Category: Giving Around Texas

Share a musical moment with Cactus Pear Music Festival: right here

We are back with our second Musical Moment for you. The “airwaves” and social media are seeing so many musicians and arts organizations sending out messages of love and support, sharing their creativity. But, of course: music is one of those creative expressions that “sings” with every note that we are one, that we are all in this together. With that in mind, we… Read more »

An Important Message from Vogel Alcove’s CEO, Karen Hughes

An Important Message from Vogel Alcove CEO, Karen Hughes WE NEED YOU, WE MUST HELP OUR FAMILIES! Vogel Alcove is an “essential service” to the community Stability for our families is extremely fragile; they have little or no support system, even on a regular day, much less during this crisis. Some have already lost their jobs, others need childcare to keep their jobs.   Beginning March 30,… Read more »

Renowned Geologist James Quick Named Inaugural Dean of SMU Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studie

Distinguished geoscientist James Quick will open the doors to a new era of research and interdisciplinary collaboration as Inaugural Dean of SMU’s newly created Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. SMU announced the creation of the Moody School in November 2019, made possible by a landmark $100 million gift from the Moody Foundation. The investment in graduate-level education is fueling SMU’s move to join… Read more »

Austin-based foundation’s leadership gifts will support Blanton Museum of Art and Landmarks Public Art Program

The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that two of its major arts programs have received gifts totaling $10 million from Austin-based Still Water Foundation. The Blanton Museum of Art and Landmarks will each receive $5 million to strengthen their respective programs. The Blanton Museum of Art’s master plan project to reimagine and transform the museum grounds will receive $5 million… Read more »

Having contributed close to $10 Billion, this foundation focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts & culture

Bloomberg Philanthropies faces societies challenges by looking for unmet needs, engaging strong partners, remaining flexible, relying on data, focusing on cities, and leading from the front & utilizing advocacy.

TCEQ awards Meadows Center $350,000 for Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University has been awarded a $351,101 grant from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement Years 4-6 of the Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan (WPP). The Cypress Creek WPP is the result of a six-year collaboration between numerous stakeholders working together to keep Cypress Creek clean, clear and flowing. After the… Read more »

New Conservation Area in Texas Boasts Hundreds of Natural Springs

The easement was funded in part by the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program, overseen by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Mr. Krause donated part of the value of the easement as a charitable contribution.

Chevron Phillips gives $1.7M for career, technology center in for the Sweeny Independent School District

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. is donating $1.7 million to fund a new career and technology education (CTE) center for the Sweeny Independent School District in Sweeny, Texas. Officials with Chevron Phillips, a major producer of polyethylene and other plastics and chemicals based in The Woodlands, Texas, said in a news release that the donation reflects a shared commitment to education and workforce development and… Read more »

NIH grant to support fundamental study of role LaRP6 protein plays in protein synthesis process

Karen Lewis, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, has received a $460,000 competitive grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to study the RNA-to-protein translation process that is controlled by La-Related Proteins (LaRPs).             The three-year grant was awarded by the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Studies and will fund Lewis’ project, “Identification of the… Read more »

Whole Cities Foundation Awards 60 Community First Grants to Help Grow Local Food Systems

Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit that works alongside community-based organizations to improve neighborhood health by broadening access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that 60 Community First Grants will be awarded this winter to nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and for the first time, in Canada.  The Community First Grant Program is designed to support Whole Foods Market team members engaged with nonprofits in… 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 »


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 »