• AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that gives people the chance to serve in locations across the country. OneStar Foundation administers AmeriCorps*Texas, which pairs AmeriCorps members with nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based and community organizations to help them tackle social challenges. AmeriCorps*Texas gives members the opportunity to strengthen Texas communities while being part of a national service movement. Both part- and full-time positions are available.

  • The Giving Library, an online video archive that connects donors to nonprofits, is kicking off a $100,000 "Share to Give" campaign. Please share our video on Facebook or Twitter, and the Giving Library will donate $5 per share to OneStar Foundation. Thanks for your support!

  • On December 11th, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) announced the winners of the 2013 Civic Data Challenge. OneStar won 2nd place in this national contest for our work with Texas Connector! This challenge, supported by Knight Foundation, brings together tech, design, and data professionals from across the country. Together with community partners, the innovators created websites, apps, and programs to increase civic participation and the strength of our communities.

  • OneStar Foundation, with generous support from The Meadows Foundation, is pleased to announce the debut of the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT, the Alliance). The purpose of NMAT is to create, strengthen and enhance capacity building work; promote increased access to nonprofit leadership and professional development, management and governance services; and advance the impact of the nonprofit sector. NMAT membership is open to nonprofits (including divisions within academic institutions) whose primary mission or program focus is to strengthen the ability of nonprofits to achieve their mission.

  • In 2011 Texas became the first state in the country to pass legislation specifically to expand and improve the relationship between state government and faith- and community-based organizations (FCBOs) seeking to partner with the state to help meet health and human service needs. Chief administrative officers, in consultation with the Governor, appointed a faith and community liaison in each of twenty-four state agencies. These liaisons serve on the Interagency Coordinating Group (ICG) chaired by the CEO of OneStar Foundation, also a named member of the ICG. OneStar Foundation also serves as the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for the State of Texas.

Connect.

OneStar connects faith-based and community organizations, businesses, government and foundations to resources and information about the nonprofit sector. The Texas Connector geo-mapping tool is a great example of our work to strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure through linking community needs with nonprofit solutions.

Promote.

OneStar promotes the nonprofit sector and innovative public-private partnerships to drive community solutions. We believe that a strong nonprofit sector depends upon effective civic engagement. For example, OneStar chairs the Inter-Agency Coordinating Group (ICG), a legislatively mandated group consisting of 25 state agencies charged with making it easier for faith-based and community organizations to work with state agencies to better serve Texans.

Convene.

OneStar convenes statewide nonprofit networks, developing a coordinated approach to building the strongest, most impactful nonprofit sector. For example, we convene the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT) promoting high quality affordable management and governance strengthening services to Texas Nonprofits.