Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 6 Alert # 2 - June 10, 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 in July 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, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 5/13/14icon

Study Shows Wealth Transfer to Boost Charitable Giving Through 2061
In what is shaping up to be the greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history, an estimated $59 trillion will be transferred from 93.6 million American estates between 2007 and 2061, a new study from the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College finds.
Based on a scenario assuming two percent economic growth and the continuation of current tax provisions, the report, A Golden Age of Philanthropy Still Beckons: National Wealth Transfer and Potential for Philanthropy, estimates that through estates, heirs will receive up to $36 trillion, federal estate taxes will claim $5.6 trillion, and bequests to charities will total $6.3 trillion. Over the same period, giving to charity is expected to total roughly $27 trillion, with more than $20 trillion of that given by donors who are still living.
Funded by the Dakota Medical Foundation and the Impact Foundation, the report updates a 1999 study that estimated a transfer of wealth between 1998 and 2052 totaling $52 trillion (in 2007 dollars). For the first time, the report tracks accelerated wealth transfer — the trend among high-net-worth donors to allocate more of their wealth to trusts, foundations, charities, family limited partnerships, and other vehicles during their lifetime — and estimates that it will account for 17 percent of the total amount transferred, or some $10 trillion.
The report also notes that while the Great Recession reduced the amount likely to be transferred and given to charity by about 25 percent, the impact of the recession was blunted by the fact that the wealthiest families, which account for most of the transferred wealth and charitable bequests, lost a relatively smaller percentage of their net worth.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 6/3/14icon

Giving From Donor-Advised Funds Climbs in 2013 Says Fidelity Report
Donors to Fidelity Charitable, which manages $12-billion worth of donor-advised funds, increased the average size and frequency of their gifts last year, bringing the average grant size back closer to pre-recession heights, according to a new report.
Among Fidelity’s nearly 64,000 charitable accounts, donors made an average of eight grants in 2013, up from seven in 2012. The grants had an average value of more than $4,000 each, up 6 percent from the previous year.
Giving from Fidelity Charitable, the country’s second-biggest charity by private support raised, according to The Chronicle’s latest Philanthropy 400 rankings, continues to skyrocket: It reached a record $2.1-billion in grant making in 2013. But the average grant size is just now creeping back up to where it was before the economic downturn.
Donors, many of whom saw the value of their charitable accounts dip during the recession, are feeling more confident again and ready to “give more money more often,” says Amy Danforth, Fidelity Charitable’s president.
That confidence, she says, may also be behind the increase in the number of gifts of $1 million or more, from 126 in 2012 to 185 last year.
Money on the Move
Donor-advised funds allow people to take an immediate tax deduction for their contributions, then channel the money in their accounts to charities of their choosing. Unlike traditional foundations, they are not subject to minimum-disbursement requirements, meaning assets can remain in the funds indefinitely.
Fidelity’s second annual giving report from the 23-year-old organization provides a counterpoint to critics who say that too much of the money given through donor-advised funds sits idle. The majority of incoming donations were expended as grants within a decade, the data show. For example, 91 percent of contributions made from 1996 to 2000 were given as grants to charities by the end of 2010.
As the report says, for every $10,000 contributed from 1996 to 2000, only $700 remained by 2013.
These analyses cover initial donations only, not investment income, which the report says, has totaled $2.9 billion since the start.
More Charities Benefit
Other of the report’s findings:
* Gifts of assets other than cash, stocks, and bonds—things like restricted stock and privately held securities—accounted for more than 17 percent of contributions last year, up from about 11 percent in 2012.
* Roughly $4 of every $10 of grant money was awarded last year as an unrestricted gift, about the same as in 2012. The report, which called such donations “where needed most grants,” says charities especially welcome them “as they provide the freedom to apply funds in line with the most mission-critical priorities.”
* The report found donors spreading their gifts among an increasing number of charities, from about 77,100 organizations in 2012 to nearly 87,500 the following year.
* Education institutions received the biggest share of grants—34 percent of all the money awarded in 2013. While religious organizations accounted for 16 percent of the gift money, they were the most popular recipients, representing 27 percent of the number of grants made.
This year’s report included a survey component assessing how Fidelity Charitable donors approach philanthropy as a family.
Based on more than 1,100 responses, the report says that donors under 50 years old were one and a half times more likely as donors over 70 to agree strongly that they are teaching or have taught their children to give. Donors with the biggest accounts—those over $1-million—were most likely to express a strong interest in getting family members more involved in giving decisions.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy Web site, accessed 6/5/14icon

Public Funding Opportunities

Fiscal Year 2014 Affordable Care Act Health Center Expanded Services: HRSA-14-148
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
$ AVAILABLE: $300 million.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations that received initial Health Center Program grant funding through a New Access Point opportunity (e.g., new start NAPs) that have not verified that at least one site in scope is operational and providing services as of the date of this funding opportunity release are not eligible for this supplemental funding. All other organizations receiving Health Center Program operational funds are eligible to apply for Expanded Services supplemental funding.
PURPOSE: This announcement details the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Expanded Services (ES) supplemental funding opportunity for existing Health Center Program grantees (health centers currently funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b)).1 The Expanded Services funds will support increased access to comprehensive primary health care services through:
* expanded service hours,
* increased numbers of medical providers,
* increased availability of medical services, and, if interested,
* the provision of services such as oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and/or vision services, at existing health center sites.
CFDA: 93.527
CONTACT: Clare Oscar, email: For more information see
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health email, 6/3/14icon
Subject(s) health care services

HIV Early Intervention Services Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA): HRSA-15-007
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
$ AVAILABLE: $64,441,240 for 93 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: City agencies, community based organizations, county agencies, nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, state agencies, and tribal organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant program is to provide HIV primary care in the outpatient setting targeted to low-income, vulnerable, medically underserved people living with HIV/AIDS.
CFDA: 93.918
CONTACT: Stephanie Yun, (301) 443-0349, email: For more information see
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 6/2/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, minority health

Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas: CDC-RFA-DP14-1416
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $4.7 million per year is available to fund up to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: This pilot project covers populations in counties with over 40 percent adult obesity rates. Land grant institutions in these states are eligible to apply. To reach the maximum number of eligible counties, no more than one land grant institution from an eligible state will receive funding. The requested award amount should align with the number of counties targeted. Final award amounts will reflect the number of counties to be served. This announcement is only for non-research domestic activities supported by CDC.
In Texas, only Hidalgo County would qualify.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot project is to fund Land Grant Colleges and Universities to conduct intervention strategies through existing cooperative extension and outreach services at the county level. These strategies will improve physical activity and nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high. Residents of these communities may have less access to healthy foods and fewer opportunities to be physically active. If improvements are made and continued, these programs can have long-term positive impacts on the health of residents in these counties. The initiative can reinforce the health of the community as a critical determinant of individual health and well-being.
CFDA: None listed
CONTACT: Go to to submit your question. For more information see
From Prevention Institute email, 6/3/14icon
Subject(s) obesity

State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke: CDC-RFA-DP14-1422PPHF14
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Government organizations:
* State health departments or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia).
* Large city health departments or their bona fide agents, with populations of at least 900,000 (using July 2012 U.S. Census Estimates).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke and reduce health disparities in these areas among adults.
There are two components to this FOA and applicants must address both components.
* Component 1 is to support environmental and system approaches to promote health, support and reinforce healthful behaviors, and build support for lifestyle improvements for the general population and particularly for those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for those with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Populations at high risk for type 2 diabetes include those with prediabetes or those who have a sufficient number of risk factors on evidence-based risk tests that put them in a high-risk category.
* Component 2 will support health system interventions and community-clinical linkages that focus on the general population and priority populations with uncontrolled high blood pressure or at high risk for type 2 diabetes who experience racial/ethnic or socioeconomic disparities, including inadequate access to care, poor quality of care, or low income.
Component 1 environmental strategies will be implemented in the same communities and jurisdictions as Component 2 health system and community-clinical linkage strategies, with local improvements supported by statewide efforts funded by this FOA as well as those supported by DP13-1305 State Public Health Actions. Both components focus on the adult population.
CFDA: None listed
From Prevention Institute email, 6/3/14icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, diabetes, obesity

Sustained Release for Antiretroviral Treatment or Prevention (SRATP) of HIV Infection (UM1): RFA-AI-14-008
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/18/14. Application: 11/18/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2015:
NIAID, $7,987,000,
NICHD, $1,187,000,
NIMH $500,000
(Combined two to four 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from single institutions and consortia of institutions to participate in the Sustained Release for Antiretroviral Treatment or Prevention (SRATP) of HIV Infection program. Applications may propose development of either treatment or prevention products containing antiretroviral agents delivered using sustained release delivery platforms (oral, injection, implant, transdermal, or direct delivery to HIV target mucosa) with the objective of Phase 1 testing before the end of the award.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.242, 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 6/2/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

Private Funding Opportunities

ALS Association Seeks Applications for Fellowship to Support ALS Clinical Research Training
SOURCE: ALS Association, American Brain Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: One recipient will be awarded a $55,000 grant annually for a two-year period, for a total of $110,000, in addition to $10,000 a year for two years of tuition to support his or her formal education in clinical research methodology (at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere).
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be members of the American Academy of Neurology interested in the clinical research profession and must have completed a residency or postdoctoral fellowship within the past five years. Priority will be given to applicants early in their clinical research careers.
PURPOSE: The ALS Association, in partnership with the American Brain Foundation, is accepting applications for a two-year fellowship in clinical research training in the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
For this fellowship, clinical research is defined as patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease, including epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, biomarker discovery and molecular neuropathy, and health services and outcomes research. Disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue also are encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.
CONTACT: Kristin Roehl, email: or at (612) 928-6082. For more information see
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/30/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

American Diabetes Association Invites Nominations for Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
$ AVAILABLE: A $3,000 honorarium will be awarded to the recipient.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, nominees must be a member of ADA's National Professional Section. Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for the award. Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration. Nominations will be accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association.
PURPOSE: The American Diabetes Association is inviting nominations for its 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.
The annual award program is designed to stimulate, acknowledge, and reward outstanding educational efforts by a health professional working in the field of diabetes education. Nominees will have demonstrated significant long-term national or international contributions to the field of diabetes education; have many years of effort in the field of diabetes education; have evidence of benefit to recipients; and be well known to others in his/her area of expertise. Publications and teaching experience are factors in the selection process.
An honorarium will be awarded to the recipient, who will deliver the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, Massachusetts, June 5-9, 2015. The award includes two round-trip coach airfares and hotel accommodations for up to five nights, as well as other travel-related expenses and two complimentary registrations to scientific sessions for the recipient and a guest.
CONTACT: Mary Merkin, (800) 676-4065, ext. 1371 or email: For more information see
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) diabetes

American Society of Hematology Bridge Grant Program
SOURCE: American Society of Hematology (ASH)
$ AVAILABLE: Recipients of the ASH Bridge Grant Award receive a total of $150,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: In 2013 and for the next two years, ASH's new bridge grant program will provide approximately 30 one-year awards annually, to ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks. The long-term goal of the award is to help sustain recipients' research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation.
CONTACT: Email questions to ASH at For more information see
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 6/4/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Accepting Applications for Seed Research Grants
SOURCE: Emergency Nurses Association Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: Ten grants of $500 each will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must be a registered nurse with a master’s degree; be ready to start or have already started the research project; and be a current ENA member.
PURPOSE: The ENA Foundation, which provides educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing, is accepting applications for its Seed Research Grants program.
Grants will be awarded for research projects that advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing. Suggested research topics include but are not limited to mechanisms to assure effective, efficient, and quality emergency nursing care delivery systems; effective and efficient outcomes of emergency nursing services and procedures; factors affecting emergency nursing practice; influence of healthcare technologies, facilities, and equipment on emergency nursing practice; factors affecting health care cost, productivity, and market forces to emergency services; ways to enhance health promotion and injury prevention; method for handling complex ethical issues related to emergency nursing care; and mechanisms to assure quality and cost effective educational programs for emergency nursing.
Funds are not available for completed research, development of a research proposal, investigator salary, travel expenses, indirect costs, or computer, software, or fax machine expenses. A brief study budget explaining the usage of funds requested must accompany each proposal.
CONTACT: Please contact a member of the Development Department at (847) 460-4100 or by email at For more information see
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/30/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, nursing

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Seeks Expressions of Interest for Diabetes Type 1 Combination Therapy Research
SOURCE: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $4.5 million over three years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or equivalent academic degree as well as a faculty position (or equivalent) at a college, university, medical school, or comparable institution.
PURPOSE: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world’s leading nonprofit organization with the mission to cure type 1 diabetes, is inviting expressions of interest for the clinical evaluation of combination therapies to address the disease.
Grants will be awarded for clinical trials designed to assess the safety, efficacy, and potential synergies of combination therapies targeting multiple facets of both new onset and established T1D. Possible research objectives include but are not limited to the employment of combinations utilizing immunomodulators (including antigen specific immunotherapies), beta cell antigen-specific therapies, enhancers of beta cell mass/function, reducers of beta cell stress and/or inflammatory pathways, metabolic control agents, and other relevant therapeutics to prevent or reverse T1D; the demonstration of safety, biologic effect, and potential efficacy of combinations in T1D; and comparative analyses of the risk-benefit ratio of the proposed combination versus the single agent.
CONTACT: Programmatic: Sanjoy Dutta PhD, (212) 479-7668, email: Administrative: Amanda J. Rieder, (212) 479-7575, email: For more information see
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research

Rheumatology Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Scientist Development Award
SOURCE: Rheumatology Research Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $225,000 for up to three years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the American College of Rheumatology or the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals at the time of submission and for the duration of the award. ACR members must have earned a D.O., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree or be currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program and must have completed at least one year of training by the start of the award term. ARHP members must have earned a Ph.D., D.Sc., or equivalent doctoral degree and must propose patient-oriented research projects related to rheumatic disease.
PURPOSE: The Rheumatology Research Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Scientist Development Award, an annual program designed to provide support for a structured, formal, clinical, or basic science research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology.
Grants will be awarded to individuals in the early stages of their careers or without significant prior research experience who plan to embark on a career in biomedical and/or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The goal of funding is to provide an opportunity for young scientists to gain focused research training that will allow them to be competitive at the next level of career development awards. Through the award, the foundation provides a means for ensuring more qualified, highly trained investigators in the field of rheumatology.
CONTACT: Rheumatology Research Foundation office by email at or by phone at (404) 633-3777. For more information see
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/30/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research


Webinar - Numbers and Your Story: Use Data to Attract Donors
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: July 17, 1 pm CDT
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: As big data evolves, we offer a look at how charities can use public and internal data to prove their value and convince donors to support their work. The session will explain how to identify, understand, and present data and show you how to use data to prove the value of your mission, raise more money, and grow.
What Will You Learn?
* How to inspire donors (and motivate your staff) with data that shows your organization’s impact.
* How to present compelling statistics while telling powerful stories.
* How to use key data to demonstrate the critical need for your nonprofit’s work, in appealing and easy to understand ways.
Webinar duration is one hour.
To register go to
COST: Before July 10: $75. After July 10: $96.
CONTACT: Email questions to
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy email, 6/6/14icon

I.T. - S.A. Nonprofit Technology Seminar
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners San Antonio Chapter
WHEN: June 17, 7:30 am to 2 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Whether you are someone who looks at computer wires and sees tangled spaghetti – or can single-handedly set up an entire network without a handbook, this seminar is for you! Join your nonprofit colleagues for a day filled with technology trainings, resource briefings, and innovative techniques to build (or refine) your organization’s technology systems. This will be a unique opportunity to learn how to boost efficiencies across your organization and prioritize innovation to springboard your team’s success.
The seminar will include these informative sessions:
* Making Sense of Charity IT Options & Licensing: Learn How to Leverage Key Resources to Save Hard-Earned Dollars.
* Panel Discussion: Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing – Is it Worth It?
* Cyber Security 101: Threats and the Tools to Protect your Data.
COST: $75. Breakfast and lunch included. Organizations that send five or more staff members will receive a 15 percent discount.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243, email: For more information see

From San Antonio Area Foundation email, 6/5/14icon

Board Principles II - Legal Compliance
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: June 18, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector and supported by BoardSource, developed “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice” in 2007. They identified 33 principles designed to guide board members and staff professionals of charitable organizations as they work to improve their own operations.
We are presenting these 33 principles over four sessions to be held quarterly throughout the year (the 3rd Wednesday of March, June, September, and December). The “Legal Compliance” session will cover seven principles related to the board’s responsibilities and practices in terms of implementing conflict of interest and whistleblower policies, assisting charitable organizations in complying with their legal obligations and providing information to the public.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243, email: For more information see

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BoardEffect Training
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: June 23, 2:30 to 4 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Training includes an overview and tour of the portal, tips for managing and administration of BoardEffect, and a Q&A/practice session.
This BoardEffect portal orientation training is for nonprofit member organizations and those considering joining the Area Foundation’s membership program.
Accessible via your favorite web-browser and via a free iPad app, BoardEffect streamlines board work and reduces risk by providing directors easy access to important information. BoardEffect helps the board communicate and collaborate effectively, as well as improves efficiency of the board's work. Creating the board packet becomes a simple task of dropping files into an online agenda, customized to fit the order of your board meetings. Organizing meetings becomes simple with BoardEffect's RSVP tool -- administrators survey board members on dates that work for their schedules, and then select the most popular date with one click. Committee and board collaboration becomes streamlined with online discussion, live chat, and voting tools.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243, email: For more information see

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To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: June 26, noon to 2 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: If you are thinking about starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, come to this workshop to learn the basic research and organizational documents needed to start a nonprofit.
Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit, the required organizational documents, and a review of the IRS Form 990.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243, email: For more information see

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Nonprofit Wage & Benefit Survey
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: June 27, 9 to 11:30 am.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a free presentation of the 2014 San Antonio Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Survey results.
This presentation by Dr. Stephen Werling, Werling Associates, Inc., will include a thorough analysis of job-specific compensation data, thus providing organizations with the information necessary to make reliable and equitable financial decisions.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243, email: For more information see

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