So, what does the future hold for nonprofit organizations? One thing on which most of us can agree is that this year has been a tumultuous one for the nonprofit sector. My predictions for 2018 emphasized the following topics. I elaborate on each and welcome your questions and observations at any time.
I begin with a quote by David Callahan for Inside Philanthropy in his article, “Trump Effect: Six Ways Philanthropy Has Changed in the Past Year” (January 23, 2018). It sums up our situation well at the conclusion of 2018.
“It’s been an interesting time. Many funders have responded with a combination of new work and business as usual, feeling their way along in a fast shifting, and often alarming landscape. Others have radically changed how they think and operate. And then there are some foundations—many, actually—that have kept doing exactly what they were doing before in areas that are quite removed from national policy battles. Overall, it’d be wrong to say that the 2016 election has disrupted philanthropy in any seismic way. But it’s also hard to recall a period of so much anxiety and action within the funding world.”
Funding News and Grant Tips Nonprofit Employees and Managers Define Success as Helping Others http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-10-2.aspx#A Most Wealthy Individuals Don’t Make Bequests http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-10-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities Advanced Leadership Training for Professionals: 2018-12 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-10-2.aspx#C FY 19 Farm to School Grant http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-10-2.aspx#D HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Research Sites) (UM1 – Clinical… Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips International Giving by U.S. Foundations Grew 29 Percent Between 2011-2015 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-4.aspx#A Foundation Investment Returns Rose Significantly in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-4.aspx#B Only Half of Younger Staff Think Their Foundation’s Work Is Relevant http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-4.aspx#C Public Funding Opportunities Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center Award: RFA R-19.2-CAP:CAC http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-4.aspx#D Collaborative Action… 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 »
Meadows Foundation Awards TSAHC $100,000 Grant TSAHC would like to recognize The Meadows Foundation for their generous $100,000 contribution to the Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) grant program which supports ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Since its inception, the Meadows Foundation has disbursed more than $775 million in grants to more than 3,000 Texas institutions and agencies. Grants have been… Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips Texas Brain Injury Conference Slated for August http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-7-3.aspx#A KIDS COUNT Finds Child Poverty Rate Down, Warns of Census Undercount http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-7-3.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas: VA-HRTG-NEW-2018 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-7-3.aspx#C HIV and Hepatitis B Co-Infection: Advancing HBV Functional Cure through Clinical Research (R01): PA -17-279 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-7-3.aspx#D Leadership Group for… Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips Foundation, Nonprofit Leaders Concerned About Drop in Giving http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-6-2.aspx#A Men More Likely to Replace Charitable Giving with Impact Investing http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-6-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities High Obesity Program: CDC-RFA-DP18-1809 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-6-2.aspx#C Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription and Opioid Addiction: TI-18-009 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-6-2.aspx#D NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung,… Read more »
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities. In 2017, Rep. Four Price’s House Bill 13 established HHSC’s Community Mental Health Grant Program and provides $30 million in state funds over the 2018-19 biennium to be matched by… Read more »
Access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages is essential to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. As advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers create policies and programs to promote the well-being of children, it is important to provide them with a body of evidence that shows the best approaches and strategies to improve children’s nutrition habits, dietary intake, and weight status. … Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips Nonprofits Boosting Use of Digital Fundraising, Advocacy http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#A Some Mobile Phone Apps Help Diabetes Patients Improve Health but Hundreds Remain Unstudied http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities Consulting Services Supporting Procurement and Contracting: RFPHHS0001421 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#C Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-CA-18-013 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#D Investigation of the Transmission of… Read more »
Looking for funding in animal services, arts and culture, or community-at-large? Attend one of two information meetings to learn about the Annual Responsive Grants cycle two process. Meetings will be held Wednesday, June 13 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 | 2 – 4 p.m. Senior Responsive Grant Making will occur in early August. The intent is to intentionally align our senior… Read more »
Is your organization using sports in innovative and collaborative ways to make communities healthier places to live? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to help people achieve health and well-being, especially those who are facing the greatest challenges. If your organization is helping children maintain a healthy weight, creating safe play environments, eliminating… Read more »
His Highness the Aga Khan announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards today. The Awards, which come with US$ 500,000 in prizes, recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence. The first Music Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Lisbon, Portugal from… Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips Diversity Can Lead to More Engaged Board Members http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#A DSHS Audiovisual Library Offers New Titles http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities 2018 Small Grants Program http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#C Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-699 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#D Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R21 Clinical… Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Totaled $14.7 Billion in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#A Study Finds Donors Pay Little Attention to Overhead Costs http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#B U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $43.6 Billion in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#C Public Funding Opportunities Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-DK-17-023 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#D Development… Read more »
The Hogg Foundation is expanding eligibility for the Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award to include doctoral candidates at all institutions of higher education in Texas.
2017 was an extraordinary year for giving, according to a report released today by Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s second-largest grantmaker. Last year, Fidelity Charitable gave an unprecedented $4.5 billion across more than 1 million donor-recommended grants, to nearly 127,000 nonprofit organizations, as detailed in the new Fidelity Charitable 2018 Giving Report.
Two upcoming grant opportunities from the Laura Jane Musser Fund.
$109 million in community grants in the 2017 fiscal year, marking the fourth year in a row it has passed $100 million grantmaking.
Funding supports local capital projects and significant naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos. In 2018, $3 million is available to the community to support capital and naming right projects/programs. Applications will be accepted Monday, Jan. 8. The application process closes Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11:59 p.m. Eligibility and Criteria Application Procedures Santikos Charitable Interest Areas What We Do Not Fund Additional Information… Read more »