• In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd honored the volunteers and national service members who helped the Gulf Coast respond and recover from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita with a Proclamation and a video message. As Governor Abbott declared, “Through those difficult times, Texans persevered and displayed tremendous hospitality and compassion… These volunteers’ dedication, discipline and outstanding performance are further proof that Texas’ greatest asset is the people who call it home.”

  • Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards!

    With Honorary Chair, First Lady Cecilia Abbott

  • 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.

  • OneStar Foundation’s Texas Connector is an online, nonprofit mapping tool that helps communities, governments, funders and nonprofits to more effectively meet Texas’ growing needs. Texas Connector combines an interactive GIS map, searchable database including: social service providers and nonprofits from Texas 2-1-1 and GuideStar, USA, socioeconomic and demographic data and visual layers such as public schools and public transit. Users can print, email, or export results and identify gaps in service, collaborative partners or complementary services. This powerful combination of organizational and demographic data gives users insight to better understand regional issues and resources and more effectively tackle community challenges.

  • 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.


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.


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.


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.