Tag: health crisis

Tito’s Vodka Sending Love & Kindness

For over 20 years, Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been making a product that brings people together both in celebration and times of reflection. As the individuals who make up this company, our hearts are breaking for our friends, our partners, and the communities affected and isolated by this pandemic. We owe everything to the folks in the service industry. Without them—their bars and restaurants,… Read more »

Astros’ Alex Bregman Launches $1M Campaign to Help Feed Houstonians Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Alex Bregman, famed third baseman for the Houston Astros, has launched FEEDHOU, a $1M fundraising campaign to help feed Houston-area residents experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis. Proceeds from the campaign directly benefit the Houston Food Bank, a nonprofit committed to feeding the hungry in the Houston area. “While the Astros are off the field, I want to create a new team to… Read more »

North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19

Natural disasters, man-made disasters, economic emergencies—but nothing quite like the health emergency we face today. North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to… Read more »

Texas billionaires lending financial help during the coronavirus crisis

Six Texas billionaires have received a shout-out from Forbes magazine for what they or their companies are doing to help people touched by the coronavirus pandemic. Forbes has published a regularly updated roundup of the good deeds being done by billionaires or their companies amid the COVID-19 crisis. What follows are some of the acts of kindness being carried out by Texas billionaires. Here in Houston, Janice McNair, majority owner… Read more »

Sempra Energy Foundation To Donate Up To $500,000 To Support Texas Nonprofits Impacted By COVID-19

The Sempra Energy Foundation will donate up to $500,000 to help small to medium-sized nonprofits in Texas as they continue to serve critical needs related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “Many nonprofit organizations are faced with unprecedented demand for their services due to the current COVID-19 situation,” said Dennis V. Arriola, board chair of the Sempra Energy Foundation, and executive vice president and… Read more »

TFG Foundation to Give $100,000 to Charities in Response to COVID-19

Thrift for Good was set to open in late summer 2020 as the for-profit donation-based thrift store counterpart to two charitable organizations – TFG Charitable Supply, and TFG Foundation. In response to COVID-19, the TFG Foundation is accelerating their charitable giving. TFG Foundation has already committed $50,000 to charities including The Humane Society of North Texas, I Can Still Shine, Mission Central, NEED DFW, Battered… Read more »

Our Cibolo Needs You

So much has changed in a just a few short weeks.    The priority of this war against the COVID-19 virus remains saving lives, containing the spread and flattening the curve. Yet, we’re now beginning to witness the toll this health and financial crisis is taking on our sense of wellbeing. We need outlets.   That’s why the Cibolo staff has shifted its work… Read more »

The Critical Ways America’s Charities’ Nonprofit Members are Helping Communities Respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

Nonprofits are the backbone of our communities – some more visible than others in their impact and the needs they meet. While COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is affecting everyone, nonprofits are particularly feeling the pinch as they simultaneously adjust their work environments and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff and volunteers, and demand for their programs and services… Read more »

Survey: 73% of Nonprofits Have Already Canceled Fundraising Events Due to Coronavirus, Losing $644 Million

Community Health Charities (CHC) released the findings from its March survey of nonprofit partners, identifying the impact coronavirus has on their ability to fulfill their missions. Of the 331 nonprofits who responded, 73% had already canceled a fundraising event due to COVID-19. The cumulative financial loss to these nonprofit organizations over the next three months alone was $644 million, significantly impacting nearly every state,… Read more »

Wells Fargo Donates $6.25 Million to Aid in Coronavirus Response

The Wells Fargo Foundation today announced up to $6.25 million in donations to support domestic and global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to aid public health relief efforts. The philanthropic funding includes $1 million for the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Relief Fund and $250,000 to the International Medical Corps for their work in more than 30 countries. The company will… Read more »

The Hogg Foundation has published FAQ’s and a list of Mental Health Resources for you to peruse during this health crisis

“In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Hogg Foundation recognizes that people have an urgent need for mental health information at their fingertips. To meet this need, we have assembled this list of resources for both mental health and COVID-19. This listing is for informational purposes and the foundation does not endorse any of the organizations mentioned.” The Hogg Foundation has published FAQ’s and… Read more »

Decision making in uncertain times

The timeline for companies to react to the coronavirus has shrunk dramatically. Here are five principles that leaders can follow to make smart decisions quickly during the pandemic. DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES Open interactive popup Article (PDF-845KB) Leaders know that making good, fast decisions is challenging under the best of circumstances. But the trickiest are those we call “big bets”—unfamiliar, high-stakes decisions. When you have a… Read more »

Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal

The coronavirus is not only a health crisis of immense proportion—it’s also an imminent restructuring of the global economic order. Here’s how leaders can begin navigating to what’s next. “For some organizations, near-term survival is the only agenda item. Others are peering through the fog of uncertainty, thinking about how to position themselves once the crisis has passed and things return to normal. The… Read more »