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iconNovember 13, 2018

DSHS Issues 2017 Texas HIV Annual Report
Buffett Tops 2017 Forbes Ranking of Biggest U.S. Givers
Most Donors to Maintain Giving Levels
Report Finds Gaps in Foundation Efforts to Strengthen Nonprofits

iconNovember 6, 2018

Robert Wood Johnson Releases New Youth Obesity Rate Data
Funders Beginning to Embrace Participatory Grantmaking

iconOctober 30, 2018

2004-15 Funding for Nonprofit Infrastructure Totaled $1.94 Billion
Report Finds Gaps in Foundation Efforts to Strengthen Nonprofits

iconOctober 23, 2018

Nonprofit CEO Compensation Nears Pre-Recession Levels for Second Year
Funder Collaboratives for Systems Change Gaining Momentum

iconOctober 16, 2018

EMS Providers Asked to Attest to Texas EMS/Trauma Registry Submissions
Texas HHSC Receives $46 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Use Disorders
CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide

iconOctober 9, 2018

Nonprofit Employees and Managers Define Success as Helping Others
Most Wealthy Individuals Don’t Make Bequests

iconOctober 2, 2018

Entrepreneurs Donate More to Charity
CPRIT Releases 2018 Texas Cancer Plan
CPRIT Research and Product Development Programs Webinar Slides Now Available

iconSeptember 25, 2018

Cash Gifts from Corporations Increased Five Percent in 2017
Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination Top Concern for Young Americans

iconSeptember 18, 2018

Nonprofit Job Growth from 2007 to 2016 Outpaced For-Profit Job Growth
Submit a Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
EMS Award Nominations Accepted Until September 28

iconSeptember 11, 2018

Impact Investing Increasingly Popular Among Millennials
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Global Reporting Initiative Launch Culture of Health for Business Initiative
Innovations VI Conference Planned for Fall 2020

iconSeptember 4, 2018

Many Struggling to Recover One Year After Hurricane Harvey
New Titles Now Available from DSHS Audiovisual Library

iconAugust 28, 2018

International Giving by U.S. Foundations Grew 29 Percent Between 2011-2015
Foundation Investment Returns Rose Significantly in 2017
Only Half of Younger Staff Think Their Foundation's Work Is Relevant

iconAugust 21, 2018

Donor-Advised Funds Being Used to 'Warehouse' Wealth
Wealthy Willing to Discuss Philanthropy with Advisors

iconAugust 14, 2018

Study Finds Gender Differences in Charitable Giving Around Retirement
Native-American Causes Underfunded Due to Misconceptions

iconAugust 7, 2018

EMS/Trauma Systems is Updating List of EMS Providers for FY 19 EMS Allotment/Allocation
USDA to Offer $4 Billion in Loans for Rural Water, Waste Infrastructure
Foundations Saw Double-Digit Growth in 2017

iconJuly 31, 2018

DSHS TB/HIV/STD Section Employees Vacate Building on Austin State Hospital Campus Due to Mold
DSHS Audiovisual Library Offers New Titles

iconJuly 24, 2018

FY 2016 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distributions Are Out Now
September 28 Deadline for Texas EMS Award Nominations

iconJuly 17, 2018

Texas Brain Injury Conference Slated for August
KIDS COUNT Finds Child Poverty Rate Down, Warns of Census Undercount

iconJuly 10, 2018

Report Finds Gaps, Opportunities in Impact Investment Field
Become an Andeavor Fellow
Two Texas Foundations Restructure to Increase Local Grantmaking

iconJuly 3, 2018

Majority of Next-Gen Donors Are Impact Investors
Study Calls on Funders to Change Grantmaking Process to Support South

iconJune 26, 2018

Charitable Giving Up 5.2 Percent in 2017
Nonprofits Under Pressure to Shore Up Eroding Donor Base

iconJune 19, 2018

CDC: More Obesity in U.S. Rural Counties than Urban Counties
Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS Join with Health Departments, Local Organizations to Provide Free HIV Testing on National HIV Testing Day
AHRQ Study Finds Few Adults Receive All Recommended Preventive Services
CPRIT Proposed Changes to Current Agency Rules

iconJune 12, 2018

Foundation, Nonprofit Leaders Concerned About Drop in Giving
Men More Likely to Replace Charitable Giving with Impact Investing

iconJune 5, 2018

Human Services Organizations Critical to Community Health
Non-Governmental Organizations Shifting Power to Local Staff to Boost Program Results

iconMay 29, 2018

STD Data Now Available on the DSHS Texas Health Data Page
Health, Higher Education Top 'Slate 90' List of Nonprofits by Revenue
Nonprofits Are America's Third Largest Employer
Nonprofits Expanding Programs, Staff Despite Challenges

iconMay 22, 2018

New Savings Accounts Offered to Texans with Disabilities
Recurring Donors 440 Percent More Valuable Than 'One-Off' Donors

iconMay 15, 2018

Nonprofits Boosting Use of Digital Fundraising, Advocacy
Some Mobile Phone Apps Help Diabetes Patients Improve Health but Hundreds Remain Unstudied

iconMay 8, 2018

New CPRIT Award Targets Early-Stage Oncology Startup Companies
Philanthropy Is Booming, But Foundations Mostly Isolated

iconMay 1, 2018

Updated Guide Helps Improve Safety in Primary Care Settings
CDC, Emory University Launch National Directory of PrEP Health Service Providers

iconApril 24, 2018

Texas EMS Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Philanthropic Sector Evolving Under Trump Administration

iconApril 17, 2018

FIC Holds Annual Grant & Proposal Writing Workshop, Webinar
Institutional Investors Concerned About Trade Wars

iconApril 10, 2018

Registration and Hotel Reservations now available for the 2018 Texas HIV/STD Conference
New THISIS Web Resource
Alzheimer's Prevalence, Deaths, Cost of Care Up Sharply
Growth of Impact Investing Significant, But More Needed, Study Finds
CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide

iconApril 3, 2018

Registration is now open for the Funding Information Center's annual grant writing workshop / webinar.
Please go to for details and instructions.

Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Report on HIV, Opioid Epidemic
2018 County Health Rankings Highlight Disparities by Place and Race
Community Health Centers Don't Have Capacity to Expand
Parents' Giving Habits Shape Those of Children, Especially Daughters

iconMarch 27, 2018

Registration is now open for the Funding Information Center's annual grant writing workshop / webinar.
Please go to for details and instructions.

Foundation Board Recruitment Practices Lagging
Education, Religion Get Largest Share of Donor-Advised Fund Dollars

iconMarch 20, 2018

Registration is now open for the Funding Information Center's annual grant writing workshop.
Please see the Events section of this Funding Alert for details and instructions. 

Large Gifts to Colleges, Universities Up in 2017
CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide
CPRIT Proposes Changes to Current Agency Rules for Public Comment

iconMarch 13, 2018

Diversity Can Lead to More Engaged Board Members
DSHS Audiovisual Library Offers New Titles

iconMarch 6, 2018

Nonprofit Reporting Platform Could Save Sector $1.2 Billion
Succession Works Better When Founder Has Continuing Role
Support for Arts Substantial Yet Shrinking Priority for Foundations

iconFebruary 27, 2018

Outlook for 2018-19 Charitable Giving Mixed
Online Giving Increased 12.1 Percent in 2017

iconFebruary 20, 2018

Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Totaled $14.7 Billion in 2017
Study Finds Donors Pay Little Attention to Overhead Costs
U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $43.6 Billion in 2017

iconFebruary 13, 2018

Female Donors to Women's and Girls' Causes Embrace Risk
Gender Gap, Lack of Diversity in Foundation Staff Persist

iconFebruary 6, 2018

Funding Alert Turns 28 Years Old Today!
New Report Identifies Strengths, Challenges in Human Services Sector
How SNAP Benefits Seniors — and Health Care's Bottom Line

iconJanuary 30, 2018

Funding for Human Rights Increased Between 2011 and 2015
San Antonio Area Foundation's Strengthening Nonprofits Grant Making Placed on Hold

iconJanuary 23, 2018

2018 U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs
U.S. Mortality Rate Before Age 20 Worst Among Rich Nations

iconJanuary 16, 2018

Top Ten Gift in 2017 Topped $10 Billion
Cancer Death Rate Falls but Racial Disparities Remain

iconJanuary 9, 2018

Youth Giving Since 2001 Totals $19 Million
Report Outlines Steps for Aligning Businesses with SDGs

iconDecember 19, 2017

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
DSHS Office of EMS Trauma Systems Finalizing Funding Decisions, Calculating Distribution Formulas for Fiscal Year 2018
Grantmaking for HIV/AIDS Totaled a Record $680 Million
More Than Half of Americans Made a Donation in Past Year

iconDecember 12, 2017

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Giving Circles Engaging Diverse Donors
Millennial Parents More Likely to Research Before Giving

iconDecember 5, 2017

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Philanthropists to Pool Funds for Health, Education, Opportunity
Foundations Experimenting with Participatory Grantmaking

iconNovember 28, 2017

Grants from Donor-Advised Funds Hit Record $15 Billion in 2016
Philanthropy in the South Growing Unevenly

iconNovember 21, 2017

AHRQ’s State Snapshots Analyzes State of Health Care on Over 250 Measures
Americans Want Companies to Focus on Employees' Needs

Last updated November 13, 2018