Category: News

Announcing our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities begins 1.17.18 and ends 3.16.18 disABLEDperson, Inc announce our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 17, 2018, and ends on March 16, 2018, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Details at disABLEDperson.com. It is important to create a registration on our site disABLEDperson.com… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $150k in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas Area

On this National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announces that a total of $150,000 will be distributed across 35 nonprofits in support of their racial equity work in Dallas. Individual grants range in size from $2,500 to $7,500. These grants are intended to help grant recipients facilitate storytelling that gives voice and understanding to marginalized experiences, engage others in looking at… Read more »

Study Measures How Central Texas Companies Support Nonprofits

Does your Central Texas company have a philanthropic/giving budget? How do you engage your employees in philanthropy? And which causes is your organization most likely to support? An annual survey of companies in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown and the surrounding Central Texas area poses these and other questions to provide insights on how local organizations engage in philanthropy. The online Survey of Corporate Giving,… Read more »

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips Top Ten Gifts in 2017 Topped $10 Billion http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#A Cancer Death Rate Falls but Racial Disparities Remain http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3 UH3 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-NS-18-021 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#C BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44… Read more »

Alamo Heights High School Recognized as a Special Olympics Texas Unified Champion School

Alamo Heights High School has been recogizned as the first Unified Champion School in the state of Texas. The Unified Champion Schools program is changing the lives of students throughout the United States by promoting inclusion and acceptance of students with and without intellectual disabilities. More than 100 elementary, middle school and high school campuses throughout Texas participate in the Unified Champion Schools program.… Read more »

Trenton Doyle Hancock to Join UT Austin Department of Art and Art History as Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence

  The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to welcome artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as the Spring 2018 artist-in-residence. The residency is supported by an endowment for the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Visiting Chair. Hancock will be given dedicated time and space for creating new work at UT Austin. During that time, he will… Read more »

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Bird of the Month

Please enjoy a very subtly beautiful bird of the month and remember – our 20th Anniversary celebration, Brew on the Bayou, is coming up in March! We hope to see you there! To download high resolution versions of this month’s photo, click HERE To support us and our work to protect the birds and their habitats around the Gulf and beyond, please consider making… Read more »

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

In late 2016, Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the word of the year, defining it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the tumultuous U.S. presidential election highlighted how the digital age has affected news and cultural narratives. New… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Announces New Initiative

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced it will  launch CFT for Business (CFT4B), an initiative that will make it easy for businesses to give back.  CFT4B is a comprehensive suite of services designed to help start or grow a company’s giving and community engagement programs through charitable fund management, volunteerism, employee giving programs and other custom solutions. The launch event is Tuesday, November 2, 2017. The event is… Read more »