

Tito’s Vodka Sending Love & Kindness

For over 20 years, Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been making a product that brings people together both in celebration and times of reflection. As the individuals who make up this company, our hearts are breaking for our friends, our partners, and the communities affected and isolated by this pandemic. We owe everything to the folks in the service industry. Without them—their bars and restaurants,… Read more »

North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19

Natural disasters, man-made disasters, economic emergencies—but nothing quite like the health emergency we face today. North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to… Read more »

Texas billionaires lending financial help during the coronavirus crisis

Six Texas billionaires have received a shout-out from Forbes magazine for what they or their companies are doing to help people touched by the coronavirus pandemic. Forbes has published a regularly updated roundup of the good deeds being done by billionaires or their companies amid the COVID-19 crisis. What follows are some of the acts of kindness being carried out by Texas billionaires. Here in Houston, Janice McNair, majority owner… Read more »

Sempra Energy Foundation To Donate Up To $500,000 To Support Texas Nonprofits Impacted By COVID-19

The Sempra Energy Foundation will donate up to $500,000 to help small to medium-sized nonprofits in Texas as they continue to serve critical needs related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “Many nonprofit organizations are faced with unprecedented demand for their services due to the current COVID-19 situation,” said Dennis V. Arriola, board chair of the Sempra Energy Foundation, and executive vice president and… Read more »