Category: Giving Around Texas

Comerica Bank and FHLB Dallas Award $17K Grant to Women’s Empowerment Organization

Comerica Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) presented $17,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to PowHer Play Inc., which empowers women through motivational conferences, scholarships and grants. Representatives from the banks joined the organization at a check presentation on Friday in Houston. “When you take care of a woman, you are serving the entire community by helping not… Read more »

Dallas Cowboys Make Donation To El Paso Victims’ Fund

In the wake of the recent tragedy in El Paso, Texas, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and the Dallas Cowboys have committed $50,000 to the El Paso Community Foundation Victims’ Fund, established to assist those families affected by the August 3 shooting. The El Paso Community Foundation is working with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to… Read more »

$2.5 million NSF grant aims to improve introductory STEM courses

Texas State University has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education to support research into improving undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Heather Galloway, dean of the Honors College, will serve as principal investigator for the 5-year grant. The project aims to advance STEM education research by analyzing the… Read more »

NASA extends research program with $6 million grant to Texas State

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has extended the NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Engagement and Educator Professional Development Collaborative (NASA STEM EPDC) at Texas State University through 2021 with a $6 million grant. Araceli Martinez Ortiz and Leslie Huling with the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State will oversee the grant. This is a continuation of the previously… Read more »

Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $1,957,850 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region

Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $1,957,850 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region during a news conference held today at Bynum School. Of this amount, $1,357,850 was awarded during the semi-annual competitive grant cycle. Aaron Bedell, chief operating officer, welcomed guests and spoke about the impact of the Foundation in the Permian Basin region. The Foundation has grown to include more… Read more »

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 »

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 »

New integrated, outpatient program created to combat mental illness, homelessness

To help break the cycle of mental illness, addiction and homelessness, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has launched a new integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health program for treatment and recovery support. The UTHealth Homeless Outpatient Mental Health Expansion Services Program is funded with a $2.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department… Read more »

NIJ grant aims to improve forensic dental age estimates of youth

Nicholas Herrmann, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University, has received a National Institute of Justice award to improve the accuracy of age estimates for unidentified remains of children and adolescents. The project titled, “Investigation of subadult dental age-at-death estimation using transitional analysis and machine learning methods,” was funded for approximately $900,000. Joseph Hefner, an assistant professor in the Department of… Read more »

Summerlee Foundation Will Fund the 2018 Match

Summerlee Foundation Will Fund the 2018 Match SEPTEMBER 2018   We can barely contain our excitement! The incredible Summerlee Foundation has committed to match all 2018 individual donations to Shumla up to $100,000!   The Summerlee Foundation is a very special organization. Their philosophy is simple: Make grant distributions to organizations that make a measurable difference to animals and Texas history. Their stated goal is to… Read more »