New Name, Big Expansion: The Texas Women’s Foundation Takes Flight

New Name, Big Expansion: The Texas Women’s Foundation Takes Flight

The Dallas Women’s Foundation, founded in 1985, was a pioneer in women’s philanthropy. Now, it’s transforming itself into a statewide operation at a time when Texas is awash in wealth and women are playing a growing leadership role in philanthropy.

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This Billionaire’s Foundation Will Pay You $10,000 to Work Remotely from Tulsa

This Billionaire’s Foundation Will Pay You $10,000 to Work Remotely from Tulsa

Economic development and entrepreneurship are on the forefront of many funders’ minds these days as they seek to catalyze urban growth. But some foundations are taking these goals to a whole new level to give their hometowns a boost.

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More Than Oil Wealth: A Closer Look at Houston's Growing Philanthropy Ecosystem

More Than Oil Wealth: A Closer Look at Houston's Growing Philanthropy Ecosystem

Houston’s philanthropic old guard, steeped in oil riches, is welcoming a new crop of funders with diverse sources of wealth and interests as the city undergoes profound demographic and economic change.

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A Foundation Zeroes in on the Nexus Between Equity and Mental Health

A Foundation Zeroes in on the Nexus Between Equity and Mental Health

Like so many funders these days, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is bringing a stronger equity lens to its work. It’s also looking upstream for better ways to promote well-being. Here’s how those threads are coming together.

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Three Things Texas Nonprofits Should Know About the Anne T. & Robert M. Bass Foundation

Three Things Texas Nonprofits Should Know About the Anne T. & Robert M. Bass Foundation

Robert Bass is a billionaire and a big name in Texas. He and his wife Anne are also active philanthropists. We take a look at where their giving flows and what grantseekers should know about their foundation.

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Learn for Life: A Major Southwest Bank Backs Financial Literacy for Youth

Learn for Life: A Major Southwest Bank Backs Financial Literacy for Youth

BOK Financial’s Learning for Life program is an exemplar of the popularity of financial literacy among financial services funders. We also check out its other giving and community involvement in its seven banking divisions.

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"Accelerate Everything." Meet the Campus Donor Cultivating a City's Tech Ecosystem

"Accelerate Everything." Meet the Campus Donor Cultivating a City's Tech Ecosystem

The effort of a wealthy tech entrepreneur to transform San Antonio is another example of “destination philanthropy,” as big donors step up place-based giving, often in partnership with local universities.

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“An Essential Priority.” What a Local Funder is Doing to Expand Opportunity

“An Essential Priority.” What a Local Funder is Doing to Expand Opportunity

With Central Texas experiencing rapid population growth and demographic change, the Austin Community Foundation is engaged in new efforts to close opportunity gaps for women and Latinos.

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A Mental Health Funder Looks to Rural Texas as It Shifts Upstream

A Mental Health Funder Looks to Rural Texas as It Shifts Upstream

The Hogg Foundation, one of the few stalwart backers of mental health, is looking to better address the underlying factors that determine well-being. We hear how the new strategy came about and why rural areas will get more attention.

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From a Regional Health Funder, Millions to Bolster Community Clinics and Access to Insurance

From a Regional Health Funder, Millions to Bolster Community Clinics and Access to Insurance

Like a lot of health funders, the Episcopal Health Foundation in Texas is taking a systemic, “upstream” approach. Part of that strategy is about strengthening health systems in a rural state with millions of uninsured people.

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Myths and Opportunities: What's Happening in Rural Philanthropy?

Myths and Opportunities: What's Happening in Rural Philanthropy?

Experts and top funders in rural America say there’s far more activity and sophistication in this corner of philanthropy than most people realize. But also some challenging issues, especially for newcomers to the field.

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