Tag: pandemic

The Moody Foundation awarded $250,000 to Hidalgo County to support first responders and frontline workers and to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE)

“We know that our friends in South Texas have been hit by unprecedented hardships,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. “First responders and frontline workers are making tremendous sacrifices to serve their community, and it is our honor to aid their heroic efforts and to provide PPE to keep them safe.”

While the arts sector was effective in securing PPP loans, the $1.8 billion received by 9,917 nonprofit arts organizations severely lags its $9.1 billion in pandemic losses

The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America’s arts sector. Nationally, financial losses to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are an estimated $9.1 billion as of July 13, 2020. 96% of organizations have cancelled events since the onset of the pandemic—many well in to 2021—resulting in a loss of 327 million admissions. 62% of artists have become unemployed. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed… Read more »

In the Time of Coronavirus: How many eligible nonprofits benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program?

In July 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released dozens of summary data files about organizations — nonprofit and for-profit — that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Up to $669 billion in loans was made available through an application process for all entities with 500 or fewer employees (or that met other, more… Read more »

Dallas receives $500,000 for immigrant communities impacted by COVID-19

The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) has partnered with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to establish the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund, a public-private effort providing $500,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs. The Emma Lazarus Resilience  Fund will be administered by the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). The $500,000 will be disbursed to Dallas families who have been severely financially impacted… Read more »

Horizon Bank and FHLB Dallas Provide $36K Grant to Assist Workers Impacted by the Pandemic

Horizon Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded a $36,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award to Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corp. to assist people whose livelihoods were impacted by COVID-19. Horizon Bank & FHLB Dallas have awarded a $36K grant to Neighborhood Development Corp. in Austin, TX, to assist people impacted by COVID-19. PGP grants help qualified nonprofit organizations… Read more »

Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Based on a nationally representative survey of nonprofit leaders in May 2020, Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic sheds light on which organizations face the toughest challenges, what is most needed from funders, and what differences in experience are emerging based on characteristics such as organization type and gender of nonprofit leaders. The data in this report also reveals what nonprofits have found to… Read more »

Nonprofits Hit by 6% Decline in Giving Due to COVID-19

Giving to charitable organizations is down by 6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same time last year, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2020 First Quarter Report. If this trend continues for the rest of 2020, nonprofits will lose more than $25 billion.

When It is Dark, Seek Out Beauty

These are really dark days. We are in midst of a global pandemic that shows no sign of weakening, while we simultaneously begin to reckon with centuries of racial violence and inequality. Emotions are running high. People are worn out. There is simply a pallor of exhaustion, hopelessness, overwhelm that pervades much of our world right now. I get it. I see it in… Read more »

A letter from Louis Dorfman regarding IEAS Important News and Changes

This year has been an unprecedented and challenging year for the whole world and the organizations affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effects on beings, human and animals. We at the sanctuary have been less effected than many organizations; our main issues have been the loss of most of our interns (who returned to their home quarantine) and the loss of some of our… Read more »

Learning from COVID-19: Five Self-Care Approaches for the Nonprofit Sector

COVID-19 is the global pandemic of the generation. Operating under crisis is often the norm for nonprofit organizations, and COVID-19 is revealing the complexity of global crises and their bearing on self-care for individuals in the sector. As parts of the world enter recovery and rebuilding in this new reality, the continued challenge will be to redefine post-coronavirus self-care for millions of professional helpers… Read more »

An Important Update from Vogel Alcove

As we enter Phase II of our operation plans during this pandemic, here’s the latest update. Answering the Call It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 weeks since we reopened the childcare center for essential workers and adjusted our services to the needs of our children and their families by adding three new programs.  Daily meal delivery, virtual casework, getting necessary resources to our families,… Read more »

Five Foundations Commit $1.7+ Billion to Nonprofit Organizations in Wake of Pandemic

Funds will cover grantmaking aligned with each foundation’s mission, including racial equity and social justice, arts and culture, higher education, human services, climate solutions, and other areas to provide financial support to communities that are most vulnerable and hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19.

You can support Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano and feed families

Over 16,000 students in PISD participate in the free and reduced meal program. Yesterday, 700+ Families in need of a breakfast or lunch stopped by designated PISD facilities to receive a meal for the day. Due to the increased need for families affected by the economic effects of The Coronavirus, Minnie’s Food Pantry has been contacted by Plano Independent School District to assist these… Read more »

A special new project to fund: Take action for hungry seniors today with Meals on Wheels North Central Texas

Meals on Wheels North Central Texas has a special project that I would like to see funded. This project will allow the nonprofit to provide even more meals for hungry seniors. No senior should face hunger. Help them raise $75,000 now. This is what executive director, Christine Hockin-Boyd told us: “We have added an additional 148 seniors on to meal service since the pandemic… Read more »

A transformative moment for philanthropy

If ever there was a time for foundations to consider permanently accelerating the pace and volume of giving, it’s now. Here’s how the positive changes in individual and institutional philanthropy sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic can take root and grow. The philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the sector at its best. From the launch of community-based rapid-response funds to the development of diagnostics and vaccines, philanthropy is showing up both to help flatten the curve in the short term and to address the inequities the crisis will exacerbate over the long term.

Texas State devotes 3D printers to producing coronavirus testing swabs

Texas State University is putting idled 3D printers to work producing swabs for COVID-19 tests. Texas State got involved in the project when the City of Austin approached the university to assist in the vetting of a 3D printed prototype of a swab that could be used for testing. Currently, the primary bottleneck to increase testing capabilities in Texas as well as the U.S.… Read more »

Igloo Donates $203,794 in the Fight Against COVID-19

Igloo proudly announced the donation of $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. From March 19th through May 1st, Igloo had pledged 100% of the profits from all Playmate Coolers sold on Igloocoolers.com to benefit the CDC Foundation and the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. As of today, the funds have been delivered to these partner organizations. Igloo donates $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. Funds… Read more »

Majority of Americans who lost a job or wages due to COVID-19 concerned states will reopen too quickly

Last week’s report on unemploymentunderscored the catastrophic impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the U.S. economy. The focus in many states has now turned to reopening businesses and getting people back to work. However, most Americans – including 68% of those who have lost their jobs or taken a cut in pay due to the coronavirus outbreak – are concerned that state governments… Read more »

Episcopal Health Foundation announces $1.6 million in grants during first round of funding for COVID-19 response in Texas

Grants will help 23 clinics and organizations working on the front lines serving at-risk communities through medical care, benefit assistance, and other health services… Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has awarded $1.6 million in grants to 23 nonprofit clinics and other organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis serving at-risk communities in Texas. This first round of funding is part of… Read more »

San Antonio Museum of Art is Re-Opening

  Welcome Back to SAMA! We’re excited to announce that SAMA is ready to welcome you back in the galleries at a safely limited capacity beginning Tuesday, May 26, for our members and on Thursday, May 28, for all visitors.   Please note our updated hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.   We’re open late on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10… Read more »