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iconFebruary 21, 2017

Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Fell 20 Percent in 2016
DSHS Center for Health Statistics Launches Interactive HIV Data Tool


iconFebruary 14, 2017

Giving to Colleges, Universities Up 1.7 Percent in 2016
Small Foundations Honing Strategies for Greater Impact


iconFebruary 7, 2017

Happy Birthday to the Funding Alert!
U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs
Study Finds Closing the Gender Gap Could Unlock $300 Billion


iconJanuary 31, 2017

EMS Local Projects Grant Application Process for FY 2017 is Being Redirected
Sustainable Business Can Unlock $12 Trillion
Support for Investing in Improving Community Health High
Focus on Overhead Counterproductive for Effectiveness


iconJanuary 24, 2017

EMS Local Projects Grant Application Process for FY 2017 is Being Redirected
Report Predicts Charitable Giving to Grow 3.6 Percent in 2017
DSHS Audiovisual Library Adds Titles of Interest to Funding Information Center Patrons


iconJanuary 17, 2017

EMS Local Projects Grant Application Process for FY 2017 is Being Redirected
Popularity of Cash Transfers Could Create New Paradigm
IRS Cracks Down on Pre-Packaged Conservation Easement


iconJanuary 10, 2017

EMS Local Projects Grant Application Process for FY 2017 is Being Redirected
Global Giving by Ultra Rich Increased 3 Percent in 2015
Donors, Volunteers Want Transparency, Engagement
Giving to U.S. Nonprofit Hospitals Flat in FY 2015


iconJanuary 3, 2017

DSHS Changes Application Process for FY 2017 EMS Local Projects Grants
Grantmaking for HIV/AIDS Totaled $663 Million in 2015
Report Finds CEOs Say Foundations Can Make a Difference


iconDecember 20, 2016

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Utah Tops List of 'Most Charitable' States
A Quarter of American Adults Volunteered in 2015


iconDecember 13, 2016

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Texas EMS/Trauma Registry Report is Now Accepting Affidavits for 2015 Emergency Healthcare Run Data
Healthcare Spending for the Privately Insured Rose 4.6 Percent in 2015


iconDecember 6, 2016

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Texas Medicaid Brings Back Mosquito Repellent Benefit
Twenty Million U.S. Children Lack Access to Essential Health Care
Office of Minority Health Releases Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources


iconNovember 29, 2016

Texas Offers Grants for Veterans Mental Health
CDC releases New Vital Signs Report on HIV and Injection Drug Use
Report Argues Women's Internet Access Key to Fighting Poverty


iconNovember 22, 2016

FY 2017 Uncompensated Trauma Care Deadline Extended
Large U.S. Foundations Nearly Doubled Disaster Giving in 2014


iconNovember 15, 2016

Most Wealthy Americans Plan to Give More to Charity
Southwestern Foundations Awarded $6.3 Billion in 2014


iconNovember 8, 2016

Giving to Largest U.S. Charities Up 7 Percent, Fidelity Tops List
Giving Index Finds Over Half of Adults Worldwide Helped a Stranger


iconNovember 1, 2016

Nonprofit Mergers Can Increase Reach, Impact
Nonprofits Spending More on Staff, Adding Volunteer Hours


iconOctober 25, 2016

Study Finds Breast Cancer More Likely to Kill Black Women than White
Report Projects $2.1 Trillion Global Wealth Transfer Over 20 Years
Sustainable Agriculture Critical to Addressing Climate Change, Hunger


iconOctober 18, 2016

Donors Seek Solutions from All Areas of Society
'Culture of Health' Requires Focus on Young Men of Color


iconOctober 11, 2016

DSHS FY17 Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Application Now Available
CDC Releases HIV Supplemental Surveillance Report
AHRQ Stats: Insurance Gains among Young Adults


iconOctober 4, 2016

FDA to Redefine “Healthy” Claim for Food Labeling
Study Finds Foundation Evaluation Practices Evolving
Corporate Societal Engagement Increases Internationally


iconSeptember 27, 2016

DSHS FY 2015 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution – August 2016
Change in HIV Testing at the DSHS Lab


iconSeptember 20, 2016

Adult Obesity Rates Fell in Four States
Charity Navigator Launches New 'Advisory System'


iconSeptember 13, 2016

Foundations, Endowments Reevaluating Hedge Fund Exposure
Foundation Investment Returns Down in 2015
Report Finds Healthcare System Not Meeting Needs of Sickest Patients


iconSeptember 6, 2016

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AHRQ Data Identify States That Rank Highest in Health Care Quality
'Giving Days' Create Long-Term Gains for Community Foundations
Millennials Favor Companies That Give to Charity


iconAugust 30, 2016

Small, Midsize Nonprofits Report 60 Percent Individual Donor Retention
Education Needed to Grow Impact Investing


iconAugust 23, 2016

Donors Increasingly Blending Philanthropic and Political Giving
FY16 Returns on College Endowments Likely to Be Worst Since 2009


iconAugust 16, 2016

$10 Million-Plus Gifts to Higher Education Down in First Half of 2016
Hospitals’ Use of Electronic Health Records Shows Increase


iconAugust 9, 2016

Health Care Became More Affordable from 2011 to Mid-2015
Giving Flat in First Half of 2016, Forecast for Year at 2.1 Percent
Foundations Combine Forces to Improve Health Care, Reduce Costs


iconAugust 2, 2016

DSHS Seeks Potential Eligible EMS Providers for FY 2017 EMS Allotment/Allocation Funding
Report Calls on Funders to Support Global Goals at Home and Abroad


iconJuly 26, 2016

Responsible Investing Slowly Shaping Foundation Policies
AHRQ’s Web Site Offers New Data on Healthcare Quality, Disparity Measures
Report Argues for 'Big Bet' on Early Childhood Development


iconJuly 19, 2016

Nonprofits Concerned About New Federal Overtime Rules
Colleges Brace for Investment Losses, Spending Cuts


iconJuly 12, 2016

Churn Continues in Top Jobs at Foundations, Nonprofits
KIDS COUNT Data Book Finds Child Health, Education Indicators Improve
U.S. Underperforming on Social Progress despite Wealth 


iconJuly 5, 2016

'Giving USA' Finds Charitable Giving Increased 4.1 Percent in 2015
Cash Donations from Large Firms up Two Percent in 2015


iconJune 28, 2016

IRS Releases 990 Forms as Machine-Readable Data
Report Finds Number of Refugees Hit Record High in 2015


iconJune 21, 2016

Minorities Still Underrepresented on Foundation Staff, CEOs, Boards
Charity Navigator Announces Changes to Its Ratings System
Women More Likely to Give to Women's and Girls' Causes


iconJune 14, 2016

Cash Donations from Large Firms up Two Percent in 2015
Corporations Gained Advantage with Societal Engagement Efforts


iconJune 7, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
International Humanitarian Aid Increased to $28 Billion
End-of-Year Giving Remained Strong in 2015
FCC's E-Rate Program Offers Tech Funding That Often Remains Unclaimed


iconMay 31, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
Public Review Scheduled for Strategic Plan to Reduce HPV-Associated Cancers, Deaths
Failure to Fund Overhead Penalizes Nonprofits
New Overtime Regulations Could Affect Nonprofits


iconMay 24, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
2016 Outlook for U.S. Giving Weakens Amid Uncertainty
Foundations Aligning Investments with Their Missions


iconMay 17, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Uneven Across States
New AHRQ Report: More Americans Gaining Health Coverage due to Affordable Care Act


iconMay 10, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
Nonprofits' Online Revenue Increased 19 Percent in 2015
More Nonprofits Hiring in 2016


iconMay 3, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
Postsecondary Attainment Rates Rose Slightly in 2014
Index of Poverty Rose in 2015


iconApril 26, 2016

Changes in the Funding Alert
U.S. Tops Philanthropic Giving Index
Value of One Volunteer Hour up 49 Cents to $23.56 in 2015


iconApril 19, 2016

Enhance Physical Education with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Study Shows Caregivers for Alzheimer's Patients Sacrifice Own Needs
Life Expectancy for the Poor Varies With Location, Study Finds


iconApril 12, 2016

Exhibit Registration Now Available for 2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference
Funding for Peace and Security Totaled $283 Million in 2013
Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Local Food Systems


iconApril 5, 2016

Charitable Contributions Continued to Increase in 2015
Survey Finds Most Nonprofits Operate Without a Plan


iconMarch 29, 2016

Implementing HIV Testing in Nonclinical Settings: A Guide for HIV Testing Providers


iconMarch 22, 2016

RWJF Launches Leadership Development Programs
CPRIT Proposes Changes to Current Agency Rules for Public Comment


iconMarch 15, 2016

Forty-Two Foundations 'Ban the Box,' Adopt Fair Chance Hiring Policies
Nonprofit Jobs Increased Throughout Great Recession


icon(1)March 8, 2016

IRS Announces Change in Form 990-N Submission Web Site
Foundation Transparency Focused on Grantmaking, Goals
Funding for LGBTQ Issues Reaches Record High in 2014
Guest Room Reservations for the 2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference Now Open


icon(1)March 1, 2016

U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs
Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Fell 30 Percent in 2015
Number of Uninsured Children Fell in 2014

Last updated February 21, 2017