Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 6 Alert # 1 - June 3, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The Funding Information Center is Moving!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is moving to the sixth floor of the Moreton Building at the end of June 2014.
The newly renovated Moreton Building is located at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Central Campus in Austin at the corner of 49th Street and Grover.
The Funding Information Center will continue to offer all of the services you have known — library services, grant research, and the weekly Funding Alert — in the new location.
The FIC’s telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same and we will provide additional information on the move in mid-June. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Jumper at doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 5/13/14icon

Register to Exhibit at the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference
Agencies and businesses interested in increasing visibility among HIV/STD professionals in Texas can register to exhibit at the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference. The conference will take place August 19-21, 2014 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.
Exhibits are open to federal and state agencies, public and private corporations and foundations, national HIV and STD organizations, HIV and STD service organizations and community based organizations. Exhibitors should be interested and engaged in the spectrum of HIV/STD prevention and treatment services in Texas. Register online with the Texas Public Health Association at http://www.texaspha.org/Default.aspx?pageId=628938&eventId=859038&EventViewMode=EventDetails.
From DSHS HIV/STD Insider Update email, 5/27/14icon

CECP Report Finds Corporate Giving Up From 2010 to 2013
Citing improved performance, a majority of the world's largest companies increased their giving between 2010 and 2013, a report from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) finds.
Based on a survey of 261 companies conducted in association with the Conference Board, the 2014 Giving in Numbers Brief found that 64 percent of respondents increased their corporate giving in 2013 from 2010 levels, with the 52 percent of companies that boosted their giving by more than 10 percent reporting a median increase in revenues of 11 percent. The survey also found that the increase in giving was driven in part by a rise in non-cash gifts, including product, pro bono, and other in-kind contributions; and that education — including both K-12 and higher education — was the most popular issue area, followed by health and social services.
In addition, the survey found that 59 percent of companies provided paid-release time volunteer programs for their employees in 2013, up from 51 percent in 2010; that the median number of hours volunteered grew 37 percent; and that 50 percent of respondents offered pro bono service programs, up from 34 percent in 2010. While 76 percent of respondents reported measuring the social impact of their investments and using the data to inform their programs, many indicated they were just beginning to do so.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 5/27/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Bridging the Gap: Early Translational Research Awards: RFA C-15-ETRA-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online Application Opens: 6/26/14 at 7 am CT. Application Due: 8/7/14 at 3 pm CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2 million in total costs over a period of one to three years. Exceptions permitted if extremely justified.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This RFA supports projects that "bridge the gap" between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development for a therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities up to and including preclinical proof-of-principle data.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk support is available for questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications. Telephone: (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-etra-1_1.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 5/27/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Economic Modeling for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis, and School Health: CDC-RFA-PS14-1415
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 6/16/14. Application Deadline: 7/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for three awards.
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: CDC seeks to support state and local public health efforts to increase the prevention effectiveness of public health interventions. Timely models and economic analyses support both of these goals. The activities described in this FOA will provide models and analytic results that will enable NCHHSTP to better assess policy options, address questions of resource allocation, estimate impact, and characterize the cost-effectiveness of interventions used or potentially used in public health.
CFDA: 93.084
CONTACT: CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) Technical Information Management Section (TIMS) Phone: (770) 488-2700. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255649
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/27/14icon
Subject(s) public health, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, sexually transmitted disease, school health

Fc Receptor (FcR) and Antibody Effector Function in HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01): PA-14-218
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. Expires 1/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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 stimulate and support investigator-driven collaborative research to: 1) probe how vaccine elicited antibodies protect against viral acquisition via Fc receptor (FcR) mediated mechanisms; and 2) benchmark functional profiles of vaccines that protect against viral infections to inform advancement of HIV vaccine candidates. This initiative will support basic/pre-clinical research and analysis of clinical samples to evaluate parameters critical for the elicitation of protective FcR antibody effector function.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-218.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/27/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

HIV AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/11/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are offered for up to $40,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:
* Information retrieval;
* Skills development;
* Resource development; and/or
* Equipment Acquisition.
Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
* Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
* Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
* Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
* Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
* Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1
CFDA: None listed
CONTACT: Elena Leon, (301) 435-4394, email: chaparre@mail.nlm.nih.gov or Robin Hope, (301) 496-6546, email: Robin.Hope@nih.gov. For more information see https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1
From National Library of Medicine email, 5/28/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Long-Term Retention in Care for U.S. Substance Using Populations (R34): PA-14-222
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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: Until there is a cure, people living with HIV (PLWH) will have to be retained in care throughout their lives. Therefore, the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research on long-term retention in care leading to sustained viral suppression among substance abusers.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-222.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/27/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Long-Term Retention in Care for U.S. Substance Using Populations (R21): PA-14-223
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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: Until there is a cure, people living with HIV (PLWH) will have to be retained in care throughout their lives. Therefore, the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research on long-term retention in care leading to sustained viral suppression among substance abusers.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-223.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/27/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Long-Term Retention in Care for U.S. Substance Using Populations (R01): PA-14-224
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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: Until there is a cure, people living with HIV (PLWH) will have to be retained in care throughout their lives. Therefore, the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research on long-term retention in care leading to sustained viral suppression among substance abusers.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-224.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/27/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Invites Applications for 2014 Junior Faculty Osteoporosis Research Award
SOURCE: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/24/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants must be a member of ASBMR at the junior faculty career level (up to assistant professor level).
PURPOSE: The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has announced a call for applications for the 2014 Junior Faculty Osteoporosis Research Awards.
Grants will be awarded to foster the academic career of bone and mineral faculty members and/or researchers, and to stimulate the growth of the applicant’s department. The award is designed to promote research related to osteoporosis and develop the applicant’s future career in the bone field. Two awards will be given: one in osteoporosis-related clinical research and one in osteoporosis-related basic research.
CONTACT: Please contact the ASBMR Business Office at asbmr@asbmr.org or (202) 367-1161. For more information see http://www.asbmr.org/Grants/Detail.aspx?cid=592c96bd-fd5e-41dc-ac70-6e0006eb8c17
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/2/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

Human Capital Program Design - 2014 Request for Qualifications
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $1.6 million is authorized for contracts funded under this RFQ. Our goal is to obtain at least three to four designs for each program and at least two strategies for integrating the design considerations into the programs. Individual contract amounts will vary depending on the scope of the work proposed. The scope of work and budget submitted as part of the RFQ are subject to negotiation.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Over the next year, the Foundation will undertake a four-phase process to develop and launch four new Human Capital programs. The goal of this Phase One Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to select several contractors (organizations or individual consultants) to develop creative designs for one or more of the new programs, and/or address key design considerations of those programs.
In Phase Two (anticipated August-November 2014), those organizations or individuals selected through the Phase One RFQ will enter into a contract with RWJF to develop and submit their designs, which we anticipate will be the conclusion of the contract. We do not anticipate that any one design submitted will be implemented as submitted. Instead, we will engage in a review process of all submitted designs including seeking external feedback. After reviewing the designs and reflecting with stakeholders, in Phase Three (anticipated January 2015); we will release a Call for Proposals to invite organizations to apply to be a national program office (NPO) to manage the program(s). Finally, in Phase Four (anticipated Fall 2015), we will launch the new programs and release Calls for Applications to invite individual candidates to apply for the first cohort of each of the four new programs.
CONTACT: Andrea Daitz, email: humancapitaldesign@rwjf.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2014/human-capital-program-design.html?cid=xem_a8252&rid=bnn9EEQDiNZFW-2igFDMXl2gKhGEsTUVVdhdaVE2UAc
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 5/29/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Lupus Research Institute Seeks Applications for Distinguished Innovator Awards
SOURCE: Lupus Research Institute (LRI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: LRI expects to award up to four grants of up to $250,000 per year over four years.
ELIGIBILITY: Successful applicants will be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their field of research. Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including but not limited to immunology, genetics, and molecular, cell, and systems biology are encouraged. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus also are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the United States. Applicants must hold a position at an academic institution.
PURPOSE: The Lupus Research Institute is inviting applications for its Distinguished Innovator Awards, a global program designed to provide outstanding scientists with support for new research into the fundamental causes of lupus.
Advances across many disciplines have led to treatments that aim to suppress the manifestations of lupus, but few interventions are being developed to reverse or prevent the disease. To that end, LRI welcomes hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human- and/or animal-model-based lupus research. The research must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how its targeted discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention of, or highly effective therapy.
CONTACT: Laura Hack, (212) 685 4118, email: lhack@lupusny.org. For more information see http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/2014-distinguished-innovator-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/23/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

Lupus Research Institute Seeks Applications for Novel Research Projects
SOURCE: Lupus Research Institute (LRI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/4/14.
$ AVAILABLE: LRI will award grants of up to $100,000 a year.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including those who may not have worked in lupus are encouraged. Applicants should hold an advanced degree and be affiliated with institutions of higher learning in the United States.
PURPOSE: The Lupus Research Institute is inviting applications for projects relevant to basic, translational, or clinical research on lupus.
Through the Novel Research Grants program, LRI will award grants in support of exceptionally creative and novel approaches to major challenges in lupus research. Projects should be designed to advance hypotheses and/or technologies that have the potential to stimulate new research directions and propel the field forward. Investigations into the fundamental mechanisms of lupus and its complications, explorations of novel targets and pathways, and applications involving new technologies and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Preference will be given to projects based on explorations of human lupus biology -- innovative studies that use human material to address the physiological, cellular, molecular, and/or genetic basis of lupus in humans.
CONTACT: Laura Hack, (212) 685 4118, email: lhack@lupusny.org. For more information see http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/new-research-grants-novel-approaches-lupus
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/23/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

 


Events

Leadership Development Series: Problem Solving – The Life Skill
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: June 12, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Leadership Development Series – This series is for those who aspire to lead or are currently in leadership roles. Leaders are not always the supervisors or managers. Leaders are everywhere throughout the organization. This series addresses leadership and the roles of the leader in an organization.
Problem Solving – The Life Skill
Problems can come from other people or from within ourselves. However, problems are not always clear because they may be ingrained in some emotional distress or values conflict. In fact, problems are an opportunity to create some positive changes. This seminar provides participants with an introduction to a framework for creativity and dynamic problem solving. Participants discuss approaches to creativity, decision-making, and problem solving, as well as implications for planning and managing change.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Ken Gardner, (512) 223-7111, email: matthew.gardner@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College web site, accessed 5/30/14icon

Social Media Marketing Made Simple
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: June 13, 2 to 4 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This exciting workshop covers Social Media strategies and best practices that will help you get the most out of your time, develop relationships, and grow your business.
In this introductory session, we will cover:
* What social media marketing really is, why you should use it and how it works.
* Time management.
* Measuring the return of your activities.
* How to grow your Social Networks.
* Real world examples of businesses doing it well.
* Dealing with positive and negative feedback.
* Using Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing together.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College web site, accessed 5/30/14icon

Work-Life Series: Staying Motivated
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: June 19, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This series deals with everyday work – life situations. From dealing with children to co-workers, every day we interact with multiple personalities, attitudes, and behaviors. This series deals with individual views and how perceptions change interactions and behaviors.
Staying Motivated
Burnout is a malaise of the spirit in which motivation—that mysterious force that gets us moving—is damaged or even destroyed. Many of us have a day here and there when we feel drained and nothing goes right, despite our hard work. But when these feelings last for days or weeks they may indicate a much larger problem—job burnout. No one is immune to the symptoms of job burnout. This workshop helps employees identify causes for their potential burnout in their workplace and provides tools and strategies on how to address job burnout.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Ken Gardner, (512) 223-7111, email: matthew.gardner@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College web site, accessed 5/30/14icon

Cultural Excellence: Leading, Communicating, and Resolving Conflict More Effectively Across Difference
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: June 18, 9 am to 3 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Diversity has become something of a dirty word in some circles. Inclusion is difficult to define. Cultural Competence can evoke thoughts about leadership competencies and even cultural incompetence. Cultural Excellence is a freshly coined term that incorporates all of these elements in a positive, practical light within a newly designed, practical, and interactive training workshop that helps current and future leaders to build their awareness and skills in leading, communicating, and resolving conflict across difference in a whole new way.
Participants will:
1. Learn what it means to be diverse, inclusive, and culturally excellent and why it is important for their community, their organization, their team, and each of them as individuals.
2. Understand how their and others’ personal values, behaviors and communication styles are determined by a mixture of different cultural factors.
3. Begin practicing how to lead, communicate, and resolve conflict with people from other cultures more effectively in future.
COST: $30, $60, $180.
CONTACT: Ken Gardner, (512) 223-7111, email: matthew.gardner@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College web site, accessed 5/30/14icon

Starting a Nonprofit in Texas
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: June 18, 11 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfill their passion and express themselves personally, professionally, and organizationally. Our focus is on helping you to think through and then create an EFFECTIVE nonprofit. Simply put, that is an organization that has a clear sense of what it seeks to achieve, develops and implements plans to achieve that mission, and then strives for continuous improvement.
This is a two hour live overview of the issues that ought to be addressed and the processes that are required to establish a Texas Nonprofit Corporation and then to obtain 501(c)(3) charitable designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
Topics will include, but not be limited to:
* Advantages & Disadvantages of Nonprofit Incorporation.
* Key questions/ issues requiring attention before starting legal process.
* Incorporating as a Texas nonprofit.
* Other Texas related issues and processes.
* Obtaining your 501 (c) 3 status (i.e., charitable tax exemption status from IRS).
* Key questions/ issues requiring attention within the IRS 1023 Application Form.
* Required Bylaws and policies.
* First organizational meeting(s).
* Advantages & Disadvantages of a fiscal agent – how to find and what does it cost.
* Using consulting services to help you through this process.
* Answers to your questions.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College web site, accessed 5/30/14icon


Awards in Texas

The Meadows Foundation of Dallas has made the following awards:
* $300,000 to the Resource Center of Dallas for its capital campaign.
* $223,000 to the Child and Family Guidance Center of Dallas to expand mental health services for needy children and adults in Dallas and Collin Counties.
* $125,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in Irving to enroll children with incarcerated parents in a mentoring program.
* $250,000 to Foundation Communities in Austin to build low-cost housing in downtown Austin for needy people with mental and physical disabilities.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 5/8/14icon

Parkland Memorial Hospital as received a $12 million grant from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation of Dallas to enable patients’ medical records to be accessed electronically.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 5/8/14icon

The George W. Bush Institute of Dallas and the CDC Foundation of Atlanta, Ga. will equally share a $3.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the monitoring and evaluation of cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in low- and middle-income countries.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 5/8/14icon


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