Do you remember the excitement of starting a new school year? You can give a homeless child a bright start this academic year. On the first day of school, every child should be able to put on a crisp new outfit, slide their feet into shoes that fit, and grab a backpack stocked with the supplies they need to start their… Read more »
Drawing on our experience working on early childhood education policy, we are partnering with a variety of stakeholders to develop a coordinated, bipartisan, and collaborative effort to strengthen Texas early childhood systems — including child care, Head Start, pre-k, and kindergarten through third grade — for English Learner (EL) children. The Initiative recognizes that English Learners are key to the success of education efforts… Read more »
Through the Mazda Foundation, Japanese automaker Mazda and its employees work to proactively help their neighbors — and the communities where they live and work — to build a better, brighter future. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2020 grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific… Read more »
Just in time for Earth Day, Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 550 garden grants are being awarded to schools and school garden-support organizations to sustain edible educational gardens.
The $1.65 million investment will serve 264,786 students by providing $3,000 grants in 50 U.S. States, Puerto Rico and 9 Canadian provinces. Educational gardens provide hands-on experiential learning that ties into every common core subject, from math to science to art.
I talk often about the importance of maintaining a Day mentality. It’s always Day 1, and I work hard to apply that mindset to everything I do. It was a Day 1 outlook that made me reach out to ask for suggestions on approaches to philanthropy last year. By so many important measures the world keeps getting better, and it’s one of the fantastic… Read more »
Texas Instruments (TI) 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… Read more »
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), in partnership with Excelencia in Education, today announced a new effort to help Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) increase the number of degrees awarded to adult Latino students. Funded by The Kresge Foundation, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates and Greater Texas Foundation, the initiative will provide 15 HSIs with diagnostic tools and programmatic support to implement… Read more »
Read the Report Students take on significant risks pursuing college, but right now we aren’t able to hold all schools accountable if they fail to provide a high quality education. Current models to ensure accountability in higher education focus largely on institutional and taxpayer risk, key elements of an effective system, but fall short on directly addressing student risk and perspectives. To create this Student-Driven… Read more »
A well-educated citizenry is an economic and social necessity. Policy makers, educators, and parents all over the world want students to understand and be able to apply their knowledge of math, reading, and science. Yet improving educational outcomes has proved elusive. Some countries, states and municipalities have made great strides, but many continue to struggle. Educators continue to debate what matters and what works.
Walton Family Foundation announced efforts to build and expand on two decades of school startup grants to fuel the growth of high-quality schools across the country. The strategy, detailed in Rooted in Opportunity: The Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Starting and Growing High-Quality Schools, includes continued grants to proven organizations, like those that help create successful charter schools, with an expanded focus on innovative… Read more »
All about the Meadows Foundation.
A Champion for Children is an individual who makes an ongoing, monthly contribution to support CHILDREN AT RISK’s programs in the areas of health, education, parenting, and human trafficking,
McDonald’s Corporation today announced it will allocate $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program. This investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. restaurant employees with accessibility to the program as the company will also lower eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and drop weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours. Additionally, McDonald’s will… Read more »
The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer an Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) degree program via distance education.
Gifts from Alumni Rose 14.5 Percent and Reached $11.37 Billion
Gifts for Capital Purposes Increased 12.3 Percent Current Operations Gifts Inched Up 2.6 percent
No Texas Universities made the top 20. YIKES
UT Health San Antonio has announced a $25 million gift from Lowry and Peggy Mays in support of the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center. Awarded through the Mays Family Foundation, the gift includes support for an endowment for a director’s position and up to ten new endowed faculty chairs. The gift also will establish the Mays Cancer Center Excellence Endowment, which will support… Read more »