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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

icon(1)February 23, 2016

Report Finds $1.9 Billion in Ebola Recovery Funds Not Delivered
Study Ranks U.S. Last Among Wealthy Countries on Poverty, Inequality
U.S. Giving Up 4.6 Percent in 2015, Forecast to Grow 2.6 Percent

icon(1)February 16, 2016

UT System to spend $11 million on New Telemedicine Initiative
Returns on Educational Endowments Fell Sharply in FY2015
2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference Call for Standard Presentation Abstracts

icon(1)February 9, 2016

World Health Organization Warns Global Childhood Obesity Rates Rising
Giving to Colleges, Universities Up 7.6 Percent in 2015  

icon(1)February 2, 2016

Study Predicts Charitable Giving to Increase 4.1 Percent in 2016
Giving Unchained: Philanthropy and the Blockchain

icon(1)January 26, 2016

$4.5 Billion a Year Needed to Prevent Pandemics
2016 Texas HIV/STD Pre-Conference Survey

icon(1)January 19, 2016

PayPal Reports Record Giving During 2015 Holiday Season
‘Dark Money’ Totals Expected to Set Records in 2016
IRS Withdraws Proposed Rule on Social Security Numbers

icon(1)January 12, 2016

Volunteering Can Improve Health in Older Adults
Nonprofits Struggle to Pay Increased Minimum Wage  

icon(1)January 5, 2016

Grantmaking for HIV/AIDS Totaled $618 Million in 2014
Giving by Ultra Rich Totaled $112 Billion in 2014
Volunteerism Core Component of CSR, Employee Engagement

icon(1)December 22, 2015

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
TWDB Accepting Applications for Funding
Estimates Suggest 2015 #GivingTuesday Raised at Least $117 Million

icon(1)December 15, 2015

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Most Large Gifts Don't Go to 'Big Bets' on Social Change
18 Percent of Americans Familiar with 'Giving Tuesday'  

icon(1)December 8, 2015

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
Majority of Family Foundations Small, Young in Age

Last updated November 28, 2016