Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 8 Alert # 1 - August 6, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

By the Numbers
It is just numbers, right? Those pesky monthly or quarterly financial statements from the nonprofit that we serve as board members.  Receiving, reading and understanding financial statement remains one of the single greatest obstacles that we face in nonprofit management today.
Across the state, we continue to discover that nonprofit organizations find that producing accurate and up-to-date financial statements is a daunting challenge.  We also find that board members are not insisting on timely accurate records and do not realize the importance of this information.
As an executive director or development professional, it is important to you and the health of your organization to spend the time needed to produce accurate financial records and reports, and to make sure that your Board understands its responsibility as a good steward of the organization’s assets.  We would like to offer a few suggestions and recommendations to help you ease the fears of numbers.
1. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to understand your organization’s financial picture, set budgets and approve expenditures.  No one here is advocating micromanagement of the daily running of the office, but we do strongly believe that the Board must know the true picture so that it can make the best decisions.   Board members should:
* Receive a copy of the most recent financial statements during a board orientation.  And while we are on that subject, they should be told during the getting to know you phase of board nominations, what is the annual budget, revenue break-out and general expenses.
* Receive a board member job description that specifically states that they are responsible for the fiduciary health of the organization.  This includes their role in choosing an independent auditor, if you have audited financial statements.
* Receive training, if needed, on how to read the financial statements.
* Be empowered to ask questions and give support and advice.
* And, most important, have a clear picture of the organization’s assets: land, building, equipment, and people.
2. The executive director and senior staff must understand their role in the process of strong financial management.  Key points to making sure situations do not get out of hand are:
* Beware of the tendency to “hide” or dissimulate financial details. We all want to put our best foot forward and no one wants to disappoint the board, but it is not your job to “protect” the board from reality.
* Be upfront in assessing the organization’s assets and communicating the strengths of those assets to the board.
* Take care not to take on more and more work, without asking for additional help or resources.  Hey, we all want to do this in the most efficient way, but stretching resources too thin can have serious consequences.
* Make sure the board receives the financial statements prior to board meetings and votes on them during the meeting.
* Ask for help.  Resources can be found, either through funding or volunteer support to help you sort out even the most complex situations.
From Marion Lee, Texas NonProfits, 8/1/13icon

U.S. Tennis Association Offers Grants for At-Risk Youth
The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), through its grant-making division, USTA Serves, awards grants for at-risk youth and people with disabilities.
USTA Serves awards program grants twice a year to programs that support at-risk youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character, and strive for academic excellence. Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations providing tennis programs for underserved youth, ages five to 18 are eligible to apply. Contact USTA Serves for more information and to apply for this funding at: http://www.ustaserves.com/grants_scholarships/grants_overview_/?intloc=headernavsub. The current deadline is October 18, 2013.
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email update, 7/26/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing in the Biomedical Sciences (U54): RFA-HG-13-009
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/13. Application: 11/20/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund six to eight awards, corresponding to a total of up to $24 million, in Fiscal Year 2014. 
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: Biomedical research is becoming more data-intensive as researchers are generating and using increasingly large, complex, and diverse data sets. This era of "Big Data" taxes the ability of biomedical researchers to locate, analyze, and interact with these data (and more generally all biomedical data) and associated software due to the lack of tools, accessibility, and training.  In response to these new challenges in biomedical research, NIH has developed the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative. Under this FOA, BD2K Centers of Excellence are sought to conduct research to advance the science and utility of Big Data in the context of biomedical and behavioral research, and to create innovative new approaches, methods, software, tools, and related resources.  The Centers will advance the ability of the biomedical research enterprise to use Big Data by producing tools and resources from early-stage to mature development that will be broadly useful to the research community.
CFDA: 93.172; 93.839; 93.866; 93.273; 93.855; 93.856; 93.846; 93.286; 93.865; 93.279; 93.173; 93.121; 93.847; 93.113; 93.859; 93.242; 93.307; 93.853; 93.361; 93.879; 93.351; 93.350; 93.213; 93.393; 93.394; 93.395; 93.396; 93.397; 93.399; 93.867; 93.233; 93.837; 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-13-009.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) technology

Continuation of ChiLDReN, the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (U01): RFA-DK-13-011
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/13. Application: 11/20/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit a total of $6.5 million for up to 16 awards for fiscal year 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue the support of a Data Coordination Center and Clinical Centers of the Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network as the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN).  ChiLDReN will continue clinical and translational research on rare pediatric liver diseases that include: Biliary Atresia; Alagille syndrome; alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis syndromes; Bile acid synthesis defects; Mitochondrial hepatopathies; Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis; and Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease. 
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-011.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44): RFA-EB-13-002
SOURCE: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/23/13. Application: 9/20/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.         
$ AVAILABLE: Issuing entity and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $2 million.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes.  Appropriate medical technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to those who need them.  Responsive grant applications must involve a formal collaboration with a healthcare provider or other healthcare organization serving one or more health disparity populations during Phase I and Phase II.
CFDA: 93.286, 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-13-002.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) technology, medical research

Diabetes Research Centers (P30): RFA-DK-13-004
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/17/14. Application: 6/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit approximately $4.5 million in FY 2015.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Diabetes Research Centers, formerly named Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers (DERCs) and Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTCs).  Diabetes Research Centers are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases.  Diabetes Research Centers support three primary research-related activities:  Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program, and an Enrichment program.  All activities pursued by Diabetes Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in Diabetes Research Center topic areas.  The NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers program in 2013 consists of 16 Centers each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in diabetes-related research.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-004.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) technology, medical research, diabetes

Functional Glycomics in HIV Vaccine Design (R01): RFA-AI-12-056
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/2/13. Application: 12/2/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIAID intends to commit $2.8 million yearly.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: Glycans play key roles in the transmission, antigenicity, and immunogenicity of the HIV-1 envelope protein. Glycans also modulate the immune response, playing an essential role in both innate and adaptive immunity. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate and foster multi-disciplinary investigator-initiated collaborative research to: 1) investigate structural and conformational features of HIV glycosylation that may lead to novel HIV vaccine design approaches; and 2) elucidate the impact of differential glycosylation on the quality of the immune response to HIV. Ultimately, the discovery of a safe, effective, prophylactic vaccine that provides long-term protection from HIV infection may depend on novel approaches that incorporate new knowledge of the key role glycans play in the elicitation and maturation of broadly neutralizing antibodies and effector immune responses. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-056.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Centers of Excellence (U54): RFA-GM-14-009
SOURCE: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/18/13. Application: 10/18/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NIGMS intends to commit $9 million (total costs) in FY 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for Centers of Excellence in Modeling of Infectious Diseases. This FOA is a reissuance of a prior FOA (RFA-GM-09-003). The Centers will comprise a component of the Modeling of Infectious Disease Agents Study (MIDAS) network, consisting of Centers of Excellence, a centralized Information Technology Resource (announced separately), and research projects (announced separately).  The overall objective of MIDAS is the coordination of a cadre of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to provide the U.S. scientific and public health communities better resources, knowledge, and tools to prepare for, identify and prevent the spread of infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense. The Centers will address four major thematic areas – infectious disease research; computational, statistical, and mathematical research; education and outreach; and public health policy.
CFDA: 93.859
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-14-009.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) technology, medical research

NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R44): RFA-HL-13-016
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/19/14. Application: 6/19/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to commit $5 million and up to five awards in FY 2013.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Award is to facilitate and accelerate the capital-intensive steps that are required to transition SBIR Phase II projects to the commercialization stage by promoting partnerships between SBIR Phase II awardees and third-party investors and/or strategic partners.
CFDA: 93.837, 93.838, 83.839, 93.233 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-13-016.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) technology, medical research

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01): RFA-MD-13-008
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/26/13. Application: 11/26/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit an estimated $2.0 Million in FY 2014. NIMHD anticipates to provide five to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, nonprofits with or without 5 (c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The overall goal of this initiative is to enhance our understanding of fundamental biological mechanisms involved in disease conditions that disproportionately affect health disparity populations and develop therapies or interventions that can directly or demonstrably contribute to the reduction or elimination of health disparities. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications to conduct:
1. Biological and genetic research to explore disease mechanisms or pathways that influence health outcomes in minority and health disparity populations.
2. Clinical and translational research linking basic science discovery with effective treatment or clinical practice to improve health outcomes in minority and health disparity populations.
Projects investigating the etiology, physiology, genetic risk factors, molecular pathways, gene-environmental interactions, pharmacogenomic and personalized medicine in health disparity populations are particularly encouraged.
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-13-008.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) minority health, medical research, health disparities

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Network Hub (U01): RFA-DK-13-009
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/27/13. Application: 11/27/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit up to $2 million (total cost) per year for one award in FY 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA invites applications for funding of infrastructure of a screening and clinical activities coordination unit, the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Network Hub (CNH). The main objective is to increase the efficiency of risk screening, pilot new and creative approaches to screening, recruitment, and trial implementation, and increase the operational efficiency and flexibility of the TrialNet network. The addition of a new TrialNet unit, the CNH, provides an opportunity for restructuring TrialNet’s organizational leadership to increase efficiency and optimize responsive decision-making.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-009.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research, technology

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Clinical Centers (U01): RFA-DK-13-010
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/27/13. Application: 11/27/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $6.5 million (total cost) for up to 20 awards in Fiscal Year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is an international consortium of clinical research centers aimed at the delay or prevention of type 1 diabetes (T1D).  This opportunity will provide infrastructure support for TrialNet Clinical Centers, allowing them to recruit, treat, and follow subjects in TrialNet studies and trials.  In addition, funding will be provided for Clinical Centers to support Affiliate Sites.  In addition to this opportunity, a separate, new TrialNet unit is planned, the Clinical Network Hub (CNH).  The CNH will focus on the coordination and enhancement of screening and recruiting activities.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-010.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/1/13icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research, technology


Private Funding Opportunities

Rising Star Award
SOURCE: The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, Live Smart Texas
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/23/13.
$ AVAILABLE: He or she will be honored at the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony on September 12, 2013, and featured on the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and Live Smart Texas websites.
The Rising Star award winner will also receive a full scholarship to attend the Southern Obesity Summit, November 19-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. This will include travel, hotel, registration and meals!  This scholarship is generously sponsored by Texas Health Institute.
ELIGIBILITY: The Rising Star Award will be presented to a young Texan 13-18 years of age who displays the following characteristics:
* Initiative: Applicant has actively created or fostered an obesity prevention or awareness program in their community.
* Leadership: Applicant serves as a leader or mentor to peers within his/her organization, as well as to others in the community.
* Education: Applicant strives to learn more about obesity prevention and public health, and values the learning process in program/community organizing.
* Awareness: Applicant has a comprehensive understanding of the obesity prevention program elements, such as cultural relevancy, goals and mission, and evaluation requirements.
* Future aims: Applicant has a desire to continue involvement and education in the field of obesity prevention.
PURPOSE: The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and Live Smart Texas are pleased to announce the call for applications for the inaugural Rising Star Award. As part of the 6th Annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week and the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony, The Rising Star Award will be presented to a young Texan who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her community in an effort to raise awareness and reduce the burden of the obesity epidemic.
CONTACT: For more information about the annual event, please visit: http://www.TexasObesityWeek.org. For more information see https://sph.uth.edu/research/centers/dell/texas-obesity-awareness-week/
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email update, 7/26/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, obesity, school health


Events

Social Media for Nonprofits
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)           
WHEN: August 13, 8:30 am to 5:15 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, (Austin, TX)
DESCRIPTION: Don't miss out as the only conference series devoted to social media for social good returns to Austin on August 13.
The full-day program will feature local and national experts sharing tools, tips, and insights about effectively using social media for your nonprofit organization.
COST: Registration fee of $145 – $225 includes access to the full-day conference, facilitated networking sessions with other attendees and experts, plus breakfast and lunch.
CONTACT: For questions and registration go to http://sm4np-austin-eorg.eventbrite.com/
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College e-mail, 7/30/13icon

15th Annual West Texas Oncology Symposium
SPONSOR: Texas Llano Estacado Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society
WHEN: September 28, 7:30 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: Knipling Education Conference Center, Covenant Medical Center, 21st Street & Louisville Avenue, (Lubbock, TX).
DESRIPTION: The 15th Annual West Texas Oncology Symposium is presented by Texas Llano Estacado Chapter of ONS with support from Covenant Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, and Millenium - The Takeda Oncology Company.
This year's theme is "Oncology and Ethics: It's all about the Patient".
COST: Early registration: $60, ONS members: $50, Students: $40, Day of event: $70. Registration includes meals. Free parking in West Garage.
CONTACT: Mona Escalon with questions at rescalon@covhs.org.
From Texas Nurses e-mail, 7/29/13icon


Awards in Texas

St. David’s Foundation of Austin has awarded $11,827,538 in grants to 30 organizations.
Among the grants:
* More than $8 million devoted to mental health programs.
* $1.5 million to support good nutrition and promote fitness for low income families and children.
* $2.2 million provided to healthcare professionals who work in clinics providing care for uninsured and underinsured patients.
For a complete list of grants and grantees, go to http://www.stdavidsfoundation.org/news-and-events/news-releases/206-st-david-s-foundation-announces-11-8m-in-grants
From St. David’s Foundation news release, 7/10/13icon

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, has received a $50 million pledge over five years from Lyda Hill, a Dallas businesswoman who is a granddaughter of H.L. Hunt, the late billionaire oilman. The money will go for the center’s Moon Shots program, a collaborative effort between researchers and doctors to reduce cancer deaths.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 6/20/13icon

The Houston Endowment has made the following grants to these Houston-based grantees:
* $75,000 to Casa de Esparanza de los Ninos for specialized residential care for neglected and abused and for children with AIDS.
* $100,000 to ChildBuilders to help children and adolescents avoid and deal with abuse, create and sustain healthy relationships, and become good parents in the future.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 6/20/13icon

Menninger Clinic in Houston has received a $200,000 grant to improve patient care from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in Jacksonville, Florida.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 6/20/13icon


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